Category Archives: CLASSES

Virtual Training Is Here To Stay With Vicky Justiz

July 20, 2021

Daily Thrive by Vicky Justiz

As one of YouTube’s top virtual trainers, Vicky Justiz’ goal is to show men and women that living a healthy lifestyle does not have to feel like a punishment and doing so by making her workouts diverse and fun while offering structure and accessibility to do workouts anytime, anywhere. Daily Thrive offers a community of support where your trainer is doing the workout with you from beginning to end without intimidation, to support and motive you the whole way. A place where you are welcomed no matter your size, shape or ability while always focusing on gratitude and feeling joy when moving your body. With Daily Thrive it’s about waking up every day energized and feeling like the best version of yourself.

For $9.99 a month, users will have access to simple, creative, effective and engaging workouts designed to accommodate all levels of fitness from beginners to advanced.  An app built to create consistent habits and feeling the benefits of moving your body. Workouts are organized by difficulty level, body part, and work out length ranging from ten minutes to an hour long, with brand new exclusive workouts every Monday highlighting innovative virtual training techniques proven to keep users motivated through evolving exercises and engaging regimens.

When it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle it’s all about finding a form of exercise that you enjoy and that helps you stay consistent, fulfilled and accomplished. With Daily Thrive, you will find something that makes you feel good and that you look forward to every single time. The fitness app is always evolving, and users can expect updates in the months to come including educating users on how our bodies work, how nutrition works and demystifying fitness and nutrition.

Daily Thrive by Vicky Justiz is now available in the App Store, Google Play, APPLE TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire, ROKU and online at www.dailythrive.app.

About Vicky Justiz:

Vicky Justiz is a digital entrepreneur, content creator, a NASM certified personal trainer and founder of Daily Thrive app. Vicky has worked with notable wellness, fitness and lifestyle brands such as LuluLemon, Gatorade, Audible, Women’s Best, and Fabletics, to name a few. Her digital journey began six years ago on YouTube where she started uploading at home workouts and saw an impressive community of women who followed along. She saw the impact that it was making on these women and decided to do it full time. With over 1 million subscribers on YouTube and 200k followers on Instagram, Vicky is passionate about empowering others through her platforms while sharing her knowledge and living a happy life and inspiring others to do the same.

Wanna know my secret sauce to success? 

July 1, 2021

I am sooooo(ooooo) excited to share this!

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have the Midas touch (whatever that is!)?

Better timing, luck, or the “know how” to get what they want, when they want it but not you.

I get it.

But here’s something to remember: Even the best of the best tripped, fell, and failed.

From 14-time New York Times Bestselling authors to NFL players, to DJs, Disruptors, Artists, and Actors.

More than once.

How do I know? Because I have been there. And I have finally figured out how to recover from debilitating, energy-sucking, thoughts and blocks.

It’s why I am joining the Secret Sauce Summit in partnership with Handel Group & Inner.U! 

I am joining 21 Experts to share our secrets, trips, falls & fails!

Yes! I will not only spill my secrets but my secret sauce to success as well!

You coming?

Reserve your spot today for The Secret Sauce Summit event to hack into your life, face your fears, and (finally!) find what you’re looking for. We go live on July 12th.

Here are the details: 

✔️ 21 Featured Experts

✔️ 2 Weeks of FREE Interviews

✔️ Delivered to your inbox

✔️ July 12-25th

✔️ Replays available

CLICK HERE to grab your free spot now!

P.S. This event was specifically created with YOU in mind. Take advantage of this special opportunity NOW! Secure your spot: HERE!!

 

Punching Out the Crazies During Covid

June 1, 2020

After being locked in our homes, feelings of anxiety, depression and stress are at an all-time high. Co-Founder and President of BoxUnion, Felicia Alexander, has a simple solution that you might not have considered – punching stuff. While untraditional, this answer is actually much healthier than you think. There is a natural connection between boxing and mental health.

BoxUnion Website

BoxUnion Digital   

There’s never been a better time to learn how to box. In addition to a hyper-efficient total body workout, it also has an amazing list of mental benefits, including:

–        Bringing out your inner fighter – boxing is an incredibly powerful and empowering experience, it’s a skill you can pick up at any age, background or experience level. “It is never too late to glove up”, says Alexander – we have boxers who range in age from seven years old to seventy years old.” The sheer act of putting on gloves will instantaneously make you feel strong.

–        It is a natural stress reliever – Stress negatively impacts the body and your health. It causes sleep deprivation, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, tense muscles and more. In addition to the rush of endorphins that come with cardio-based workouts, physically, hitting a punching bag relaxes your body and releases tension. Boxing also provides a more symbolic way to “fight back” and channel your anxiety into a safe outlet.

–        You can still experience the mental and physical benefits without equipment – you don’t need a heavy bag to stimulate your mind and get a total body workout, shadowboxing is an incredible at-home workout that engages the brain and body.

–       It helps beat the boredom in a constructive way – boxing classes require focus and are extremely fun to do when you are stuck at home. You are not just working out, you are building a lifelong skill. It is impossible to think of anything else when you are trying to nail a six-punch combination.

–        Boxing creates community – engaging in live classes, like BoxUnion Digital, allow you to connect with others across the world. You may be at home, but the energy is still contagious.

BoxUnion’s Digital Platform takes de-stressing to the next level. You can’t have a strong body without a strong mind says BoxUnion Master Coach, Kyle Schneider. The brand combines a powerful mix of mind, body, music and messaging – when the music is flowing and you are moving to the beat, there’s no better feeling!

6 Tips To Make Online Teaching Easier Right Now

April 23, 2020

It is going to be a long time before we ‘Get Ready to Roll Back to School’, and for one group of people teachers – both at school and extracurricular – that means adapting to being a remote educator. Online teaching can be fun and convenient, but it can also be challenging. Not only do you need to have a level of proficiency in remote working technology, but you’ll also need to prepare a different way of teaching compared to your traditional arrangement. For those readers who are teachers we have compiled six tips to make your job easier and to ensure that you can continue working:

1. Learn the tech

First thing is familiarizing yourself with what you need to teach online, such as your computer, internet connection, and the software and platforms you will use. Your computer should be able to handle video software and several high-memory using applications at once. The internet connection must also be fast enough to let you stream videos and make video calls without any lagging as this will affect your ability to teach and host lessons. As for software, your school likely has its own recommendations. But if the choice is yours, either Google Classroom or Edmodo would be perfect, as both have everything you’ll need for an online classroom while being easy to use and understand.

2. Show yourself

One of the tips shared in The Conversation’s article on better online teaching is to show yourself to your students. That’s because lecture videos or discussions showing the instructor’s face has been found to be more effective as opposed to narrated slideshows or PowerPoint presentations. However, you can still intersperse presentations/slides with videos of yourself, as long as these videos are short and informative. Anything over 15 minutes can be slow to download, and even distracting, so make sure everything is “bite-sized” and easy to digest.

3. Leverage asynchronous learning

Harvard Business Publishing identifies asynchronous learning as one of the great benefits of online teaching. This simply means that students have the ability engage in their lessons even when your online class isn’t ongoing. With that in mind, record your lessons, provide the necessary resources, and then assign thought-provoking tasks. Give your students leeway, but do set “hard and clear deadlines.” This keeps you from micromanaging your online class, leaving you with more time to prepare your other lessons and activities.

4. Keep things simple

A drawback of distance learning is that your students will have to tackle things on their own. This will require a great deal of focus and self-direction on their part. So, to make things easier for them, Edutopia suggests keeping things as simple as possible. This means designing learning experiences with clear, specific instructions, utilizing one or two resources only, and providing easily accessible PDF files. It also means being lean and concise with how you deliver new information, as conveying instructions across a screen is very different to doing so face-to-face. In keeping things simple, you’ll avoid over-complicating your lesson plans and activities, as well as unnecessarily confusing your students.

5. Use a good screencasting software

Some teachers aren’t familiar with screencasting software, let alone screencasting itself. Don’t let that be the case, as screencasts can serve as great visual aids. The best in this regard is Screencast-O-Matic, which is #1 in HP’s feature on the best screencasting software for teachers. Affordable and easy to use, Screencast-O-Matic lets you record, edit, and share videos for free. It even has a full version (for a $20 annual fee) that lets you hide your wallpaper when recording giving you added privacy. For a free and equally easy to use alternative, you can try Loom. It is basically like Screencast-O-Matic, but sans the subscription and green screen option. With screencasting, you’ll have plenty of options when making informative and engaging presentations.

6. Stay fluid

Instead of teaching while sitting down, consider teaching while standing and setting your laptop on a higher platform. This way, you can still stay mobile. If you want to take it to the next level, check out our review of balance board FluidStance, an omnidirectional board that lets you tilt to every direction, causing just enough wobble for you to burn calories without getting distracted. The perfect way to teach from home and stay fit at the same time.

 

photo: Julia M. Cameron via Pexels

Permission and Subscription to sweat!

November 15, 2019

Looking for the perfect gift for the fitness fan on your holiday gift list?

Don’t sweat it. In fact, leave the sweating to them! This season, a gift card to FitReserve, the premier multi-studio fitness membership, is the perfect present for anyone on your list — from the fitness newbie to the enthusiast.

Yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling, HIIT, barre, bootcamp, boxing, aerial, dance, and so much more, FitReserve offers it all with a curated selection of the premier fitness studios…so you know they’ll be in good hands (or boxing gloves). Cycle House, JJ Dancer, WundaBar Pilates, and Barreworks to name a few — let them mix and match classes from the best studios and gyms all over LA.

Also available in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and Seattle, with access to more than 1,000 gyms and studios – and over 200,000 classes, every month! Give them the perfect excuse to try something new, with the convenience of booking everything in one place, and the freedom to take a class near home, the office, or anywhere in between. Any class, any amount, all the best workouts.

Gift them a unique experience they’ll appreciate, remember, and that will make them feel good.

No shipping required: fitreserve.com/gift.


Looking for Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals? Starting November 29th, FitReserve is offering a free trial to new members for 3 FREE CLASSES to use within 14 days. This is FitReserve’s first-ever free trial, so it’s the perfect opportunity to experience FitReserve (no blackout times, a simple system of one credit = one class, and the BEST fitness studios). Offer ends Friday, December 13th.