Gixo App Gets This Mama Bear Moving and Grooving!

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By Alison Wenger, Lebanon, PA January 4, 2019

It’s time for a new twist on an old resolution – taking better care of myself – because, let’s be honest, moms are what make most households go.

Last year, I pledged to take better care of myself, and I did a pretty good job. I lost some weight and had an easier time keeping up with my kids. I read more than 20 books as a way to quiet my mind and sleep better so I could have more energy. 

Now (after a few too many Christmas cookies), I’m taking that to the next level with the help of the Gixo fitness app, which offers fun, live, and personalized workouts for every fitness level right on your phone! It’s like taking a class at the gym without going to the gym -- and it’s available for both iOS and Android devices.

Here are my reasons why you should download Gixo right now and try it for yourself. 

Work out anytime, anywhere with a live coach to cheer you on.

As a full-time working mom of two kids, my daily schedule has me up at 6 a.m. and not home until 5 p.m. Then it’s running kids to their activities, making dinner, and trying to plan for the next day. Nowhere in there is time for going out to a class or a gym, because by 9 p.m., I’m ready to hit the couch (or even my bed) and wind down for the night. 

I love that Gixo offers live AND on-demand classes 24/7, so even on our busiest night, I can choose one of their 25-, or even 15-minute workouts in my living room while the kids do homework. When rain cancels their sports, we can even enjoy a 45-minute workout together! I especially love modeling healthy habits and positive body image for my 9-year-old daughter who never misses anything!

Variety is the spice of life.

Love cardio? Prefer Yoga or Pilates? Gixo offers all of these plus strength training, stretching, and mobility. Choose your favorite, or try them all – and, no equipment required!

Since I’m not an avid exerciser, I jumped into the walking classes and found one set to music and another that even had a comedian telling jokes. Am I the only one who thinks time goes faster when you have something great to listen to?

No one will judge you.

Have you ever walked into a gym and wondered if you are using the machines correctly? Or, are you always trying to find the right hand-foot combination in an exercise class and feeling like the most uncoordinated person ever? 

Gixo's fitness coaches teach each class live, which means they can break exercises down into easy-to-learn steps, provide real-time feedback, and even modify exercises to fit your needs and abilities. The workouts are also rated by intensity and experience levels.

Make new friends, but keep the old.

Along with connecting with your fitness coaches, you can also connect with friends. I’m thinking as my college roommates and I close in on 40 (shhh!), this app could be a fun way for us to hold each other accountable since we’re spread up and down the East Coast and can’t meet for workouts.

You can also meet new friends as you enjoy group classes, monthly races, and even fun challenges through the app. What a great way to lift up each other on those days when your motivation might wane. 

After each class, you receive an email with all of your stats. 

Try it for FREE! (Available on iPhone and Android)

Did I mention there’s a free 7-day trial AND we have a discount code on memberships? You can choose your membership – monthly at $19.99/month ($15.99/month with discount) or commit to the year and pay just $14.99/month billed at $179.99/year ($11.99/month billed at $143.99/year with discount). 

Gixo is generously offering our Macaroni Kid readers a 20% discount on monthly or annual memberships with the code MKSave20.

Think about how you want to look and feel in a month, three months, even a year. Then let Gixo help you get there!