Here’s how my home workouts typically go: First, I warm up with a few cups of coffee. Then I do some bicep curls (typically 3 sets of 10, except I only do the first set), lunges (at least two on each leg), and I spend 3-5 minutes contemplating pushups before deciding I better get on my computer and check emails and, oh yea, I’m hungry. You can have tortilla chips for breakfast, right?
Truth is, I’ve never been great at working out at home. When left to my own devices, my motivation wanes after a few minutes. Maybe because I’ve been doing the same handful of exercises over and over for ages. I do much better in a class with a teacher telling me what to do. And I do go to classes (this entire website is a testament to those efforts). But I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that some days – heck, some months – there just isn’t time to make it to a class. Or figure out a more nutritionally balanced breakfast.
Now, a short 15-to-20-minute workout led by a lively instructor, which I can do at home whenever I want? Yea, that’s better. Add live fitness classes and podcasts on nutrition and wellness and all sorts of stuff that’ll give me a more well-rounded understanding of my body and what the heck I’m doing to it and putting in it, and we’ve got something worth checking out. Just so happens there’s a local who’s created exactly that.
Kirsten Beverley-Waters is a fitness coach, endurance athlete, and yoga instructor (you may have taken classes with her at Greener Postures or Riverbend Yoga) who lives in Old Orchard Beach. She’s also founder THRYVE Fitness + Yoga + Wellness, an integrated coaching, educational, and events company, and she’s wholly dedicated to helping folks like me and you get stronger, healthier, and more active.
To better help us reach our goals, she’s created ThryveFit Studio, an online portal to live fitness classes – including yoga, HIIT, strength, bootcamp, and more – plus digital classroom packages that include a variety of health and wellness topics, like wellness routines, program building, recovery, and nutrition.
“Imagine an online community where you can take fitness classes live, archive the ones you miss, take a course in nutrition, or even learn more about the muscles in your body and how to recover them,” says Kirsten. “That’s ThryveFit Studio. Online fitness classes are nothing new, but ThryveFit is more than a digital studio, it’s a learning portal for those wanting to cut through the noise and make sense of their health.”
The online studio officially launches on May 14, with its first program series, “Time Crunch Sweat Session,” featuring 15-to-20-minute workouts geared toward women of various fitness levels. (Full disclosure: I’m one of the five women who works out with Kirsten in the videos. Kirsten purposely picked out women of varying ages and fitness levels. I believe I represent the “active 30-something who likes to hike, hates to run, and would really like to do a pull-up – or 10 – some day” category.)
There will also be hour-long live classes, including a morning bootcamp, sunrise yoga, afternoon “Lunch Crunch,” and “Weekend Warrior” classes. And if you can’t make the live sessions, they’ll all be archived so you can return to them when it’s convenient for you.
The first two weeks are FREE, so you can access the videos, check out the site, and see what it’s all about. You’ll also get a taste of Kirsten’s upbeat, animated, and often hilarious personality. She knows her stuff, there’s no doubt about that, but she’s also able to share what she knows in a way that’s digestable and engaging (sure, she trains elite athletes. She also has a penchant for Holy Donuts. Because #realife). And she’ll toss out plenty of jokes along the way, too.
In June, Kirsten will launch a “From Zero to Pull-Up” series and a Women’s Strength series, in addition to a podcast that will feature “experts in medicine, fitness, yoga and nutrition to debunk the myths surrounding health and help better understand the science behind fitness, yoga and wellness.”
After the free period, this cost is $20 a month with a recurring subscription or $24 a month if paying month-to-month. Year-long memberships are $230/year in advance (you get 10% off all merchandise + custom training packages) and $240/year VIP Package (limited to 40 sign-ups).
- Membership includes
- Live Workouts to you at Home
- Nutrition Guidance to help you navigate YOUR Body
- Packaged Training Programs for Athletes
- Training Blueprint to Help You THRYVE
- Female Specific Training Programs!
- Podcast topics with experts in the field of Health & Wellness
All that for $20 a month. I mean, not that our DIY home workouts aren’t already working out famously. Speaking of, where are those tortilla chips…
Officially launches May 13 with “Time Crunch Sweat Sessions” and live, hour-long classes throughout the week (which can also be streamed on-demand if you can’t make the live class). In June, the studio will launch a “From Zero to Pull-Up” series and a Women’s Strength series.
The first two weeks will be FREE, so you can give it a try.
Cost is $20 a month with a recurring subscription or $24 a month if paying month-to-month. $230/year in advance (you get 10% off all merchandise + custom training packages) and $240/year VIP Package (Limited to 40 sign-ups)
For more info: www.youthryve.com