Earlier this year I made a conscious decision to incorporate fitness into my lifestyle. For most of my life, I was one of those girls that could literally eat whatever I wanted without any consequences. To be honest I always hated being skinny, I tried everything to gain weight from fried chicken to protein shakes lol. When I reached my thirties and I started finally gaining weight I was ecstatic, but soon enough the weight started going to the wrong places and I wasn’t prepared for the changes that were happening to my body. Last October I became a full time blogger, winter hit and I wasn’t as active as I was when I was working, when spring hit I was 20 lbs heavier. I never weighed more than 130 lbs for most of my life so I was dumbfounded and felt so defeated.
I started spin class, changed my diet and lost majority of the weight but I now needed to tone. I signed up for a gym membership, but was having issues finding time to make it to the gym. My building has a gym downstairs but, who am I kidding, it’s not like I know what I’m doing so I need to find a trainer. When I heard about Ladder, it sounded like the solution to my problem, it’s a mobile app that connects me with my own personal trainer. Seeing my building’s gym is open 24 hours, I was now able to work out on time schedule that was convenient to me.
Upon signing up for Ladder I was asked a series of questions to gauge my level of experience and what goals/results I was looking for. Based on my results I was given 3 trainers to choose from and I selected Mike who I felt was the right fit. Mike messaged and asked me a few more questions and tailored a workout program to suit my needs since I’m just getting my feet wet, we settled on a schedule of 3 days a week. My favorite thing about the app is the example videos that each workout has. I had no idea what an inchworm was but I was able to watch the video provided to see how it’s done, this was extremely helpful for a beginner such as myself.
Now I know everyone’s wants and needs differ, while this service may be ideal for me, some may still prefer the traditional gym/ hands on personal trainer method to be more suitable for them. But if you’re like me and don’t have a conventional schedule, then I suggest you give Ladder a try. I’ve partnered with Ladder to offer my readers 10% off their subscription as well as a one week free trial, I find the app to be reasonably priced with subscriptions costing as low as $16 per month. You can chose either a monthly subscription for $49, 3 months for $89 or a year for $191.You guys can sign up here and use the code DARLING. Have you guys tried Ladder or any mobile style workout program before? Comment below!