Sweat with Kayla

Fitness fads are my hobby. Ashy Bines Bikini Body Challenge; Soul Cycle (I actually did this as a tourist attraction in DC); barre; bikram yoga; any yoga; boxing classes; fancy gyms… I spend a scary amount of money on fitness and associated athleisure wear, and I never regret a cent.

My favourite fitness group was recently disbanded, and despite the heartbreak associated with losing my routine for circumstances that were for once out of my control, it was a good opportunity to trial something new. Like every millenial with an instagram obsession, I’ve been following Kayla Itsines for several years, and purchased her Bikini Body Guides. She had released a super want-able app last year, Sweat with Kayla:


The pink! The teardrop! It’s everything a fit feminist like myself could want to instagram.

And I finally caved to that want. I’d done some of Kayla’s circuits before, and was looking for a way to keep up with the circuit style workout of my previous group, while not financially committing myself to something new. In a low moment (read as hours of scrolling through the @kaylatransformations instagram and feeling bad about myself), I subscribed and did the week 1 arms and abs workout in front of Grey’s Anatomy in my tiny living room.

The app is beautifully designed. Of course, beautiful things only provide motivation for so long – to which my hundreds of purchases from lululemon, Lorna Jane and Victoria Secret stand as a testament. But I’m looking forward to seeing how it integrates with my newly adrift fitness life. Hopefully in 12 weeks I’m checking in with a 12-pack and legs that actually could be mistaken for toothpicks.

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