Hello from Ives & Christy
Our desire is that the ula and us blog inspires, educates, and provides practical tips and tricks to help you conquer your individual summits.
Last week I posed the question, “How many of you have tried apple cider vinegar to boost metabolism?” The majority of those that responded (~70%) said you had not. A lot of you did not respond at all and some members of the community messaged me sharing other reasons why they took apple cider vinegar daily. These included, but weren’t limited to: improved complexion, mosquito prevention, anti-inflammatory properties, gut health, and as a colon cleanse. Even more of you slid into our DMs saying you wanted us to research the impact of ACV on weight loss. So let’s dive in...
You can create a home gym without breaking the bank.
Below are some of our favorite and must-have pieces of equipment to help get that sweat. Improvise and create an awesome home workout when you don't feel like hitting a group fitness class, you are crunched for time (AKA ALL MOMS), or when on vacation. Click on the images below to open the link to purchase or browse the item.
You can get the essentials for under $150, which is less than a monthly gym membership in most cities!
Yoga Mat, $20 (Range $15-$50)
A yoga mat is great to have if you want to ensure a cushioned space -- no thank you rug burn or stiff hardwood. We love a lighter yoga mat that is easy to travel with and has some grip so you aren't slipping and sliding when sweaty. To be honest, Christy and I both have lululemon mats, but we also have Gaiam ones. There are lots of options with varying thickness levels, organic vs non-organic, cute patterns, etc. Don't break the bank on a mat for HIIT workouts, but if your focus is primarily hot yoga, you may want to splurge a bit more.