Yourself Fitness

Yourself Fitness

Yourself Fitness

  • Six unique fitness environments – Keep your workouts fresh by doing them in the Empress’ Dojo, the Alpine Retreat, an Island Paradise, the Urban Oasis, the Desert Springs Resort or a Meditation Garden
  • Over 500 unique exercises to choose from – work through sessions with Yoga, Pilates, Cardio Fitness, Strength Training and more
  • Customized meal planning with over 4,500 recipes, preparation instructions and shopping lists to make eating right more simple
  • Dynamic fitness routines respond to your progress and commitment level
  • Maya helps you integrate the fitness equipment you already own into your workout

Oh, if only I had a personal trainer, I’d be a goddess, a lean and mean 10%-body-fat machine, able to crush walnuts with my… Hey, you can stop dreaming now and make it happen. It’s true: Personal trainers do deliver results, especially for those of us in a less-than-committed relationship with our fitness routine. And this is why, for the first time, Yourself!Fitness has developed “fitness gaming,” or a responsive, virtual person—a certified personal trainer and nutritionist—to cus

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30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers

30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers

In 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Judith Lasater draws on her wealth of yoga practice and teaching experience, as well as her training as a physical therapist, to present this comprehensive guide for beginning students and their teachers. The author discusses yoga’s ancient eightfold path and its relevance in today’s world, and goes to the heart of yoga—the all-important student-teacher relationship. Thirty essential yoga poses (asana), their variations, and breathing practices (pranayama) are also

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  1. J. Sosnowski "Shirey Family" March 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm
    453 of 462 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for Moms or those who don’t have time/$ for the gym!, October 22, 2004
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    J. Sosnowski “Shirey Family” (United States) –
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    This review is from: Yourself Fitness (Video Game)

    I am a WAHM of one 14 month old; I gaining a LOT of weight during my pregnancy (no thanks to the women who kept saying “You’re too small!” as they shoved cake and chips in my face!) and I’ve had a heck of a time getting it off (even though I eat VERY healthy). I used to be VERY active and loved running and/or going to the gym, but we can’t afford a gym membership (or a babysitter on a daily basis so I could actually GO to the gym and I’m too tired after my husband gets home to go to the gym anyway) OR one of those outrageously expensive jogging strollers (for those prices, they should get better ratings!). I’ve tried baby & mom yoga (a book)- that didn’t work for me. I purchased a DVD on Amazon, Pilates for Everyone I think it was called- that was better than the yoga book, but I found that the gap between the beginner and intermediate workouts was WAY too wide for me (the beginner workouts got too easy and the intermediate workouts, yeah, I couldn’t even make it through the first five minutes of one). This is the BEST thing I’ve found so far and I am LOVING it! 🙂

    So let me break it down.
    Things I LOVE about this:
    1. Custimization- you enter your weight, target weight (if you need to), resting/active BPM, flexibility, etc, even the excersize equipment you already own and it will tell you what your MAIN goal should be (mine being weight loss, obviously). You enter days of the week you can work out and how much time you can spend working out on those days.
    2. Tempo- It doesn’t seem to be repetitive at all, like my Pilates DVD was, it never got boring.
    3. Scroll bar- There’s a scroll bar on the bottom of the screen as you do a work out that tells you what you’re doing and shows you what is up next as well. For example, it shows a picture of two free-weights before the next segment if you need to use them during the next excersize. And there is a clock counting down the time (which I REALLY need, I need to be able to see that the time is going DOWN and I’m making progress) and it tells you the level of difficulty of the exersize that you’re doing- both under the time and on the scroll bar- one line for level one, two bars for level two, you get it.
    4. Tutorial- You can pause and review the tutorial at ANY time, as needed.
    5. The Personal Instructor- She virtual and she doesn’t look like freaking Barbi, THANK GOODNESS! 🙂 (In fact, she looks a lot like me BEFORE I had my daughter 🙂 )
    6. Reinforcement- Before you start your workout for the day, you can change what the personal instructor has chosen for you (if she recomends cardio, and you aren’t feeling up to it, you can change it to some other area of focus). She asks you how you’re feeling both before you start your workout and in between at intermitent points so if you need MORE positive reinforcement, she will do more “rooting”. 🙂
    7. Recipes and meal plans and shopping lists, oh my! – I don’t use these, I’m vegetarian, no sugar, and I’m decreasing my intake of dairy products so I have my own healthy recipes customized to fit MY life and budget, BUT these are a great idea and I may actually flip through the 4500 (gasp!) recipes for something new.
    8. She KNOWS if you missed a day! Yup, I guess if you miss a day, it will show up on your “progress”, which may annoy some people, but I feel guilty VERY easily so if I miss a day I’d feel guilty because not only would I know, the virtual Personal Instructor would know it too, so she’d remind me of it. And that would work to my advantage so I wouldn’t skip a day unless I was really sick or something.
    9. The “LEVELS” – I think this is so cool. Like most other video games, the more time you spend doing it, the more levels open up to reward you. In this case, the “levels” are the spaces where your personal trainer works out (yeah, I’d like to work out in a field surrounded by green grass and waterfalls for REAL!) but it makes for a nice change of scenery.
    10. Calories – At the end of your work out, it tells you how many calories you’ve burned! That is SO important for me because I need to see improvement.
    11. Workouts – I get bored easily, and my target is weightloss so when the personal trainer recomends I do cardio, it’s not just cardio- in my cardio workouts there are some cardio weight training exersizes too, which is nice so I don’t get bored! There are also water breaks after strenuous steps and stretch breaks after each cardio weight set and the workout time includes stretching at the end. ALSO even though my main goal is weight loss, the personal trainer doesn’t suggest that I do just cardio for every single workout. For example, if I do a 30 minute workout, the first 10-15 minutes will be cardio, and the remaining workout could be upper/lower body strength, flexibility, core body strength, etc. So I end up with a very well-rounded week of workouts.
    12. The “camera angle” changes throughout the workout so you…

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  2. D. Couse "darkman1969" March 19, 2013 at 12:28 am
    90 of 95 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great concept and great “game” gives you a great workout, October 13, 2004
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    D. Couse “darkman1969” (United States) –
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    This review is from: Yourself Fitness (Video Game)

    I was taken back when I noticed this on the shelves of my local gaming store. So I read the back, came home and did a little on line research.

    It was less than 24 hours after that, when I decided to purchase this product.

    This is a great “game” that takes getting in shape very seriously. You answer some questions at the beginning and do some exercises to allow the trainer, Maya, to get a feel for your overall health.

    Once you’ve done that, Maya has created your personalized training schedule, eating schedule and I was ready to go!

    During my first workout, Maya gave plenty of encouragement (based on how I was answering questions throughout the workout)to keep me going. The bottom of the screen displays the workout that you are doing along with the next one coming up, including rests and water breaks. She can incorporate a stepper, flexibility ball, hand weights and a heart monitor in the workout.

    The variety of the workout was AMAZING and I sweating more after 30 minutes with Maya that I ever have doing other videos.

    This is definitely worth the $34 price tag just to have your own personal trainer in your Xbox whenever you want one.

    Overall, this is only a 4 star product since it doesn’t really tell you how much you “need” to lose and how you are going to get there. I also would have liked a BMR calculation with calories taken in so I can see what I need to burn off to lose some weight.

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  3. 51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So much more than just a game, more like a virtual gym., November 14, 2004
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    M. Moss “5150” (Louisiana) –
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    This review is from: Yourself Fitness (Video Game)

    I’m a single male in his late 20’s who one day kind of by accident found this game here on Amazon. So I went out and bought it and I have just finished my first workout tonight. I have to say that I am very impressed because this game is a workout and not really a game at all. I broke a serious sweat the first workout that I took. They even have yoga on there and I think that is one thing that I will be doing more of because it teaches you the positions as you go. This game may be targeted towards women which I think is great because not many games are. But, I think that men can even benfit from using the game too. I really like the concept and I can’t wait to see what the developer responsdesign does next. They really do make as their motto says “Games that are good for you”. I think any game that can make you get up off the couch and get involved physically is a good game to begin with. It’s a really groundbreaking concept because Maya the trainer seems almost human at times. This is why I play video games not just to pick up a controller but to become involved with the action physically. I can’t say enough about this title! It may not be the best selling or best looking XBox game but it’s the most inovative concept I have seen since all the dance pad games came out and before that all the old NES games with the pad. So check this game out and this is coming from a hard-core gamer here.

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  4. Beth Cholette "doctor_beth" March 19, 2013 at 1:31 am
    84 of 86 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful yoga book with a wide appeal, February 24, 2004
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    Beth Cholette “doctor_beth” (Upstate NY USA) –
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    This review is from: 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers (Paperback)

    This is a wonderful yoga book for those just beginning to practice yoga, intermediate practitioners who would like to enhance their practice, or those looking to make the transition from yoga student to yoga teacher. For each of the poses described, author Judith Lasater suggests variations, offers tips on alignment, and provides information for how teachers can work with their students on the pose. As an advanced beginner, I even found reading the sections intended for teachers to be useful, as it gave me ideas about how to make changes in my own practice. At the end of the book, the author describes various ways to incorporate the postures into a daily practice, from a short practice to practices for each day of the week to practices to meet specific needs (eg, for energy, for relaxation). Judith is an excellent instructor, and I only wish that she had illustrated the poses herself (I found the model used throughout the book to be a bit severe-looking). Still, this book is a must-have for starting or adding to a yoga library.

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  5. Mohamed F. El-Hewie "Mohamed F. El-Hewie" March 19, 2013 at 2:25 am
    77 of 79 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Reader-friendly, neatly designed and explained, March 26, 2005
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    Mohamed F. El-Hewie “Mohamed F. El-Hewie” (Hackensack, NJ USA) –
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    This review is from: 30 Essential Yoga Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers (Paperback)

    Although there is no shortage of books written on yoga by talented people, this book is unique in its reader-friendly display of information and illustration. The author strived to organize the book in a style that calming and soothing to both the eyes and the mind. Each pose spans five or so pages, starting with a full-page photograph, description of the pose, its sequencing, benefits, cautions, variations, teachers’ notes, and 3 to 4 photographs that show how the pose is performed. The fine choice of soft colors for the text and photos eases the task of reading the book and understanding its message.

    The thirty poses constitute the foundation of yoga stretching and strengthening. They fall into standing poses (such as mountain, tree, triangles, warriors, side and forward bends, and lunges), lying down poses (such as cobra, bow, elevated legs, lying twist, and relaxation poses), seated poses (such as seated twist, hero-heroine, seated angle, child, and meditation poses), head and shoulder stands, up-plank, and bridges. These are also included in seven days plan at the end of the book. For regional anatomical therapy, the author had added a detailed section on “Theme Practice” that categorizes various poses for the lower back, hips and hamstrings, upper back, balance, strength, energy, fatigue, and relaxation.

    Like many talented yoga practitioners, the author chose her photographs thoroughly to demonstrate the emphasized angles and posture of the body. This has greatly conveyed invaluable visual information that could hardly have been expressed by words in such memorizable manner.

    For the price of $22.95 you are getting great lessons on getting and staying fit, learning the art of planning practical and safe yoga training, and enjoying a well written and designed book.

    Mohamed F. El-Hewie,
    Author of
    “Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training”.

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  6. 28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    ‘Essential’ is right., July 20, 2006
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    I have been practicing yoga for close to five years and teaching for less than one. This book is the best instructional yoga guide I have ever seen. The asana directions and descriptions are clear and concise, the variations are good and the anatomical focus notes for teachers are also excellent for students. If I were going to recommend one yoga reference book, this would be it.

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