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While the holidays are generally a time to celebrate with family, they can also be stressful for some. One way to help combat that stress, however, is with a good workout. According to a survey done by the American Psychological Association, 53% of adults said they felt good about themselves after exercising, 35% said it put them in a good mood, and 30% said they felt less stressed.
The problem is that only 17% of adults reported exercising every day. A lot of times, this comes down to motivation. If you fall into the “I want to work out, but I’m not motivated” camp, one way to kick yourself into gear is with a cool piece of workout equipment that you can’t wait to use.
MIRROR is the “nearly invisible home gym” by Lululemon. When it’s not in use, it looks like a full-length mirror. But turn it on, and it’s a screen where certified trainers from some of the country’s top fitness studios lead you through workouts and provide live feedback and motivation.
MIRROR, $995 (Orig. $1,495)
It also has advanced camera technology and proprietary algorithms to deliver in-workout adjustments based on your fitness goals and personal preferences.
If the right music is another big motivator and stress reliever for you, MIRROR classes allow you to choose from curated playlists featuring popular music, or you can sync it with Apple Music to use your own playlists.
Not to mention, since it is a mirror, you can still watch your form in your reflection as you work out.
If this all sounds great, here’s another plus: Right now, you can score MIRROR for $500 off and get free shipping and installation. All together, that’s a $750 value (!!). To score the deal, you’ll need to use code HOLIDAY21 at checkout by Nov. 29.
This makes MIRROR only $995 (it regularly costs $1,495). However, as you would probably expect, you’ll have to purchase a membership to access classes. For $39 a month, you’ll get unlimited live and on-demand workouts for up to six people in your household. (It comes down to about $1.30 per day.)
Delivery usually takes one to two weeks. So, if you’re an overachiever and already thinking about your fitness goals for the new year, you could get your MIRROR just in time. However, if you’re going to be out of town for the impending holidays, you can also delay your delivery until you’re home and ready to go.
Of course, speaking on motivation again, everyone is driven in different ways. Admit it — after a while, a cool new toy isn’t always as exciting as it was the first week you got it. However, MIRROR’s instructors, music and classes work together to keep things interesting.
Classes range in genre from barre, yoga, boxing and bootcamps to strength training and dance classes — there are actually over 50 types of classes offered. Classes also range in length from five minutes to 60 minutes and are offered in beginner to expert levels.
You can join a competitive class to earn points when you hit target heart rate zones, join a workout program or even invite friends with MIRROR to take a class with you.
Additionally, if you’re someone who likes to compete with yourself, you can track your workouts, heart rate, calories and more in the personal performance dashboard. MIRROR also allows you to have up to six accounts, so everyone in your household can compete and hold each other accountable.
If you’re still apprehensive, MIRROR offers first-time buyers a 30-day risk-free home trial. But if the reviews tell you anything, you’re going to love it.
“After years of not focusing on my wellbeing, I had a major health scare. I knew that I needed motivation to move every day,” wrote one reviewer on the brand’s website. “The MIRROR has exceeded my expectations with their awesome customer service, technology and class offerings… In six short weeks, I have lowered my blood pressure and lost weight. Joining the MIRROR community has truly changed my life for the better.”
“Obsessed,” wrote another reviewer. “I’ve never been one for a home workout until MIRROR came into my life… I love how you can customize your goals and that MIRROR reminds you by checking off the days you take a class. At first, I didn’t think I could get into it because I can’t get into a YouTube workout, so why would this be any different? It’s night and day!!!! MIRROR is so engaging, the visual is gorgeous, and it makes me want to show up for myself.”
Score MIRROR for $500 off by Thursday, Nov. 29 and give yourself a new challenge to accomplish at home.
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