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My Inner Geek is Smiling

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My inner 'geek' is smiling AND becoming fit. I have always loved technology. My career has evolved around it and I enjoy new gadgets, new apps and new software. As technology evolved, my life has been streamlined. Or, as I tell my customers, it's all about automation!

A couple of months ago I discovered 'wello' or as they say 'Bye-Bye Gym, Hello Convenience'. Wello lets you work out with a trainer via 2-way video on the internet. I thought WOW, really? I don't even have to leave my house? Yes, it's true...rain, snow, sleet or hail...

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How many times have you said, "I can't go to the gym, there is a cloud in the sky"....?


This is an actual person, who knows your name and can help address your specific issues.

There are a wide variety of classes and trainers. It is easy to find a good fit. If you are adventurous, you can mix it up! I have been taking Pilates sessions with a wonderful trainer named Kate.

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I started with group sessions and have since added a 1 on 1 session each week.

I like Kate, so I am willing to share....Here is a link to Kate on wello:

Compared to working with a personal trainer at the gym, it is quite affordable. The cost is dependent on the trainer's experience and certification.

The fact I can roll out my mat, log on to the computer and begin ...won me over.
I have a Pilates group session this afternoon. The groups are limited to 5 participants plus instructor. For this 60 minute group session, it is $10.

I can see and hear Kate. She can see and hear me. She laughs (and encourages me) when she hears me say, 'I may not survive this.'

Your computer screen displays the instructor on the left half. On the right half, you will see yourself in the top quarter. The other folks (possibly 4 more) fill the bottom quarter of the screen.

I've attended the Pilates group class for 16 weeks. It's a fantastic workout, stretching muscles you may not know existed!


and will definitely work up a sweat...


The convenience has not turned me into a recluse, but it is a time saver on my busy days. I still head out to yoga class and the gym.

My mat is on the floor and inner geek is going to work up a sweat!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUCY8751 4/4/2014 5:37PM

    sounds awesome will look it up !!!!X LuCy

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FLAMENM 7/29/2013 9:11PM

    Great resource!

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ILOVEROSES 7/27/2013 8:40AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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FISHER011 7/27/2013 2:11AM

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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LIVELYGIRL2 7/27/2013 12:37AM

  How about that? emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 7/26/2013 11:30PM

    Thanks Chris .. Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIMOTHYNOHE 7/26/2013 9:44PM

    But, isn't getting out of the house part of the fun of workoing out? It is for me.

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MAWMAW101 7/26/2013 8:36PM

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WALKTHROUGH 7/26/2013 8:07PM


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CTUPTON 7/26/2013 7:51PM

    Oh! thank you for this information! chris

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IRONBESS 7/24/2013 3:12PM

    Thanks for the info. This is a great idea.

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BEACHY_KEEN 7/21/2013 9:34PM

    That is SO COOL!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

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DONNABRIGHT 7/19/2013 12:23PM

    How awesome! I need to find a place to move my computer to so I can have room to try this.

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SLJWATTS 7/19/2013 8:31AM

    Love this = and so happy you shared... keep on working out

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EBRAINK 7/18/2013 8:47AM

    Good tip - thanks for sharing!

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NISSANGIRL 7/18/2013 7:34AM

    That sounds perfect for me!!! thanks for sharing and Good luck!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 7/17/2013 11:38PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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DEBIGENE 7/17/2013 8:54PM

    Sounds perfect for some !!!

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PEGTIGER 7/17/2013 2:29PM

    I really love this idea, but I am not very good at the technology stuff. I'd love to share the idea with others. Sounds fantastic. Keep having fun!

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KAZZIE531 7/17/2013 12:42PM

    WOW!!! I never knew that even existed...Thanks

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CONNIEDETHOMAS 7/17/2013 12:37PM

    That is amazing.
Thank ypu for sharing.
Connie in WV
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