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Who is all doing DDPYoga right now?

I started April 14 with the Stand Strong level.  I am in week 9 now and doing pretty good.  I have completed all of the workouts in my program and did an additional one almost every "off day".

I am down 16 pounds between DDPY and minor diet changes.   I have lost several inches...mostly 1/2-1 inch in each place.

I did notice I could easily reach something the other day that I struggled with before.  My knee pain had just about disappeared....until last week when I went hiking and then did a more intense workout.

How about everyone else?

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Ugh....not sure if I appreciate the reminder or am angry at you from reminding me, lol. 

When I do it, I feel better. 

But I haven't in days, and yup, my back hurts. 

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what kind of extra workouts are on the app, versus the on demand, I wonder? I'm doing the "energize" one in the regular DDP right now. It's about 24 minutes I think, and just right difficulty wise, but more variety of the same time/difficulty would be nice. And I was going to be doing more running but it is SO hot and humid righ tnow!

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1 minute ago, Ktgrok said:

what kind of extra workouts are on the app, versus the on demand, I wonder? I'm doing the "energize" one in the regular DDP right now. It's about 24 minutes I think, and just right difficulty wise, but more variety of the same time/difficulty would be nice. And I was going to be doing more running but it is SO hot and humid righ tnow!

I am not positive but on the app I have over 300 workouts to chose from.  They are in categories by difficulty, level, length, etc.  It also includes extra live ones as well.   I did an intermediate live one a few weeks ago....even though I am at Stand Strong level.  I just did what I could and modified where needed.  It was a nice change of pace.

Today I was short on time and it was my "off day" so I did the Chair 1 workout....minus the chair.  It was under 20 minutes and had things like ankle rolls and other "simple" exercises but were ones that were good for me.  I just did everything standing instead of sitting.

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36 minutes ago, JanOH said:

Purchased this and then stalled out.  Thanks for the reminder.  I need to start back in today!

What level are you doing?  DVD, in demand or app?

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22 hours ago, Ottakee said:

What level are you doing?  DVD, in demand or app?

I bought the app.  Funny story:  I purchased it and it gave me a 7 day trial but then I chickened out and cancelled before the end of the trial.  Then the next week decided to go back to it and it ended up being 20% off . . . yay!  

On my first false start I did the Standing Strong.  Then decided on my second start to do the regular which kicked my butt too much and I started over the next day with Standing Strong again but then got busy so I really need to get back to Standing Strong and keep it up.  This week is crazy again (my grandgirls have been here a LOT!) but next week should be more calm . . . I really need another quarantine to get started again! (just kidding - I do not want to go back to that!).

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3 hours ago, JanOH said:

I bought the app.  Funny story:  I purchased it and it gave me a 7 day trial but then I chickened out and cancelled before the end of the trial.  Then the next week decided to go back to it and it ended up being 20% off . . . yay!  

On my first false start I did the Standing Strong.  Then decided on my second start to do the regular which kicked my butt too much and I started over the next day with Standing Strong again but then got busy so I really need to get back to Standing Strong and keep it up.  This week is crazy again (my grandgirls have been here a LOT!) but next week should be more calm . . . I really need another quarantine to get started again! (just kidding - I do not want to go back to that!).

You can do it.  I am on week 10 or so of Stand Strong. I just did a live workout (intermediate level) and was amazed at how much of it I COULD do.   I wasn't perfect, I did modify some, but I did it.

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I did the ab workout, whatever it is called, yesterday. I actually did better than my DD7!  Today I'll do the Energy one again. I see the beginner schedule advises three times a week to start, and I was doing walk/jog stuff the other days, but it currently is hot enough to fry an egg on your skin, so not doing that anymore. Not sure if I will continue doing a 10 minute short yoga workout on the "off" days, or what. 

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2 hours ago, Ktgrok said:

I did the ab workout, whatever it is called, yesterday. I actually did better than my DD7!  Today I'll do the Energy one again. I see the beginner schedule advises three times a week to start, and I was doing walk/jog stuff the other days, but it currently is hot enough to fry an egg on your skin, so not doing that anymore. Not sure if I will continue doing a 10 minute short yoga workout on the "off" days, or what. 

Do you have the app?  If so, you can click on the program level you want....bed, chair, stand strong, beginner or intermediate and then it will give you the schedule for the week.

Then I often add in extra workouts (often easier ones) on my off days.

The program lasts for 13 weeks but you can switch to an easier or harder level any time.

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58 minutes ago, Ottakee said:

Do you have the app?  If so, you can click on the program level you want....bed, chair, stand strong, beginner or intermediate and then it will give you the schedule for the week.

Then I often add in extra workouts (often easier ones) on my off days.

The program lasts for 13 weeks but you can switch to an easier or harder level any time.

No, I have the on demand. It does have a printable schedule. Just right now I'm still in the Energy workout only. Was wondering if there was more variety in the beginner schedule on the app, if that makes sense?  This is the first 4 weeks of the schedule I have. 

 

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34 minutes ago, Ktgrok said:

No, I have the on demand. It does have a printable schedule. Just right now I'm still in the Energy workout only. Was wondering if there was more variety in the beginner schedule on the app, if that makes sense?  This is the first 4 weeks of the schedule I have. 

 

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If the app is an option to switch too you would have access to 300+ workouts.  I am not up to the beginner level yet but I have a wide variety of workouts and lots to pick from for the off days 

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2 minutes ago, Pen said:

I decided to start at the very beginning with bed flex 1 😁

That is a good place to start.  

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59 minutes ago, Ottakee said:

If the app is an option to switch too you would have access to 300+ workouts.  I am not up to the beginner level yet but I have a wide variety of workouts and lots to pick from for the off days 

I may do the trial just to look and see. I mean, I have plenty of workouts now, but not at that level, if that makes sense? But streaming to the TV from my phone or laptop is a little less convenient than just using the Roku channel...so I may just check. 

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45 minutes ago, Ktgrok said:

I may do the trial just to look and see. I mean, I have plenty of workouts now, but not at that level, if that makes sense? But streaming to the TV from my phone or laptop is a little less convenient than just using the Roku channel...so I may just check. 

Maybe you have extra workouts in the demand too.  Have you looked to see if you have some of the stand strong ones?  

I just pull up the app on my phone and then cast it to my TV.  Works great.....but I did get myself a TV for my bedroom for this 

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21 minutes ago, Ottakee said:

Maybe you have extra workouts in the demand too.  Have you looked to see if you have some of the stand strong ones?  

I just pull up the app on my phone and then cast it to my TV.  Works great.....but I did get myself a TV for my bedroom for this 

Yes, I have stand strong, and the chair and bed workouts. IN the regular DDP Yoga there are I think 11 workouts/videos? The Diamond Dozen, Wake up, energy, fat burner, an abs one, another abs one, stand something or other, a lower body one, black diamond..something else...and then there are the Extreme workouts. 

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So, for the record, I just signed up for the app after having used the OnDemand version and yes, there are a LOT more workouts in the app. I was getting bored with the ones I was doing, but not ready to move on to longer/harder ones. Plus, honestly, a lot of days I don't have time, or can't find time, to do the 45 minute or longer ones. So I was happy to find a bunch of shorter ones on the app. Example - in OnDemand there is Energy, the 20 minute beginner workout. In the app there is that one, plus a different version filmed at someone's house, plus some other version, plus a live workout about the same length/difficulty, etc. 

I also found a whole section of hip/back/knee workouts which are perfect for me. 

so, I think I'm glad I signed up. I wish they had a roku channel, but streaming to the TV isn't hard for me. 

And I have to get serious, because my back has gotten bad again, and at my 3 month med check at the doctor today, I'd gained nearly 10 lbs in 3 months. And I've gained 20 this year. And the Daily Burn workouts kill my knees, at least the shorter ones. I may keep the subscription for the recovery workouts, or some cardio stuff....but I''m not sure. 

(I also have an appointment at my bariatric doctor for friday)

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Glad you found the new workouts on the app.  I too struggle with more than 30 minutes long most days...just not enough time.

What I have done is use lots of the 15-30 minute ones even if they are easier or harder than the level I am really at.  I modify up or down to make it work for me.

I have been at it 5 1/2 months.  I have lost 32# despite a torn meniscus July 4 that is still affecting me.  I modify quite a bit but it is working.

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12 minutes ago, Ottakee said:

Glad you found the new workouts on the app.  I too struggle with more than 30 minutes long most days...just not enough time.

What I have done is use lots of the 15-30 minute ones even if they are easier or harder than the level I am really at.  I modify up or down to make it work for me.

I have been at it 5 1/2 months.  I have lost 32# despite a torn meniscus July 4 that is still affecting me.  I modify quite a bit but it is working.

Wow!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!  🎉 

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I’m using free videos and such now—if a good deal comes up on paid type, and someone notices, please post it! tia 

also am

using some TTAP ...

 

25 minutes ago, Ottakee said:

Glad you found the new workouts on the app.  I too struggle with more than 30 minutes long most days...just not enough time.

What I have done is use lots of the 15-30 minute ones even if they are easier or harder than the level I am really at.  I modify up or down to make it work for me.

I have been at it 5 1/2 months.  I have lost 32# despite a torn meniscus July 4 that is still affecting me.  I modify quite a bit but it is working.

 

That’s Awesome!  Good for you! 

👍👍👍👍👍🥂 🎉 

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Today I did a 1 on 1 video with Hayden....he's um...enjoyable to look at and listen to, lol. Cute accent, attractive....made it more enjoyable 🙂

I did notice my right elbow was a little sore in plank, may have to look into how to modify for that. 

Oh, and I put in all my measurements, etc. Weird that my left calf is significantly larger than my right!

 

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Ottakee, what do you do on "off" days? Do you do something on the days you don't do DDP Yoga, or do you do the yoga daily? 

I know it can be important to let muscles recover, but I also know that for me, I'm better with exercising daily...if it is just "3 times a week" I end up getting out of the groove and giving up. 

I've still got my daily burn subscription so may try some dance videos from there, or walk the dogs, or?

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33 minutes ago, ktgrok said:

Ottakee, what do you do on "off" days? Do you do something on the days you don't do DDP Yoga, or do you do the yoga daily? 

I know it can be important to let muscles recover, but I also know that for me, I'm better with exercising daily...if it is just "3 times a week" I end up getting out of the groove and giving up. 

I've still got my daily burn subscription so may try some dance videos from there, or walk the dogs, or?

Well, it depends.  The first few months I just did a different/extra workout on the off days....even if it was just 10 minutes.   I also biked, walked and hiked.   In July I hurt my knee.  Slowed down a bit.   Early Sept hurt it again, slowed down more.   

Right now I am doing the program (which is 4-5 days a week) and then walking and hiking and bike riding.  I also get about 10,000 steps a day at work.

I am doing a modified weight watchers....the old points plus from 8-10??? Years ago.   Trying to stay under my points and drink a lot more water....and eat smaller portions, healthier choices, less snacks.   Just nothing radical that I can't maintain long term.

Also, I found that for variety, I could easily go up to a harder level and modify down or an easier level and modify up to match my current workout level.  That gave me more workout choices.   I will say, I rarely go over 30 minute ones though as I am an old, tired, working single mom without a lot of extra time 

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On 10/5/2020 at 4:51 PM, Pen said:

I’m using free videos and such now—if a good deal comes up on paid type, and someone notices, please post it! tia 

also am

using some TTAP ...

 

 

That’s Awesome!  Good for you! 

👍👍👍👍👍🥂 🎉 

I have a bunch of T-Tapp DVDs, but since Teresa passed away, I haven’t been able to bring myself to use them. 😞 

Maybe some day... 

I used to feel the same way about Callanetics after Callan Pinckney died, but enough time has passed that I can use them again.

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I had been doing the app, but had to cancel when our business slowed down. Things are slowly starting to improve, so as long as we don't get a large 2nd wave in the NY area I'm hoping to buy the Rebuild DVDs instead of paying monthly. I was doing chair and just moving to Stand Strong when I had to cancel, and I miss it so much!! 

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I started light yoga type work out on a Rumblex while watching RGB (movie) — then when in movie it showed her lifting weights, I got inspired and added a small weight for awhile. 

I hope I am not sore tomorrow!

 

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It was too hot to go for a walk earlier with the dogs, and about to rain now. So instead today I did the Wake Up DDP routine, since that is pretty easy and also did this dance video. Together that gets me my 20-30 minutes of exercise. Plus spent about 10 minutes edging the lawn wtih the heavy gas stick edger. 

I did modify the dance video to be easier on my knees (and I was barefoot, so wanted low impact). 

 

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New favorite DDP workout! The 08/07/2018 live with Hayden! 20 minutes plus cool down, really got me sweating, more fast stuff to get heart rate up, and a yellow level of difficulty but really the only thing that was hard was the pushups. I can't do pushups, but I did what I could, on my knees, half as many at half the speed and not all the way down, lol. But the rest I could do, and it was fun!

Oh, and I ordered a heart rate monitor on amazon - the moo fit one is a prime day deal for $25. My fitbit keeps sliding down my wrist, and it doesn't sync with the app. https://amzn.to/2SRdXlN

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Ok, not only do I love the style of workouts that Hayden leads, but I just watched his intro video and now I'm half in love, lol. No one tell my husband!

Seriously though, I had assumed he was super fit all his life...turns out he has apraxia, was in physical therapy as a kid, hurt himself multiple times, got very sick, etc. DDP yoga changed his life. And now he's my yoga boyfriend 🙂

I bet they'd make some money with "team Hayden" shirts...just sayin...

 

 

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I will check out that Hadyn workout.  I modify the pushups and I can't do knee droppers so I modify those as well.  I like how easy it is to modify though.

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4 minutes ago, Ottakee said:

I will check out that Hadyn workout.  I modify the pushups and I can't do knee droppers so I modify those as well.  I like how easy it is to modify though.

yes! Those are easy to modify, and I can tell I'm getting stronger! And I find him so motivational, and high energy. And I like the "push hard, then rest a bit" way he does it.  (just remember, he's MY yoga boyfriend, lol)

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Okay...so I now I want to know more.

1. What does it cost - or is there a free version?

2. How much time does it take? Be honest here. I am gone 12 hours a day from home.

3. How back-friendly is it? Congenital back issue, currently reasonably well controlled with chiro and massage.

I still do Callanetics (hello @Catwoman) but found that I could not do the hip exercises anymore due to them aggravating my back issues.  It still works great on abs and general flexibility but I am always willing to check out something else especially if people seem to have excellent results with it.

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Based on reading here I just started this with my 12 year old. We both have been too sedentary since March, and noticed the difference when we tried to do active things this summer. I started us at the very beginning of the rebuild program to ease into it.

So far there’ve been fewer complaints than I expected.

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6 hours ago, Liz CA said:

Okay...so I now I want to know more.

1. What does it cost - or is there a free version?

2. How much time does it take? Be honest here. I am gone 12 hours a day from home.

3. How back-friendly is it? Congenital back issue, currently reasonably well controlled with chiro and massage.

I still do Callanetics (hello @Catwoman) but found that I could not do the hip exercises anymore due to them aggravating my back issues.  It still works great on abs and general flexibility but I am always willing to check out something else especially if people seem to have excellent results with it.

The cost varies on what you get.  You can buy DVDs and be done paying forever, you can get the streaming service or the app.  I did the app and on sale it is bout $80/ year.   For me, well worth it as it has over 300 exercises videos to chose from, a lot of tracking of weight, measurements, taking pictures to show the changes, etc.

Most videos are in the 30-40 minute range but there are those as short as 3-4 minutes and quite a few in the 10-20 minute range.  There are also longer ones but you can do just part of them as well.

I would say very back friendly.  I would likely start with one of the rebuild levels depending on your fitness level and back.  I have done it with a torn meniscus in my knee.   The biggest thing is to watch the various instructional videos where he shows how to properly do each move....but then gives 2-5 modifications for each move.  Then as the workouts go in, if you get to a move you can't do, you can just modify it or do a different move.  

That is the biggest plus to me is that it is so easy to modify.  Today I will be doing an intermediate workout but I am not intermediate level.  I will do what I can and then just switch out what I can't.

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8 hours ago, Liz CA said:

Okay...so I now I want to know more.

1. What does it cost - or is there a free version?

2. How much time does it take? Be honest here. I am gone 12 hours a day from home.

3. How back-friendly is it? Congenital back issue, currently reasonably well controlled with chiro and massage.

I still do Callanetics (hello @Catwoman) but found that I could not do the hip exercises anymore due to them aggravating my back issues.  It still works great on abs and general flexibility but I am always willing to check out something else especially if people seem to have excellent results with it.

1. There are a few free sample videos on youtube you can check out, and free trials for the app and on demand I think maybe,  but otherwise there are either DVDs, an "on demand" version which is about $8 a month, or the app. I paid for 3 months of the app and I think that was $39? So less than a gym, anyway. And the app really is the best option - it has way way more workouts, plus motivational videos, plus tracking for your workouts, weight, photos, pain  scores, etc. It also integrates with most heart rate monitors (but not fitbit) and tracks that - giving you color coded feedback during the workout so you can keep at the right intensity. Oh, and tons of recipes, cooking videos, etc. He advocates a gluten free, dairy free diet from what I can tell (to lower inflammation) but doesn't push it - you don't have to do the nutrition program to do the program, or to use the recipes. In fact, I still haven't really read up on the diet. But as a gluten free household I appreciate knowing the recipes will be compatible with my celiac kid!

2. That's up to you! Before finding this I was trying to do too much - I don't know if it is age, stress, adrenal fatigue, whatever but if I did too much exrcise I was worn out and my mood was worse. I find if I stick to 30 minutes or less, I'm energized and my mood is better. Anyway...the way it works is there are a dozen basic moves. The "Diamond Dozen" tutorial teaches you those moves, modifications, AND what I like is that he also explains the purpose of each move, what body parts it is targeting, how it helps you. The tutorial as a single video is pretty long, longer than I wanted to do, but you can do it for whatever time you have, then restart later, or there are single videos, one for each move, so you can just do them one at a time, in a row, as many as you have time for. I did that and it took me a few sessions to get through it. You won't be "working out" doing the tutorials, and I was VERY tempted to skip them and just figure it out as I go. But I'm SO SO glad I didn't - he really does give the detailed instructions on each move in that tutorial - it's important. 

Then, you can do a "program" where it tells you which videos to do when (not my thing) or just pick. Each workout is color coded by difficulty, and organized by program, or by length of time. So I can scroll down to "20 minute workoutts" and pick from those, or "30 minute workouts" etc. I pick from the 20 minute usually, and modify if it is a "harder" one. And yesterday I did an 11 minute one -  "NXT WARMUP" because I had done a hard yoga workout the day before, and just wanted a bit of flexibility work after my Leslie Sansone walk. 

I think my new routine will be to stick with the 20-30 minute ones, working up to more 30 than 20, during the week. And then one longer one on the weekend. Sort of like how runners do their "long run" on the weekend. 

I also like that because there are so many short ones and easy ones, I have no excuse to skip working out. It builds consistency. i need exercise to be a regular part of my day, a non optional part. As soon as it starts becoming a decision, I'll skip it. So with so many options, even if I'm exhausted or sore or whatever, I can still do "wake up" which is just a gentle mobility routine that is short, or whatever. One person on the facebook group got injured (not doing yoga, something else) and to keep the consistency just does the "breathe" tutorial which is a short video just on proper breathing. So you can make a commitment to doing one video a day, no matter what, and really stick to it, if it is just breathing, lol. 

3. There is an entire rebuild series, starting with workouts you do in bed, then chair, then standing with a chair for extra balance. And you can definitely modify. The instructors are constantly saying, "make the workout your own". He created this for broken down wrestlers - people with serious injuries who also had addiction issues, depression, etc. He works with veterans with similar issues as well. 

As for back, I don't know the specifics of your injury, but DDP himself had back injuries, and I do too, and it has really helped. He actually started doing yoga due to back and knee injuries, himself, and having done phyiscal therapy for my back, I can recognize many moves that my PT had me doing. I will say, make sure you are using your abs, bringing your belly button toward your spine, to support your back during the exercises - my only critique is he doesn't remind you of that and it is easy to use the wrong muscles if you don't. And make sure you tuck your tailbone and tense your glutes well when doing Diamond Cutter (where you stretch up and arch back) or you can strain low back a bit. I was forgetting to do that and was aggravating my back a bit, now that I remember it is fine and my back pain is MUCH better than before starting. (I think he maybe does in the tutorial, I don't remember).  

But yeah, totally totally modifiable. 

-Oh, another thing I like on the app vs the on demand and dvds is that there are different instructors to choose from. I find Hayden to be my favorite (as you may have noticed from my other posts) both because he's so nice to look at and listen too, but also because his workout style is my favorite - more HIIT with rounds of intense fast movement and then rest. Plus, he's just a really motivational instructor - tone of voice, energy, etc. Finding out he has dyspraxia and struggles just added to it. But there are a few female instructors as well, I started to do on workout with one but found her speaking meh, so stopped.

-The big thing to say, is that this is not typical yoga. He renames the poses - road warrior, touchdown, diamond cutter, safety zone, etc - and you may feel a bit silly when he says, "hulk it out!". But it WORKS. It is based on isometric exercise - tensing and flexing your muscles to activate them and strengthen them and get your heart rate up. If that is going to not work for you, this may not be your workout. But if you can look past that it is amazing. I feel amazing. I feel encouraged, and stronger, and more flexible, and its been less than 2 weeks of consistent use. I was NOT into professional wrestling (suffered through it rolling my eyes back in the 90s when my late ex husband watched) but I can appreciate that those men and women were incredible athletes who pushed their bodies and have the injuries to prove it. If they can do this, I can do it with my mom body that has been used and abused, lol. 

-Oh, with the app, if you have a tablet you can watch on that, or most screen cast it to their TV. Or if you have a bit computer monitor you can do it from the internet but it won't sync with your heartrate monitor that way. There is even an apple watch app I hear. 

The app is kind of silly/fun too in that it give you "points" for workouts, "points" for using a heart rate monitor, "bonus" points where you spin a wheel after the exercise, etc. Cute and more motivational than you'd think. Supposedly I get a reward when I hit 10,000 points...I have no idea what that is though. And there is a ranking, based on points, of all users, so you can see yourself move up as you workout more. So even if your strength or weight isn't changing as fast as you like, you can see your points growing. And each workout is automatically logged, and you can see a full summary of it at any time. You can also use the app to track other workouts, like jogging or whatever, but I haven't done that yet. Those give you points too. You have to do it in real time though, you can't add later that I can see. And, you can't just hit "start workout" to do it, have to then hit "play" which I learned after thinking I was tracking a custom workout when I wasn't, lol.

This is what a workout summary looks like. The tracker has separate areas for photos, body measurements, weight, pain scale of different places, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc as well. 

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42 minutes ago, Happymomof1 said:

Ok, this isn't going well. Tried to download the app...  DDP Yoga, now is that correct? Issue with registering, so I can't get into the app.  So frustrating. I hate technology.

you can start by registering on the website I think, and then log into the app?

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