Monday, February 9, 2015

Gaiam TV Review

Gaiam TV Review




Gaiam is well known for their association with yoga as well as the myraid of workout products they sell. They are a trusted brand and one that I am familiar with. Gaiam was one of the first yoga videos I watched and fell in love with the flow. So I decided to try their 10 day free trial. The website is set up similar to Netflix. There are different categories: Most Popular, Recently Added, and such. It was easy to navigate around the website. I used the search bar to help me find what I was looking for. After searching for 'yoga,' it allowed you to also advance your search by choosing a length of time, style of yoga, and instructor. I found this to be helpful after I began to find instructors that I enjoyed. There were 1141 videos on yoga, so this feature was very helpful. Gaiam TV also has inspirational videos, spiritual videos, dance and ballet, as well as meditation guides. It provides a great selection for all stages of yoga, whether you are brand new or a spiritual guru. After your 10 day free trial, it costs just $9.95 a month.

You also have the ability to save videos on your playlist. This was a wonderful feature because then I didn't have to keep looking and searching for something I might like. I would spend a few minutes before each video and find a few more I liked, it also helped me stay accountable to finishing their videos. These were the videos that I tried and LOVED:

Kathryn Budig's Aim True Yoga: Authentic Flow
Rachel Wainwright: Ballet Pilates, Pilates Booty, Yoga Pilates Morning Mix
Faith Hunter: Shiva Flow
Kate Kendall Flow Barre: Spicy Buns, Total Body Bliss
Ashley Turner: Strength and Stamina

Pros:
Lots to search from
Great instructors and Sequences
A whole zen experience
My Playlist feature
App accessible from iPhone or Android Tablets
Reasonable price (9.95/mo.)

Cons:
Search Bar was helpful, but could be simplified










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