Exercise in the Comfort of Your Own Home with Gymagogo (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here, to share with you about a wonderful new online product I discovered, Gymagogo, that lets you work out online with others in the comfort of your own home. We were compensated to write this post, however all opinions remain my own.

I do not workout that often. My reasoning behind the whole thing is I absolutely hate going to the gym. I know, it’s silly of me, because the gym is where I am supposed to “give it my all”, and lose these last 20 pounds I have to lose, BUT, I just cannot do it. I don’t like to be stared at while working out, and the thought of someone doing that keeps me from going. Luckily, I found out about Gymagogo.

Technology these days are simply amazing, so when we were contacted by Gymagogo and asked to attend one of their online exercise classes, I thought to myself, “Hmm. . . this might be something useful to me.” So I agreed to give it a try and just see what and how this online exercise class worked.

Signing Up

Signing up was SO simple. I just went to the Gymagogo website and chose a class I wanted to attend from the dropdown menu. I have fallen in love with Yoga, so I chose the beginner’s yoga class and then hit the blue “Let’s Workout” button.

Once I did that, I just put my name and email address in to confirm the class, and then also set up to have them send me a reminder by cell phone of when the class started. This little bit of sign up was SO helpful, because I had forgotten about the other two classes that I was supposed to be attending (the life of a very busy mom blogger, right?)

On the day of the class, I got an email and a text reminding me what time class started and then again 20 minutes before class started, so this is a great tool!

Taking the Class

I will be honest and tell you that I LOVED this class. I was expecting to just be taught like a dvd would teach you, but NO! You are actually on camera with your instructor. As she is teaching you, she can see everyone in the class who is attending. This helps her to see if you are doing the moves right or not.

This was my favorite part! No one in the room can see you but the instructor, which means no unsightly starting from strangers. I was able to work out in the comfort of my own home with the help of an instructor. It’s like a personal trainer!

How Much Does it Cost?

Right now, Gymagogo online exercise classes are free. They will start charging in July, but for RIGHT now — it is free and doesn’t cost a thing! So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your buns off the couch and get a workout in — from the comfort of your own home.

Enter to win

To celebrate the launch of their new site and to help you get moving, Gymagogo is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to one of our readers. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!
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So what keeps you from exercising regularly? Share your comment below to enter.



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Tanya June 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

You can’t beat free! Ive been looking for an at home workout too. Can’t wait to try it. (for this month at least)

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2 Patricia Wojnar Crowley June 11, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Having a little bit of privacy!

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3 Shirley June 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Not enough time.

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4 Jessica To June 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

If I get on the floor to exercise, my son climbs on me.

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5 Lauren June 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Pretty cool! I like that I don’t have to get into the car to drive to the gym.

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6 Lindsay June 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm

No one to watch my kids so I can go to a gym

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7 Kay Gee June 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Cool giveaway!! Would give it a try

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8 Sunshine G June 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Getting everything else done makes it hard to get to the gym.

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9 Stacey B June 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Lack of time! With 2 kids and one on the way, a full time job, and a husband who works 60-80 hours a week, my hands are FULL 24/7

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10 Courtnie June 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I usually don’t have enough time, and I work so much that I get too tired to exercise.

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11 chelsea June 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

My issue is lack of time and motivation

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12 Karen Lynch June 11, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Family’s erratic schedule

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13 carol roberts June 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm

time that is one thing for sure

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14 Madonna June 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm

not having the equipment handy

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15 Dayna Wilson June 11, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Lack of child care, and lack of energy when I do get some.

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16 Harmony B June 11, 2013 at 11:39 pm

Never enough time

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17 Kristina Wilson June 12, 2013 at 12:22 am

being stressed out stops me

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18 Donna W. June 12, 2013 at 1:25 am

Not enough time and a little lazy

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19 Debbie Bashford June 12, 2013 at 6:02 am

No facilities any where near where I live

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20 amyc June 12, 2013 at 8:52 am

The kids always keeping me on my toes.

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21 Tammy S June 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

I have Fibromyalgia so some days I have a hard time getting to the gym to workout. I would love to be able to workout at home.

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22 latanya June 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

being tired after work

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23 Anne June 12, 2013 at 10:04 am

Getting out of the house.

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24 Charlene S June 12, 2013 at 10:14 am

When I have a cold.

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25 Lynda Del June 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Not finding the time for it. :(

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26 Steph June 12, 2013 at 12:22 pm

The thing that stops me is lack of time. I usually work out for an hour a day at home, but have been crunched for time lately and have slacked off.

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27 LaVonne June 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

My 1 year old. He is having a hard time at night and I wake up exhausted.

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28 Erika June 12, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Definitely time! Kids + school!

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29 Heather Hayes Panjon June 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Busy Schedule, Not Enough Time.

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30 Wendy T. June 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Working out can be very boring & I’d rather be doing something else.

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31 Sydney D June 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

The work. I’m lazy. LOL

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32 ellen casper June 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Lack of time

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33 Aura June 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

lack of time

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34 Sindy Murray June 12, 2013 at 9:56 pm

it is not fun,motivation!

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35 lisa bolduc June 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

not having enought energy

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36 Heidi C. June 12, 2013 at 10:40 pm

With four kids, a very busy husband and a full-time career, it is very hard to find the time to eat/go to the bathroom let alone exercise :)!

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37 Rochel S. June 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

No motivation, dont enjoy it

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38 samantha w June 13, 2013 at 12:21 am

I feel like the day gets away from me and so By the end of the day I’m exhausted

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39 Terra Heck June 13, 2013 at 3:46 am

The thing that stops me is lack of motivation. I feel like I don’t have enough willpower or time in the day. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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40 Lisa Davis June 13, 2013 at 5:06 am

My kids hanging around my ankles ;)

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41 Addison Kat June 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

definitely lack of time available to do so

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42 Beth June 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

The time to get out and actually take a class. It would be so much easier to do it in the comfort of my own home while the kids are taking a nap.

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43 Wanda McHenry June 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I’m just plain lazy!!

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44 Sadie B. June 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I want to go to the gym, but I have the kids all day long.

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45 Emily Mahr June 14, 2013 at 9:11 am

When I get home I’m tired from work and I have other things to do like make dinner, clean the house, etc. I need to make time for exercising.

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46 Tabathia B June 14, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Sometimes dealing with the kids and it doesn’t leave time for me

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47 Tara June 16, 2013 at 12:02 am

I never seem to have enough time!

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48 Diane Estrella June 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

My own laziness. :(

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49 Dani June 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

If there is an unexpected change in my routine, it throws me off.

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50 Carrie at In the Hammock Blog June 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

not having enough time! thanks!

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51 Tiffany Drew June 16, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Lack of energy!

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52 Jennifer k June 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The weather. I hate indoor exercising so have a very hard time in the winter.

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53 Omima June 17, 2013 at 12:09 am

Lack of time precludes me from exercising more.

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54 Melissa Tippie June 17, 2013 at 4:53 am

My health stops me from exercising more. I fell down in my driveaway and broke my foot.

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55 jeannine s June 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm

I need to schedule it in more. I make plans to and something always comes up

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56 Laura Jacobson June 18, 2013 at 1:04 am

Time and money. So hard to afford a gym…and so hard to find time to go. Home workouts are the BEST!

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57 Crissy D. June 18, 2013 at 8:43 am

Time stops me from exercising more

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58 kymi a June 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

what stops me is motivation sometimes I just don’t have the giddy up in me to get going.

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59 Idaho Jill June 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm

TIME. I work very long hours, then go home and cook dinner. I just can’t seem to find the time!

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60 Daniel M June 18, 2013 at 8:45 pm

my back, my hip, my knee, my ankle, hate getting old, miss my physicality

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61 nannypanpan June 18, 2013 at 10:22 pm

my son doesn’t give me much mom time

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62 Tracy Robertson June 19, 2013 at 12:41 am

I like exercising, but other responsibilities (like my 2 jobs) keep me from doing it as often as I would like to.

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63 Brandy W. June 19, 2013 at 3:26 am

dedicating the time! but we always park in the middle of parking lots so we get a bit of walking to and from the car lol (it’s better than nothing!)

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64 Tamra H June 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Having the energy after a busy day.

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65 Kerrie Mayans June 19, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Trying to find time when the kids are not awake and I still have the energy to do it.

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66 Jessica June 19, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Lack of time

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67 Lacey Burd June 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Finding the time when my daughter is not awake. She’s going through a stage where she refuses to nap

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68 Laura Snow June 19, 2013 at 9:28 pm

There is so much else I’d rather be doing!

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69 Teresa Thompson June 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Time constraints are my biggest issue.

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70 Cori Westphal June 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Time! It’s tough to squeeze in work, kids, household duties, and still find time to have fun AND get a workout in!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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71 betty June 20, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Just being plain lazay

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72 Omima June 22, 2013 at 12:58 am

I see that I’ve won the giveaway. I replied to your email, but you haven’t replied back.

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