Break Pal Review

Break Pal

Obviously, I spend some time at the computer. Lately, it’s been more than usual as I have had A LOT of work all at once. I often sit while the kids do less of the hands-on homeschool work like worksheets but still need me nearby for help. I like to workout regularly, but particularly during times I am busier than usual like now it’s hard to fit in longer workouts, so what am I to do? Well, I was recently introduced to Break Pal.

We all know working out is REALLY important not just to stay in shape but for overall better health. What if you work in the office all day or are just busy? Those are the biggest reasons I hear people say they don’t workout. Break Pal offers a solution! Break Pal offers fitness at your desk! Now that it is also available on the iPhone it can also offer fitness in the back room while you are helping your kids with their worksheets. I guess that is my personal example, but you get the idea. (Android app coming soon!)

Break Pal exercises are around 2-5 minutes, and you can set timed intervals so you get popups to remind you to take one of these micro workout breaks every 30 minutes (or whatever time interval works for you). Some workouts are done while sitting in your chair and some are done while standing.

Break Pal offers a variety of exercises, and they add new exercises often to keep the workouts fresh. The exercises vary from stretches to a variety of styles. Examples are: Martial arts aerobics, yoga, Tai Chi, Chi kung. They also plan on introducing belly dancing and salsa dance!

One of the features I enjoy about Break Pal is that they also offer a social network and point-based rewards system. You are able to chat with others, rate and comment on the various exercises, etc. I noticed that it matters what you have to say, which is really important! Although, I hadn’t left feedback on any of the exercises or asked any questions I noticed that those who had received personal responses to their feedback and questions. I love that they care enough to take the time to respond personally to everyone. Liz has also personally emailed me to check-in to encourage me and keep me on track!

I have found the exercises on Break Pal to be refreshing. They vary in difficulty, and I choose those that are best for me. They are definitely not all “easy.” It is really amazing what a few minutes of exercises broken up in increments throughout the day can do! Our health is important, and Break Pal is a great way to make sure we can squeeze in time for fitness.

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You can visit Break Pal online and get started with a Free Account! If you love it you can Upgrade to a Premium membership! With a Premium Membership you get access to more workouts!

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Comments

  1. I like that these “short breaks throughout the day add up to 45 minutes of exercise.” Perfect.

  2. Julie Bickham says

    I learned about Deskercise.

  3. Krista Bainbridge
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    I learned that I could workout throughout the day and it would be like 45 minutes of exercise – and I can download an app to help me!

  4. Saving Common Cents says

    I really love the idea of taking breaks at different intervals and just spending a few minutes at a time…it really would add up and I wouldn’t be as apt to skip them!

  5. Jessica J. says

    Being able to exercise from your chair sounds ideal! I really hate to work out, so this could be a great option. I’ll check it out on iTunes, thanks!

  6. Kimberly M. says

    My husband does something like this at his job! Didnt know there was an app for that. Lol

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