If you’ve lived with chronic illness for any amount of time, you may have experienced the challenges associated with staying physically active in spite of your illness. It seems like a constant struggle to balance energy, impact, and time so when I had the opportunity to check out the Freestyler fitness system, I welcomed the chance!
The Freestyler functional training system, “attempts to adapt or develop exercises that allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more easily and without injuries, while at the same time efficiently shapes & tones your body. . . Freestyler on the other hand provides simultaneous attachment of the tubes to all four limbs at the same time [which] facilitates better efficiency and a workout which gives you a good looking body (lean tone muscles, no bulk) and at the same time a functional body.”
These are some of my favorite things about the Freestyler system:
- You get a whole body workout without a ton of equipment. The Freestyler system is quick and easy to set up and super easy to store! When I am done with a workout, it easily stashes under my bed or in my closet. I don’t feel like I am constantly having to stare at bulky equipment or feel like I’m tripping over dumbbells.
- I love the wide variety of programs the system offers. I was able to show my physical therapist my manual and she was able to offer workout suggestions in addition to my regular appointments. The programs include bodyshaping, such as core conditioning and weight loss, and physiotherapy, such as knee, hip, and shoulder physiotherapy.
- The flexibility of the video center. If you’ve got 10 minutes to work out or an hour, there are a wide variety of videos offered tailored to your specific needs such as rehabilitation, womens fitness, and group fitness. The music was a little cheesy but not completely distracting. The beat worked well with the exercises. The transitions between sections were a little awkward (exercises were grouped in 2-3 minute segments) but I watched the video before attempting the program which was helpful which I definitely recommend! I stuck with the 20 minutes videos so my critique is focused on those in particular. The video center is a fabulous resource but my only other wish is that DVDs were available if you wanted to travel with the system but did not have internet access. I watched videos on my laptop and tablet without any issues!
If you are looking for a new workout system that offers flexibility and a total body workout without a ton of equipment, I recommend checking out the Freestyler to see if it is the system for you!
***Disclosure: I was provided the Freestyler system in order to facilitate this review but was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are 100% my own***