Happy Tuesday everyone!
I know it has been a long time since I posted a personal blog instead of a recipe; but I am hoping to slow down and get some time to do this on the regular again. I really miss writing! As many of you know I recently had abdominal surgery, which resulted in a long 6-week recovery. I was totally down and out for 2 weeks, worked from home for another 2, and then slowly started back at the office without the ability to lift, walk very far, twist my body, or open jars of kimchi. Long story, short–I was useless.
After my recovery, I was shocked and embarrassed at how quickly my body lost strength, stamina, the ability to sleep and stay asleep, as well as motivation to do anything other than the basic daily activities. I woke up every day feeling sad, tired & useless. What they say is true; sitting really is the new smoking. Shortly after my recovery, I was approached to try out the LEAGUE app, and it was a blessing in disguise. LEAGUE was exactly what I needed to start getting my body back on track and with vetted experts who know how to work with my condition. I was thrilled to start, and now I am obsessed, and sooo excited to share it with you!
LEAGUE is a wellness app that offers a wide selection of health services, all available in the palm of your smart phone using hand. Their PROs (that’s what they call them) are hand-picked, verified and ready to help you live a happier, healthier life. In the past, I have gone through so many awful “experts” and now am happy to say that thanks to this app, that will no longer be a concern. When I book a personal trainer, yoga instructor or health professional, I am no longer worried or disappointed in my appointment; and that is enough to sell me on any product/service. So let’s go through the basics…
What is it?
It is basically an innovative smartphone app that easily connects you with the health professionals that are right for you, in your area. Once you’ve bounced around and found the right experts, you can book services, make payments, track your health data and stay connected with your PROs (doctors, nutritionists, massage therapists, naturopaths etc.) when you need them. Kind of like Uber, but for wellness!!
How does it work?
You simply download the app, fill out your profile with your location, credit card, and goals, and start booking. There are a number of ways to find professionals in your area. You can search in map view, or by service, and then just check out the PRO’s schedule to see what date & time works for you. The app even recommends PRO’s based on the goals you outline in your profile.
What Do I Love About it?
The name totally suits the model, as you are essentially building a league of wellness professionals dedicated to your personal goals. Something I often need help keeping on track.
Booking a time that works best for you is insanely easy, and you don’t have to worry about picking up cash before you go, because the app is set up to your credit card. One of my favourite features is the automated reminders and calendar integration. You guys know that I cannot function without my iCal, and this app makes it so easy to keep track of my services. I have used apps in the past that keep all your appointments inside the app, and I missed almost every one of those. The system just didn’t work for me; but this one does. There are also all kinds of cool features like 1:1 messaging services, you can post updates and photos (kind of like Facebook), and many more that get your League of PRO’s involved in your day to day life!
I will be honest; I often lack the motivation to stay active. It is not because I am lazy, but because of how busy and demanding my life is. I find it hard to get myself away from my computer to go out and get active, so this app is exactly what I needed. You know I never talk about products that I am not passionate about, and this one I highly recommend.
I am currently participating in their 30-day Build-A-LEAGUE Challenge in preparation for my Burning Man trip at the end of the month; so I will be blogging about my experiences with various PRO’s- stay tuned for updates in the upcoming weeks.
If you want to try out LEAGUE, download the app, sign up, and use the promo code TRYIT30 for $30 off your first service by August 31. If you do, leave me a comment below and tell me about your experience, and if you liked the app! You can also take photos and share them on your social media with the hashtags #joinleague & #edgyveg. I would love to see and hear about your experiences and fitness goals! Let’s all motivate each other! Go Team!