Grokker Yoga Fitness and recipes – Free two-week trial!
When you sign up to Grokker, you have to give your payment information immediately, so that they can then seamlessly take payments from you without all the hassle of signing up again.
Just make sure that if you do just want to try the program free for two weeks only, then sign up and cancel straight away by using this email, email@example.com, it tells you when you will be charged so with mine I signed up on 2 February, and it gave me the date of Feb 16, and it informs me that my account will be charged $14.99 from that date onwards.
Please be aware that this company does not offer partial refunds or credits at all and by doing you agree to their terms of service, so it is down to you to cancel the payment.
The best way is to note this down in your calendar and set a reminder that this money will be taken out at a specified date. Who knows you may find it incredible and want to carry on with it, in which case don’t cancel.
Once logged in you have full access. I immediately went for meditation with Andrew Johnson; you click to schedule all the videos you want to see, then it creates a seamless plan for you. The more videos you watch, the more wellness minutes you accumulate to see how far you have progressed. It creates goals for you to follow. That seems great and a nice way to keep a record of what you have achieved.
If you have any problems, then the help centre/center have on hand at least 83 qualified members all ready to answer any questions you may have.
Yoga Insight Series, Kino MacGregor: The Journey by Grokker
When I had a scout around, I stumbled across 338 yoga collections, lots of Yoga experts on hand and plenty of yoga forum articles and tips. Wow! This is massive!
I noted 14 different types of Yoga including:
- Arm balances
- Core strength
- Pain relief
I tried the Chair Yoga: Neck and Shoulders by Sierra Campbell. It was a 19-minute beginner level yoga that can be done sat at your computer. It was incredibly relaxing and meditative, but I could have done with a shorter video. I earned 19 wellness minutes.
The fitness section has 868 videos, which include:
- Abs & Core Barre
- Flexibility & Balance
- Interval training
- Kickboxing cardio
- Strength training
- Sports conditioning
- Toning & Sculpting
- Weight training
The cooking section has a whopping 1728 of the most resplendent videos I have ever seen. These include:
- American recipes
- Appetisers & salads
- Breakfast and lunch ideas
- British recipes
- Easy meals
- Gluten free
- Bbq and grilling
- Healthy eating
- Sauces & condiments
- Soups, stews & chilli
- Techniques & Tools
- Vegan & raw food
I watched a beautiful video of a lady baking a 50-year-old recipe of an apple cake with walnuts and caramel earning me an easy six wellness minutes. I delved into the British section as I was intrigued (being a Brit) by this and I wondered what recipes lay ahead.
I was surprised by the recipes I saw. There were blueberry scones, kedgeree, chicken and mushroom pie, a roast pigeon in a fig?? by Loyd Grossman. Steak and triple cooked chips, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, beef wellington, roast beef, bangers and mash, curried cottage pie (curious), English fry up, Yorkshire pud recipe, all beautiful looking recipes but I was surprised about them being not very healthy. But, I suppose looking at it this way, cooking from scratch is miles better than eating sugar laden processed food so even though the recipes for this section are not low fat they are cooked using fresh ingredients, which is a good thing!
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I wandered over to the healthy section and watched a delicious looking recipe of ‘Chia Apricot Protein Balls’, and again this earned me another two wellness minutes. It was taken from the Honestly Healthy Six Day Slimdown by Natasha Corrett. I made this recipe, but I forgot to take any pictures of it, but I can tell you that they are delicious and really filling, so you don’t overeat them you only really need one to make you feel full.
I tried another recipe from the Six day slim down, and it was the Healthy Quinoa Tomato And Basil Salad. Watching that video also gave me another five wellness minutes. These wellness minutes are surely stacking up!
If you are interested in this recipe it is here:
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa – bought this a while ago. Not sure what to do with it
- 1 1/2 cups heirloom tomatoes that I bought at the market on Saturday morning
- 1/3 cup of tender stem broccoli that I also purchased at the market, this has to be my favourite vegetable at the moment, I just loved having it steamed, but in this recipe, I am going to be eating it raw
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil roughly chopped
For the dressing:
- 1 inch of finely grated ginger
- 2tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp brown rice vinegar
- 1/2 finely grated apple
- Pinch of pink salt
Cook and cool the quinoa which is a type of seed. It is low in carbs and high in protein.
Finely chop the broccoli and add it to the cooked, cooled and measured out quinoa.
Chop up those beautiful tomatoes into nice sized pieces. To get the authentic flavour of tomatoes, never refrigerate them as apparently they turn to mush and taste pappy if that makes sense. Lady who sold me the tomatoes from the market, Elaine, told me off when I told her that I store them in the fridge to make them last longer, she said never to do this it ruins the taste!
Now I forgot to buy the basil, and I keep basil oil extract in the fridge, so I substituted a few drops of this strong, potent oil in the place of fresh basil.
Next just combine all the dressing ingredients together and mix into the salad. Really easy! I have never thought of using apple and ginger in a dressing before, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thanks to Natasha Corrett for providing this and the apricot chia balls recipe!!
Day 2 to 12 were a mixture of setting various times for different workouts, it was easily done, and I don’t have any complaints about this. When you have set your schedule, you will get email prompts to remind you that your session is about to start, so there is no need to keep the Grokker website open at all times. The best thing to do is to spend a couple of hours just browsing the site and saving all the programmes you would like to do for the following month then set a schedule of when the best timers are that you can achieve it, then that’s it, just wait for your prompts to come in.
The website has a bright cheeriness to it. It feels modern and welcoming. It is as if I have just joined an exclusive health spa where I can schedule at any time of the day a fantastic workout or meditation session.
If I combine this with at home spa treatments like putting on mud or having an Epsom’s salt bath, it would feel more like a treat that you can access at any time and anywhere, from the comfort of your home.
Grokker is an American company, but I live in Britan, it is not restricted to just those living in the US, it can be accessed by anyone in any part of the world.
The pros and cons
- Being motivated enough to do it on a regular basis
- Finding the time to do all of the workouts
- By having so much choice, it was hard for me to figure out what I could do first
- Knowing where to start first
- Having an easy to navigate website to look through
- Feels like you have just joined a health spa
- I love the colours that they have used on their website
- It feels bright and cheery
- You get to try a two week trial for free! Just click on the link below and see for yourself