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As much as the Libra in me loves looking at myself, I never thought I’d see the day when I was slipping into my leg-day best to work out… in a mirror.
Okay but hear me out. It’s not just any ordinary mirror. It’s the Lululemon Studio Mirror. This smart fitness mirror allows you to tap into over 10,000 workouts in the comfiest gym in town: your home. It’s crazy. But also the perfect solution if you’re looking for ways to get movement in throughout the day, building up gym confidence, or want a little personal coach to up your workouts.
Let’s get into a little Lululemon Studio Mirror review
Was I intimidated to ban myself from the gym completely? For sure. But I’m always down for a little mental and physical challenge. I headed to Target to grab some essentials, made one 0.5″ addition to my yoga mat lineup and I was ready to sweat!
Pros & Cons
2 cons, 8 pros. Short answer: I think it’s worth it. Cons first.
I can admit – I’m impatient. Connection issues are the bane of my existence. When I wake up at 5am to work out, I want nothing to be in my way. Sadly, I’ve dealt with the Mirror not showing up to our little morning sessions and my app can’t locate my mirror (my eye is twitching just thinking about those hard mornings). For me, this leads to a lack of motivation to get my movement in. Luckily, it doesn’t happen all of the time.
Difficult to Move
Coming in at around 70 lbs… THE MIRROR. She’s a beast. If you’re someone (like me) who enjoys constant rearrangement, you’ll definitely need a hand when you want a little room refresh. The upside: she’s sturdy. And when I’m not frantically chasing change, I know she will comfortably sit against the wall and I don’t have to worry about it tipping over.
I feel like this is a more obvious one but… you don’t have to leave the house to get a good workout in. You can set The Mirror up in your preferred area and sweat like you’re in the gym (and probably feel sore like you just left the gym too).
The Mirror has classes from Cardio to Pilates to Strength Training. You name it, it has it.
I’m not joking when I say that my cardio typically involves hopping on a treadmill for 5 minutes…. and then finishing off with a sprint to my car. I stick to a consistent strength training routine that I never steer away from. Like, yoga classes at my local gym sound great. Keyword: sound.
Over the past month, I’ve dabbled into Pilates, Gentle Yoga, and Guided Meditation (as I’m typing this my mouth is open like I’m literally amazed). As a result, I’ve learned to strengthen my mind, body, and spirit in ways that I never imagined.
I can admit it – when I’m doing things that I have never done before, I find myself overanalyzing myself, especially in the gym. Do I look stupid doing this? Am I even doing it right? Is that person over there judging me?
Being able to move through classes with no one in the room besides me, myself, and I (my 3 besties) has made me worry less about judgment and allowed me to focus on nothing other than my movement.
I’m a firm believer that the mind is a powerful thing and working out is all about that mind-to-muscle connection. Within almost every workout session, each Lululemon coach has sprinkled positive words of affirmation that when you’re sweaty and ready to give up… help push you a little further to the finish line. It’s as if they all know the perfect moment to encourage you to thank yourself for showing up.
Equipment is Optional
A good workout with no equipment?? This was a major plus to me, especially because “no equipment” wasn’t narrowed down to only cardio classes. Some days, I was tapping into Butt + Legs days with a chance to focus on the movement and my form vs. how heavy I was lifting something.
Apple User Friendly
This is self-explanatory. I’m a total Apple girly so being able to sync my workouts to my Fitness app and let my Apple Watch track my heart rate makes my heart flip in circles. Your heart rate also shows up on the bottom of The Mirror as well which helps me gauge how much I can (aka should) intensify my workout to really push myself.
After being stuck in a zone of not being excited to work out and also, not knowing how to switch up my routines, The Mirror helped to not only pull me out of my funk but also get excited about moving again. Transitioning back to gym days, I’ve realized that the Mirror has helped me prioritize pre-workout warm-ups and also, give myself those mental pushes to bring me to the end of my workout.
If you’re looking for a smart mirror to grab for your home gym, The Mirror is totally worth the investment.