Wello Lets You Workout Via Webcam
With a busy schedule, it’s tough to get to the gym as often as you might want to. We get it… but that’s no reason not to get your sweat on. Wello is a new company that brings you a personal trainer, wherever you are!
Webcams are amazing for catching up with far-away friends and family, for conference calls with virtual coworkers, and now, for bringing certified trainers to the comfort of your living room. Wello allows you to create a profile, specifying your needs, goals, and any equipment you have access to.
Then, you get to browse various trainers and pick the one that suits you the best. There are yoga instructors and pilates instructors, those specializing in crossfit and martial arts, and general trainers. You can then schedule a session or start one right away, if your preferred trainer is available. No special equipment is required and you can workout from anywhere with an internet connection.
The workouts are priced by time: You can choose a 25, 40, or 55 minute sweat session. Each trainer sets his or her own price. Some trainers offer special packages, allowing you to purchase more workouts at a discounted price or to pay up front for a specific training regimen.
The actual training session is similar to a Skype call. Both parties can see each other and your trainer will take you through a workout routine. You can choose from two different chat layouts depending on personal preference. Your trainer can correct your form and offer encouragement via the video chat session. You can watch them demonstrate the moves as well as see your own form just by looking at your monitor.
Would you try out this type of virtual personal training? What kind of tech do you use in your workout routine? Talk to us in the comments below or over on Twitter.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)