Earlier this year, we cut our first episode of Social Fitness with Brandi Chastain. In the video, Brandi talks about why she started the program, how it grew organically into something incredible that helps moms not only stay fit, but also helps women stay connected. “I thought about creating this group of women so that I had someone to socialize with,” Brandi tells us. “It’s kind of blossomed into this great network of women. Not only do we workout, but we do a lot of talking!”

The Social Fitness program is designed to give you a great workout, but also help you deal with the personal stress in your life. It follows a series of steps that push your body and engage your mind:

  • Interval Training: It’s great for tackling stress because it mimics how it works in real life. Brandi says, it’s like a wave. “You expend a lot of energy for a short amount of time. Then you calm down, take that deep breath. You relax.”
  • Resistance Bands:  Provides resistance while you’re trying to sprint. It helps you move forward, break through the barriers in life.
  • The Plank: The plank is a great exercise that also translates into letting go. You’re going to have to hold that position for quite a bit of time, so when you relax you appreciate that clarity at the end.
  • Post-Workout Coffee: A great time to bond and laugh!  By the end of the morning, you feel like you had time to exercise and bond with friends. It makes it easier to go home and dedicate energy to your husband, your children, and your job.

Give it a watch and let us know what you think!