Perfect way for a stay at home mom to get back in shape!! Review by Janine B
Lauren's playground has truly changed my life. I am a stay at home mom of a 2 year old and I have been struggling to get back to my pre-baby fitness level since my son was born. When I joined the playground I finally felt like I had found a clear path to get back to the fitness level I wanted. There is so much flexibility, so many options, and the workouts are so efficient that I rarely feel like I have a good reason to skip a workout, I can always find a way to fit something in. In addition, Lauren's instruction is so spot on and positive that I am always in a better mood when I am finished.
Since I have been using the playground I feel much stronger not only physically but emotionally too. Thank you Lauren for creating such an amazing program! (Posted on 11/5/2016)Come and get on the Playground!!
Review by Terry
I never dreamed when I joined LAUREN's PLAYGROUND how fun, yet informative this format would be. I have several of Lauren's dvd's that are great and prepared me with using kettlebells. The PLAYGROUND is a whole new level of kettlebell instruction with Lauren and Todd. Every time I do a workout I feel like I am right there. She gives constant instruction, motivation and encouragement to the students with her and the students watching. She starts out with the "Basics" but there is plenty of variation with the different programs. Lauren also listens to us on Facebook as we discuss various topics that arise from our training and provides additional information. Come get on LAUREN's PLAYGROUND-you will love it! (Posted on 8/8/2016)Fabulous workout program
Review by Emily
The workouts are a lot of fun and easy to follow. I love the fact that Lauren works the basics while also teaching some new things. Fun, challenging, and effective! (Posted on 8/8/2016)Super impressed!
Review by Suzanne
The playground is absolutely awesome! I loved being able to start with the basics and move up. Lauren's instruction is by far the best. Before I started working out regularly with kettlebells, my legs would hurt all the time. I'm thrilled to say I have pretty much been pain free! A huge thank you to Lauren! (Posted on 8/1/2016)Lauren's Playground is the best one since grade school and dodgeball.
Review by Denice
Kettlebells are so great because with a small investment working out from home is possible, saving money and time. Having a program that you know is taking you in a forward progression really helps keep the motivation high. The Playground is just that. Programming, schedules telling you exactly how to use the programs, tips for beginners and experienced users, and it keeps growing! Now there is a recipe area for Lauren's healthful and unique recipes. I can't say enough about how fantastic I think this creation of Lauren's and Todd's is. We are all so lucky to have such a powerful tool at such a great price. (Posted on 7/30/2016)Love this program!!!
Review by Rema
Love the playground. All the different choices. And the variety of "programs". Its great that you include the schedule as well. That is huge to me! The workouts are sneaky. Somehow the programming seems set up to where I am getting a good workout but it doesn't "kill me". Yet the next day I often feel sore which tells me I def did work those muscles! I Love that! I also like that you break down your students for those who not as advanced and they have an example to watch! (Posted on 7/28/2016)So happy I joined!
Review by Martha
I'm so happy I joined Lauren's Playground! Personally, I prefer to follow along with a video workout, and I feel as though I'm right there training in one of her classes. It's very motivating! I like the variety of workouts offered - there is something for every level. I'm particularly enjoying the Lean Body Series and Power, Strength and Burn classes. I also love that the warmups and cool-downs are included in the class, since I tend to gloss over those parts a bit. Plus there are new workouts and recipes being added all the time, so it's been well worth the cost. Considering what you get with the membership it's a bargain, really!! (Posted on 7/25/2016)Something for Everyone!
Review by Regina H
Lauren’s playground is terrific! No matter what your fitness level is, familiarity/level with kettlebells, age, male or female, or your fitness goals, Lauren’s playground has something for everyone!
Not to mention the monthly price for what you get is a steal! I love everything about the Playground! It is by far the most comprehensive on-line offering I have seen! With Lauren's expertise and her strong desire for ALL her students to achieve that which they seek, she and her husband Todd truly are working overtime making sure the Playground,is not only effective and results-driven but also fun and user friendly for everyone!
Only own one kettlebell? Whether you got one kettlebell or a collection of them, you can do the classes at the Playground! Brand new to kettlebells? The playground offers the basics when it comes to proper and safe kettlebell training. Advanced? Want to lose fat? Get strong? Improve conditioning? The Playground has got all that covered too! The newly added “In the Kitchen” shares recipes that Lauren prepares for her family!
The playground provides written versions of the classes that you can download and print out. You also have the option to stream them on your devices! This means you can do these classes anywhere that is convenient for you!. Also – you can do them anytime of the day or night and any days you want!
The Facebook group associated with the Playground has folks from all over the US, and overseas, ranging in age from 20s to 70s. The group is great because it really does provide accountability (for those that need it), cheering you on, and also providing support and a real sense of camaraderie.
So do yourself a favor and join! You will only regret not signing up! (Posted on 7/24/2016)Motivating!!!
Review by Mary Ann
To be able to get this kind of training in my home is beyond awesome. There is so much content and new content is added on a monthly basis. There is no room for boredom. You are constantly challenged. Great monthly subscription! I am very happy with my purchase. (Posted on 7/24/2016)The best kettlebell instructor ever!
Review by Jan K-G
I've been training with Lauren's DVDs for a few years now and I'm still not bored with them, but the Playground is kind of a different animal. It's like having private classes with Lauren! The beauty of the Playground is that it is on my schedule and can be tailored to my needs and goals. Plus, each group of workouts comes with a several-weeks-long workout plan if you choose to use the workouts that way. I'm glad I don't have to take DVDs with me when I travel now that I can just stream the programs wherever I am. Have kettlebells will travel! I definitely recommend Lauren's Playground AND her DVDs to anyone wishing to train with kettlebells the RIGHT way with someone who really understands the way the human body works and how to be safe and have fun with the bells at the same time. (Posted on 7/24/2016)Totally flexible platform, rigorous yet easy to fit in any where plus stellar Lauren Brooks guide = AWESOME!
Review by RunningGenes
Love this program arrangement, and layout...and especially Lauren Brooks' approach all-around! Very flexible yet rigorous and my favorite of any and all series or programs for kettlebell and even any workout style. From solid fitness, through pregnancy, post-pregnancy, overscheduled professional and family life, Lauren's got it covered with respect and intensity per desire. A million thanks to Lauren, and most especially to this new Playground...came along when I need it most and I will likely stay for a very long time. (Posted on 7/24/2016)From Pilates instructor and Bootcamp at the Park to Kettlebells
Review by Barbara A Houston
I am so thrilled to be a part of Lauren's Playground! I feel it is far above and beyond of what was expected. Especially with the content, layout, and workout routines. The material is in the greatest HD quality and the motivation is all there. I'm speechless because I feel part of a worldwide team. It's unique to give you the right tools and lessons to progress and grow. Every time I'm there I don't feel alone but with with support from Lauren and the gang. Her voice, her example, and real life women working it all out is very encouraging! I knew about Lauren online years ago but I had not tried her DVDS. I was a Pilates instructor for a temporary time and loved bootcamp training at the park. I wanted fitness to be my career. What I wanted like many of us was to look and feel awesome and great! The weight wasn't coming off quickly and I had spent a lot of money in Pilates Certifications and Nutrition Online program where I had a coach. In all these real cases the weight would always come back. Unfortunately I would get stuck in a vicious cycle. All this time I tried Lauren's free challenges and read her blog.
It was the best decision to sign up as soon as I playground gym started. Although I've been on vacation and fighting time. I can honestly say that this program is high high high quality! You can't find this type of training in the market. Unless your willing to pay 75 to 80 per hour and in some cases more if the trainer has abundant certifications and has years of experience. Lauren has strong desire to help and these videos show her strong commitment to women's health. I love the additional videos and strict from to keep everyone safe. This is what I've been waiting for for a long time. It reminded me of my early mornings bootcamps at the park except now it's my living room and I don't ever have to leave my house. It's exactly what I need to finally reach my goals. I'll keep you posted dear kettlebell friend! (Posted on 7/23/2016)Loving the playground!
Review by Julie
I've been a follower of Lauren for several years, have most of her DVD's and also her BeSLAM programs. I jumped at the chance to join her playground...I am loving the programs, I love the format, and the fact that I can either follow along with videos, or with a printed version of the workouts. Variety, encouragement, and inspiration, all the things I need to keep me on track. Great value, too! (Posted on 7/23/2016)VERY VERY IMPRESSED
Review by ERICKA
I have almost all Laurens dvds and I love them. But I would only work out off and on for the past 3 years. So when the playground came out I told my husband let me just try it out for one month, I cant pass up signing up because I have to see everything Lauren puts out. The other day I told him, just so you know I'm never cancelling this membership! It truly has made me a different person. I am determined, I work out regularly, I am way stronger in just the time that Incinerator and playground came out. I am in love with everything on the playground. It exceeded my expectations by a mile.
A couple things that impresses me is 1) that the written workout is right on the side of the video (please don't ever change that) it helps me see whats ahead and allows me to get my bells setup. 2) the coaching Lauren does throughout the video, the little things like take a sip of water, remember to tighten the glutes, relax shoulder and neck, breathe, engage the lat, if your not shaking your plank is not active and so on and so on - these are all things we know but as we are working out we cant remember everything so the reminders help me keep the proper form.
The only thing I can think of to add is a tip section, just like the in the kitchen has recipes, the helpful tips section would be any great knowledge we could use to aid us in losing weight and gaining strength. (Posted on 7/21/2016)My Thoughts on the Playground [as it is right now]
Review by Livvy
What I think of the playground so far.
This is really great. if you are used to Lauren you'll fit right in - if you are new to Lauren, you can pick it up right away. Lauren has you covered form Basics, to Tabatas, a lot of little extra perks, and more is coming.
I love the little extra stuff (the written work, the Kitchen which will hopefully include some vegan options as it grows!) the fact that if all you have is 1 or 2 bells, Lauren has modifications even though all extra equipment (stools, and trx) is used). if you are a Big Girl (Or Broad Guy) and wondering if you can do this/keep up. yes.
The online facebook group is great.
The little things I would probably include or change is "registering" for classes - though i'm sure this is probably done for stats or something - and a "Park my account" option in case of illness/you lost your job or something. While you can leave and join any time, - the price point will not be the same always. but if those are the only two issues you have.. you know you're getting an amazing product. (Posted on 7/21/2016)Out of the park!!
Review by ELaughlin
Once again, Lauren has hit this one out of the park ...and right into the Playground! :) This has been live for two months now, and it is astonishing how much content already is available. This really is full spectrum from beginner to advanced. You choose the programs that work for you. You can't go wrong.
I enjoy it because it feels like I'm right there at Lauren's studio working out with her and her students. I absolutely love the programs I've done so far and am seeing and feeling the results. Seriously, this is some of the BEST money I've ever spent! I am so grateful Lauren is offering this and I plan to be a Playground member for quite a long time. (Posted on 7/21/2016)Great for beginners
Review by Samantha
I was completely new to kettlebell workouts and didn't know where to start. Lauren's videos break down the moves and focus on the correct form in a way that you can pick it up quick and progress fast! I was amazed how quickly I moved up in the amount of weight I could do in a short time. She has a program that is sure to fit everyone and keep you challenged! (Posted on 7/20/2016)More than I could have asked for
Review by Jane
Great workouts, great variety, great instruction. So many workouts its challenging to pick which to do! Been doing kettlebells for 5 years and this has been a fabulous choice for how to further my training. (Posted on 7/20/2016)Worth every penny
Review by gail
I am an avid home exerciser and have tried many different kettlebell dvds and instructors and Lauren is hands down my favorite. I have all of her DVDs, her BeSlam programs and her Kettlebells for Women. I initially hesitated though to sign up for a recurring monthly fee but then decided to give it a try and boy am I glad I did. The content is exceptional. It feels like you are taking classes right there with Lauren. New content is added frequently. And the facebook community is great too. Without doubt this is one of the best fitness purchases I have ever made! (Posted on 7/20/2016)Fun and fantastic workout platform
Review by Cyndie
I have been using Lauren's book, videos and workout programs for almost 4 years now, so I was thrilled when she launched the Playground platform. I work out both at the home and at a gym, but put my gym membership on hold for the summer (kids are home!). Lauren's Playground has really amped up my home workouts! I love following along with the streamed workouts - the pace is perfect for me, she gives lots of options to increase intensity or modify for beginners or people with mobility issues. I also like having all the programs to choose from, and the fact that more are added on a regular basis. It really is a great value - much less than a personal trainer but with the personal experience, fantastic community and new content added regularly! (Posted on 7/20/2016)Life Changing!
Review by Deanna
Since starting Lauren's programs, my body has completely changed! The Playground is versatile, energetic, fun. I am especially satisfied with Lauren's safety aspect. I've had neck problems for a long time and her little side notes and mobility drills I've NEVER heard of are very effective and have kept my neck pain free. For the first time in my life, I can say I love the way I look. The Playground is a must for anybody looking to change their body and gain confidence. Being strong is definitely what it's all about! (Posted on 7/20/2016)The BOMB
Review by Momofcha
I am a longtime fan of Lauren's & have all her DVDs. I couldn't be happier with her steaming. I figured out how to stream through my tv with no issues & the streaming itself is seamless. It's like a DVD. I think these offerings are different than her DVDs & a great addition! I can't wait for the new program next month! (Posted on 7/20/2016)Highly Recommend!
Review by Shelly
Lauren is one of my favorite kettlebell instructors and since I can't train with her in person, this is the next best thing! As new as the playground is, she already has a variety of workouts listed for all levels with detailed instructions that it is impossible to get bored (and I get bored easily). I'd rate this 10 stars if I could! (Posted on 7/20/2016)The best program
Review by Abra
Lauren's programs are the best around and this is no exception. Not only are her programs high quality but she personally answers questions and cares about the health and wellness of her clients. (Posted on 7/20/2016)Great addition to my workout resources
Review by adrirez
First, let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of Lauren. I have most of her kettlebell dvds and have had fitness and nutrition coaching from her. She is an amazing teacher and coach. Now to the Playground...it offers numerous streaming workouts for any level. It has a great variety of kettlebell workouts. Each workout gives different variations to meet the needs of any person and their skills. Whether you are looking for conditioning, fat burning, strength or all of those...you will find them here. There is new content monthly and bonuses along the way. I can't recommend this enough. (Posted on 7/20/2016)great kettlebell programs!
Review by Jen
I joined Lauren's Playground only 2 weeks ago and I already feel the results from following the programs she has given in the playground! You get both access to videos and written out programs which I love! Lauren teaches the proper way to do kettlebells and I just love her teaching style! This is the first online platform of classes I've found on kettlebells and I'm so thankful to have such great programs to follow in my own home whenever I have the time! (Posted on 7/20/2016)AWESOME! Review by