Why did you start training with DAREBEE programms ?

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    Why did you start training with DAREBEE programms ?

    I believe I have find something that suits perfectly in my needs, its calisthenics and it has everything and more that I need. Is the most complete website I have found on the internet.

    #2
    I started in June with Fizzup an app done that for a while then felt I wasn’t getting anything out of it I found darebee through nerd fitness and haven’t looked back

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      #3
      I found Darebee in January 2018 through a mention of Athena's Playbook on Mastodon, a social network I use. Tried it out out of curiosity and it was so much fun that I kept on going until today.

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        #4
        If i remember correctly i found darebee via Pinterest. I did the Mark Lauren 90 day challenge that days and thought darebee could be a good thing to do after the challenge.
        And since then, i'm on it. Especially when my daughter was very young, 3 years or so, it came in very handy that i could do all workouts at home.
        Consistently doing darebee stuff also helped me get off a bunch of fat... and most important.... keep it off without much effort.

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          #5
          Found it via one of the superhero workouts in June 2015. Love the community, the philosophy, the challenges, the programs, the badges - everything! I've been doing it almost exclusively since then, and it's still the best online community I've been a part of.

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            #6
            Found it via 4chan
            I love that darebee has complete programs so that I only have to choose one and get a good workout every day. I've never stuck with the barebones or self-made workouts I've tried in the past and today I've already trained over 60 days in a row, so that's a huge success for me and the reason I plan on staying

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              #7
              I found it on io9, with a story describing the fitness RPGs here and saying Age of Pandora was like Mad Max: Fury Road. I like the gamification aspect. Even the programs that don't have a story still vary the exercises enough to be entertaining. And though it's ridiculous, I just like earning badges.

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                #8
                it´s been a while ... in my youth I did a lots of sport in various sports-clubs (don´t worry, I will not mention it all here ) ... then came my military service ... and after that I did mostly nothing and got some bad habits ...

                then I wanted to change my life again, but I didn´t wanted to start again in a sports-club, I wanted to be my own master and wanted to train when I see fit and have the time to do it - and not on a pressure-shedule if you get my drift. And I dind´t liked the gyms in our vicinity or the policy of gyms ... there was the problem and a big question for me: what to do?

                After many researches I found my way to mark lauren and the bodyweight training ... it worked for the beginning and helped me get back into a daily habit of working out and reclaiming my body and get rid of those bad habits ... but after a while it was too boring ... too monotonous of a program if you get my drift (even if you work with exercise modifications or not) ... then I stopped again ... searched again ... and then found DAREBEE in the web through various pictures (9gag, google, pinterest, etc.)

                What I really liked about Darebee at this time was that the content was free for everybody - they had a philosophy that addressed me on a level I really liked - I also liked the community (although I was more like a still observer at this time) - you could express everything (life, feelings, fitness-progress, etc.) and discuss matters with other people and everyone were very friendly and tolerated each other on a level I hadn´t known existed someplace on such a level.

                I also like the various programs, workouts, challenges, that help you have fun again with working out and help you get motivated and keep rolling on a funny and playful way - everyday is something special and is now one of my daily habits I am looking forward to - the community is a really great big family for me now which helps me on my way to keep on track. oh yes, and we love badges, right

                Therefore Thanks a lot Darebee-Team - with our great mother-bee neilarey and thanks to all the bees out there - you are great - keep up your awesome work.

                ok, I think I wrote too much, but I found the topic in this thread very interesting and wanted to share some thoughts - thanks AKDS now: back to business my bees, enjoy your start in a new week!

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                  #9
                  I originally found Darebee because I was looking for fitness games, and found Age of Pandora. I wasn't anywhere near fit enough to do it at the time (multiple health issues), so after some perusing of the site I decided to just start at the beginning: Foundation Light.
                  These days I go to the gym for some lifting, but I just came back to Darebee for supplementary workouts at home (and because I love the community here).
                  Darebee has been life-changing for me. I am stronger than I ever was, despite my disabilities.

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                    #10
                    I think I originally found it because Google Plus decided to show me some random workouts from neilarey , back when she was independently putting together things like the superhero workouts. I started following her, and from there it wasn't much of a jump to Darebee. I liked the fun factor in the superhero and other themed workouts, and that remains a factor for me. (If it's not fun, I'm not doing it in the long run.)

                    I joined the Hive after lurking for a while because I liked how people interact here. I appreciate the genuinely supportive environment and, again, the fun factors: people talking about books and pancakes and...

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                      #11
                      I think I “stumbled upon” it when that was a thing. I like having at home workouts that I can do without thinking. Therefore the programs are perfect for me.

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                        #12
                        I found Darebee when I was a music major struggling to prepare for my jury. Juries are intense music finals where you need to play several pieces perfectly in front of a panel. So I decided to take a month off from working out. I was on probation and thought it was the best bet to maybe succeed. But, during breakfast time I looked at workouts on pinterest and I randomly found a squats and pushups challenge. I really did not know what I had found. I was like, ok cool. But then, a couple of days later I read the intro to the Darebee website and I was slowly realizing what an impressive goldmine of fitness I had found.

                        I run and I bike so when I workout my workouts are usually a couple of hours long. I routinely ride my bike and then go for a run so my fitness has always been fairly good. But because of the music degree I had gained weight and was not able to maintain the fitness schedule I was used to.

                        I waited to start training again when the jury was done. I failed it. Looking back I could have just worked out while preparing. But after the jury was done I decided to lose weight. I had successfully lost weight before the program started through long runs and many pushups but at the time of the jury ending I forgot that I had done that. I found myself confused how to lose weight. The running and bike riding was not helping with it. So I went on Darebee and read the "how to lose weight" article. I started doing tons of programs, individual workouts, challenges, etc and the fitness that I was find was awesome. Needless to say it was taking time so I stopped bike riding. It was weird to start feeling really fit but not feeling the best. So I added back in the running and biking. A couple of years pass and we come to now.

                        Currently I balance all three. I love that Darebee is calisthenics based AND that the workouts have pictures. I have always wanted to do workouts like this to complement my running and bike riding. I just could never figure out how to do it and all the descriptions for the moves were confusing. I never took the time to write out all the notes I would need to understand all the moves. But.... pictures!!!! Oh my goodness- sold. I know how to do everything now. It is awesome. And I have gained so much fitness and muscle.

                        On the weight loss note too, it has been successful. I am still not super lean but getting closer. Yay. I had to figure out my whole motivations and how to's for weight loss. I think Darebee has helped with that too. I stay away from the scale. Every single time I have gotten on the scale and saw a "good" number, the weight loss pursuit failed miserably. I understand why now. I am not motivated by the scale or looks or anything. Darebee helped me figure out my motivations for fitness and daily living. I want to be able to do things. I want to be able to do HARD things. I am a 40 female who is making herself kickass fit with pushups and burpees. I love when my muscles are crying out. Hello my Dad did try out for the Navy Seals so I think I have some of that in me.

                        That is my story. Have fun with it. Fun is the most important thing.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Kanary View Post
                          people talking about books and pancakes and...
                          pancakes and books ...

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                            #14
                            If memory serves correctly, and it rarely does, I started some 20 days ago. So I am still at the beginning of a healthy and hopefully long journey. I am a student at an university and have not done any sports or movement related activity in like 3 years. So I went fat fast. Gained about 25 kg in 3 years. Really unhealthy, but what did I care? I am still young. And apparently very foolish.

                            I used to be a group leader in the Scouts and because I could not stand looking at myself in the mirror anymore I searched online for a workout for scouts. And I found the Scout Workout from Darebee. I tried it ... and failed completely. So I decided to start smaller. Right now I am doing the Foundation Light programm to get back into it. I really like the illustrations so even I can understand what I am supposed to do and when those pictures are not clear enough there are the videos. Overall I really like the "service" here. Hopefully I can keep myself motivated to stay in training...

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                              #15
                              Legolo Yay for scouting. I was a Girl Scout for many years and got the Girl Scout Gold Award. Once a scout, always a scout!! Keep at it. Make it fun, and you will find your self doing this stuff for months and months.

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