In this article, you will find a detailed review of the $1,500 Fitness MIRROR. The reviewer discusses the price and monthly subscription cost, comparing it to competitors like Peloton and Tonal. The setup process is described as easy, and the reviewer tries various workouts like dance, sculpt, and cardio/strength. They question the accuracy of the MIRROR’s heart rate and calorie burn measurements, and mention their preference for a hip hop dance class which burned more calories according to their Apple watch. After a week of using the MIRROR, the narrator finds it convenient but ultimately decides to return it due to the cost, their preference for gym workouts, and limited space in their room.
In Shelby Church’s video review, she tests out the $1,500 Fitness MIRROR for a week and provides her honest thoughts on the product. She compares it to other at-home fitness tech products like Peloton, discussing the price and monthly subscription cost. Shelby experiences various workouts with the MIRROR, including dance, sculpt, and cardio/strength classes, and notes the differences in calories burned compared to her Apple watch. She questions the accuracy of the MIRROR’s measurements, and ultimately decides to return it due to the cost, her preference for gym workouts, and limited space in her room.
Enjoyment of hip hop dance class
Review of hip hop dance class
During my week of testing out the Fitness MIRROR, one of the workouts I tried was a hip hop dance class. I found this class to be incredibly enjoyable and fun. The instructor had a high energy and made the class feel like a party. The moves were easy to follow and got my heart rate up. While it wasn’t as intense as some other workouts, it was a great way to get moving and have a good time.
Comparison to other workout options
Compared to other workout options on the MIRROR, I found the hip hop dance class to be more enjoyable. The variety of moves and the upbeat music made the class feel lively and exciting. In contrast, some of the other workouts felt more repetitive and less engaging. While those workouts may have been more intense, I believe that enjoyment is an important factor in sticking to a fitness routine.
Benefits of hip hop dance class
In addition to being enjoyable, the hip hop dance class also had its fitness benefits. By getting my body moving and my heart rate up, I was able to burn calories and improve my cardiovascular health. The class also worked on my coordination and rhythm, which are important skills to develop for overall fitness. Overall, the hip hop dance class provided a fun and effective workout option that I would definitely recommend.
Review of calorie burn in hip hop dance class
During the hip hop dance class on the MIRROR, the calorie burn was stated to be 180 calories for 15 minutes. However, when I checked my Apple watch, it only showed 98 calories burned for the same duration. While I can’t say for certain which measurement is accurate, it is clear that there was a significant difference between the two.
Comparison to other workouts
When comparing the calorie burn of the hip hop dance class to other workouts I tried on the MIRROR, I found it to be relatively high. Some of the other workouts, such as the sculpt class and the cardio/strength class, had a higher calorie burn according to the MIRROR’s measurements. However, it is important to note that these measurements may not be entirely accurate.
Factors affecting calorie burn
Several factors can affect the calorie burn during a workout. These factors include the intensity of the exercises, the individual’s weight and body composition, and the duration of the workout. In the case of the hip hop dance class, the intensity of the moves and the energy level put into the routine may have contributed to a higher calorie burn.
Discussion on accuracy of calorie burn measurements
It is worth mentioning that there were discrepancies between the calorie burn measurements provided by the MIRROR and my Apple watch. While the MIRROR stated a calorie burn of 180 for 15 minutes, my watch only showed 98 calories burned. This difference raises questions about the accuracy of the MIRROR’s measurements. It is important to take these measurements with a grain of salt and focus more on the overall enjoyment and effort put into the workouts.
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Setup process of hip hop dance class
Ease of setting up
Setting up the hip hop dance class on the MIRROR was a breeze. The MIRROR itself is easy to install and connect to Wi-Fi. Once connected, accessing the workout classes is as simple as selecting the desired class from the menu. The user-friendly interface made it easy for me to navigate and get started with the dance class without any issues.
The hip hop dance class on the MIRROR did not require any additional equipment. All I needed was the MIRROR itself and enough space to move around. This made it convenient and accessible for anyone wanting to try out the class without the need for specialized equipment.
Availability of classes
The MIRROR offers a wide range of classes to choose from, including hip hop dance classes. These classes are available on-demand, allowing users to participate whenever they have the time. The availability of classes at any given time allows for flexibility in scheduling and ensures that users can find a class that suits their preferences.
Motivation and duration of hip hop dance class
Review of motivation levels
The hip hop dance class on the MIRROR kept me motivated throughout the workout. The high energy of the instructor and the lively music created an environment that was both motivating and enjoyable. I found myself looking forward to the class and feeling motivated to keep up with the moves.
Effect on workout duration
The hip hop dance class on the MIRROR had a positive effect on my workout duration. Because I was enjoying the class so much, I ended up working out for longer than I initially planned. The 15-minute class turned into a fun session that lasted closer to 30 minutes. This extended workout duration allowed me to burn more calories and reap the benefits of the exercise.
Comparison to other workouts
Compared to other workouts on the MIRROR, the hip hop dance class stood out in terms of motivation and duration. While some of the other workouts offered intense and challenging routines, they didn’t necessarily keep me as engaged and motivated as the dance class did. The enjoyment factor played a significant role in my willingness to continue the workout for an extended period.
Differences in calories burned
Comparison between MIRROR and watch
Throughout my week of using the MIRROR, I noticed differences in the calories burned as measured by the MIRROR and my Apple watch. The hip hop dance class, for example, showed a calorie burn of 180 on the MIRROR but only 98 on my watch. This disparity in measurements raises concerns about the accuracy of the calorie burn readings provided by the MIRROR.
Factors contributing to differences
There could be several factors contributing to the differences in calorie burn measurements. It is possible that the MIRROR’s sensors and algorithms are not as accurate as those of the Apple watch. Additionally, individual variations in body composition and metabolism can also affect calorie burn. The intensity and effort put into the workout can also play a role in the calorie burn discrepancies.
Discussion on accuracy
While discrepancies in calorie burn measurements are not uncommon, it is essential to be aware of the limitations and potential inaccuracies. Fitness technology, including the MIRROR and smartwatches, relies on various algorithms and sensors to estimate calorie burn. These measurements are not always precise and can vary from person to person. Therefore, it is crucial to focus on the overall effort and enjoyment of the workout rather than solely relying on calorie burn numbers.
Best workout options
Review of strength and cardio workout
Out of all the workouts I tried on the MIRROR, I found the strength and cardio classes to be the most effective for me. These classes incorporated a combination of strength exercises and high-intensity cardio intervals, providing a well-rounded workout. I felt challenged and saw improvements in my overall fitness level after completing these classes.
One challenge I encountered while using the MIRROR was the limited space available in my room. Some of the exercises in the strength and cardio classes required more space than I had, forcing me to modify or skip certain moves. This limitation impacted my ability to fully engage in the workouts and may be a consideration for individuals with smaller workout areas.
Preference for hip hop dance class
Despite enjoying the strength and cardio workouts, I found that I had a preference for the hip hop dance class. The lively music and fun choreography made the class feel more like a recreational activity than a workout. This enjoyment factor ultimately influenced my decision to choose the dance class over other options on the MIRROR.
Review of yoga stretching class
As a recovery workout, I tried a yoga stretching class on the MIRROR. While it wasn’t as intense as the other workouts, it served its purpose in providing a chill and relaxing session. It allowed me to focus on flexibility and stretching, which are essential aspects of overall fitness. The variety of workout options provided by the MIRROR, including yoga, gives users the flexibility to choose a class that suits their needs and preferences.
Challenges and limitations of yoga on MIRROR
Review of attempting yoga flow
I decided to challenge myself and try a 45-minute yoga flow on the MIRROR. However, I quickly realized that yoga was not my preferred workout. The slow-paced movements and focus on flexibility were not as engaging for me as the other workouts I tried. While yoga can be a great workout for many, it just wasn’t the right fit for my personal preferences.
Struggles with poses
As someone relatively new to yoga, I struggled with certain poses during the yoga flow class. The instructor provided clear instructions and demonstrations, but I still found it challenging to get into some of the positions. This could be due to my lack of experience and flexibility in specific areas. It is worth noting that yoga requires practice and patience to master the poses correctly.
Comparison to other workouts
In comparison to other workouts on the MIRROR, the yoga flow class had a different feel and objective. While the other workouts focused on cardio, strength, and high-intensity intervals, yoga provided a more mindful and relaxing workout. For individuals seeking a low-impact and calming exercise option, yoga on the MIRROR might be a suitable choice.
Questioning accuracy of calorie burn measurements in yoga
During the yoga flow class, I questioned the accuracy of the calorie burn measurements provided by the MIRROR. The calorie burn reported seemed relatively low considering the duration and intensity of the class. This discrepancy further highlights the potential inaccuracies in calorie burn measurements generated by fitness technology.
Overall experience with MIRROR
Review after a week of use
After using the MIRROR for a week, I can confidently say that it is a convenient and innovative piece of fitness technology. It offers a wide range of workout options, from dance classes to strength training, allowing users to customize their fitness routines. The instructor-led classes and high-quality visuals created an immersive and engaging workout experience.
Convenience vs. preference for gym
While the MIRROR provided convenience and accessibility, I still found myself preferring the gym and workout classes. The MIRROR’s price, along with the monthly subscription cost, made it less appealing compared to the cost-effective options available at my local gym. Additionally, the limited space in my room restricted some of the exercises I wanted to perform.
Decision to return MIRROR
Ultimately, I decided to return the MIRROR due to a combination of factors. The high price, preference for the gym environment, and limitations in space contributed to my decision. While the MIRROR offered a convenient and enjoyable workout experience, it did not offer enough advantages to justify the investment for me personally. However, I can see how it could be a valuable fitness tool for individuals with specific needs or preferences.