I’ve had my eyes on the FeetUp Trainer for years. It was one of the first props I noticed when I started posting yoga poses on Instagram. As I made a promise to reignite my passion for yoga throughout 2020, I realized I had only been practicing yoga for my health and appearance in 2018 and eventually in 2019 only to lessen pain from a dramatic Lupus flare. I didn’t practice yoga to have fun anymore. My goals weren’t to try new poses and explore my body. Part of me didn’t want to practice at all.
I started 2020 with fun poses, I went through my old collect of Yoga Journal Magazine and ripped out all the sequence pages. I searched for creative flows on the internet and within a week I was inspired enough to use my YTT to have fun and create fun flows for myself. I eventually picked up my 2100 Asanas book and tried whatever poses happened to be opened on the page.
Then I received my FeetUp Trainer in mid January and my mind started swirling. I had all these tools to create some amazing yoga magic and the results were a wonderful mix between hysterical and astonishing. The whole family jumped in to play, another thing I realized I lost when I started YTT and my quest to be the perfect yogi with picture perfect health.
A few things about the FeetUp Trainer (use code feetup8393 for a discount!):
It is made with vegan leather and recycled padding. The frame is made out of beech wood and it comes with protective rubber feet. For every FeetUp Trainer sold a tree is planted with Trees for the Future. The focus on being ethical and eco-friendly.
The FeetUp Trainer comes in a relatively small box and I was really impressed that they didn’t overuse materials to ship, which furthered their importance and focus on being eco-friendly for me. It took me about ten minutes to put the entire product together and I only used what they supplied (no other tools were needed). The instructions include photos and are very clear and concise. It also come with a fun poster full of different ways to use the FeetUp Trainer!
A guide to the first inversion:
Start slowly. Use your prop against the wall. Find a comfortable grip, relax your neck in the cushion. Start with one foot off the ground at a time.
Once you’re comfortable, you can start to use your imagination and come up with creative ways to use your FeetUp Trainer!
My overall opinion about this tool for yoga: FeetUp Trainer has definitely lived up to my expections. The company has high business morals and a wonderful team! It is easy to put together, makes my shoulders feel great and adds accessibility to postures I can’t always perform. It also opens a wide range of new postures and brings a lot of fun back into the practice! I also find this to be the most fun way to do core work, which is often tedious and boring for me to practice.
Disclaimers: The FeetUp Trainer is an exercise prop that should be practiced with carefully. It is not recommended for children under 12 years old (always supervise your children) or for pets to play on. The maximum weight for health reasons while inverted is 250 pounds. It is not meant to be used by more than one person at a time. The FeetUp Trainer should only be used by those with the physical, mental/sensorial, experience and knowledge to practice safely. Do not use this tool while under the influence of any mind altering substances that impair judgement and motor coordination. Do not lean sideways as it is not built to be safe for side to side weight movement. Using this prop in other ways than described is at the users risk and FeetUp Trainer cannot be held responsible for any consequences of not following the manual. While this is not a paid sponsorship, I was given the FeetUp Trainer to try for free. The FeetUp Trainerin the photos has been refinished to match my home furniture by myself personally and was originally a natural beechwood color.
FeetUp Trainers come in either a dark wood or light wood option with a few different cushion colors! Check them out on their site by clicking here or the photo below (use code feetup8393 for a discount!):