As a mid-40s man, I have always been active and exercise regularly, mostly weight training and cardio. But with general body soreness and stiffness, the inevitable result of age, I wanted to help loosen myself up. The beginner routine of BBY was free with Amazon Prime. The first time I tried it, I REALLY felt it, so I knew that I should keep going. I did the routine 5-6 days a week for a month. It was great, so I ponied up the extra $ for the full set of 4. I've been thrilled with it and I really have seen results. Far less back joint stiffness, more flexibility and balance. It's also taught me more effective stretches in general. I like Dean's approach too. Not a goofy faux smooth voice over but an actual person talking to you as you do the exercises. And not a bunch of counting but instructions throughout so you don't notice how long you are truly holding a pose.
The beginner routine is modified for less flexible folks. Now that I've gotten looser and stronger, I've gone online to find out what the 'real' poses (or used his other routines) are and I can just insert them into his routine. For example, when he does the beginner Chair Down Dog, I do the proper Down Dog.
I've tried some other brands, but after 10 minutes I turn them off and go back to BBY. I'm very happy with his routines.
This is highly recommended to all, regardless of age or body type, for several reasons. First, the workouts are well-planned, vigorous and have specific focuses. Yet they are easy to adapt to your level of fitness. I feel no matter how little or much experience one has with Yoga you will get a lot out of these workouts. The workouts feel very personalized too and instructor has a good camera presence that makes it feel truly like a small workout class. However, what really makes this great, and separates them from the ton of content out there, is the instructor Dean and his style. He does a fantastic job of instructing, always makes everything very clear to understand and follow. You come away not only being able to get good a workout but also understanding the purpose behind and value of the movements he chose. Hopefully he will releasing more soon in this series and eventually developing a weekly workout program you can follow. Very satisfied and a bargain too.
A great way for you to get started on your yoga journey and get fit at the same time. Dean does a great job of instructing and walks you through all of the poses. I am a yogi and find these routines a great compliment to an existing practice. If you have ever been curious about yoga this is the place to start! You won't get all the spiritual stuff here and you can always jump into that later. Highly recommended