Is there a Yoga program that would appeal to men?

(23 Posts)
Thunderfoot Tue 12-Jan-21 08:29:55

I have a miserable DS in Uni Lockdown.

He's missing the gym. And exercise really helps his mood.

He knows of my love for Yoga but says they are all
" too whispery"
He has admitted he's tempted though.
Any suggestions?

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IDontMindMarmite Tue 12-Jan-21 08:41:54

If he can keep up with Brian in the manly enough sounding "Power Yoga with Brian", then he'd be doing well. It's bloody hard work and he'll be grateful for breathing...

IDontMindMarmite Tue 12-Jan-21 08:44:08

The youtube account is called Muscle and Mat and all his yoga videos are here]

HowOnerous Tue 12-Jan-21 08:45:45

'Not your mama's yoga' on youtube...about as masculine as it gets!

HowOnerous Tue 12-Jan-21 08:47:44

Sorry, its DDP yoga:

ListeningQuietly Tue 12-Jan-21 10:28:48

PaddyF0dder Tue 12-Jan-21 10:29:51

I’m a guy. I’ve been doing yoga on the peloton app. I never did yoga before but I’ve really gotten into it.

Thunderfoot Tue 12-Jan-21 10:53:31

Fantastic! Thanks all!

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XingMing Tue 12-Jan-21 13:13:32

I suggested yoga to DS when he was moping around missing uni... three weeks later, he's completely addicted to it. And his posture is better, and he has limbered up all over.

ListeningQuietly Tue 12-Jan-21 13:47:38

If every guys get funny about yoga I remind them that its how Robert Downey Junior and Hugh Jackman stay fit for stunts
(yeah the latter does steroids to bulk, but Yoga prevents injuries)

Also, watching England v South Africa at Twickenham, watching the squads warm up and recognising chunks of a BodyBalance routine was a laugh
Corey Baird is a legend

MyVisionsComeFromSoup Tue 12-Jan-21 13:48:47

I think yoga aimed at men is marketed as stretching rather than yoga, sounds more "manly" grin

BrowncoatWaffles Tue 12-Jan-21 13:49:51

I’ve been doing DDP Yoga for a few years and during the latest lockdown DH has joined. He loves it.

Stealthynamechange Tue 12-Jan-21 14:01:32


Fiit app have male instructors chris magee & ritchie norton.

Ritchie norton (rugby player) has some classes on youtube & did some with fearne cotton. Definitely not whispery!

I hope he finds something he enjoys.

tinselvestsparklepants Tue 12-Jan-21 14:06:15

My husband really enjoys Yoga with Adrienne. Sure she's female but she doesn't take herself too seriously, the tone is warm but not at all whispery. I'd describe her style as happily unisex. He much prefers her to the Macho Yoga for Men TM types. I now refer to her as DH's bendy girlfriend grin

MoreHairyThanScary Tue 12-Jan-21 14:20:46

DH started with yoga with Adrienne but now does Yoga with Tim, which he finds more challenging he also uses the Downdog app.

XingMing Tue 12-Jan-21 16:15:10

DS likes the Flo Yoga guy on You Tube.

Thunderfoot Tue 12-Jan-21 17:39:39

These are brilliant suggestions. I'm glad he's not the only chap thinking about it.
I'm a big fan of Adrienne and also Pilates with Rachel so I need to avoid anything he has seen his fat, middle aged mum do!
I might have a look at a few of these myself

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IDontMindMarmite Tue 12-Jan-21 19:07:40

I can't bear Adrienne I must admit. I love Brian but need to build up to him! Not for the unfit!

ZaraW Sun 17-Jan-21 15:24:27

Dylan Werner on Alo Yoga has some strength programmes they are v. v. tough. Patrick Beach and Josh can remember his last name do similar.

LordEmsworth Sun 21-Mar-21 19:21:40

Live classes for students - no whispering...

Mcmcmcmc Sun 28-Mar-21 14:38:26

Yoga with Tim on YouTube is excellent

rachealbrown Mon 12-Apr-21 11:51:31

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Choconuttolata Mon 12-Apr-21 11:54:54

There is always tai chi or qi gong too if he would prefer.

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