Stoned + Toned was created when cannabis photographer, Morgan English(@ThisCannabisLife) became all too aware that people enjoyed getting high before working out but had no 420-friendly fitness community to turn to. During her time working at her local fitness club, English was able to meet trainers who not only taught in a fun and friendly way but who also felt that cannabis was changing the way they worked out. It was the underground weed-loving fitness community she was after the whole time and now we are bringing it to you!
We're the new kid in town and we love it; nothing is more exciting than being at the forefront of a movement of fitness enthusiasts using cannabis openly to not only help them get through their workout but to help recover afterward! We are the real-life examples of the people who are actually using weed and really feeling a difference in our physical training. We hope our community can grow and our little cannabis athletic club can become a wealth of information for the best ways to incorporate cannabis into your personal fitness regiment in a smart and safe way.
Meet the Team
Since 2016, Morgan has been making a name for herself in the cannabis industry as one of the top cannabis lifestyle photographers. Not many people know about the journey of weightloss she made after a childhood of being overweight and how it lead to her current drive for physical fitness. After noticing how cannabis was instrumental in keeping her motivated and active, Morgan started growing her network of physically active stoners until eventually starting Stoned+Toned! You can find Morgan supporting our trainers in most of our workouts while she smokes + sweats with you.
Follow Morgan on Instagram at @thiscannabislife
POLYMETRICS + CARDIO
To say Molly has a lot of energy is an understatement. She is the Mom that never quits and will make sure you don't quit either! Molly has been a personal trainer for over a decade, specializing in dynamic athletic training based in functional movement and plyometric cardio conditioning, which basically means she's gonna make you sweat and feel great. She is excited to build a cannabis community based in movement and to help people feel connected and empowered within their own bodies and with one another.
Go directly to Molly's workouts here
Follow Molly on Instagram at @freshairmvmnt
YOGA + MEDITATION
Ashlee Langas has a long history of dance under her belt, which explains why transitioning into instructing yoga felt so right to her. Movement has always been at the core of Ashlee's career and it shows in her calm and conscious poses focused on getting our bodies to move how they are meant to. Since 2018, she has been expressing her appreciation of cannabis in the fitness world by hosting her Stoned Yoga™ classes in Los Angeles and we couldn't be happier to have her teaching here as well.
Go directly to Ashlee's classes here
Follow her on Instagram at @ashlee_langas
CYCLING + HIIT
For Bree, music is a way of life; which is why you can find her sweating to the beat to all her favorite tunes, anytime online. While dancing may be what puts a smile on her face, her passion lies with instructing indoor cycling and HIIT-based workouts(with optional dance breaks, of course). She has been training in personal fitness since 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down, on or off the bike. When it's time to smoke + sweat, Bree loves to get her blood pumping with a high-energy strain like Maui Waui.
Go directly to Bree's workouts here
Follow Bree on Instagram at @_breeyourself_
SCULPT + CARDIO
Chelsii has had a long history in the fitness industry, getting her start with a 10 year stretch at Lululemon. After corporate life she found her calling to be teaching others about fitness and immediately began her training in power yoga and body sculpting. She believes our body's movement deserves to be strengthened as well as celebrated; fitness should be an act of love, not punishment. You can catch Chelsii sipping down a CBD seltzer and bumpin' the 90's hip hop jams anytime she's working out online.
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Who can use Stoned + Toned?Membership is limited to anyone over the age of 21; the current legal age to purchase/consume cannabis in recreational states.
Who should use Stoned + Toned?Stoned + Toned is a low to high intensity 30-min workout that promotes the use of cannabis before and/or after. These workouts should not be performed by anyone with a pre-existing heart condition, liver condition, lung condition, or physical injury without first consulting your doctor[2,6]. Anyone over the age of 65 should consider eliminating all smokables from their workout. Our workouts should be working with you, not against you.
How much does Stoned + Toned cost?You can join our online community anytime for $9.99/month or $99.95/year. Every membership starts with a free one-week trial, so give us a try before committing!
Are these workouts meant for women only?Our workouts are for any gender! We may have a lot of women teaching our classes but none of our workouts are gender specific. If you don’t feel like our trainers can give you the workout you’re looking for, we DARE you to try a full 30-min workout and feel the burn we are providing.
For more help...Please use the contact form below to reach out with any specific questions.
Are these workouts specifically for women?Our workouts are for any gender! We may have a lot of women teaching our classes but none of our workouts are gender specific. If you don’t feel like our trainers can give you the workout you’re looking for, we DARE you to try a full 30-min workout and feel the burn we are providing.
Do I have to have any workout experience?Nope! We try to be as inclusive as possible when it comes to our workouts. Whenever the workout gets a bit more intense or involves more muscle to perform, our instructors make sure to give you a lower impact option so you can still benefit from the position without overworking your body.
What equipment do I need to do these workouts?We wanted to make sure these workouts were as accessible as possible, even if working out is a completely foreign idea to you. That is why we made any equipment completely optional. We’ll always leave room for equipment-specific workouts in the future, but for right now we stick to a yoga mat, 2 lb. weights, and a towel to get us through the workouts. We don’t care if you’re using your carpet, 2 soup cans, and a dish towel, just show up! And don’t forget water!
Do you smoke before working out or prior?We smoke in our videos like we would smoke when working out at home ourselves; before we start, during(if we feel like it), and after! As you’ll see in our videos, when smoking actual flower(regular ol’ weed) we typically only smoke 2-3 puffs to give us the micro-dosing we want to kick off our workout. Half way through the workout we might take another puff or two and we end each workout by finishing off whatever smokable we started. When choosing to smoke flower, we individually end up only smoking about ⅓ to ½ gram each 30-min workout.
Do I have to be high to do the workouts?Of course not. We aren’t here to convince everyone to smoke weed, we are here to inspire current cannabis users to get moving and use your high to better your life. We strive to be all inclusive to anyone, stoner or not. We like to get high before we workout to get our minds to forget about the high physicality our bodies are enduring and help us push through. It also allows us to temporarily block out the stress in life and to help us focus on fitness goals and deepening our athletic routine; some people don’t need that! So don’t be embarrassed if you’re here simply to workout, we’re going to have a ton of fun doing it and we can’t wait to hang with you.
How soon before my workout should I get high?Smoke with us! We like to start all of our workouts with a group smoke session that includes you! Using smokables(vapes, joints etc.) gets THC/CBD into your system the quickest which is why we smoke right before our workout. If you are taking an edible/sublingual/beverage/topical be sure to have it 1 to 1.5 hours before you workout with us to make sure you feel the effects.
In what US states is cannabis legal?Use this list below to see if your state has legalized marijuana. If your state is medical only, you will need to acquire a doctor-issued medical cannabis card to purchase any cannabis products. Medical & Recreational: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, New York, Colorado, Illinois, Connecticut, Vermont, Virginia, DC, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, & Maine Medical Only: Hawaii, Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, & New Hampshire CBD/Low THC: Wyoming, Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Caroline, North Carolina, Virginia NO Cannabis access: Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas (National Conference of State Legislatures as of 6/12/22)
What are the qualifications of the trainers?All of our trainers have been certified to teach fitness in their specific field. We wanted the best instructors who not only smoked weed during workouts, but who were also actively training people prior to joining our team. See our Meet the Team section to get a better look into each individual instructor.
Is smoking cannabis before working out safe?Not entirely; smoking anything can be damaging to your lungs. Smoking cannabis can also increase your heart rate which, when mixed with physical activity, can add unwanted stress to your heart. Fortunately for us, the cannabis industry has grown and expanded its forms of THC and CBD intake which include edibles, sublinguals, beverages, topicals and oils which have no effect on respiratory health. A 2012 study found that smoking was actually a small workout for your lungs, increasing lung capacity for smokers who had the equivalent of a joint a day for several years.
What are the benefits of combining cannabis and exercise?The benefits of this combination come from how it makes you feel as you workout, and how it aids in your recovery. Cannabis has been studied slowly since the 1970’s and has shown strong evidence of pain management, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-anxiety properties, and glutamate neurotoxin inhibition(migraines/fibromyalgia). So what does this mean for your workout? A higher tolerance of pain can help you push through those early moments of struggling and with lowered anxiety you are able to get into a better mental state to continue working out. THC/CBD can also be helpful post-workout when muscles are sore and inflamed as opposed to resorting to ibuprofen or aspirin which can have more of a damaging effect to your body long term[3,5].
Is there data to show that this is a helpful legitimate way to exercise?Yes, but not alot. With the legalities surrounding marijuana over the past 80 years, it has been hard for scientific studies to be done that hold federal credibility. Using a schedule 1 drug in a University study is a tricky thing. Experiments aside, applying cannabis to fitness is a fairly new idea. There is data to prove the benefits of cannabis for pain and inflammation and we know that both of those occur during physical activity[3,7]. We hope the community we build can be a stepping stone for more knowledge in the field of cannabis and fitness with real life examples of its benefits.
Should I do these workouts if I have a prior injury?No one knows your body like you do(or your doctor). We always make sure to include a low-impact version of our workouts so don’t be ashamed to start slow and work your way up to the full level of intensity. Always listen to your body and don’t overwork it just because our instructors are moving that way. Remember you’re not alone, sometimes you’ll hear our trainers talk about prior injuries they’ve had that limit them as well! Take needed breaks, hit pause and hit play again when you’re ready. So in short, listen to your body, then listen to your doctor, THEN listen to us.
Is it safe to do Stoned + Toned while pregnant?Stoned+Toned is not recommended for people who are pregnant. If you are pregnant, we strongly encourage modifying THC ingestion to 0.00%. Stoned+Toned does not promote, condone, or encourage any form of drug use while pregnant.
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