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Hi everyone! I've been eying the starter pack (with Foundation one and Handstand One) as I'm really interested in gaining functional strength. I'm a 26 year old woman, currently working and stuck at a desk job. I'm relatively slim (height: 5'10", weight: 135lbs) but I'm really out of shape. I tried fitness memberships, but the weight training and the machine training led to muscle imbalances and knee injuries. The downtime made me lose any gains I did have. It was disheartening to say the least. I have enough free time to get into shape, but the overload of methods out there confused me. Then I heard about this site and I always admired what gymnasts can do and how balanced their bodies are. The only thing is: I'm a fully grown adult without any gymnastic background and like I said, I'm really out of shape. To give you an idea: - I can't do a proper push-up fully. I can only get down halfway before my arm muscles give up - I don't have a lot of leg strength. Weighted squats are hard for me. (I can do the regular ones fine though) - I can do a handstand against the wall, but my back is still arched a little bit and after holding it for 10 seconds my wrists start to hurt. - I can't do a pull-up. Like, at all. I'm the typical stereotype of that weak person who just hangs uselessly. - I can't do a lot of sit-ups. I'm embarrassed to say I'm having a hard time after 10. - I have EDS type 3 (Ehlers Danlos Syndrom, type hyperflexible, which means my joints are looser than most people's. I have very mobile shoulders for an instance. But my wrists are weak, as are my knees and ankles. The only thing I can do properly is a bridge, probably because of my back flexibility. I can't do a backbend or a front walkover or any of that, but my bridge is solid. So is this programm out of my league? I'd really love to get strong, in a functional way. I know a lot of people are of the aim-for-the-sky mentality, but I tried that with the fitness membership and that didn't work out so well. I'm very disciplined so I can definitely stick to a program if believe it's going to get the results I want. I just don't have enough knowledge in this case to make the call. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your time!