Saturday, May 21, 2011

Absolutely the BEST Free Fitness App

Thanks to Erin for introducing me to the best free fitness app: Nike Training Club
Here is how it works.  First you choose your goal: aim to get lean, toned, strong, or focus on a target area.

Then you choose your ability level: beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
Pick the workout you want (they vary in length from 30 minutes to 45 minutes for get lean, toned, and strong, and the get focused workouts are 15 minutes each).
Check out the moves you'll need to do for the workout you chose and how long each one lasts.  Don't worry there are short 30 second/1 minute breaks throughout the workout and trust me you will want them!
Not sure how to do one (or several) of the moves? No problem, you can see photo sequences and short descriptions and even watch a video of the move.  You can even pause the workout and cut to the video in the middle of the workout if you forget the right way to do the exercise.  It doesn't get much better than that! 
Best of all, the only equipment I've seen that you need are light weight dumbbells (8-10 lbs), a medicine ball, and a jump rope.  You can even get away with just using the dumbbells.

Wondering what the workouts are like? They combine exercises that increase strength/toning of certain muscles while keeping your cardio up.  It's the best of both worlds and trust me you will be sore after doing these.  There are lots of different combinations to choose from and the app is awesome.  You can access your playlists and track your progress.  Although there are lots of free apps, this is by far the highest quality free fitness app I've come across and I highly recommend it.  I did a 30 minute toning workout yesterday and two of the focused workouts this morning (back and butt) and I sweated up a storm and my muscles felt like jello afterwards. 

Do you have a favorite fitness app?

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