5.01.2012

Your Own Personal Trainer Anytime, Anywhere!

Happy Tuesday, lovelies :)
Did you survive Monday? I felt like I barely did at first!
Not gonna lie...I didn't really like working in the office all day.
But hey, I got to hang out with Adam afterwards since I had NO HOMEWORK.
Yeah, saying that never gets old ;)
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Today I want to talk to you about a fitness app that
I downloaded on my iPhone last week. It's called Nike Training Club.
I'm pretty sure Android users can download it, too.

And guess what the best part is....
are you ready?!
IT'S FREE!
So go download it...right now!


I'm always looking for new exercises that are short but still intense.
I hate doing the same workout routines for more than a few weeks,
because I feel like my body gets used to them and I don't benefit from them
as much as I could from a workout that I've never done before.
I also hate workouts that take up an hour or more of my time.
I want to give my all for a short time and burn the calories quick!


I haven't explored the app in depth yet, but I've used the "Get Focused"
section from the second screen shot. It is a list of 15-minute workouts
that focus on certain areas of your body. I did "Core Crunch" yesterday
and HOLY SORE ABS. But that just means that it's working right?! ;)
I've revamped my workout routine so that I'm focusing on
certain parts of my body on certain days of the week. I'll be sharing 
that in the coming weeks!

The app has a timer that tells you when you to move on to the next
exercise. It also motivates you throughout the routine to keep going, and 
gives you tips on keeping good form for the exercise that you are performing.
There is a timer that counts down the entire workout & a separate timer that counts 
down the current exercise that you are doing. 

Something that really comes in handy is the fact that each exercise is 
photographed step by step. You also have the option of viewing a
demo video of the exercise and it will pause the workout for you
while you watch the video.

AND you can even choose a playlist that you have on your phone
to play throughout the duration of your workout. When you pause the workout,
the music will pause, too!

Apparently for each workout that you complete you earn "rewards"
which you can redeem for exclusive celebrity workout routines.
I haven't made it that far yet, but I can't wait until I do.

The four categories are:

"Get Lean"
High interval cardio drills to slim down

"Get Toned"
Light weights and intervals to add definition

"Get Strong"
Increased weights and reps to build strength

"Get Focused"
15-minute workouts to target specific areas

I'm stoked to explore this app and see what else it's capable of!
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The last thing I want to mention is that I received my coffee mug from
the swap over at Suzels Says!




My mug swap partner was Steph from Steph's Sweet Life!
First of all...I ADORE her so I was so excited to be
her partner. Not to mention that the mug that she picked out
for me is PERFECT!



CAN I GET AN AMEN?! ;)







27 comments:

  1. thanks for the heads up! I've been looking for a new work out routine/motivation! You're the best!

    Happy Monday and keep enjoying your lack of homework girl! ;)

    kara

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  2. Thanks for sharing that app. I'm going right now to download it!!!! However, I think I should just move there and we can workout together every day. Deal? Happy Tuesday and I'm so glad that you loved your mug. I did my research. :). Thanks to pinterest!

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  3. i use that app all the time!!! I love it!! and I love that I can do it while watching tv and the workouts are really challenging and there are so many of them!!

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  4. I will def have to check that app out! LOVE your mug!

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  5. Wow that is a super cool app. The hubby is now getting back into working out. I'll show this to him. :-)
    Perfect mug! I'm doing a package pal thing right now too! Can't wait to get mine lol
    See you soon ;-)

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  6. Thanks for posting this! I had that app in my phone, but I never actually bothered to open it. I eventually deleted it because I thought I'd never use it, BUT since you rock at fitness and you're a fan, maybe I'll give it another try!

    Have an awesome day!

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  7. This is awesome girl!! I am downloading this today!!
    Perhaps for future posts you could research and see if there is anything similar to this with Yoga? I find it really hard to find a good Yoga video for at home..they are either too easy, or too long..maybe you know of something else??
    I can't wait to get my mug either!!
    Have a great day!!
    -Liz

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  8. Thanks for posting about that app! I'm def checking it out!!! I seriously need to get my butt in gear.... literally, before the summer is here!

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  9. Yay! I'm so happy you love the app! A friend of mine suggested it, and I love it. I hope to get outside today (it's a decent day out, finally!) and get some of those in! :)

    <3
    http://kimberrleigh.com/

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  10. Love this a lot! I think I'll go download it now. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I flippin love this Nike App!! ONLY downfall is when you update it, it takes like 10-15 minutes...BUT it's free and it's full of great different workouts at different levels, which you don't need any fancy machinery for!! Love how it tracks everything for you too in the REWARDS!!

    Happy Tuesday gooorl!

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  12. Omygosh I LOVE this app! I need to download :) And haha I love that mug too, too cute!

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  13. I love this app! It's so great! :))

    And the mug. Wonderful. :)) I am totally going for coffee this morning and I don't usually! lol.

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  14. YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
    If I didnt already think your blog was the best this just solitifed it.

    CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS!
    Is it bad that I wake up afer a work out WANTING to be sore... I think this might help me get there!!

    YAY EXCITED!
    Love love love

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  15. I just downloaded this app over the weekend and am super excited to dive into it. I've only looked around it a bit, but I have my first workout with it scheduled for tomorrow and I am SUPER excited.

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  16. I want that coffee mug, and I'm downloading this app as we speak! Woohoo! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. downloading the app now!! :)
    xo TJ

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  18. Yesssss! I am looking up this app RIGHT NOW!

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  19. This App looks awesome!! Thanks for posting!! And keep up posted on "Fifty". :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  20. I think you're reading my mind and I'm kinda creeped out ;) Just kidding, but seriously, I was just saying that I need something to motivate me with my work outs and a free personal trainer! I'm totally downloading this app ASAP!!

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  21. wow, thanks for all your advices!
    I ve just discovered your blog and and i already like it.

    I follow you.

    If you want, take a look to mine.

    WhereORwhat.blogspot Design and illustration.

    xoxo

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  22. I've had the NTC for a while and I LOVE it! I need that person talking to me to keep me going.. and the workouts are legit! My husband has done a few with me, and we both get a workout when we're done.

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  23. Jessica,
    i love that mug!! That is definitely my kind of coffee mug! Where is it from? Thanks

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  24. What an awesome app! I need to get that! And it motivates you throughout the work-out? How cute is that?

    And that mug is so perfectly simple and witty!

    LOVE YOU, SIS!

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  25. I'm so oblivious to these swap trends! I wish I joined in! I love that mug- too cute!

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  26. @ beachchiki - hey girl! It was given to me as a gift :) But I'm pretty sure she ordered it online...so if you Google the saying on the mug, it should come up!

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