PT Mollie`s Virtual Training Group

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Join the fun! Starting January 14. Mollie Millington is starting a new – her sixth – round of the eight week long Virtual Training Group. Starting out with three SMART goals you are ready to go for weekly e-mails with articles, tips and Mollie`s report. It really is the perfect time to join, you don`t need gym buddies (you don`t even need a gym!) or friends to rely on for your early morning runs. All you need is some resolutions for the new year that you want to keep. That`s easy, right? It could be anything, like an exercise routine, healthy eating habits, you name it.

Head over to Millie`s blog to find out more and sign up before January 14., I am really exited to take part in this and I`m sure, judging from all of the positive responses to previous training groups hosted by Millie, you would enjoy it too.

The very best aspect? For first-timers the virtual training group is free, for veterans, you are asked to pay a very affordable sum of $15 (that is for the full cycle).

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Nike Training Club App

Today I want to share my two cents on the iPhone app “Nike Training Club“.

What is it?

Nike Training Club is a free app that offers a large variety of workouts and serves as your personal trainer. It will let you choose either specific body areas that you want to focus on (“Get Focused”) or a goal such as “Get Lean”, “Get Toned” or “Get Strong”. Some of the workouts require some extras like dumbbells, a yoga mat, medicine balls, etc. If you don`t have any of those at home, don`t worry, there are not only other workouts, but sometimes you can also skip the weights, especially when you are just starting off or you can use something else (a big water bottle, a heavy book, …).

How does it work?

After you choose your goal, you have the choice between beginner workouts or more advanced ones. In the next step you can select the actual workout.

After clicking on “Do Workout” a voice will guide you through the steps, telling you when to switch legs or motivating you to go on for another 5 seconds. Longer workouts include a warm-up phase as well as a cool-down and stretching phase and sometimes also breaks. If you don`t know what exactly you need to do, you can watch a little video of the set or look at some pictures that offer a short description. This will of course also stop the time and resume when you are ready.

After reaching specific time goals you get workout rewards such as little badges or recipes or additional workouts by famous athletes. This selection is also currently updated. One of the most recent ones is a great 15 minute Stretch guide by Shawn Johnson.

My thoughts…

I think this app is brilliant, not only can you work out with the help of a trainer and without needing to leave the house but you can also share your workouts on Twitter or Facebook, you can schedule reminders for your next workout and a sweat and soreness are usually guaranteed.

Of course you can also take this app to the gym if you are unsure what to do with all those dumbbells and different kind of weights.

For me, this is a must have app for quick results and a sweat in between.

 

Have you tried the Nike Training Club app? What are your thoughts?

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