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.
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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