I’m writing this post shortly after I finished a workout from the Nike Training Club app on my iPhone. In about 20 minutes, I’ll probably pass out from exhaustion, so I’ll write fast. But that’s the app for you. With more than 85 different workouts developed by world-class trainers and athletes, you can customize workouts to fit your fitness goals. Need to focus on legs? Try the 15-minute Leaner Legs that combines lunges, jumps and squats. Looking for a full-body workout? Go with the 45-minute Transformer for shoulders, arms, legs, core, and pretty much every other body part. Here’s how it works.
1. Choose your goal
2. Choose your level
3. Choose your workout
We’ve been in Las Vegas for almost two weeks now while my husband, Shane, plays in the World Series of Poker. That means that I’m without my fitness classes at the gym (spinning, boot camp, etc.). Everyone has a different routine that works for them, and taking classes are my go-t0 if I want to see results. Being away from my gym isn’t unusual given the amount we travel, and I’ve even found ways to stay in shape while we’re on the road. But I wanted to really step up my game this summer despite being away from home and I knew I couldn’t do it alone.
I found out about the Nike Training Club app when I participated in the Shape Summer Beach Tour a few weeks ago. As I was researching the premiere trainer of the event, Jeanette Jenkins, I found out she assisted with developing the workouts for this app. Not one to shy away from trying any fitness craze, I went to the app store on my phone to download the free app. (Yep, it’s free!)
Once we got to Las Vegas, I started training with the app in our hotel gym. I set my Pandora station to my usual workout music (Today’s Hip Hop and Pop Hits), and after choosing the workout, the voice of the app started off by telling me the equipment I needed and then went right into the first drill. She even motivated me to get through each drill, gave me a countdown of how much time left in each move and when to switch to the next drill.
I loved the fast-paced nature and the fact that I didn’t have to stop to read my next move like I usually do when following a workout from a fitness book. It’s like I have my own personal trainer…for free. Overall, I give the app an A+. And I know others would agree. Almost every time I’ve been in the gym here in Las Vegas, I’ve the same workouts I’m doing. It’s too early to report on the results, but I can tell it’s probably going to end well.