I think "someone" is trying to tell me something! First, I get the opportunity to become a HERwriter for EmpowHER, a women's health and wellness media company, and then I get an opportunity to be a Glam correspondent testing out the Nike Training Club app. Ok...ok...I get it. I need to focus on my health and get back in shape. Let's do it!
I downloaded the Nike Training Club from iTunes and was surprised to find out that it's FREE. Wow! This app is a full-body training app for the iPhone (or iTouch/iPad) designed to help you build on the fundamentals of strength, cardio, interval and core training. There are 4 key tracks on this app: Get Lean, Get Toned, Get Strong, and Get Focused. I chose the Get Focused track because the workouts are quick (15 minutes) and I can focus on specific areas (mainly my abs, butt, and legs). I don't want to be a super model but just get back into my pre-baby clothes. I had three babies in the last four years, and am ready for skinny jeans again!
I will be posting about my progress using the app here every Wednesday for the next six weeks. I hope to have some great results to report...even SOME results would be nice. I want to look better and feel better and I think this this may be just the thing to help me.
I did my first workout today (abs blaster) and it was great. By great, I mean hard, sweaty and will make me sore tomorrow. But it was easy to follow and I liked the way the app counted down the last few seconds of the activity. The short, simple, repetitive drills work well with my workout mentality. I'm competitive by nature and I know that I can do anything for 30 seconds or 1 minute.
And guess what? It's not all about me. (Thank goodness!) You can win some great stuff from Nike just by following along with my journey.