I had several goals for myself this summer, and one of them was to focus on getting back into shape.

The first few weeks of July sped by and I hadn’t come anywhere close to achieving this goal, but right after my birthday (July 21), things started falling into place. I’ve been exercising almost daily since then :)

As I mentioned in my last post, I started doing Insanity about a week and a half ago. It’s an amazing cardio workout: one that’s supposed to be done 6 days a week. Last week, however, I was given the opportunity to try out and share my experiences with the Nike Training Club App, so I decided I would do both!

The Nike Training Club App is a full-body functional training app designed for you to make yourself whatever you want to be. Whether you’re looking to get lean, toned, or strong, NTC takes every workout to the next level. Download it here.

The NTC app is free and offers 4 different programs. Because I am getting my cardio workouts by doing Insanity, I chose to do the Get Focused part of the NTC app. The Get Focused workouts are each 15 minutes long and they target specific areas of the body. Since I access the workouts through my iPhone, I can do the workouts in any room of my house that happens to be convenient. The equipment required is minimal (it’s stuff like a medicine ball, which I already owned) and I love that the workouts are so short: I’ve been combining 2 on the days that I use the app. So my current workout schedule looks like this: Insanity 4 times/week (~40 minutes) and 2 NTC Get Focused workouts 2 days/week (~30 minutes). A rest day is really important so I make sure there’s one day per week that I do NOTHING.

I am going to be letting you know how this is going for me once per week for the next 5 weeks. If you’d like to download the app and take the challenge with me, that would be fun! Next week I’ll announce the Nike Training Club sweepstakes. There will be prizes people, so be sure to check back ;)



Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nike Womens via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nike Womens.

 

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    Maria — August 3, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    I look forward to reading more about this app. I read about it in the Nike+ website and sounds awesome. Unfortunately, not being a techy person, I dont have an iPOD touch or an iPAD. But thinking about getting one to get this app. I am going to wait and see how you like it.

    Maria

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    mirwena — July 20, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    I know it was so long ago but I wonder what weight medicine ball did you use for NTC workouts. I’m thinking about buying one and don’t know if 5kg won’t be too much for me.

    Anna