It’s a new year – meaning new goals and new opportunities to conquer all of your health and fitness goals! So, how are you going to make this year THE year to take total control of your health? Not exactly sure how to start? No problem! We’re here to give you the right tools and help you establish a strong foundation with quality equipment, then guide you in how to execute them in a healthy and successful way with iFit® workouts and nutritional guidance. Doesn’t hurt to have all the extra iFit perks that comes along with your iFit membership like travel and delicious meals so readily available to you anytime.
We have seen so much progress from our members already who have taken advantage of their NordicTrack machine and iFit workouts, and we’re only one month into the New Year! Having seen all different kinds of New Year goals like working on strength and endurance, improving mental wellness, enhancing oneself for an important event like a wedding, building confidence, or simply organizing time to get a workout in for the day. Whatever your goal may be, NordicTrack and iFit makes it easy for you to find the time to workout and actually enjoy it.
Let’s take a look at our featured members for January. We are completely inspired to conquer our goals after reading their stories, and we think you will too.
Instagram®: “Do you ever incorporate hill running at an incline on the treadmill? Do you like running at any kind of incline?
Well, let me first start by saying BURN BABY BURN! I finally opted in to doing a studio workout with @ifit trainer @ashkickn FAST & FIT SERIES, and I must say it was totally worth it! I am still feeling it just by looking at this photo. Forget the miles, I am all for building the strength I ignored for so many years as a runner. I am taking full responsibility and want to be a voice for others!
40% incline benefits?
Suggestion: DO NOT hold on or you will deprive yourself from the benefits. When you’re running at an incline, forget about speed. This is why I am loving these types of workouts:
• Really works the lower back
• Fires up your heart rate at a slow speed without generating impact
• Strengthens the ankles
• Stretches the Achilles’ tendon and calves (this is HUGE for me)
• Prepares you for hills while also generating more speed on flat surfaces
• Works the glutes the higher the incline • Slow speed, high incline, low mileage = 90% intensity level
The best part about this workout? With a duration of about 34 minutes that accumulated close to 2 miles, I honestly felt like I had just completed an uncomfortable long run. My body was that worked in a very good way!
The intensity is insane, and it was so great to get up to that 40% incline through intervals. As the workout progressed, so did the varying speeds. I went from 6.5mph max with a low incline to working my way up to a 40% incline (pictured) that was close to 3.5mph. Just WOW! Definitely worked my booty off with that one!”
Instagram®: “Fortunately, when I do get a little time to break a sweat I don’t have to leave my house. Thanks to my @NordicTrack Fusion CST I am able to get in a quick workout while Oliver naps or plays. I love having so many options in the @ifit library to choose from, so I can target certain muscle groups (like abs) with one trainer or get a full-body sesh in with another. The Fusion CST has given me to ability to still make it happen even when I can’t leave the house.”
Facebook®: “Consistent exercise is among one of my top goals for this year (especially as we countdown for the wedding). I’m not at a place where I need to “lose weight”, but my goal is to continue to build muscle and strength, overall better health, and mental wellness. With that comes sacrifices. I’ve been digging deep lately and making a ton of sacrifices. Giving up sleep (the hardest for me), some food that I love, potentially wine (later down the road), and sometimes it means giving up spending time with friends so I can hit the gym. For me, it’s worth it. It’s time to do this for me.”
Facebook®: “I went into 2019 with a lot of goals. One was to get my body back post-babies! Another goal was to run a half marathon. My @NordicTrack and intermediate workouts with the @iFit videos and coaches built my confidence and ability up day-by-day. It was so convenient having all of this right in my home!”
Let’s get after this new year and conquer our goals! It’ll not only benefit us physically and mentally, it will also benefit those around us as well. Because how can we take care of others without taking care of ourselves?
Be sure to check out more member features for November and December, and be prepared to get inspired.
If you would like to be featured on the NordicTrack Blog monthly member feature, tag us on Facebook® and Instagram®, then check back here on the blog to see if you’ve been featured!
DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. NordicTrack assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment. If you are pregnant, always consult your doctor or other healthcare provider before starting or changing your exercise regime. Opinions of individuals featured in this article are theirs alone, and may not be the opinions of NordicTrack. Statements of individuals featured in this article are based upon their own experience, and may not be the experience of another user.
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