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New: Live Outdoor Workouts On iFit

New: Live Outdoor Workouts On iFit | NordicTrack Blog

NordicTrack and iFit® have changed the fitness world forever with their design, compatibility, and interactive experience. With continuous effort in enhancing customer’s fitness experience and staying up-to-date with social and economic changes, we’ve taken it a step further recently. You can now take your live workouts outdoors! 

Benefits Of Outdoor Workouts

Having previously gone over the health benefits of exercise, you may already know that having a regular workout routine can reduce chronic pain, improve memory and brain health, and boost energy levels. But you may not already be aware of the benefits of working out outdoors

Research suggests that getting outdoors will not only improve your physical health but also your mental health. According to the School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, research shows evidence of lower frustration, engagement and arousal, and higher meditation when moving through an outdoor green space. If you didn’t need another excuse for getting outdoors, this information is just the cherry on top!

Getting outside has also been proven to lengthen your workouts by the mere distraction of being outdoors. An exercise physiologist from the University Wisconsin-La Crosse, John Porcari, stated, “We did a study where subjects rode through a virtual countryside and raced against other people, and we found they exercised 12 percent harder because they were distracted.” 

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Additional benefits of outdoor workouts include:

  • Elevate your self-esteem
  • Increase a greater sense of well-being
  • Reduce stress
  • Ward off seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Provide social interactions
  • Improve vitamin D levels, leading to enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness

Getting Outdoors With Children

With families that have children at home, why not include your children in your outdoor workouts! It may be just as beneficial to them as it is for you. The Wildlife Trusts published a study conducted on 451 children that proved 4 out of 5 children felt more confident after playing outside. Research also showed 84% of children felt capable of doing new things after participating in outdoor activities and 79% felt they learned something that could help with their schoolwork. 

So, getting outdoors in collaboration with promoting a healthy and active lifestyle may be another great way to be a healthy role model for children.

Live Outdoor Workouts With iFit

As you can see, there’s much to say for exercising outdoors, and we’re here to promote all things health and fitness. So, NordicTrack and iFit have created live outdoor workouts with guidance from the best personal trainers in the business. You can continue to use your iFit trainer from your home and take them outdoors with you to reap all the benefits of improved physical fitness and mental health. And for those unfavorable weather days, you can continue to enjoy outdoor workouts on iFit.

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In these live outdoor workouts, your iFit trainers get more personal by accompanying you in live workouts throughout their own neighborhoods, parks, and local hikes––giving you a new view and perspective of your trainer as you see where they live and train themselves. And soon enough, you’ll be able to explore live workouts all over the world. Stay tuned!

One of the best features of iFit live outdoor workouts is the capability of interacting live with your trainer. By scanning the QR code at the beginning of your workout with your smartphone, you can text your fitness questions or comments directly to your iFit trainer, and they may answer live during your workout. Doesn’t get much more personal than that!

Don’t forget that you have the freedom to explore a live outdoor workout on or off your machine. If you’re joining a live outdoor workout on your NordicTrack machine, simply tap the “On Air” icon on your machine’s HD Touchscreen to view the schedule to find a workout or class that best suits your schedule. You can also access the iFit Live Schedule here

Get ready to venture outdoors and get some fresh air with fresh new live outdoor workouts on iFit. You’ll be glad you did!



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. Children under 16 should not be on, around, or use ICON fitness equipment for safety reasons. See user’s manual.
IFIT DISCLAIMER: iFit requires an internet connection and Wi-Fi to function. You will be required to provide your credit card information upon sign-up for iFit. Your Commitment Period may be month-to-month or twelve (12), eighteen (18), or thirty-six (36) months, depending on your agreement. Terms shall apply to your iFit use and subscription during your Commitment Period and any subsequent Renewal Term. Unless you cancel your account or notify us at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the expiration of your commitment period that you do not wish to renew your subscription, your iFit subscription will automatically renew for an additional month, one (1) year, or two (2) year period, as applicable, for the same duration as your initial commitment period (“The Renewal Term”), and you authorize us to bill the then-applicable membership fee and any taxes to the payment method we have on record for you. 


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