Nike Training Club Week 2: A Slow Start

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Nike Training Club - Make Yourself

You'll remember that last week I announced that I'd be taking the Nike Training Club Challenge -- 6 weeks of working out with the new (and free!) Nike Training Club App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and documenting my experience here on Stiletto Jungle. I let you all in on the challenge and what I'd be up to, and this past week was supposed to be my first week of working out. But, wouldn't you know it, real life had other plans for me.

An unexpected injury of the desk-jockey variety kept me away from the Nike Training Club all week. One of the perils of being a Silicon Valley over-achiever: the dreaded computer neck. But, I'm convinced I'll be back at it in time for week 3.

So, let's talk a bit more about what I'm up to with the Nike Training Club. As you may remember, I selected the Get Toned program. At 5'8" and 118 pounds I'm already quite slim... but my sedentary lifestyle has left me a little on the soft side. Get Toned seems just right for people like me as it is designed to add definition. My goal is to firm up my wobbly bits and build a little strength into my overall physique.

Nike Training Club App - Screenshot

I've been playing with the App a bit more, since actually working out wasn't going to work this week, and I'm increasingly impressed with the features. For example, the ability to work out to music from your own library (instead of someone else's canned idea of motivational music), and the super customizable workouts -- from time, to fitness level (see screenshot above), to actual exercises. Since you don't get to hear a detailed account of my workouts this week, I thought you'd enjoy this video of one of the Nike Training Club Get Toned exercises, from Nike Women:

Isn't it awesome how easy they make learning these new exercises? I'm so ready to start working out! Fearless readers, there's still plenty of time to download the app and take the Nike Training Club Challenge with me. Don't forget, you'll have the chance to win some fabulous prizes (more on that soon!). Stay tuned next week for more details about my progress and experiences with the App.

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.

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.