Nike Training Club Week 6: Some Final Thoughts

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Nike Training Club - Make Yourself

Can you believe it's been 6 weeks already? Yep, that's right. It has been 6 weeks since I first took on the Nike Training Club Challenge. I vowed to give the free Nike Training Club App -- available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch -- a spin and document my adventure here for all of you to read. I've had my ups and downs, and learned a few things along the way. Now the time has come to leave you all with a few parting thoughts about my time with the App.

First, let's talk about the App itself. It's free (always a plus) and easy to find in the App Store. It's pretty intuitive to operate -- no instructions necessary -- and visually appealing, with lots of cool features, like the ability to work out to your own music playlists.

Now, about the actual workouts. I chose the Get Toned program, but there are other fully customizable programs for other fitness needs, like losing weight or strengthening. You can mix and match the exercises in each program as there are many little self-contained tutorials in each program. And really, that was my favorite part. I never have time to do a proper workout, so I loved that I could learn perfect little exercises that target my particular fitness needs via the App. As I pointed out in a previous week's review, I ended up doing some of my newly learned exercises independent of the App from time to time. I know that's not the point of the whole fancy, high-tech App thing, but I loved that this was really the first time I found a program that actually taught me something. Bonus points to NTC.

Woman working out outside

Results? Ok, so I'm not the best when it comes to keeping up a fitness routine. But, I will admit that I've been more consistent with Nike Training Club than just about anything I've tried since grad school. The exercises are easier than when I started and I do feel vaguely stronger. I'm quite slender to begin with, and losing weight/ inches wasn't a goal, so I don't have any quantitative results to share with you. But, I am on the whole quite pleased with the experience. I think the NTC App is perfect for people like me who are short on time and low on motivation. It makes working out fun, easy and simple -- all things that help when trying to fit yet another activity into an already over-filled day. I'm glad I got a chance to try it out and I will keep using it in the future.

So, did you get a chance to download and try out the NTC App? What about entering the Nike Training Club Make Yourself Sweepstakes? Don't forget to do that! You can win great prizes like an iPad2 complete with Nike Training Club App, and Nike gear like the Legend Pant, Victory Bra, and Free XT Motion Fit+!

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.