I have been on a roll lately reviewing at home workout videos. Since I have been on the road so much I have become a workout video expert. A few months ago a friend told me about the Nike Training App but since I was rolling around with an old iPhone (iPhone 4 to be exact with the original iPhone software, yes I know lame) I couldn’t get the app. Now that I am finally up to date with a new Gold iPhone 5s I got to sample the Nike Training App that made my in shape friend sore for four days.
First of all I have to start out by saying that it is the BEST app on my phone. I love a good workout and the app provides just that. There are many many workouts to choose from, over 100, divided into three levels. From the body part focused and 10 minutes long to hour long cardio and boot camp drill sessions. So far I have done the 30 minute Heartthrob workout and the 30 minute Power Up. Both times I did the workouts I was in a very small hotel gym with minimum equipment. Yes I got funny looks but what ever I was working up quite a sweat.
The way the app works is by mainly audio ques. You can listen to your iTunes music while the workout plays. The audio ques reduce the volume of the music and chime in when its time to change what you’re doing. If you don’t happen to know what a move is you can pause the workout and watch a quick video on what to do.
For every workout you do you get reward points and with those reward points you can “buy” workouts lead by athletes like Hope Solo and Shawn Johnson. You can also get recipes for healthy meals and smoothies.
The workouts are fast paced and in no time your workout will fly by. I have added 15 minutes of cardio in with the 30 minute workouts to make my total workout 45 minutes long. I can not wait to test out more workouts.
I was nervous about being able to get high intensity workouts while on the road but this app has solved that problem. It is like a personal trainer that corrects your form, pushes you to try hard and doesn’t let you rest.
The only thing I’m missing is a holder for my new iPhone. How do you hold your phone when you workout? I’ve always steered clear of the arm bands because they look like a chaffing disaster. Any recommendations?