Getting Started Off Your Equipment
The iFit app offers a variety of workout series for every piece of equipment: skiing in Colorado on the elliptical, hiking or running in Hawaii on the treadmill, cycling in Turkey on the bike, rowing across the English Channel, and much more. For those seeking a workout experience off equipment, there are several activities that can be accomplished without a workout machine! Best of all, these workouts give you the freedom to venture elsewhere, whether that’s across the world or into a different room.
Here’s how to get started off of your equipment with the iFit app:
If you want to tone your body or build some strength, then you can focus on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or strength circuits that can be divided between upper-body, lower-body, full-body, or core workouts—depending on your interests and goals. You’ll learn the fundamentals of lifting while getting in a good burn. If you’d like to give it a try, bring your mat and dumbbells and follow iFit Trainer Kelsey Sheahan in her Foundations of Strength Training Series!
Yoga and active recovery
Taking days to recover is crucial to preventing injury and keeping your body healthy. There are many series on the iFit app that teach you how to stretch and mobilize certain muscle groups and also enhance your flexibility and mind. Try dedicating 5–10 minutes to recover with stretches after running or strength training. You can try out the Mindful Stretching Series with iFit Trainer Nicole Meline. You can also spend recovery days in Asia with iFit Trainer Briohny Smyth in her Thailand Yoga & Strength Series.
These listening-only workouts allow you to focus on your surroundings instead of the screen. With a mix between endurance runs and intervals, mindful workouts, and strength training, there are endless options for you to get your activity in throughout the day. Try the Intro to Endurance Jogging Outdoor Series through the city with iFit Trainer Casey Gilbert or meditate on a summit with iFit Guide Kevin Courtney in his Strengthen the Mind Meditation Outdoor Series.
Mindfulness and mental health
Strengthening your mind is just as important as strengthening your body. The iFit app offers a variety of mindful workouts, such as meditation and mental training. You can learn about topics like finding happiness, overcoming personal challenges, and how to get better sleep. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to offer several health benefits that can have a long-lasting, positive impact on your life. If you haven’t already, zen out with iFit Guide Nicole Meline in her Montana Meditation Series.
At iFit, improving your health and wellness is our goal, so we’re always releasing new series for you to try—both on and off your equipment!