Full Disclosure: I'm not in any way a product reviewer. I just want to make sure people know what kind of resources are available to help them lead healthier, more active lives.
For anyone fortunate enough to have a smart phone I have to fully recommend the Nike Training Club app.
My friend Lydia had recommended the NTC app to me long before I even had a smart phone, and it was one of the first things I downloaded onto my phone. Then I waited four months to ever try it.
That was a mistake on my part.
This is the kind of app that any woman (it is specifically designed for women) looking to get fit on a budget should have. Even if you aren't on a budget it is a great resource for when you are unable to get to the gym or a trainer.
The app is broken down into "Get Lean, "Get Toned", "Get Strong", and "Get Focused". The first three are then broken down again into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced with either 30 min or 45 min workouts. The last one, "Get Focused", is full of 15 minute workouts that work on a specific body part.
Pretty much every workout recommends weights and a medicine ball. However, if you are just beginning your fitness journey pretty much every workout can be done without weights.
The variety of options are great based on your time schedule, whether you only have a quick 15 minutes to fit something in or if you have time for a full workout. Also, wonderful for a variety of body types and fitness levels.
When I use this app at the gym and it is super crowded I can do most of the workout on a mat so it is totally do able with limited space as well.
One of my favorite features is if there is a move you don't know you can click on it and watch a short video of the move.
This is my favorite move and a great example of what the little clips are like:
I have heard from a co-worker that she had trouble downloading the app on to her phone. I didn't have that experience and have thus far no complaints.
To me this is what fitness apps should aspire to. There are so many resources out there to help you get into shape. Hope this app can help you, if it isn't this there is something else out there for you.