I have spoken about the Nike Training Club app before – and reviewed the whole app in detail when they revamped it. I love free workouts and this has the added benefit of being suitable wherever you go – all you need is your phone. Recently I have fallen in love with Controlled Blast, a 45 minute designed to get you moving in every direction and focus on your control and quality of movement.
Nike’s Unlimited You campaign has been running throughout the Summer of Sport and the aim is to get people to reach and then break their own limits. I love this ethos and the fact that they use real athletes to help promote it. Unlimited You has already set Amsterdam aflame and over the weekend it took over London. There were two options you could choose: a Kobox class followed by a Nike Run Club run or a Barry’s Dirty Thirty treadmill session followed by a Nike Training Club workout. I went for the latter and to say that I was excited was an understatement!
I have been using the Nike Training Club (NTC) app for a long time now on and off and very recently the app went through a massive renovations making everything so much better. Finding workouts, saving them, following them, and enjoying the whole app is so much better. Last week I had the chance to spend a good amount of time playing with the app and doing some workouts, here are my thoughts!
NTC is one of the most used, and most loved, apps on my phone. Created by Nike it is a free database of what seems like endless workouts most of which don’t need any equipment. The workouts are separated into difficulty and length of time so there really is something to suit everyone. I use it fairly regularly and recently have started to use it daily for their Reach and Recharge workout which is half an hour of yoga. I didn’t know the NTC app had any yoga until a friend showed me this one – since then I haven’t looked back. But what is it like doing yoga from an app?
You all know I struggle with yoga. It doesn’t come naturally to my body or my mind but I have a marathon to run in April and can’t train because my body is falling apart. People keep telling me the solution to the dismantling of me is physio and yoga. Physio – appointment booked, tick. Yoga? Yoga is harder. Can’t I just stretch properly after doing a run and be done with it? Well apparently I should do that too but no, stretching doesn’t replace the benefits yoga can give. So in 2016 I am going to embrace yoga. That is my resolution for this year and for life because a) I am tired of being in pain all the time and b) I am tired of being as flexible as a stick.