Beginner’s Guide To iFit
Are you new to iFit® or maybe you’re still trying to figure it out? Here are a few simple tricks to get the most out of your new app.
iFit showcases vibrant street views from all over the world, easy-to-follow workout routines, and a health tracker. It takes a holistic approach to your health, meaning there are many aspects of your well-being that iFit aims to help you improve on. They take into account that exercise alone doesn’t make you healthy. Exercise, nutrition, activity, and sleep are all contributing factors to your well-being – wanting you to be your best self, and with iFit help, you can get there.
iFit offers a variety of programs and workouts. Here are a couple of our favorites:
Four Weeks to iFit is a great workout series for beginners that uses four short workout routines involving Google® Maps with Street View®. Work out in the rolling hills of Ireland and end in a terrain of Cambodia in this four week challenge.
Around the World in 30 Days is a great way for you to see the world all from your iFit bike, elliptical, or treadmill. It is an intermediate-level workout, with beautiful views in places like Australia, Croatia, Peru, and the Philippines, just to name a few.
Google® Street View is easy to use. Schedule a workout through your iFit account, then complete the following steps:
- Log in to iFit on your tablet.
- Start the workout on your equipment.
- Back on your tablet, a blue banner will appear at the top of the screen. Tap the ‘Live Workout’ button to watch Google Street View® images.
When working out, it’s important to find a fitness trainer that fits your personal needs and pushes you to be your best self. iFit offers a number of different trainers. Find the right one for you.
Introducing a few of our world renowned fitness trainers:
Hannah Eden has worked on her craft as a coach and CrossFit® athlete. In addition, she opened her own boutique, upscale facility that hosts group sessions with a unique twist to HIIT training. With her bright red hair and energetic spirit, Hannah likes to think her weird side comes out during her workouts. Her style is eccentric, sometimes inappropriate, but always a good time. While she likes to have fun, she is a stickler when it comes to proper form and technique.
Hannah’s advice to you:
“You are responsible for the life you live. Don’t let the fear of failure limit your potential. Broaden your imagination and visualize what you want, fitness related or not.”
Connect with Hannah:
John Peel is a former NCAA® Division I athlete for the University of Utah. He credits his fitness knowledge to collegiate football, personal trial and error, working with other athletes, and being around fitness professionals for the past 15 years. His workout style is dynamic while always maximizing time and energy. The workouts always include these three things: supersets, elevated heart rate, and a huge focus on core work.
What motivates John:
“The physical and mental excitement of helping other people reach their goals.”
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Gideon Akande is a Chicago native and lifelong athlete. After starting out a career in finance, he followed his heart and became a full-time personal trainer. His Instagram® account was named one of the best fitness accounts in the country by the Huffington Post®. His training stye is best explained as thoughtful and challenging.
Advice from Gideon:
“Time is short and you have got to take advantage of the now, so find your passion. Don’t worry about what other people are saying next to you, worry about where you want to be. Worry about what’s going to bring you joy. There’s so many things people say that you should do and so many logical paths. Sometimes you have to go with what you feel and where you know in your heart is what your supposed to do, and that means taking risks. That means getting uncomfortable. Don’t rob yourself of the opportunity to change the world. Go for it.”
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One of the best parts of using iFit is that you are able to workout anywhere you want in the world. Traveling can be expensive, but iFit lets you run past the Eiffel Tower and stretch in Central Park.
One of the most important things when it comes to fitness are your food choices. With iFit, you have the option to tell your trainer what you’re fueling your body with, and from there it will create a personalized meal plan based on your calorie intake need and daily activity. This includes easy-to-follow recipes and video tutorials from nutrition experts.
Another important contribution to a healthy lifestyle is consistent sleep. Tracking and logging your sleep is easy with iFit. Simply go to the “Menu” button and then choose “Stats.” Understanding how your sleep patterns, diet, and exercise go hand in hand when working toward your fitness goals is crucial.
Now that we’ve covered iFit capabilities, it’s time to set up your personal account and reach those goals you have set for yourself.
7-step guide to setting up your membership:
- Download the iFit app from the App Store® or Google Play®.
- Log in to your iFit account or create an account if you’re new to iFit.
- Fill out your profile by answering a few questions about yourself.
- Connect your wearable.
- Set up alerts.
- Create your goals by answering a series of questions about your fitness plan.
- View Today’s Plan for your Activity, Exercise, Nutrition, and Sleep.
Now you’re well on your way to becoming the healthiest version of you. Enjoy!
Author: Miranda Tilley, Utah State University
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