Fit Apps: NTC’s perfect alignment with Gabby Douglas
  • May 20, 2013
  • I traveled over the weekend for work and found myself in the hotel gym at 7 am on a Saturday completely uninspired by the cardio equipment that surrounded me. I’ve wanted to try the newest workout on my NTC app starring the amazing and talented Gabby Douglas, so I paired a 45 minute treadmill interval workout with this NTC add-on for the perfect workout on the road.

    Within the app, you can choose you goal (get lean, get toned, get strong or get focused), your level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and your workout. The NTC app is incredibly easy to follow with voice cues that will remind you of your favorite instructor alerting you to the proper form. Nike adds bonus workouts to the app periodically, starring inspirational female athletes like Gabby Douglas and the Serena WilliamsGet it for iPhone. Get it for Android.

    The workout takes 15 minutes and is something you can do in a hotel room or on your bedroom floor without any extra equipment.

    It’s a circuit of five exercises each done for one minute. The full circuit is repeated three times.

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    Exercise 1: side plank with a leg lift (Lay on your side and lift your hips up. Pulse hips down and back up. When Hips are at the top of the range of motion, lift your leg. Switch sides halfway through – I pause the workout for the switch to avoid missing too much of the workout)

    Exercise 2: leg circles on the side (Lay on your your side, lift the top leg and draw a small circle with your pointed toes. Switch sides halfway through)

    Exercise 3: straight leg flutters, or if you’re a Pilates person, the One Hundred

    Exercise 4: leg lifts laying on your side. (Lift the top leg and switch sides halfway through)

    Exercise 5: full body roll-ups (start by laying on the floor and roll up vertebrae-by-vertebrae until you touch your toes and repeat.

     

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.

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