I despise working out. It’s a sad truth that I haven’t been able to escape, even in my mid-twenties. But as I get older, I’ve realized that a quick “jog” around the park isn’t going to keep me healthy and in shape (I know, what a drag). In an attempt to somehow convince my brain that I can learn to like working out, I’ve tried LOTS of programs, but I hate them all. Truly.
Well, a while ago my very fit best friend recommended the Nike Training Club app as it customizes a workout schedule to fit your lifestyle. I was immediately impressed when it asked me what equipment I had access to, where I like to workout, how often I want to exercise per week, and if I want to include runs in my program. Well, I *do* have a set of dumbbells (somehow??), I am currently too scared to go to the gym and much less pay for a membership, and I am okay with the idea of having a weekly run so I checked off those preferences and boom. I had a beginner workout plan, all of which I can do in my living room.
I’ve been doing it for four weeks now, and I honestly can’t believe I’ve stuck with something that long. I’ve found that immensely helpful because it’s taught me proper form and stretches that I knew nothing about before — which in hindsight, I think is why I was so put off with exercising. I didn’t know how to do it. It’s definitely given me confidence to workout at my own pace, and get rid of this idea that I need to be in a race to get fit. Above all, it’s FREE, and I can’t help but think that’s the best part. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ —Kayla Suazo
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