I have the NordicTrack 2950i outfitted with iFit. Finding a great trainer that you love can help you stay motivated and active. There are so many iFit trainers to choose from, so it can be hard to pick one to try. I thought I would put together some tips for iFit for you to help pick a great workout.
Here is my first tip, in the very beginning try multiple trainers and see what you like. Different strokes for different folks right? Another thing about iFit is that there are workouts in various countries and also in the studios. Some have a ton of elevation gain and some don’t. You can always adjust speed and incline, but in the beginning I recommend finding workouts that are at the pace and incline you would be comfortable running at. Another tip. as you get use to the programs if there is a country or place you really want to run, but the workout is to fast or is walking when you want to run, don’t be afraid to do it and just adjust the speed accordingly. Below are some of my favorite trainers that I recommend starting with.
My favorite trainer of all time, and I suspect he will probably be yours, is Tommy Rivers Puzey. You will know him as Tommy “Rivs” though once you start working out with him. He is so knowledgable and I always learn something new from him about the area we are running, how our bodies work, or even languages. Tommy is incredible. He also has tons of workouts in various levels, so no matter if you are looking for a walk or if you are training for a marathon, there are workouts that fit it all. Tommy has many running series. Some are beginner level, some intermediate and some definitely more advanced. He also has a hiking series, cultural walks in certain cities, and everything in between. If you are a beginner runner I would start with his Iberian Running Series. You will enjoy Portugal and Morocco and it will start you off nice and slow with lots of walking and by the end of the series you will be able to run a 5k without stopping. I also love his Swiss Alps series because the scenery is amazing.
Another favorite of mine is John Peel. You can tell that he works hard to have his amazing body and always has a smile on his face. He also has workouts at all levels of fitness. In one of my runs with Tommy Rivs I heard him describe John Peel as a real life Ken Doll and I totally agree with this statement. He isn’t bad on the eyes. He has lots of fun walks, runs and total body workout options. I especially love his interval training series that takes place in Italy. Fair warning, he talks about food a lot, which I find a little humorous, but if that is a trigger for you maybe keep that in mind. He also sometimes goes the wrong way and has to circle back, which I also find a little humorous.
One of my favorite females who I enjoy studio classes with is Elyse Miller. She is always chipper and I totally have a girl crush on her body. She pushes you, but in a way that makes you want to work harder and not give up. She is really good at talking a lot and making the time go back quicker. She has a great series that is Bikini Body workouts that incorporates both on the treadmill workout and off the treadmill exercises to get in a great total body workout.
I also really enjoy Zac Marion. He is also very knowledgable about the body and I like learning about the fundamentals of how my body works, heals, and even how you should be stepping when running hills. He has a bunch of great workout series too, but I love his New Zealand one. It is great for all levels, but is in the easier end of intermediate level.
Last, but not least, I like Hannah Eden. She is great at kicking butt, but always keeps you motivated to keep going. She has workouts all over the world from Bolivia to Wyoming. She offers a lot of HIIT workouts too. Most runs you will see her bright magenta hair, but lately you might not recognize her because it is now dark.
I hope you love these iFit trainers as much as I do. I’ll share more with you later about iFit. If you have a favorite trainer, drop a comment below and share it with me.
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