A few weeks ago, I took Michelle though my new springtime outdoor training workout. The next day, she emailed me this: “FYI: Though I love you dearly, my inner thighs are hating you.”
She meant it in the nicest way. So I’m sharing the workout with you, so your inner thighs can hate me, too.
For months, I’ve been working out with the Nike Training Club app. It’s a free mobile app that includes dozens of workouts developed by professional trainers. You choose your skill level, your workout goal (tone up? slim down? kill cardio?) and it’ll spit out a few workouts that fill the bill. As you do more workouts, you earn extra bonus workouts. (The first time I unlocked a “badge,” I hurrah-ed because I thought Nike was going to send me new gear or credit for new gear. When I discovered that I earned a stretch workout, I swore and tossed my phone on the floor.)
I used the app to do an indoor workout once a week all winter, using a set 45-minute advanced workout. This spring, I switched it up and took the workout outside. I bring 5- and 10-pound weights to the park outside my house. Instead of doing one of the set workouts, I do a series of 15-minute targeted workouts, usually for 60 or 75 minutes. Then, I wait outside for someone to help me carry the weights and my sore self back upstairs.
There you have it. Has anyone tried it? What do you think?