Did you make any resolutions for the New Year?
The most popular New Year’s resolutions are to get healthy, eat better, exercise and lose weight. That is why weight loss products tend to be on sale A LOT during the month of January, and you tend to see more weight loss program commercials.
I know I need to lose weight, but for me, I am focusing more on getting myself up and moving. I’m used to sitting at my desk for several hours per day. Now that I work two part time jobs I find that I am standing on my feet for just as long as I am sitting at my desk – however I’m not really “moving.” I want to incorporate more walking, step climbing and other forms of movement into my daily activities.
The holiday season was not a good time to start any kind of a fitness routine. Somehow it didn’t work well with all the cookies and candy canes I inhaled over the holiday season. I was holding off my fitness plans until the start of the New Year. Unbeknownst to me, I was offered a job at the last minute, so my New Year’s have been thrown off a bit until I can figure out how to balance two part time jobs, my blog, my family and everything else I need to do.
I do have one program I am going to be putting into place once I get everything planned out. For the time being I have been giving it a “test drive” to see how well it will fit into my plans.
The program I am going to get for the iPhone (it’s also available for Android devices). It’s called Runtastic Results. It’s the lastest app in Runtastic’s line of applications.
Runtastic – a leader in the digital health and fitness space that offers a comprehensive ecosystem of apps, products and services for tracking and managing health and fitness data – announced the release of the Runtastic Results app on iOS and Android. The Results app features a dynamic set of personalized training plans focused on building strength, decreasing body fat and increasing muscle definition. The app is designed to put users of all fitness levels on a 12-week path to success through a variety of workouts utilizing instructional bodyweight exercise videos and a comprehensive Health & Nutrition Guide. Bring your body and the Results app – no other tools required!
“Runtastic Results is an app made for the motivated user looking to jumpstart their health and fitness routine,” said Florian Gschwandtner, CEO and co-founder of Runtastic. “The easy-to-follow training plan doesn’t require any additional equipment and is proven to show results. I couldn’t believe how much stronger, happier and healthier I felt after just 12 weeks!”
Runtastic Results has many special features to not only help you to keep on track, but also to see the results you are looking for.
App Features & Benefits
In the Runtastic Results app, Premium users begin their 12-week transformation by first completing a simple fitness test. Based on the results, a personalized training program is assigned to each user which includes more than 120 step-by-step instructional exercise videos and week-by-week health and nutrition tips to maximize total body transformation. Over the course of three months, workout plans are adjusted per the user’s feedback and experience – making the plan flexible and tailored to individual needs.
Each 15-45 minute workout varies in focus area – boasting common bodyweight moves like push-ups, sit-ups and burpees, as well as lesser known exercises that utilize the user’s bodyweight to generate optimal impact. For those not yet registered for a Premium Membership, Runtastic users can still make use of Standalone Workouts without committing to a 12-week program.
The app was developed by experts, and even tested by Runtastic employees.
The Runtastic team was determined to prove that customized, equipment-less workouts could be done anywhere, at any time and generate incredible results. In a massive employee (plus family and friends) test, 293 Runtastics opted to test the app first-hand and share their results. There was nothing to lose, except a lot of sweat and body fat. The team put in 3,000+ hours of training and lost an average of 5.2% body fat in order to tweak and help develop the perfect bodyweight training app for users. Together, the test group completed two workouts per week and individuals were required to complete an additional one to three on their own – depending on their fitness level and weekly fitness routine.
Advantages of Bodyweight Training
Bodyweight training, using an individual’s own weight to provide resistance for exercise movements, is 2015’s top fitness trend, beating out last year’s No. 1, high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Simple, straightforward exercises have proven to increase strength, jumpstart metabolism and boost an individual’s entire fitness level in less time than many other training methods. A key element that makes bodyweight training so popular is that an individual or group can do the exercises anytime, anywhere with no equipment, gym or trainer required. The training improves agility, stability and endurance, and also prevents injuries. Learn more about bodyweight training in Runtastic’s recent infographic.
“I have been an advocate of strength training for over ten years,” continued Gschwandtner. “Now with Runtastic Results, users can achieve total-body transformation, anytime and anywhere, with little guesswork. There’s sometimes great value in getting back to the basics!”
You can check out the app on the Apple App Store or on Google Play. You can also learn more about the app at www.Runtastic.com/apps/Results.
The app is free to download, but the plans do cost money. The plans range from $9.99 for one month to $49.99 for 12 months.
It sound like you get A LOT with just one app.
There are several other Runtastic apps available, including free ones. In addition, the brand also sells products to aid in your healthy endeavors including the Orbit. Orbit is a bracelet-like device that tracks your activities, fitness and even your sleep cycles. My sleep cycles have been awful the past month. I barely get any quality sleep anymore.
Orbit can also be worn on your clothing, belt or another discreet location in case you don’t want people to see that you are monitoring your activities. I’ve been wearing mine as a bracelet and no one has ever commented on it or asked me what it was. I guess most people see it as a watch or a bracelet. It even fits on my thick wrist (not fitting was a concern of mine).
It’s comfortable enough to wear too. I don’t even realize I am wearing it most of the time.
I use Orbit to track home many steps I take and the distance I go for the most part. I want to be able to reach 10,000 steps per day. So far I have been averaging in the 4,000 range. How pathetic is that? I’m on my feet for most of the time at both of my jobs, I just don’t walk around much. I have been challenging myself to beat my previous day’s step/distance count each day.
Orbit also tells you how many calories you’ve burned.
With Orbit you monitor your daily progress. You can also integrate Orbit with Runtastic apps such as Runtastic GPS and Runtastic Me.
Orbit is even waterproof up to 100m. That is great in the event you plan on wearing it if you go swimming.
Orbit is available in a variety of colors too.
If you would like to learn more about Orbit, or other health/fitness devices sold by Runtastic, visit www.Runtastic.com. Look for the brand on social media too. All of the links are found on their website.
*I received a free Orbit in order to do it’s review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.