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Working out with North Face

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I’m always on the prowl for new and fun at-home workout options. I’m thankful to have memberships at a couple of studios where I teach, but when I want to get in a quick naptime workout, I love to work out here at home. I’ve gotten pretty good at it over the past couple of years, but it used to result in disaster, which means I would get majorly distracted. I’d look around and decide to clean the house, my phone would beep/ring, I’d waste some time on Twitter or Facebook, and would end up taking way more “breaks” than I needed. In order for me to get in an awesome workout at home, I found out that I need a set plan in place. Winging at at home doesn’t quite work out for me.  north face app (1 of 1) Something new that I’m loving: the Mountain Athletics App. It’s free for iOS users (they also have their workout videos available on YouTube for my Droid friends), and provides access to expert-designed, 6-week strength and conditioning training programs specific to outdoor sports including, running, skiing, climbing and mountaineering.

Some of my favorite features:

Monitored Progress. They track your progress as you go, so you can easily check back and see what you’ve accomplished. 

Detailed session calendars. The plans are extremely detailed and well-designed. You go into the workout knowing exactly what you’re doing, and the safe form to accomplish it. 

Workout schedules. These are balanced plans mixing unilateral and bilateral strength, core training, cardio and rest. IMG 3553 Coaching messages, to assist with proper alignment. 

Tutorials. I think these are the most helpful. If you’re unsure how to do a move, you can simply watch a quick video to have it explained, or read text that explains the moves. IMG 3554 The workouts are guided by athlete training videos, which include countdown timers. As little tokens of motivation, you earn badges along the way and share your progress via social media. 

I’ve also been using the workouts for gym inspiration. When I go to the gym for strength and want to try something new, it’s perfect to pull up the app and get some ideas.

Here’s one that I tried recently, modifying for pregnancy:

Warm Up: 4 rounds 

5x burpees

8x box jumps (or box step-ups)

8x sit ups (I did a 30-second plank instead)

3x 40-ft shuffle runs (or in my case, shuffling back and forth around the living room)

Work continuously for 8 minutes:

Burpee box jump + 40 ft sprint 

Rest 5 minutes Needless to say, it was pretty killer.

I did box step-ups instead of jumps, and got in an awesome sweat in a short amount of time. north face workout There was also a core component, but I planked instead. 

To get set up, you only need a couple of things: comfortable shoes, a few tools (check out the workout in advance and see what you need) and music if you’d like to use it for your workout. That’s it! I love that the app is free and that it’s great quality. Some of the paid apps I’ve tried in the past have been major womp-womps. 

I’ve been enjoying the new app, and still going crazy for the gear from Mountain Athletics from The North Face. They have an amazing selection of functional, comfortable workout apparel, which I’m especially loving for fitness classes and yoga. It’s not too late to enter the amazing giveaway: a chance to win a $500 North Face gift card! Just sign up via the widget below.   

The North Face Mountain Athletics Collection Give-Away!

What do you do for home workouts or when you’re looking for gym inspiration? Have you tried any fitness apps?  xoxo Gina

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78 Comments

  1. Lauren S on May 20, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Oh man, I am working out a TON lately and at high altitude so some new gear from North Face would be awesome. I can’t wait to check out the app, too!

  2. Aly on May 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I love doing TurboFire, T-25, and Barre3 when I am at home. I think TurboFire is my favorite–I always feel like I have a great workout!

  3. maggie airee on May 20, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I’ve been looking for something like this!

  4. Sara C. on May 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I love the warm North Face gloves I have, as well as my fleece. I’d love to try some of their workout gear, too!

  5. Audra D on May 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I love Fitness Blender. I do their workouts at home several times a week. I do other workouts here and there, usually found on youtube.

  6. Tricia B on May 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I am definitely going to have to try out that workout! Love the new ideas.

  7. Sara on May 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I love the Women’s Motivation 1/4 Zip, especially in the bright pink color!

  8. Melissa on May 20, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Definitely going to check out the videos on YouTube!

  9. Sally on May 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I like to do barre DVDs at home. I don’t have a studio locally so this is the only way to get that shake 🙂

  10. Lindsey on May 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I love all my north face products, especially my green rain jacket!

  11. Lauren H on May 21, 2015 at 6:09 am

    I am definitely going to have to try this! I love Jillian Michaels tapes and YouTube yoga videos for at home workouts!

  12. Kate on May 21, 2015 at 6:39 am

    I would adore the opportunity to score some sweet new workout clothes! Because I mean, what better motivation is there?! :o)

  13. renee on May 21, 2015 at 8:54 am

    great app! love all north face products 🙂

  14. Britt on May 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I used to do a lot of BodyRock, now I do the Kayla Itsines workouts.

  15. Kyla on May 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Downloaded the app! Excited to try it out 🙂

  16. Kelly on May 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I love their half-zip layers for running!

  17. Kim on May 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I’ll have to check out that app!

  18. Jennifer on May 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    First – love your blog, Gina! You continue to be an inspiration in so many ways. 🙂

    Tried this Mountain Athletics app, but then I tried another one that I liked better – sworkit. They have great exercise sets for home, and you can set how long you want to work out, and what type of work out you want to do.

  19. Laural on May 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I love this! Especially since it tracks your progress!

  20. Vanessa Binicki on May 25, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Awesome who doesn’t love new active gear!

  21. Tracy P on May 26, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I enjoy blogilates at home and I really like the nike running app 🙂

  22. Julie W on June 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I’ve been really wanting a North Face jacket. I think they’re good quality and stylish and something I could really use!

  23. […] you guys know, I’ve partnered with North Face (you can check out my first post here and my second post here!) and have really been loving their new Mountain Athletics from The North […]

  24. Holly B on June 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Thanks! I love North Face clothing. It’s a treat for my bday usually.

  25. Jorge brambila on July 2, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I would love to try north face gear when I extercise

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