Category: Fitness & Training

Gymnastics for the face: anti-wrinkle tips and exercises

Gymnastic exercises are intended to strengthen the muscles of the face which will help to delay the onset of signs of ageing and stimulate the micro-circulation of blood to reduce swelling, dark circles and puffiness. Performed daily from as young an age as possible, facial yoga, facial gymnastics or self-massage exercises will help you maintain toned skin for longer.

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Fitness: Sport for two is even better!

Playing sports as a duo with a friend, family member, colleague or spouse motivates you and helps you progress faster. Choose a partner at your level and set common goals to create your schedule. Fitness is ideal for working out as a pair: compose a circuit of exercises to be done as a duo – the possibilities are unlimited.

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Cardio: How about a workout in the office?

Getting back into exercising is not always easy when you have a very busy work life. A lot of fitness exercises can be done at the office, discreetly without moving from your chair, between meetings or during the lunch break when you are more relaxed. Cardio exercises using bodyweight are particularly suitable: they can be done without equipment wherever you want and according to the time you have available.

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Fitness challenge: your special at home abdominal challenge

Taking on an abdominal challenge at home is a fun and effective way to strengthen your abdominal muscles in less than a month. Every day, push your limits with a variety of bodyweight exercises that work all the abdominal muscles in increasingly ambitious series. Are you ready for the challenge?

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Rowing: 3 cardio programs for all profiles

To set up your cardio programme on a rowing machine, determine how many sessions you can do each week. A 30-minute workout alternating rowing and bodyweight exercises will give you plenty of variation. If you’re short on time, opt for 15-minute sessions. For beginners, 1 to 2 20-minute sessions per week are ideal for developing good habits.

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3 steps to succeed in your first triathlon

The key to success lies in choosing a triathlon event that is aimed at your athletic abilities. Clothes, bike and accessories – prepare all your equipment before starting to train. Have a plan to work on each of the 3 disciplines: swimming, cycling and running. Have you thought about virtual coaching to prepare your triathlon? iFit® apps offer you realistic experiences with hundreds of immersive and motivating sessions.

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Setting up a fitness area at home: space saving tips

To create a pleasant fitness area at home without encroaching on your living space, choose an airy and bright area with optimised storage as the best place to install multifunction equipment. Compact, foldable or small fitness equipment offers you the best performance while saving a significant amount of space.

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Sports at home: how do you define your goals?

Setting fitness goals involves setting up a training plan with a primary objective and several milestones that should be reached gradually en route to your overarching aim. Start by developing routines. Then, with time, monitor your progress and embark on increasingly more ambitious challenges. Opt for quantifiable objectives so as to visualise your development and stay motivated.

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First cycling race: a preparation plan worthy of great athletes

To optimise preparation for your first cycling race, anticipate and develop a training schedule that combines training, targeted exercises and nutrition. A home trainer will allow you to control every aspect of your progress. Thanks to a latest-generation training bike, take advantage of new technologies to test a variety of routes as if you were there, whatever the weather, in the comfort of your own home.

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Fitness exercises: zoom in on the circuit training

To create your own circuit training run, design your own sequence of multiple muscle strengthening exercises and go for it: 30 seconds of activity, 30 seconds of recovery, all in short and intense sessions. Alone or with friends and why not with music, make your fitness sessions a fun and motivating experience. Once comfortable, vary the exercises, the duration of each activity and the number of the cycles: the possibilities are endless!

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Muscle strengthening: your home program without equipment

Accessible to all, muscle strengthening exercises can be practised anywhere without the need for equipment. To train at home, a comfortable space is all you need. The wide variety of exercises available allows you to tone and sculpt your entire body. So you never run out of ideas, why not try the iFit® Coach app? With hundreds of bodyweight exercises, you can plan your new sports routine with confidence and reach all your goals!

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HIIT: Boost Your Cardio with the Tabata Method

The Tabata method is one of the most famous HIIT methods. It consists of performing 8 series of 20-second exercises at very high intensity followed by 10-second recovery times, during a session of only 4 minutes. Aimed at trained male and female athletes, it produces excellent results, whatever the objectives: weight loss, improvement of physical condition, bodybuilding, etc.

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