Make Yourself: Show Me, Don't Tell Me (and win an Ipad 2!)

One of the nicest surprises in the Nike Training Club app is just how visual (and stunning) it is. ( can also win an iPad just for choosing a fitness goal. Check it out!)

If you've ever picked up a fitness magazine, you've surely seen those essays that try to explain to you how to do a particular exercise. You know the ones I mean? The ones with the numbered steps that describe how to do a squat?

Those are boring after a while.

But I really hate it when they expect you to know what a squat means, exactly, without seeing it. My yoga practice has taught me that positioning matters, and that exercise is more effective when done correctly, so I really am a stickler for details.

The NTC app doesn't take anything for granted. For instance, if I told you to do a squat jump, would you know what to do?

Sure, you can probably figure out that you have to jump and squat, but wouldn't it be nice to see what it looks like?

Here is what it looks like on your phone, in three easy steps:


Got it? No worries if you're still not sure, because on the upper right hand corner there's a little video camera icon. Click it, and a video pops up that walks you through every move, in every workout.

Like so:

Think you know how to do a jump squat now? Me too!



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The Nike Training Club App is a full-body functional training app designed for you to make yourself whatever you want to be. Whether you’re looking to get lean, toned, or strong, NTC takes every workout to the next level. Download it here.