Using the iCore Fitness program, via the iPhone, is like having your own personal trainer without the expense. With six different applications offered, the entire iCore program is a vital and energetic use of your iPhone in an exercise setting.
Three programs for women are offered:
- iCore Stretch Women’s
- iCore Gym Women’s Beginner’s Program
- iCore Gym Women’s Advanced Program A and B versions
And three coordinating programs for men:
- iCore Stretch Men’s
- iCore Gym Men’s Beginner’s Program
- iCore Gym Men’s Advanced Program A and B versions
All narrated by personal trainer and acclaimed kinesiologist Alexandra Laws, the iCore Gym Women’s and Men’s Beginner Program A application consists of simple-to-perform exercises that train each major muscle group. With six easy-to-follow video exercises demonstrated, each workout walks you step-by-step with simple vocal instructions breaking down every move to help assure correct form. After all, exercises done with incorrect form can have much different results than those desired. I am especially fond of the video segments, for I find it helpful to watch (sometimes over and over!) to master the correct form. Watching many different versions demonstrated by non-professionals at the gym can lead to injuries – but I’m assured that the form on the iCore program is correct.
The iCore Stretch program has 12 stretching videos with a break down of each move so that it is easy to follow. Each video walks you step-by-step through how to do each stretch to assure correct form and maximize the effectiveness. Each stretch video can be easily accessed from a carousel or they can all be played in sequence, which is my favorite way. After I completed the entire stretch sequence, I felt very warmed up and ready to begin my exercise routine. As much stretching as I’ve done in the past, I found that by using the iCore, I found muscles that I had never stretched before. Also, ouch.
Each app consists of a “How to Use” guide, “dos and don’ts” summaries for each exercise, and an exercise description table. In particular, I found the “dos and don’ts” section to be helpful, and I was shocked to find out that I’d been doing one exercise with incorrect form – no wonder I wasn’t getting the results I desired!
With the iCore applications, you can maximize your workouts, utilize your time effectively, and be certain that you are executing the exercises correctly – a win in my book!
Check-out iCore for the iPhone and choose the one that’s right for your fitness goals!