If you’ve recently received an iFIT-enabled treadmill or just subscribed to iFIT to use with a non-iFIT enabled treadmill, you might be wondering how to kickstart your fitness journey. As a proud owner of a NordicTrack X32i treadmill and a huge fan of iFIT, I’m delighted to share my top picks for the best outdoor iFIT treadmill workouts for beginners.
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Top Global iFit Treadmill Workouts for Beginners
As a busy working mom of three, I don’t have the opportunity to travel as often as I’d like, but my love for immersing myself in different cultures and exploring history led me to choose an iFIT-enabled treadmill. It’s a perfect way to combine my passion for fitness with my desire for cultural experiences.
Regardless of whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not, the wide range of courses available worldwide through iFIT will captivate you. With iFIT, you have access to top-notch trainers who will guide you on your fitness journey. It’s like having a certified personal trainer for every workout, accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who provides an enriching historical and cultural experience during each session.
Below are my top picks for global workouts that are perfect for getting acquainted with your iFIT-enabled treadmill and building a strong foundation for future workouts.
Scottish Highland Series
- Trainer: Graham McTavish
- Duration: 6 Weeks, 14 Workouts
If you’re a fan of the Outlander series, you have to try this course led by the incredible actor Graham McTavish, best known for his role in The Hobbit film trilogy.
In this series, Graham takes you on a captivating journey through his native homeland of Scotland, sharing enthralling stories from the set of The Hobbit while also delving into the history of each course location.
Graham’s intricate storytelling, combined with the breathtaking landscapes and historical landmarks of Scotland’s highlands, has truly elevated this experience to the top of my list.
Designed with a beginner-friendly level of intensity, you can enjoy a gentle uphill climb while immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Scotland. And with Graham’s narratives accompanying you along the way, the workout will simply fly by.
Italy Weight Loss Walking Series
- Trainer: Stacie and Chris Clark
- Duration: 4 Weeks, 18 Workouts
Join Stacie and Chris Clark for an enchanting virtual tour of Italy. You’ll journey through renowned destinations like Positano, Rome, and Portofino. This immersive series will transport you to the heart of local life, allowing you to wander the enchanting streets and villages while immersing yourself in their vibrant cultures. Marvel at iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum, and let their grandeur leave you in awe.
Designed for beginners, the low-impact workouts are accessible to all fitness levels. Whether you’re starting your fitness journey or seeking a refreshing routine, this series is perfect.
You’ll enjoy the stunning sights and sounds of Italy while breaking a sweat, and staying motivated and engaged. Stacie and Chris’s enthusiasm and passion for fitness make it more than just a workout—it’s a fun and educational experience.
Get captivated by their stories and insights into the history of each location. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore Italy, improve your fitness, and indulge in the beauty of this remarkable country.
Ancient Egypt Walking Tour
- Trainer: Ram Romani
- Duration: 14 Workouts
Even though I haven’t had the chance to visit Egypt in person, this awesome walking tour made me feel like I have! This series takes you on a journey through historical landmarks like the incredible Great Pyramids of Giza, the majestic Luxor Temple, and the captivating Valley of the Kings. And get this, you’ll be guided by the renowned Egyptologist and Documentarian, Ram Romani, who’ll give you an exclusive one-on-one tour guide experience that you’ll never forget.
You’ll even get to see the Sphinx up close and imagine yourself walking in the footsteps of ancient pharaohs. By the end of this immersive adventure, Ram Romani’s extensive knowledge will make you an Ancient Egypt expert. Plus, you’ll get behind-the-scenes access that’s usually off-limits during a regular tour.
Let me tell you, every morning I couldn’t wait to explore a new fascinating location. It truly felt like being on an epic adventure.
And don’t worry, the workout itself is perfect for beginners. It combines low-impact movements that give you a challenging and rewarding exercise session. Trust me, it’s totally worth it!
Iberian Beginner Running Series
- Trainer: Tommy Rivs Puzey
- Duration: 6 Weeks, 30 Workouts
Looking to improve your running skills while exploring the rich culture of Spain and Portugal? Look no further!
I was nervous to try this course because I am in no way a runner, nor did I think I was capable of running. However, The Iberian Beginner Running Series, led by an elite runner and guy who knows everything about everything, Tommy Rivs Puzey, was the perfect balance of challenging yet achievable.
The Iberian Peninsula is known for its stunning landscapes and diverse terrain, making it a popular destination for avid runners. This series takes full advantage of that by bringing you to some of the most picturesque locations in Spain and Portugal.
But don’t worry, this workout is suitable for beginners as well! With Tommy’s expert guidance and encouragement, you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. Plus, the stunning views and cultural immersion make this more than just a workout – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
So don’t let your fears or lack of experience hold you back from trying out this amazing iFIT treadmill workout series. Trust me, it’s an unforgettable journey that will leave you feeling stronger both physically and mentally.
Vietnam Intermediate Cardio HIIT Series
- Trainer: Hannah Eden
- Duration: 6 Weeks, 30 Workouts
Looking for a high-intensity cardio workout that will push your limits and leave you feeling like a badass? Look no further than the Vietnam Intermediate Cardio HIIT series, led by fitness guru Hannah Eden.
This series is not for the faint of heart – it’s intense, challenging, and guaranteed to make you sweat. But don’t let that scare you away! With Hannah’s contagious energy and motivational coaching, you’ll quickly find yourself pushing through the burn and feeling proud of what you can accomplish.
But it’s not just about the physical challenge – Hannah also incorporates elements of mindfulness and self-love into her workouts, making this series a holistic experience for both body and mind. Plus, with stunning views of Vietnam as your backdrop, each workout becomes an immersive journey rather than just a routine.
Germany Holiday Walk and Jog Series
- Trainer: Casey Gilbert
- Duration: 3 Weeks, 12 Workouts
In this series, Casey Gilbert virtually transports you to the stunning landscapes of Germany during the holidays.
Picture yourself strolling along the charming streets of Germany, surrounded by majestic palaces, a bustling market square, enchanting castles, and magnificent cathedrals. In this series, you’ll experience the magic of the holidays, both during the day and at night.
This series is perfect for beginners looking to build up their endurance and stamina, as well as more experienced runners who want to mix things up. Along with a mix of walking and jogging, Casey also incorporates bodyweight exercises to target different muscle groups and keep your body guessing.
Turks and Caicos Weight Loss Walking Series
- Trainer: Stacie & Chris Clark
- Duration: 20 Workouts
If you’re looking to shed some pounds while exploring the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, then this series by Stacie and Chris Clark is the perfect choice for you.
In this series, you’ll virtually explore the beautiful beaches of Turks and Caicos while focusing on weight loss through walking.
With daily workouts designed to increase in intensity as the weeks go on, this series will help you build endurance and burn calories. Stacie and Chris also provide nutritional tips and advice along the way to help you reach your weight loss goals.
European-African Cultural Walks
- Trainer: Tommy “Rivs” Puzey
- Duration: 9 Workouts
In nine workouts, you’ll immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of Europe and Africa while getting a full-body workout with Tommy Rivs Puzey.
Through these virtual walks, you’ll experience the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of countries like Spain, Morocco, Croatia, Portugal and Bosnia while incorporating hill climbs and other strength-building exercises.
Tommy’s guidance will not only help improve your physical fitness but also educate you on the history and culture of each location, making this series both informative and entertaining. I learned so much about the history and culture in this series through Tommy’s informative commentary.
5K Training Series Part 2: Romania
- Trainer: John Peel
- Duration: 6 Weeks, 30 Workouts
If you’re a runner, get ready to run your best 5K with John Peel’s training series. Through a combination of treadmill workouts and outdoor runs in beautiful Romania, John will guide you through walking intervals, jogs, runs and endurance-building techniques to help you reach your running goals.
With each workout increasing in difficulty, this series is perfect for beginners looking to improve their running performance or seasoned runners wanting to challenge themselves all while taking in the amazing mountain views.
Tips for Starting Your iFit Treadmill Journey
As a beginner, it can be overwhelming to start a workout routine. However, with the right mindset and guidance, you can make the most out of your workouts and achieve your fitness goals.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Familiarize Yourself with Your Treadmill
Before diving into a workout, take some time to get comfortable with your iFit treadmill. Read the manual and understand how to navigate its different features. This will help you feel more confident and in control during your workouts. If you have a built-in fan, be sure to use it.
- Use a Heart Rate Monitor
To ensure you’re working out at the right intensity, use a heart-rate monitor. This will help you track your heart rate and adjust your pace or incline accordingly. It will also help you stay within your target heart rate zone for maximum results.
- Set Attainable Goals
It’s important to start with realistic goals when beginning your treadmill journey. Trying to do too much too soon can lead to injuries or burnout. Start small and work your way up as you build stamina and strength.
- Incorporate Variety
One of the great benefits of iFit treadmill workouts is the variety they offer. Take advantage of this by trying different programs (yoga, marathons, strength training, interval workouts, TED Talks, and challenges) and locations (cities, nature trails, etc.) to keep your workouts fresh and engaging.
- Celebrate Your Progress
It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers on the treadmill, but don’t forget to celebrate your progress and accomplishments. Whether it’s increasing your speed or completing a longer workout, take time to acknowledge and be proud of what you’ve achieved.
- Leverage the iFIT App
Not only can you use the iFIT app on your mobile device to work out on your machine, but the iFIT app also serves as an excellent tool for planning, tracking, and even taking your workouts on the go while traveling. It offers convenience, versatility, and efficiency in managing your fitness journey. I personally love to browse different series and workouts and add it to the calendar in the app. It helps me stay motivated and organized with my training plan.
- Consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions or concerns
Before starting any new workout program, it’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor. This is especially important if you have any underlying medical conditions or injuries that may impact your ability to exercise. Your doctor can also provide helpful tips and advice specific to your individual needs.
In conclusion, iFit workouts offer an engaging and effective way for beginners to kickstart their workout programs.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve endurance, or simply stay active, these workouts provide a variety of features and options to help you reach your goals, while not becoming bored.
Utilize the iFit app, celebrate your progress, and consult with a medical professional to ensure a successful workout journey.
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I’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite iFIT treadmill workout, which fitness equipment do you use and who’s your favorite iFIT trainer?