iFit Celebrates #GlobalRunningDay with Streaming Training Programs for 5K and 10K Distances

June 3, 2020

Beat Summer Heat And Train Indoors on a NordicTrack or ProForm treadmill

(LOGAN, Utah, June 3, 2020) — iFit, the leader in at-home connected fitness, celebrates Global Running Day on June 3 with streaming progressive training programs for 5K and 10K distances. With races postponed to fall, runners are faced with a new challenge: training in dangerous summer heat and humidity. iFit’s running programs enable iFit members to comfortably and safely train indoors and excel with coaching tips from elite runners.

“Consistency is the most important aspect to training for races, especially if you’re new to running,” said Tommy Rivers Puzey, iFit trainer and professional runner. “Treadmills are an ideal way to build your miles during the hot summer months and ensure you’re set for success come fall race season.”

iFit’s running programs are created by elite runners, providing the strategic progression required to safely and effectively prepare for distance runs on NordicTrack and ProForm treadmills.

“The beauty of iFit is that we gradually increase the speed, incline and duration of the workout because iFit automatically controls your equipment,” Mark Watterson, President of iFit, said. “You don’t have to become a running or racing expert, because that’s what iFit does for you.”

The benefit of automatic machine adjustments is runners are held accountable during their training sessions. And, unlike other training programs, iFit’s Global Workouts offer magnificent, virtual multi-part series through the Swiss Alps, Costa Rica, and the Balkans to name a few, so runners aren’t forced to blankly stare at the miles slowly ticking by on their display. In the spirit of Global Running Day, iFit aims to inspire beginners and seasoned runners alike to get on their treadmills and go.

Treadmill training programs like iFit’s are the ideal alternative to running in the summer heat, which is dangerous for anyone not well-acclimated to extreme temperatures. The majority of runners fall into this category, having historically trained during the winter months in preparation for the spring race season. In addition to health risks, running in the heat creates a physiological response that simply slows you down. While the body tries to expel heat, it’s faced with the decision of blood flow to the skin or to the muscles. The muscles always lose, which means you will always run slower. iFit’s treadmill programs provide a safe and effective summer training workaround — one that will prepare you to do your best on race day.

Training programs now available to iFit members include:

Distance Location Total Training Segments iFit Trainer
5K Australia 24 Zac Marion
5K Portugal and Morocco 30 Tommy Rivers Puzey
5K Costa Rica 35 Tommy Rivers Puzey
5K Swiss Alps 22 Tommy Rivers Puzey
10K Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia 24 Tommy Rivers Puzey
10K Spain’s Madeira and Canary Islands 24 Tommy Rivers Puzey

These iFit running training programs are now available to all iFit members and free trial users. To access a 30-day free iFit trial, download the iFit app in the Google Play or Apple Store.  After the trial, the cost of an iFit membership is $15 for an individual plan and $39 for a family plan. Those without iFit-enabled treadmills can still benefit from these training programs. Simply download the iFit app, prop up your tablet or smartphone onto your machine, and follow along with the trainer while you manually adjust your speed, incline and resistance.

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Photo caption: iFit Trainer Tommy Rivers Puzey is your coach for the iFit Costa Rica 5K training program, where iFit members train to 35 segments of beach running shot on location.

About iFit, NordicTrack and ProForm

iFit, the connected fitness technology that powers NordicTrack and ProForm equipment, pioneered interactive connected fitness and was issued its first of many patents in 1999. Founded with the belief that the majority of consumers would benefit from an interactive personal training experience at home, iFit’s trainer-led streaming workouts are now trusted by millions of consumers around the globe.

iFit offers workout options for every fitness level and interest, from bodyweight training, HIIT cardio workouts and yoga, to connected fitness workouts on NordicTrack and ProForm home equipment. Patented interactive technology allows iFit Trainers to create highly personalized workouts for iFit members and Live Adjust™ the user’s incline, speed and resistance instantly during the workout to create the perfect workout for every fitness level. iFit interactive workouts are available on NordicTrack and ProForm treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, rowers, strength machines, and the iFit app for a range of exercise accessories.

iFit, NordicTrack and ProForm are owned by ICON Health & Fitness, the global leader in home, commercial and connected fitness which holds more than 275 fitness patents, with 138 pending. iFit workouts are available in English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German with more languages planned for 2020.

Media Contacts

Colleen Logan, clogan@iconfitness.com and Danielle Prager, daniellep@ifit.com