iFit Connected Fitness Launches “Train With a Pro” Series with NFL Star Tiki Barber
December 15, 2020
(LOGAN, Utah, December 15, 2020)—iFit, the leading interactive, connected fitness technology, has launched its “Train With a Pro” series, bringing world-class athletes into the homes of iFit members. Tiki Barber, former New York Giants running back, kicks off the series in his six-part program, available on all iFit-enabled treadmills and ellipticals, such as NordicTrack and ProForm. The series is shot largely in part on a football field, transporting iFit members into a virtual world of authentic NFL conditioning.
Barber spent the entirety of his 10-season career playing for the Giants, making him a widely recognized and beloved athlete. Since retiring, he has become a national media presence, most notably as co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s national afternoon program, “TIKI & TIERNEY.” In his “Train With a Pro” series, Barber shares his decades of professional knowledge and experience with iFit members through memorable anecdotes, his favorite exercises for strength and speed, and an inside look into how a professional football player trains.
“After years of training and professional experience, I’m grateful iFit has given me the platform to share my knowledge with thousands of people working out at home,” Barber said. “My iFit workout series is unlike anything else available because it is a true, authentic NFL conditioning workout, just like I used to do.”
The workouts in the Tiki Barber’s iFit series combine endurance and cardio training on the treadmill or elliptical, with off-equipment bodyweight exercises to target strength and stability. For those using iFit-enabled equipment, iFit provides a realistic virtual experience as iFit automatically adjusts speed, incline and decline for treadmills and resistance, incline and decline for ellipticals. For example, as members participate in the progression run, they’ll feel their treadmill’s speed gradually increase, or their elliptical’s resistance increase, throughout the workout to match Barber’s output.
The iFit Tiki Barber “Train With a Pro” series contains six workouts, each ranging from 15 to 30 minutes, and is ideal for all fitness levels:
Workout 1: Progression Run
Description: Lace up and get ready for a progression run at Cedar Grove Field. Tiki will coach and inspire iFit members as they follow his lead and learn helpful techniques along the way.
Workout 2: Football Ladders
Description: For this workout, iFit members perform ladders, a staple exercise in football conditioning.
Workout 3: Endurance Run
Description: iFit members keep a steady RPE of 6 while they run around the beautiful Orange Reservoir.
Workout 4: Quick HIIT
Description: During this quick HIIT workout, iFit members build powerful legs, strong arms and a sturdy core.
Workout 5: Strength Intervals
Description: iFit members perform several 5-minute intervals at an RPE of 7-8. Tiki talks about how and why he became a professional athlete as members enjoy the beautiful views of the Hemlock Falls Trail.
Workout 6: Recover & Stretch
Description: In the final workout of this series, members join Tiki on the field to loosen up their muscles and relax before moving on to the rest of their day.
Consumers can also cast from their smartphone via Apple TV or Google Chromecast for a big-screen TV experience. Those using treadmills without iFit technology can still stream the Tiki Barber Train with a Pro series by simply downloading the iFit app in the Apple Store or Google Play, signing up for the 30-day free trial, propping their smartphone on their equipment and following along as they manually adjust their treadmill.
The Tiki Barber Train with a Pro series is available now to all iFit members and free trial users.
Series trailer: iFit’s Train with a Pro: Tiki Barber
Photo caption: Former New York Giants running back, Tiki Barber, coaches the first installment of iFit’s “Train with a Pro” series, where he gives members a glimpse into a NFL players training and conditioning routine.
iFit, the patented 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. Try everything, from bodyweight training 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 automatically adjust the user’s incline, speed and resistance instantly 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.
ICON Health & Fitness is a global health and fitness leader and owner of iFit, NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion and other fitness brands. Based in Logan, Utah, the 43-year old company has a multi-decade heritage of innovation, quality and profitability. ICON and iFit currently hold more than 330 technology patents, with 80 pending, and its products are present in 116 countries. iFit workouts are streamed in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese, with more languages planned for 2021.