Welcome to week six of TUF Challenge. If you’ve made it this far, you’ve already implemented many of the habit-forming behaviours that will turn your workouts from short-term fad, to lifelong pursuit.
Next on our list? Helping you find workout buddies that spur you on and keep you accountable.
Our data shows we train 22% harder when we’re with other people (even on a virtual live leaderboard). And a study conducted by the University of Indiana showed couples who trained separately had a 43% drop out rate over a year, whereas those who sweat it out together only had a 6.3% dropout rate. So we train more efficiently and more consistently with other people.
This week, we want you to book into Fiit Club with your fellow TUF Challengers. To complete four group workouts, and finish feeling stronger and more connected.
If you’re new to the Club, we’ve put some frequently asked questions to our pint-sized powerhouse Head of Fitness — @gedefoster. Here’s everything you need to know about our group leaderboard classes.
1. ‘What’s Fiit Club about? Where can I find these classes?’
Fiit Club is all about a community of people supporting each other while getting a sweat on. Logging in, class after class. Motivating each other and keeping each other accountable.
In the HIIT classes, it’s about that friendly competition. Chasing familiar names on the leaderboard that always push you to work harder. In Rebalance classes, it’s just about finding 25 minutes of down-time, together.
To find these classes, just log in to the app and tap on the ‘Schedule’ tab. See classes for the day or click ‘view all’ for the next two weeks of workouts. Then book one in the diary. Tell your mates, get them to log in too. And train stronger together!
2. ‘I’m not sure leaderboard classes are for me. Can I be anonymous?’
The great thing about Fiit Club is that you can do it from your living room. Where no-one else can see your downward dog or tomato red face (although you get to see ours). If you don’t want your name to appear on the leaderboard, you can also use a generated username.
When it comes to fitness level, all HIIT classes have two trainers on set — which means you have Trainer 1 on beginner/intermediate and Trainer 2 on intermediate/advanced. You can follow one or both trainers, depending on the difficulty of the moves and how you’re feeling that day.
3. ‘Do you have to be really fit to top the leaderboard?’
In the Rebalance Fiit Club classes (think yoga, Pilates and mobility flows) there is no leaderboard. You’re just flowing as part of a group.
In the HIIT workouts you earn Fiit Points so you can climb to the top of the leaderboard — but your fitness level doesn’t determine your position. It’s about working the hardest you can.
Our data scientists have created an algorithm that is based on your resting heart rate and your maximum heart rate. And we start collecting that data after your first class.
In Fiit Club, all you need to do is stay at the top of your training zone. The higher up you are in your personal zone (and the longer you stay there), the more points you’re going to score.
If you’re really fit, your resting heart rate is likely to be low and your maximum heart rate is likely to be high. If you’re a beginner, it’ll be the opposite. But as long as you’re both working at the top of your zone for as long as possible — whether your max heart is 190 or 160 — you both have an equal chance of winning.
So keep an eye on your heart rate and if you see it drop, pick up the pace. Trust me, you should be using those rest periods to recharge and reload the body when you’re training this efficiently. You can read more about Fiit Points here.
4. ‘25 minute workouts don’t seem like enough. Why do Fiit Club instead of a 40 minute on-demand class?’
Ok. These classes are tough — in fact, they’re savage.
Our stats show you work 22% harder in Fiit Club than on-demand classes, so you get 22% better results. If you’re used to 40 minute workouts just try a 25 minute Fiit Club. They are no joke. But we do have some 40 minute ones. Which are brutal. And we’re filming more 40 minute classes. For you tough nuts.
5. ‘How can I follow other Fiit Club challengers in app?’
Great question! If you have an Android device, you can tap to follow anyone on the Fiit Club leaderboard, after the class has finished. If you’re on iOS, you can do that as well as follow anyone who’s booked into a Fiit Club class, before the class has started.
You can also share your Profile directly with friends on both iOS and Android (or follow anyone that your followers are following!)
Take any four Fiit Club classes before midnight on Sunday 24th May to get 10% off MyoMaster’s recovery products (think massage guns, electric muscle stimulators and occlusion training).
Win the prize draw and we’ll gift you a free recovery kit which includes the MyoPro and MyoPump — worth £1,000. Sounds good right?
You don’t need to come top of the leaderboard, but you do need to be connected via Apple Watch (or another compatible tracker) to enter the prize draw.
If you’re new to Fiit Club, check out the schedule and book into your chosen classes. That way, you can plan ahead and stay accountable. Make sure you balance out your workouts too — we’ve added plenty of yoga, Pilates and mobility training this week so don’t feel you have to burn out with four back-to-back HIIT classes.
It’s week six challengers, let’s get it!