Which online fitness challenges are the best? Personal trainers review the 80-Day Obsession, the Sweat app, Nike Training Club and more.
As a personal trainer and health coach who helps people learn to live their healthiest lives, I’ve seen a lot of what works and what doesn’t. There are tons of online fitness challenges out there, but which ones actually work? How do they engage people to stick with it? Which ones are focused on overall health, and which plans are focused on simply a good workout?
I talked with some of the top fitness professionals who have experience with online challenges to see what they had to say. Here are some notes on the most popular online challenges that you can start today:
1. 80-Day Obsession
The 80-Day Obsession has taken the internet by storm. It’s full of high-intensity workouts plus a meal plan that doesn’t focus on counting calories. Instead, it tracks macronutrients like protein, fat and carbohydrates.
It’s important to note these workouts are tough! This plan is fit for people who’ve been exercising for a few months or have a baseline level of fitness, although there are modifications for all levels. Trainer and creator Autumn Calabrese (who’s also the creator of the 21 Day Fix) leads all of the workouts.
There are various packages, ranging from $39-$160.