Premium Workouts: Get Fit the Easy Way

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Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you think to yourself, "Today is going to be a good day." And on some of those days (most if you're lucky), you're right and the day is fabulous. If you had that thought this morning, you nailed it! Because today we just so happened to release a new way to help our Premium members get fit: guided workouts that you can do wherever you go! We know you have questions, so I took a stab at answering some of the ones I think you're likely to ask:

What Are Premium Workouts?


Our new workouts are a series of exercises put together by our coaches that help you focus on your particular fitness goals. Our coaches met to discuss the best exercises you can do to target specific parts of your body. After a few conversations, they broke the workouts into four categories: Sculpt and Strengthen, Calorie Torching Cardio, Minimize the Impact and the Total Body Challenge. You can browse through a number of workouts from any of these categories to get the results you're looking for.


How Are Premium Workouts Different Than Other SparkPeople Workouts?


They make things so much easier. Seriously, we built these workouts to save you time. Not only did we organize the collection of different exercises in a thoughtful way, but we also created a new tool that makes these workouts easier to do! Once you pick your workout for the day, you will see a screen like this that will help you get started:

From here, you can set how long you'd like to workout (either 10, 20 or 30 minutes), see a list of all the exercises the workout will take you through and choose whether or not you'd like voice prompts to help you through the series of exercises. (Tip: If you don't want the prompts, you can choose to listen to music instead, simply by clicking on the musical note button.)

Once you have your workout just the way you want it, click on the "Start Workout" button and get going. Our tool will guide you through the series of exercises, with an animated GIF of each exercise that shows you the right movement and the proper form. A countdown timer will show you how long you should do that particular exercise before moving on to the next one. If you have voice prompts enabled, you will get audio guidance from our coaches about proper form for the exercise, or modifications you can do if you need them.

If you have voice prompts turned off (or you need a little break), hit the pause button to see notes from our coaches on how to do the exercises the right way. When you're ready to start again, hit the resume button and get back to it!

These Workouts Sound Great! Is There Anything Else We Need to Know?


Just the best part. When you complete a Coach-Created Workout in our new tool, it’s automatically tracked to your fitness log! That's right, the calories you burn working out will be tracked without you tapping another button. I don't know how that makes you feel, but it makes me feel like this:


This new feature is rolling out to all Premium members today. App users, you may need to download the latest version of our app. Desktop users, you should be able to see them now by clicking here. Give them a try and tell us what you think--we’ve been working on building this tool for quite a while now and we hope you love it.

Don't have Premium, but want to see what these Coach-Created Workouts are all about? Sign up for a FREE, two-week free trial of Premium by clicking on the button below.


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  • ROSSYFLOSSY
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    I will give this a try. - 12/12/2017   9:01:43 AM
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    RONDAJO56, BUTTAMA and HEALTHYANDFIT27, I'm sorry you've been experiencing this frustration. If you'd shoot us an email at support@sparkpeople.com, we'd be happy to look into the issue.

    DIROB57, we're glad you like this feature! - 12/8/2017   10:06:19 AM
  • ROBBIEY
    29
    this is worth trying - 12/8/2017   8:06:10 AM
  • 28
    Thanks. I will try. - 12/7/2017   1:51:31 PM
  • ROBBIEY
    27
    good information - 12/7/2017   8:11:44 AM
  • RAPUNZEL53
    26
    Thanks. - 12/7/2017   4:07:48 AM
  • 25
    Thanks - 12/6/2017   9:57:25 PM
  • 24
    I need to vary my workouts. This was good info. - 12/6/2017   8:57:20 PM
  • 23
    Loved this article!!! - 12/6/2017   3:57:21 AM
  • 22
    It is AWESOME that Sparkpeople has come up with new way to benefit Premium members! I had no hesitation in paying my money to go Premium bc I have gotten WAY more use out of the website since 2009 than $29.99! The comments on this new feature indicate there may still be a few bugs to work out, but that's okay! I, for one, want to say a big THANK YOU to Sparkpeople for being such a GREAT resource even without the Premium benefits! Way to go!

    P.S. I easily found the premium workouts on the Start Page of the website under Explore Premium and they are clearly listed in the left pull down menu in the phone app. - 12/5/2017   4:27:50 PM
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    I'm looking for these workouts as well. This is my first time on the site. Are they the workouts in "videos"? - 12/5/2017   12:03:04 PM
  • SPINNER17
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    I believe I am a premium member but I cannot find the new workout series. How do I get to the workouts? Thanks - 12/5/2017   8:43:36 AM
  • BUTTAMA
    19
    I did the cardio challenge this morning and it was great! The one thing I couldn't get to work was the sound...did anyone else have this problem? I tried everything. Also, I had to set it to redo after 10 mins to get it to do 30 mins. Thanks! - 12/5/2017   8:15:35 AM
  • 18
    Thank you for your encouragement today. - 12/5/2017   8:12:55 AM
  • 17
    Thank you! I'm excited to give them a try after work! They sound great! - 12/5/2017   6:50:13 AM
  • 16
    I tried one workout. I could not get the 30 minute time on it, only the 20 minute time. Please fix.

    I really love these! Thank you! Thank you! - 12/5/2017   6:27:49 AM
  • 15
    CHRIS3874, which comments section are you talking about? For the actual routines?

    JDOL1028, Great suggestions! I'll be sure to pass them along to the team.

    REDROBIN47 & MUSICNUT, pleas do let us know what you think once you've given them a spin.

    - 12/4/2017   4:57:23 PM
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    CHERIRIDDELL, did you give them a try? What did you think?

    CACUJIN, could you shoot us an email at support@sparkpeople.com? Sorry about the error, we'll definitely look into it.

    U30MIN, of course!

    RHVICK, Thanks for the kind words!

    ME_HERE_NOW, no problem--thanks for giving them a spin!

    RETAT60, glad to hear you like them! - 12/4/2017   4:52:42 PM
  • 13
    How awesome you are always bringing new and fresh ideas our way .... will look at this more and plan to use .... thanks! - 12/4/2017   3:13:08 PM
  • DMEYER4
    12
    thanks - 12/3/2017   2:52:19 PM
  • 11
    I CANNOT CHANGE THE TIME ON IT. I can only do 20 min workouts. Every time I try to change to 10 or 30 it gives me an error reading. And I pay for premium. Can u please fix!!!! - 12/2/2017   11:30:40 AM
  • 10
    Thanks for the great new feature! - 12/2/2017   1:17:18 AM
  • 9
    This is very exciting and I am looking forward to using this new feature. - 12/1/2017   9:48:45 PM
  • 8
    I'll have to check this out more than my quick glance today. I'd love to see walking workouts. And calendars for specific plans. - 12/1/2017   8:13:50 PM
  • 7
    Great - now bring back the comments section (-if you dare). - 12/1/2017   7:52:09 PM
  • 6
    Fantastic addition. It is very easy to use and more accessible than the SP TV videos. Thank you! - 12/1/2017   2:25:08 PM
  • 5
    i was really stoked when i checked out this new feature yesterday! a most exciting development!! thank you!!! - 12/1/2017   12:57:38 PM
  • 4
    What a super new feature! I looked at some of them and will try a stretch later as I already worked out today. Thanks! - 12/1/2017   12:21:38 PM
  • U30MIN
    3
    Just what I was wishing for! This is great! Thank you :) - 12/1/2017   6:43:58 AM
  • 2
    I tried to look at one and received an error message. Not very premium as I can get an error message just about anywhere. - 12/1/2017   12:58:18 AM
  • 1
    This looks really interesting I will be sure to try them tomorrow ! - 12/1/2017   12:09:46 AM

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