Your Fittest Year Starts Right Here!


By: , SparkPeople Blogger
1/2/2014 6:00 AM   :  63 comments   :  68,861 Views

If you're resolving to lose weight, get fit or tone up in 2014, then I have some news for you. It's going to take hard work, willpower, dedication, and some sweat (but not necessarily blood or tears). But you can make it easier—even fun—by joining SparkPeople's 4-week January Jumpstart Challenge, which includes an easy-to-follow workout plan, built-in support, and motivational prizes!

I created the January Jumpstart Challenge to motivate and inspire you to get off to a strong start in the new year. This "bootcamp" style plan isn't highly intense, but it does involve a commitment to daily exercise so you can get real results in just four weeks—talk about a great way to start the year!

In this plan, every workout can be tailored to your own fitness level, and you also get to pick activities that you enjoy! Following our 4-week fitness program will help you look good and feel great in a matter of weeks—and also help you build momentum to make fitness a priority all year!

Here are 5 reasons to join today—and tell your friends!
  1. It's simple. I designed the January Jumpstart workouts to take the guesswork out of working out. You'll follow one of my free 10-minute workout videos each day, and do your favorite cardio activity five times per week. Because there are seven different workout videos and you get to pick your cardio, working out will never be boring! All you need is a set of dumbbells and a computer with Internet access to follow along with the streaming workout videos.
  2. It's free. You'll save money because you won't need a pricey gym membership or any fancy equipment to get in shape. Like most SparkPeople resources, January Jumpstart won't cost you a dime! As soon as you join, your challenge begins. You'll get one email each week with your workout plan and challenge tips to help you get on the right track from day one.
  3. It's motivating. Other people following the plan will be there to cheer you on, answer questions, and offer support when you need it. Each day that you check off another workout from your to-do list, you'll build confidence and momentum that will inspire you to keep going.
  4. It's fun! By taking part in the challenge, you're doing something new every day. Plus, we're giving away weekly prizes that you'll be eligible for just by participating: copies of my critically acclaimed workout DVD "SparkPeople: Total Body Sculpting," copies of "The SparkPeople Cookbook," and even a few Spark Activity Trackers (valued at $59.95 each). We give away one of each prize every week for four weeks!
  5. You could win a $250 gift certificate to! One lucky—and newly fit—participant will win the grand prize! All you have to do is join the challenge and log your workouts on to be eligible for these great prizes! For official contest rules and terms, click here.

To join the challenge right now, go to

Be sure to spread the word and tell your friends to join you: Share this page on Facebook, Tweet it, or Pin It to Pinterest. After all, sharing YOUR goals will make you more likely to stick with them. Here's to a healthy and fit 2014!

If you've participated in one of Coach Nicole's fitness challenges in the past, tell us about your experience below. Do you plan to join this fun, new challenge?

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  • ROSELADY1975
    I would love to join BUT my computer is soooooo slow that by the time the videos would load it is the next week. Have neglected to sign in daily due to slow computer. I will attempt to sign in daily starting 2012!!! - 12/31/2011   9:51:12 AM
  • 12
    Just joined, why not! - 12/31/2011   8:27:59 AM
  • AMANDA_A_725
    Just joined! Ready for a great 2012!!! - 12/31/2011   12:46:40 AM
  • 10
    seriously thinking about it - 12/30/2011   8:50:47 PM
  • POSM88
    Can someone please tell me how to bring up the workout videos? - 12/30/2011   2:52:33 PM
    My goal is to lose 20 pounds and keep it of in 2012. Joining this challenge is helpful and keeps me motivated. - 12/30/2011   12:51:29 PM
    Woohoo! Sounds like fun! - 12/30/2011   12:47:07 PM
  • 6
    I'm thinking about it. Usually anything that uses words like "power", "turbo", or "boot camp" to describe it scare me, but I feel like I didn't make any headway this year. One of my goals is to get down to the weight shown on my drivers license (166) before I have to renew my license in 12/2013. Maybe this is what will do it. - 12/30/2011   12:31:08 PM
  • 5
    I'm joining on Sunday! Wonderful start to the new year. - 12/30/2011   11:48:58 AM
  • 4
    the 28-day challenge was really helpful, so i'm excited to do this challenge!! i excited about the new 10 minute workouts that i haven't tried yet! - 12/30/2011   9:55:34 AM
  • 3
    Can't wait to start. - 12/30/2011   9:23:52 AM
    OMG!! I joined a 28 day challenge!! I need this and I will work on some other goals for the month. January will be my most productive!! I am excited. - 12/30/2011   8:45:10 AM
  • RD03875
    I joined! Can't wait! - 12/30/2011   8:35:25 AM

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