Your Fittest Year Starts Right Here!

By , SparkPeople Blogger
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?