Take on the Lunge League Challenge In July

Join JEFIT’s third monthly fitness challenge, available on iOS and android, the Lunge League Challenge! Find extra motivation to mix up your workout routine and focus on your legs. No need to sign up to participate, you just need to log 20 lunges (of any type – full list below) on 15 different days in July. To get the most out of the challenge push yourself to do the most advanced lunges you can. Alternatively, you could also use this as an opportunity to try out the different types of pushups available. Users who complete the challenge will be rewarded with exclusive in-app badges that will never be available again as well as some iron points! Show off your dedication to fitness and your consistency with JEFIT. Keep reading below for more information on the monthly fitness challenge.

How to Find the Monthly Fitness Challenge Page

  • Navigate to the Discover tab and then tap the “Lunge League Challenge” button
  • This brings up the Fitness Challenge hub where you can see more information on the contest rules, your progress, and the prizes.
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Incorporating additional lunges into your workout helps target your legs and beef up your glutes. Track and log your workouts as you normally would, while adding an additional set of 20 lunges to your routine. You can visit the Monthly Fitness Challenge page to check your progress. Check back on the first of each month to see what the next challenge will be!

Full List of Eligible Lunge Exercises:

Barbell Decline Bench Lunge
Barbell Lateral Lunge
Barbell Lunge
Bodyweight Lunge
Bodyweight Rear Lunge
Bodyweight Side Lunge
Bodyweight Walking Lunge
Crossover Reverse Lunge
Dumbbell Bicep Curl Lunge with Bowling Motion
Dumbbell Decline Bench Lunge
Dumbbell Forward Lunge with Bicep Curl
Dumbbell Lateral Lunge with Bicep Curl
Dumbbell Lunge Tricep Extension
Dumbbell Lunges
Dumbbell Rear Lunge
Dumbbell Walking Lunges
Kettlebell Turkish Get-Up Lunge
Smith Machine Lunge
Stability Ball Walking Lunge

Success Story Showcase – Our Latest Series

Happy with the progress you’ve seen during your fitness journey? Share your success with the JEFIT community! In the past we have featured a couple different user’s fitness success stories. We will be featuring more JEFIT users in a new blog series and showcase the progress they’ve made throughout their journey. We can’t wait to get a more in depth look at the progress JEFIT community members have made. To submit your story, email marketing@jefit.com with the following information:

  • A couple pictures of you. These can be before and after pictures or just pictures of you working out.
  • Any background info you want to include about who you are: Name, occupation, location, JEFIT username, etc
  • How did JEFIT help you with your fitness success?
  • Did you change up any of your other habits in addition to exercise/fitness? This can be anything from nutrition to sleep.
  • Any specific fitness goals that you have?
  • How has your fitness journey impacted your life?
  • Anything else you’d like to tell us? Pre workout/Post workout routines? A funny story about JEFIT?
  • Any tips you have for others starting their fitness journey?
  • If you started your fitness journey over today – what is something you would do differently or the biggest piece of advice you’d give yourself?

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We look forward to showcases all the great success stories the community has to share!

Why Yoga Is The Secret To Lifting More

When most people think about how they’re going to reach their next weight lifting goal yoga would be one of the last things to come to mind. Turns out it should be one of the first ideas to consider. In celebration of national yoga day (6/21) we’re sharing some of the incredible upsides to adding yoga to your routine and how it can help you at the gym.

1. It’s Great For Muscle Recovery

After training it’s important for your muscles to be given the time and activity that best allows them to recover. Yoga is a great post-workout rehabilitation for your muscles as it gently stretches out your body without adding strain. It’s great for helping to relax your back, arms, and shoulders after an intense workout.

2. Yoga Boosts Flexibility and Mobility

Your body has a balance of agonist and antagonist muscles. These muscles are counter balances to each other, but if one gets too tense, it limits the movement (and therefore strength) of the other. As weightlifting consists of repetitive short movements it tends to tighten and shorten muscles. Yoga helps to break down this tension and prevents your muscles from working against each other. A better range of motion also helps prevent injuries.

3. Improve Your Form

Ever find yourself holding your breath mid-lift? One of the main things you focus on in yoga is your breathing. Learning how to control your breathing while manipulating your body can help you breath more consistently during your workout, thus improving your form. Yoga also increases your overall lung capacity and circulation.

4. Yoga Also Tones Muscle

Many people get the impression that yoga is a passive activity. Each pose actually targets specific muscle groups helping to tone. This can also help work out underused muscles that you do not typically target.

5. Improve Heart Health

Yoga is great for lowering blood pressure and flushing your lymphatic system promoting healthy heart function. Slowing your heart rate and removing toxins from your blood alleviates some of the strain on your heart during your intense workouts.

While intuitively it seemed that weight lifting and yoga were two completely different areas of health and fitness; in reality they are very complementary in achieving your goals. These two work so well together there is even a new style that includes weight training, Iron Yoga.

Take on the Dancing Pecs Challenge in June

Join JEFIT’s second monthly fitness challenge, available on iOS and android, the Dancing Pecs Challenge! Find extra motivation to mix up your workout routine and focus on your chest. No need to sign up to participate, you just need to log 20 pushups (of any type – full list below) on 21 different days in June. To get the most out of the challenge – push yourself to do the most advanced pushups you can. Alternatively, you could also use this as an opportunity to try out the different types of pushups available. Users who complete the challenge will be rewarded with exclusive in-app badges that will never be available again as well as some iron points! Show off your dedication to fitness and your consistency with JEFIT. Keep reading below for more information on the monthly fitness challenge.

How to Find the Monthly Fitness Challenge Page

  • Navigate to the Discover tab and then tap the “Dancing Pecs Challenge” button
  • This brings up the Fitness Challenge hub where you can see more information on the contest rules, your progress, and the prizes.

Track and log your workouts as you normally would, while adding an additional set of 20 pushups to your routine. You can visit the Monthly Fitness Challenge page to check your progress. Check back on the first of each month to see what the next challenge will be!

Full list of eligible pushup exercises:

  • Single-Leg Pushup
  • Clap Push Up
  • Push Up
  • Push Up to Side Plank
  • Drop Push Up
  • Elevated Push Up
  • Incline Push Up Depth Jump
  • Stability Ball Jack Knife Push Up
  • Weighted Drop Push Up
  • Deep Push-Up
  • Bench Push-up
  • Close Hand Push-up
  • Handstand Push-ups
  • Kettlebell Push-ups
  • Modified Push-Up to Forearms
  • One-Arm Dome Push-Up
  • Plyo Push-Up
  • Push-Up On Exercise Dome
  • Stability Ball Narrow Push-Up
  • Stability Ball Pike Push-up
  • Stability Ball Push-Up
  • Tricep Push-up
  • Wide Hand Push-up

Double Iron Points on Referrals This National Fitness Month

May is National Fitness and Sports month, and to celebrate we’re giving away double iron points on referrals. Through the end of the month we will be rewarding users with 3200 iron points (8 weeks of Elite!) for each friend they recruit that also becomes active on JEFIT. To become an “active user” your new recruit will need to consistently workout for 2 weeks straight (minimum 3 workouts each week). On top of double iron points, you’ll also be able to see your friend’s workouts in app, pushing both of you to workout harder and compete. Recruit your friends to start building healthy habits or to start logging their workouts and maximizing their gains.

Follow this guide on how to invite friends on iOS or Android and start earning iron points today. After earning iron points turn them into Elite membership at 400 points per week and enjoy our paid service for free! Follow the steps below to find out how to turn your iron points into Elite membership.

  • Navigate to the profile tab and then tap on your iron points.
  • Tap redeem in the Top right corner
  • Choose how many weeks worth of points you would like to redeem.
  • Note: You have a total number of iron points and “Consumable Points”. Only consumable points can be redeemed for Elite membership.
  • Tap the redeem button below where you entered your number of weeks.