Learn Something New About Fitness With Q&A

Want to learn more about anything Fitness?  While our blog content is top notch, sometimes you have a specific question. The JEFIT community is full of users who have been focussing on fitness for years. Head over to the Q&A section and ask about anything you’ve been wanting to learn more about. Whether it is adjustments to your workout plan or a question about a specific exercise, the JEFIT community can help.

Where to Access the Q&A

  • To access the Q&A navigate to the Discover tab and then tap “Q&A” which is directly above “My JEFIT Group”. From there you can scroll through questions other users have asked.  If you tap the comment icon you can see how the JEFIT community has responded to the question, or you can provide your own response.
  • To ask your own question scroll down so that “More Post” is at the top of your screen and then tap the plus sign in the bottom right corner.  If there is no plus sign try scrolling up slightly and the button should appear.  Once you have tapped the plus sign you are able to type your question and tag any relevant fitness topics to make your question more easy to find.  You can also attach any pictures that may prove useful to users trying to answer your question.

What to Expect

The Q&A section is designed for users to be able to ask anything fitness related. From workout routine advice, to nutrition, to help with your form the JEFIT community has the answers and are happy to share! For questions about how to use the app please check the product tips page first.

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!

Exercise Goals: How to Set and Track Them In-App

Confirm that you’re working out properly by making sure you’re making progress toward your goals. See your progress in app before you can see it in the mirror by setting up exercise goals.  Setting up exercise goals can help you recognize how quickly you are making progress and motivate you to push even further. JEFIT allows you to set up goals for specific exercises so that you can measure your success in more ways than one. We commonly see users track their 1RM for bench press and squats; what will you track? Not sure where to start? Here are some fitness goals recommended by personal trainers that you can track.

How to Set Up Exercise Goals

  • Navigate to the Exercises tab and then tap “My Goals” in the top right
  • A list of your current goals will display. From here you can tap on the value in the “Goal” column to adjust it to your desired goal or you can tap “Add Goals” to build out new ones.
  • To add a new goal simply select the exercise you would like to create a goal for and enter in the value for your goal.

Now that you’re tracking your progress toward your goals in app check back regularly to see how much you’re improving!

Body Stat Goals: How to Set and Track Them

Keeping track of body stats can be an extremely motivational factor for many fitness fanatics. JEFIT makes this easy as we have an entire section dedicated to tracking body stats and your progress toward their respective goals. Setting up this motivational feature is simple and can help you stay consistent with your workout routines.

JEFIT also offers users the ability to look at their progress toward these stats in chart form. These charts can help users pinpoint which workout routines are helping them achieve their goals. Advanced users might use this to figure out what workouts are more efficient than others. Using these analytical tools can help you make the most of your time in the gym.

How to Set up Body Stat Goals

  • Navigate to the profile tab and tap on your body weight. This pulls up a list of all your current body stats as last entered into the app.
  • If you would like to set a goal or update a stat tap the respective button at the bottom of the page.
  • After setting up your goals and current stats you’re able to view your progress toward these goals by tapping the bar chart on the left hand side.
  • After opening the chart page you can adjust the time frame you want to look closer at.

Group Chats are the Best Tool for Learning Something New

JEFIT users are able to create or join different types of group chats. Each has a different focus but all are great for keeping users motivated to focus on fitness. Users can create a chat between friends, join a chat for a group contest, or even join a chat for their gym. Each of these offer a different benefit to your fitness journey and are accessed in different ways. Follow the below guides in order to create or join one of these chats.

Note: At this time users are only able to be a part of one group chat.

Group Contest Group Chat

Joining a group contest automatically places you in a chat with your teammates. Compare notes and help your team earn the most points to succeed in the group contest! Follow the below directions on how to join a group contest.

How to Join a Group Contest

  • Navigate to the Discover tab and then tap on the “Group Challenge” button
  • Tap “SIGN UP FOR GROUP CONTEST Q2” at the bottom of the screen
  • Proceed to invite your friends to join the group challenge, if you do not currently have friends in app you can tap “Find Friends” and continue to add your friends first.
  • After adding your friends they can accept the invite in their notifications.
  • In order to accept the invite users need to navigate to the Profile page and tap on Freinds/Messages/Groups
  • In the messages tab there should be a message from your friend. After tapping on this message there should be an invite to the contest, tap accept.
  • The chat can then be found by returning to the group contest page and tapping “My group”
  • The chat can also be found by navigating to the Profile tab, tapping “Friends/Messages/Groups” and navigating to the messages tab.

Friends Group Chat

  • In order to build a chat among friends, navigate to the discover tab and tap on “My Jefit Group”
  • Tap “Invite Friends” and proceed to invite the people you want in the chat.

Training Location Group Chat

  • To join a chat for your gym first navigate to the profile tab and then tap “Training Location”
  • Find your gym under the Nearby Gyms section or by tapping “Create Training Location”
  • After tapping “Create Training Location” you can search for your gym or create a new location.
  • Once you have set a gym as your current training location you are able to access the chat.
  • Navigate back to your profile and tap “Friends/Messages/Groups” and you can access the thread from the “Messages” tab

Please note that you are only able to join one group chat at a time. If you’re still having difficulty joining a group chat please reach out to support@jefit.com.

Join the New Monthly Fitness Challenge

Join the JEFIT community in a new fitness challenge every month available to both iOS and Android users! Each challenge focusses on a different exercise and is a great way to add something new to your fitness routines. The first monthly challenge is the May Beach Body Challenge. No need to sign up to participate, you just need to log 20 crunches (of any type – full list below) on 18 different days in May. 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 challenges.

How to Find the Monthly Fitness Challenge Page

  • Navigate to the Discover tab and then tap the “Beach Body 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 crunches to your routine. You can visit the Monthly Fitness Challenge page to check your progress or see stories from other community members. Check back on the first of each month to see what the next challenge will be!

Full list of eligible crunch exercises:

  • Bench Crunches
  • Bench Oblique Crunch
  • Cable Crunch
  • Cable Crunch Rotation
  • Cable Reverse Crunch
  • Cable Rope Crunch
  • Cable Rotational Crunch
  • Cable Rotational Crunch
  • Cable Seated Crunch
  • Cable Standing Crunch
  • Cable Standing Oblique Crunch
  • Cross Body Crunch
  • Crunch with Hands Overhead
  • Crunches
  • Decline Bench Cable Crunch
  • Decline Crunch
  • Decline Oblique Crunch
  • Decline Reverse Crunch
  • Gorilla Chin-Up with Crunch
  • Lying Cable Crunch
  • Machine Ab Crunch
  • Machine Crunch
  • Oblique Crunch
  • Reverse Crunch
  • Rotating Crunch
  • Rotational Crunch
  • Stability Ball Cross-Leg Crunch
  • Stability Ball Crunch
  • Stability Ball Crunch
  • Stability Ball Extended Arm Crunch
  • Stability Ball Incline Ab Crunch
  • Stability Ball Reverse Crunch
  • Stability Ball Reverse Crunch
  • Stability Ball Side Crunch
  • Stability Ball Side Crunch
  • Stability Ball Single-Leg Crunch
  • Stability Ball Straight-Leg Crunch
  • Tuck Crunch
  • Weighted Crunches
  • Weighted Decline Crunch

Use the Referral Program to Earn Free Elite

Enjoying your experience with JEFIT? Interested in earning an Elite membership for free? With our referral program you can! Refer a friend to JEFIT and earn 1600 free consumable iron points which can be redeemed for 4 weeks of JEFIT Elite!

In addition to the free Elite membership, you will also be able to monitor each other’s progress and compete in group contests together. Comparing gym habits has never been easier; compare workout routines, reps, weight lifted, and more!

How to use the Referral Program

  • Navigate to the Profile tab and tap on Friends/Messages/Groups
  • Tap on Find Friends
  • Tap “Get Free Elite By Inviting Friends” and continue by choosing the contacts you would like to invite. You can invite them through the app of your choosing (text, social medias, etc).

The referral program is a great way to earn free Elite membership, but it’s also great for the group challenges. The referral program can be a very effective method of getting the extra points you need to edge out the competition.

There’s no cap on how many friends you can invite to earn Elite membership through our referral program so invite away! Many users find there’s nothing more motivational than having a buddy to compare and compete with. If your friends aren’t gym-goers head over to the community section on the discover tab to see how other JEFIT users are working out.

How to Reorder Exercises – Android and IOS

Never wait for the equipment to be available again! JEFIT allows you to reorder exercises so that you can rearrange your workout according to the equipment availability at the gym.

See below for instructions on how to reorder your exercises in a routine for Android and iOS.

Guide to Reorder Exercises on iOS:

  • Navigate to the Workout tab and then tap “My Plans” (if it’s not already open) where you can see a list of your default and customized routines. If you would like to edit a plan that is not your currently active plan, tap “All” and then select the plan you would like to edit.
  • Once you have found your active plan, tap into the day you would like to edit. This opens the list of exercises for the workout day. Tap the edit button in the top right and then look for the exercise you would like to move. Next to that exercise there are 6 dots, tap and long-hold the 6 dots and then drag the exercise to your desired spot. This can be repeated as necessary to help you complete your workout seamlessly.

Guide to Reorder Exercises on Android:

  • Navigate to the workout tab and select the plan you would like to reorder. If it is not your current active plan, navigate to the all tab and select the plan you would like to edit.
  • Open the exercise day you would like to edit and you’ll see a list of your exercises for that day. Tap and long hold on the 6 dots to the left of the exercise you would like to re-order. This will allow you to drag the exercise to the desired spot and can be repeated as necessary.
how to choose the routine to edit
how to reorganize exercises on Android

Have any further questions? Reach out to us at support@jefit.com and we’ll be sure to help!

How To Create Custom Workout Plans

Not interested in a pre-built workout plan and instead want to use your own? Create your own custom workout plan that you can use to track and log your workouts or share out to the JEFIT community. JEFIT’s exercise library makes this process simple as you can just attach pre-built exercises to your workout plan. Find out more about how to design your own workout plan below.

How to Create a Custom Workout Plan on iOS

  • Navigate to the workout tab and tap “All” and then “create my own workout plan”
  • Set your number of days per week, goal, and level of difficulty
  • After accepting the settings your custom workout plan is automatically set as your current active plan
  • Tap the three dots to change the name, day of the week, copy, or delete
  • Tap the arrow to add exercises to that day
  • After tapping the arrow tap “add exercise” and select the exercises you want from the JEFIT exercise library
  • Tap the exercise you would like to add to your routine for that day.
  • Tap “select” to add another exercise or tap “add to workout” to go back to view the routine.
  • Once done adding all the exercises desired to the routine, tap the edit button.  From here you can adjust the number of sets, reps, the rest period, and the intervals.
  • Save and repeat the process for each day of the custom plan.

How to Create a Custom Workout Plan on Android

  • Navigate to workout tab and click “create my own workout plan” at the top of the page
  • Set your number of days per week, goal, and level of difficulty
  • Once accepting the settings it shows up at the top of your list of exercise plans
  • Tap your custom workout plan to view the details of the plan.
  • The pen is for changing the name, day of the week, copy, or delete
  • Tap the arrow to add exercises to that day
  • After tapping the arrow tap “add exercise” and select the exercises you want from the JEFIT exercise library
  • Tap the exercise you would like to add to that day’s workout routine.
  • Tap “select” to add another exercise or tap “add to workout” to go back to view the routine.
  • Once done adding all the exercises desired to the routine, tap the edit button.  From here you can adjust the number of sets, reps, the rest period, and the intervals.
  • Tap “Done” in the top right corner and then repeat the process for each day of the custom plan.

How to Add a Custom Exercise

The award winning app, JEFIT, offers users the ability to build custom exercises. When looking to add a custom exercise to a workout program, and that exercise is not currently one of Jefit’s 1,400+ exercises found in their database, try building your own by following these steps:

Custom Exercise Instructions for Android

  • Tap the exercises tab at bottom of the page.
  • Click muscle group area where you want to add a customize an exercise (i.e.”Core”).
  • Tap the button labeled “Custom” and then tap “Create Custom Exercise”
  • Fill in the exercise Name, how the exercise will be logged (record type), and which muscles are used (Main Muscle).
  • You can also add a link to a photo or upload an image from your phone if you have an Elite subscription.

Custom Exercise Instructions for iOS

  • Tap the Exercises tab at bottom of page.
  • Pick the muscle group of the new exercise you would like to add (i.e “Core”).
  • Tap the button labelled “Custom” and then tap “Create Custom Exercise” at the bottom of the page.
  • Fill in the exercise Name, how the exercise will be logged (record type), and which muscles are used (Main Muscle).
  • You can also add a link to a photo or upload an image from your phone if you have an Elite subscription.

We hope this simplifies your process when adding a custom exercise to one of your strength training workouts on the Jefit app.

Use Jefit to Record & Track Your Custom Exercises and More

Try Jefit app, named best app for 2020 and 2021 by PC MagazineMen’s HealthThe Manual and the Greatist. The app comes equipped with a customizable workout planner and training log. In addition, the app has ability to track data, offer audio cues, and has a feature to share workouts with friends. Take advantage of Jefit’s exercise database for your strength workouts. Visit our members-only Facebook group. Connect with like-minded people, share tips, and advice to help get closer to reaching your fitness goals. Try one of the new interval-based workouts and add it to your weekly training schedule. Stay strong with Jefit as you live your fitness lifestyle.

How to Join the Motivational Quarterly Group Challenges

JEFIT hosts group challenges once per season giving users the chance to earn Elite for free. These group challenges are designed to encourage users to interact with the community all while focusing on their fitness goals. Join a team and compete for points against other teams within the JEFIT community on iOS or Android.

How to Participate in Group Challenges

Once you have joined the contest you can earn points from the following actions.

  • Training and logging your workouts
  • Sharing progress pictures for votes (before and after pictures typically get the most votes)
  • Inviting friends both gets you points for them joining and from their social interactions

You can track your points in the daily contest page and compare your ranking to other teams on the contestant page.

Prizes:

  • Top 3 teams: 1 Year of Elite membership
  • Teams 4-10: 6 months of Elite

How to Join Group Challenges:

  • Navigate to the discover tab and click on the button for the Group Challenge.  Note: If you have worked out many different muscle groups recently you may have to scroll to the right to find the button.
  • Once on the Group Contest screen, tap the “Sign up for the (current season) Group Contest” button

The group contests provide a great sense of community and motivation to continue reaching for your fitness goals. We can’t wait to see you there!