Check Out the Incredible Results from Every Step on Openfit!Jan 4, 2022
When you think of exercising to lose weight, you might picture yourself huffing and puffing through an intense workout that makes your body ache for days. While this could definitely help you slim down, there might be an even easier solution: walking!
Just by firing up the engines on your good ol’ Chevro-legs and going for a brisk walk, you can burn a surprising amount of calories. Walking is also a great beginner-friendly workout because it’s accessible, low-impact, and requires no equipment. Plus, you can do it anywhere!
That’s why we created the live walking program on Openfit called Every Step. The walking workouts feature encouraging trainers and teammates, plus trivia and games to help you have fun while being active.
But if you’re asking yourself, “Can you really lose weight just by walking?” the answer is a resounding yes! If you put in consistent effort on your walks and focus on proper nutrition, you may be able to shed a few pounds.
Still not convinced? See how these users slimmed down, lost up to 24 pounds in eight weeks, and hit huge milestones by walking with Every Step on Openfit.
“After eight weeks of Every Step, my pants are loose and I feel comfortable and confident again. Plus, I LOVE the interactions that happen between myself, the trainer, and other teammates.
“I feel like I am joining a group of friends when I log on to work out. I am not in this alone. I have support and friendly faces with me as I walk. The trainers greet me, they know my goals, and they support me and challenge me to meet those goals.
“I travel a lot for work, so knowing that I can take my workout with me everywhere makes it so much easier to fit it into my life. Being able to make the workouts a part of my life without having to rearrange my whole life means I won’t ever give up on it.”
“I couldn’t BELIEVE I dropped nearly 10 pounds just from walking! I ordered a new pair of jeans in my usual size and they’re almost too big! This felt too easy to actually work. Numbers don’t lie though, and between my measurements, the scale, and pictures, I’m so happy and amazed with the results I got!”
“I love feeling like I am part of a group. COVID has made things isolated, but with these groups, I feel like I still have a community. The coaches are always fantastic, and I feel like I learn something new in every class. It’s always a great time!
“We have moved twice during this test group (yay Army!), and the only thing I haven’t needed to worry about was being able to get a workout in. Being able to take Openfit with me all over the globe makes this so easy and accessible for so many people.”
“I knew I’d be getting some steps in and that would lead to increased energy and willingness to get up and move, but I didn’t expect that walking could be so versatile.
“I have noticed much less sagging in my belly area. I also notice that when I wear pants just under my belly button the skin isn’t popping over the waistband. I also feel more mentally relaxed. Taking the time away from my family to do something for myself that is healthy has made me feel more confident.
“In such a disconnected world right now, I didn’t realize how much I had missed classes and studios and gyms. Having a live aspect [with Every Step] keeps me accountable to staying in class and not cutting out when I’m feeling over it or trying to make excuses.”
“I feel great! I’m more focused on my walking stride and proper breathing technique.
“I love feeling part of a community. Everyone’s goals differ and yet we all want to achieve our healthiest selves in the end.
“The Openfit app is easy, accessible anywhere, and you need little to no equipment. The coaches are supportive and the quality of the workouts are great.
“Between just walking and proper nutrition I was amazed at how myself, a 50-year-old woman, could be successful in losing pounds and inches.
“I drank the LADDER Plant-Based Nutrition Shake about four times a week as a snack. It helped get me through the afternoon before dinner. They’re tasty with just water, in my opinion, and being high in protein and lower in calories made it an ideal snack.”
“I am thrilled with the results I got…I didn’t think I would lose weight by just adding in a walking program! I feel so much stronger and am able to actually run. I have never been able to run a mile in under 15 minutes and through this program I have managed to fulfill that goal!
“I feel stronger and more toned. Mentally, I am sleeping better and I have less anxiety. I love that it’s easy to get into a workout wherever you are! It’s so easy to pick up your phone and just press play!
“My favorite thing about the Every Step program is that it’s a fantastic addition to my other workouts; I am getting physically stronger by the week. I also love being connected with people across the country, and I love rocking out to the 80’s class!
“I really enjoyed adding the LADDER Plant-Based Nutrition Shake to my day, I found it gave me a much needed boost after a workout and helped me not snack on unhealthy options. It filled me up until my next full meal.”
“Physically, my favorite change was dropping two sizes and fitting into pants I’d given up on. Mentally, walking is my stress relief, and I sleep much better when I’m exercising regularly.
“Every Step’s program gives me a nice balance of intense, challenging walks and more laidback strolls so I don’t get too sore or bored with a lack of variety. My favorite thing about the live, interactive walks is that it feels like I’m out walking with a group of friends. We celebrate each other’s milestones and give each other encouragement, cheers, and congratulations just as if we were all together.
“I also drank the LADDER Plant-Based Nutrition Shake, and it filled my chocolate cravings in a healthy way that didn’t negatively impact my good eating habits.
“The Openfit platform is so convenient because the workouts are always as close as your phone. I can easily schedule my classes on the app, and if there’s a time when I feel like I need a quick boost, I can hop on and jump in a live class when one is available or stream something on-demand.”
“The Every Step walks are fantastic. I would otherwise not walk by myself. Because of the program I feel I have many new teammate friends and truly think the old song from “Carousel” — “When you walk through a storm hold your head up high – and you’ll never walk alone” applies to these strange times — and being part of Every Step!
“It has taken me a long time to put on the excess weight but taking it off has seemed like mission impossible. Thanks to the support of the Openfit team and the other teammates, I have stayed on track. I am feeling and looking better! I am stronger, have better endurance, I am sleeping better, and I am not feeling bloated.
“I have been taking the LADDER Plant-Based Nutrition Shake and I love it. The shake fills me up, and since it is 140 healthy calories, it does not fill me ‘out’.”
“This is the most weight I have ever lost in such a short period of time. It is something that is low-impact and it was a great way for me to start working out again and not get discouraged. Mentally, I have so much more energy and I feel a lot better about myself. Physically, my endurance is so much better. And the walks are so much fun! Just having this whole community out there walking at the same time is awesome. The trainers make it fun and engaging.
“I love the LADDER Plant-Based Nutrition Shake [for an afternoon drink]. It’s quick, easy and I can take it with me when I go back to the office.”
“I am astonished that walking changed my life in so many aspects. From giving me the courage to keep up with the program, and the faith that I could actually achieve my goals. My legs are thinner and more defined and my face is thinner and less bloated-looking. I now know that even if I have a bad day or week, if I keep moving I will always feel better about myself. I look forward to working out every morning and am actually sad when I can’t get to it.
“And I’m surprised by the energy I have!! Since I choose to walk in the morning, I feel like the walk helps me continue to have energy throughout the day.
“My favorite thing about the live classes was the trainers and their ability to make you forget you’re in a cardio class. I love that no matter where I’m at, I can do the workouts I want to do, and I can be with my crew!!
“I use the Plant-Based Nutrition Shake [in the evening]. I make it the second I get home and it keeps me full and not want to snack all night.”
“Every Step walks give you conversations to occupy your mind while you work hard. They give you a support system to help you move a little faster and to get that goal you thought was just out of reach.
“After eight weeks, I have more ab definition, my clothes are fitting looser, and I feel like I’m able to handle stressors a little bit better. I work out a lot so I was pleasantly surprised to see how adding walking to round out strength days or on active recovery days helped me lose that last 10 pounds.
“And the LADDER Plant-Based Nutrition Shake has helped me the most with urges. I drink four to five shakes a week, and I think knowing I have that as a snack still in the early afternoon has helped me with my mindful eating when I really want to grab one of the kids’ snacks from the pantry!
“Since starting Every Step, in addition to losing weight, I have found myself having more energy and looking forward to going for a walk or run. Every Step walks helped me relieve stress on the particularly stressful days.
“My favorite thing about the live interactive workouts was the live trainers. They knew exactly what to say to push me to do my best and reach my goal. On the walks without a goal, they had me laughing and enjoying the walk; sometimes I even forgot that I was walking.
“The best thing about being able to stream the Every Step walks from anywhere was the accountability. I had no reason to skip a walk because I could take it live at certain times of the day or on-demand whenever I had time. This allowed me to be flexible and do what worked best for my schedule.
“I was incredibly surprised to see myself actually lose weight from just walking! I normally work out daily, but something about just walking and the team holding me accountable actually had me seeing results!”