NEW: Get Moving and Start Losing With Jen Widerstrom on Openfit!Mar 16, 2021
Let’s face it, losing weight is never easy. So many programs out there cater to people who are already fit, so if you’re a beginner trying to lose weight and get in shape, it can feel impossible. When you’re starting fresh, you need workouts you can not only actually do, but also stick to.
The Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom knows firsthand how hard it can be, so she created a program just for beginners and those with a lot of weight to lose. She’s worked with people of all ages and body types who have attempted to lose weight using a variety of methods — from exercise to restrictive diets. Her brand new program focuses on low-impact moves, so it’s doable for anyone. And you’ll feel successful from Day 1, ensuring you stick with it.
Start Losing with Jen Widerstrom is available exclusively on Openfit. Anyone with an Openfit membership is welcome to join her classes and follow along on social media as the community takes on the challenge of getting in shape together.
Torch some serious calories and get in-shape with Jen Widerstrom on Openfit! Sign up for the app to get started with her workouts.
Who Is Jen Widerstrom?
Jen Widerstrom is a beloved name in the industry, and not only is she super fit, her engaging and lighthearted personality has inspired millions. Best known for her role on NBC’s The Biggest Loser on which she served as a body coach, the enthusiastic trainer is just shy of 300,000 Instagram followers. Jen’s known for guiding participants through well-planned exercise regimens, as well as providing emotional support throughout their fitness journeys.
When she was growing up, Jen’s fitness-obsessed father extolled the virtues of bodybuilding legends like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu. Inspired by this, she started lifting weights in the family basement at an early age, and went on to earn a degree in sports administration from the University of Kansas. She’s also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) with a specialization in fitness nutrition and behavior change.
Now, Jen’s an entrepreneur and the Fitness Director of SHAPE Magazine. She’s been featured regularly on shows like Dr. Oz, LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, and The Doctors.
“I’ve seen the many challenges people have faced in losing weight,” Jen says. “That’s why I really wanted to focus on helping beginners and people with a lot of weight to lose reach their goals. It has become my greatest passion.”
What Can You Expect From Jen Widerstrom’s Weight-Loss Workouts On Openfit?
Jen’s four-week program consists of eight easy-to-follow workouts that are 30 minutes each. She’ll start you out with simple moves that she’ll explain step-by-step, so you’ll learn how to perform each exercise with perfect form. There are four low-impact cardio routines during which you’ll get your SWEAT on and torch calories, and four light-resistance routines that will help SCULPT and strengthen your muscles.
Each week you progress to the next level. To round out the program, you’ll get three bonus workouts that Jen calls “Fast Finishers.” There’s R&R, which is a yoga-inspired recovery workout; Hips/Buns & Thighs to target your lower body; and Flat Belly Abs, which will set your core on fire. They range from 10 to 15 minutes and can be added onto any other workouts.
Plus, Jen recruited four beginners to be her cast members for the workouts, so you’ll be sweating and having fun together. There’s always a modifier and simple progressions for those who want to make the workouts more challenging.
And don’t forget about nutrition! When you sign up for Jen’s workouts on Openfit, you’ll also have access to the super-simple One Minute Meal Plan. Customize it to your goals and discover simple and delicious recipes as you track your meals and progress too.
Looking for accountability? Join Jen in the Openfit Teammates Facebook group and meet people just like you starting their weight-loss journey for extra support and motivation. At the end of your four weeks, you’ll have lost weight, gotten into better shape, and gained a community for ongoing success.
To make sure you don’t miss a workout and stay on-track, download the four-week calendar here!
How Do I Get Started?
Members of the Openfit app can access Jen’s workouts in the “Programs” tab on the home dashboard starting March 1st, and weights are recommended for the Sculpt workouts. In the weeks to come, look for more exclusive workout programs designed by some of the fitness world’s most popular influencers, including some names you’ll definitely recognize! You can join their classes and follow along on social media — it’s a great new way to jump into our large and growing fitness community on Openfit!
What Is Openfit?
Openfit is the digital streaming platform that integrates fitness, nutrition, and wellness together in one place. At Openfit, we provide world-class fitness programs with live trainer-led and on-demand workouts designed to reach any goal, personalized nutrition plans, and tracking. As convenient as your smartphone in the palm of your hand, Openfit takes what’s so powerful about boutique, small-group fitness and makes it available to everyone at a fraction of the price. Join us at Openfit.com, on Facebook and Instagram, and download the Openfit app for the full experience.