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5 Ways Tonal Will Help You Crush Your Workout Goals in 2022

Here’s how Tonal will ignite your motivation to be your strongest self.

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Whether your workout goals are to build muscle, get lean, or improve fitness, Tonal can help you make movement a seamless part of life, all from the comfort of your own home. Gone are the days of bulky free weights and weight machines. Tonal takes up the space of a flat screen on your wall and you can access a huge variety of workout content to fulfill all of your fitness wants and needs. With so many opportunities to build motivation on Tonal, you will be set up for success to push the needle towards your goals all year.

Here are five ways that Tonal will help you stay on track in 2022.

1. You get a more efficient workout in less time

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that one of the most common barriers to engaging in regular physical activity is lack of time. With Tonal, you can plow through your workout from start to finish in less time than it takes to get to the gym, scavenger hunt for weights, and claim an area to sweat. You have an entire gym at your fingertips any time of the day. 

Beyond convenience, the digital weight on Tonal makes getting an efficient workout that much easier. Unlike free weights and dumbbells that allow you to use momentum to your advantage, digital weight is powered by a premium electric motor which provides minimal momentum, resulting in consistent, constant resistance throughout all phases of each rep. This additional time under tension (the duration muscles are held under strain during an exercise which leads to increased strength and results) makes for a more effective and efficient workout.

Just ask Lebron James, “the efficiency of Tonal is second to none when it comes to strength training,” he said. “[It’s] easy in a sense that everything is literally right there. You don’t have to move all across the room to different machines or racking weights—everything is literally right in front of you at an arm’s length.”

2. You can create a workout routine you love

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In a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, enjoyment of exercise was a determining factor in whether participants continued after six months. One way to make fitness more fun is variety—even science says so. Research published in Translational Behavioral Medicine found that people who engage in different types of exercise tend to be more active. Tonal makes it easy to create an enjoyable workout routine by offering hundreds of different ways to move. Whether you prefer to sweat solo or love the energy of working out alongside others, you’ll find something that inspires you to get moving. 

One unlimited membership gives you (and your entire household) access to hundreds of expert-led workouts and multi-week programs, a library jam-packed with strength exercises and 20 different training modalities. You’ll find options for group workouts, family fitness, high-intensity interval training, cardio, mobility, barre, yoga, Pilates, dance, boxing, kickboxing, boot camp, pre- and postnatal, recovery, meditation, and more. Choose workouts that you love and fit your personal needs, use music you enjoy vibing out to (even link the trainer with your Amazon or Apple music account), and sweat with coaches that motivate you the most to curate a workout routine that makes you want to show up every day.

3. You can be the boss

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Speaking of curating a workout routine you love with Tonal, when you play a role in planning your exercise program, your motivation to keep working out over time goes up. The Self-Determination Theory, a health behavior change theory based in psychology, describes how when we have autonomous control over our exercise, we experience higher levels of overall enjoyment and intrinsic motivation. 

While Tonal guides you every step of the way and makes it easy to work out at home, it also inspires you to make choices based on your personal preferences. Choosing your own goal, coaches, length of time of the class, the type of class, music, and even the time of day you workout, builds a tidal wave of personal motivation of your own making.

4. Real-time data and stats help you see gains immediately

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A recent meta-analysis investigating what makes a health behavior change intervention successful showed that competence was a major player in motivation, or how much progress you believe you’re making in reaching your goals and performing exercise.

Tonal offers the most cutting-edge ways to measure your progress so you can see real-time feedback on how you are gaining strength week over week. The trainer’s Form Feedback feature ensures that you’re nailing your movement patterns. And while Tonal builds a lot of expert findings into the workouts already, you can also find insights on additional data-driven workout tips based on thousands of users like you.

5. You can connect with others

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There are infinite benefits to working out with others: Research shows that engaging in a social community linked with your virtual platform builds a feeling of community, self-efficacy, and social support within your fitness journey, improving your likelihood of sticking with your exercise habits. Tonal offers positive social features that allow you to engage with and cheer on one another. Plus, the vibrant Official Tonal Community is a place where you can connect with other members, your coaches, and meet some people behind the scenes of Tonal Talks.  

You can move alongside friends and loved ones with Partner Workouts, join forces with community members via Virtual Group Workouts, or try Family Fitness, fun-sized workouts that get the whole household moving together.

If that’s not enough to make you break a sweat, participating in the live workouts offered on Tonal may make you work harder. It is a natural psychological tendency to work harder in the presence of others, a phenomenon named the Kohler Effect. In a study published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise, researchers found that when rowers exercised with others in a virtual setting, they improved their performance significantly, felt like they worked harder, and rated the activity as more enjoyable than when they completed the same workout individually.

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