Are any of you itching to mix up your workout routine at the gym? Looking for a way to keep on top of your workouts while traveling? Don’t feel like leaving your house to get in a good sweat and personal coaching session?
If you became the slightest bit intrigued by any the above questions then are going to love this giveaway!
I received the PEAR Sports Coaching and Training System in the mail about a month and a half ago. As part of a campaign through FitFluential, I was selected to review this new workout app made specifically for the iPhone 4S or 5. Knowing I had a summer of traveling ahead of me, it couldn’t have come at a better time!
It was relatively easy to get started once I received the equipment.
(iPhone App + Stride™ Earphones + Heart Rate Monitor)
Step 1: Download PEAR Sports App
Step 2: Sign Up
Step 3: Create Profile
Step 4: Activate GPS + Heart Rate Monitor
Step 5: Calibration Workout (Complete a short 20 minute workout to allow the system to get on your fitness level.)
Step 6: Download Workouts + Go!
During my trial, I completed several different types of workouts including a coached Long Distance (7 mile) Run, Cardio Core 6-Pack, Tread’N’Shred HIIT, Fast Finish Running (a 30 minute run with 10 minutes of sprints), and about a zillion Free Format workouts (no coaching, just tracking.)
I guess you could say this trio of equipment has become a part of my every day workout routine.
Before receiving it, I thought it would be similar to many of the other fitness apps out there and didn’t expect anything special. After trying it, I now realize the system is in an entire league of it’s own. Really.
Exactly what makes it different?
PEAR is a digital audio training system that coaches users in real-time by monitoring their heart rate, adapting to their fitness level and putting a coach directly in their ear. During the workout, there are pre-set tips shared along the way, but the feedback on how the user is doing all depends on the fitness level and effort received from the user.
(You actually feel like someone is there with you.)
• With the Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor, the app tracks heart rate continuously during the workout and transmits accurate readings to the device.
• There are literally hundreds of coached workouts to choose from with a large variety from strength training to spinning, and even post-exercise cool down workouts like yoga and stretching.
• The mobile app integrates with the user’s music library, iTunes, and third party music apps such as Pandora and Spotify, allowing you to listen to music in the background while PEAR coaches.
• The Stride™ earphones allow you to play, pause, skip, answer calls, and receive on-demand workout stats at the touch of a button.
• The PEAR system is made for everyone: from beginners to seasoned athletes, and is continuously adding new workouts and plans.
I was most impressed by the new Tread’N’Shred workout, which will be released to the iTunes store in the near future. It only required a treadmill, a set of medium dumbbell weights, and a mat. It started with interval hill sprints, moved to the floor for a series of strength and ab exercises, then repeated. Before beginning the workout, I watched a video demonstrating all of the exercises which was easy to find and reference back to, even in the middle of the workout.
Although I love HIIT, core, and running workouts, I also want to mention the stretching and yoga warm up and cool down workouts. The Post-Run Flex Mini forced me to not only breathe and stretch, but also incorporated a series of foam rolling exercises, which you all know I am a big fan of.
No matter what workout I do (to this day), I have been wearing my Heart Rate Monitor and tracking my calories burned and fitness levels during it. I still have yet to purchase a good fitness watch, so this has become a great substitute for me in the mean time.
I really liked the real-time coaching and tips in my ear, especially on my long distance runs. It can get lonely out there, and it’s motivating to have someone not only telling you your stats, but also sharing bits of information along the way. Every so often, I heard bits on what my posture should look and feel like, reminders to hydrate, and fun phrases and quotes to keep me moving. I loved it!
PEAR Sports Giveaway
Want to try out the PEAR Sports app for yourself? After realizing I loved the product, I reached out to the friendly team that sent it to me and they were completely on board for a giveaway!
One lucky Housewife Glamour reader will receive all the equipment needed to get started:
(Retail Value: $99.95)
Leave a comment on this post sharing what kind of workout you think you would use this app for the most (half marathon training, spinning, HIIT, yoga, stretching, etc.) and enter at least one additional entry into Rafflecopter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
*App available for iPhone 4s and 5 users only!
You have until Midnight Monday, September 23rd E.S.T. to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced first thing Tuesday morning, September 24th.
*Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post below! You must do so in order for your entry into Rafflecopter to count!
Also, you can purchase the Pear Mobile System at a 30% discount through September 30th. Simply use the promo code: FitFluential upon checkout! Reach out and connect with PEAR Sports on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for more updates!
*Disclaimer: The PEAR Sports system was provided to me, free of charge, from Pear Sports through my ambassadorship with FitFluential. I was not compensated for this review, and simply exchanged sharing my workout experience for product. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own! Please see my full dislaimer before starting any kind of new workout routine.