10 Free Workouts to Get You Fitter and Stronger

Are you ready to get into the best shape of your life? Right on! We're with you. The LIVESTRONG.COM team is starting our 8-week STRONGER Challenge Monday, July 9, so that we can all start the new year off right.

Get ready to get into the best shape of your life and have fun while doing it! (Image: Getty Images/Filadendron)

You with us? Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get tips, encouragement and motivation. There are 10 FREE workout videos and a daily calendar (below) to get you results similar to those promised by popular DVD workout sets that you might pay more than $100 for.

Get a taste of the STRONGER workouts by watching the one-minute trailer:

Here's the STRONGER workout calendar. Click to get the larger size to print or download:

Follow this calendar to face this fitness challenge. (Image: Gracie Wilson/LIVESTRONG.COM)

The STRONGER Challenge consists of 10 35-minute workouts created by former professional soccer player and celebrity trainer Nicky Holender.

Starting July 9, you can sign up for the challenge by downloading the MyPlate app. You'll get daily motivational emails that will include each workout video. The free STRONGER meal plans, shopping lists and recipes will also be available on the MyPlate app.

Kick off the challenge with thousands of others who are also doing the workouts by joining the LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group. The group, moderated by LIVESTRONG's contributing fitness editor and featuring input from celebrity trainer Nicky Hollender, will help you stay on track and motivated.

STRONGER 2018 8-Week Challenge Calendar

Before you start and/or on day 1, be sure to take your measurements and BEFORE photos (here's how!). It's important not only to see the progress you've made, but also because you can enter our monthly contest to win a $250 gift card when you show photos of your results.

DAY 1: Mon., July 9, 2018 — Challenge Officially Begins! Watch your day 1 motivation video, and then do the HIIT workout, FIRE.
DAY 2: Watch your day 2 motivation video, and then do the strength workout, IRON.
DAY 3: Watch your day 3 motivation video, and then do Nicky's signature workout, SOLDIER.
DAY 4: Watch your day 4 motivation video, and then do the recovery workout, REFUEL.
DAY 5 : Watch your day 5 motivation video, and then do the plyometrics (plyo) workout, IGNITION.
DAY 6: Watch your day 6 motivation video, and then do Nicky's signature workout, SOLDIER for the second time this week.
DAY 7: REST DAY — Watch your day 7 motivation video "The Importance of Rest Days."

How to Sign Up for the STRONGER Challenge

1. Download the MyPlate app for iOS and create your account. If you're on Android or don't have a smartphone, you can also use the desktop version. Make sure you set July 9 as your start date so you can be on the same page as the rest of the LIVESTRONG.COM community!

2. On your start date (we're launching our next challenge July 9th), you'll be able to log into your account and click on "Meal Plan" in the bottom navigation bar of the app. There, you'll have access to each day's meals as well as each week's shopping list.

3. For each meal and snack, track your calories by clicking the check mark next to each food or recipe. If you need to deviate from the meal plan, you can also enter foods manually from the "Track" tab on the bottom navigation. Just search for your food and click the "I Ate This" button. Also be sure to track your water intake from the "Track" tab.

4. Print out the STRONGER Challenge workout calendar and and follow along with each day's free workout video.

5. Track the STRONGER workouts in MyPlate. On the app's main page, click Exercise then search STRONGER. All of the workouts will be listed below. Select the one you performed that day.

6. Join our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Facebook Group to get daily tips, encouragement and motivation! You can also join the conversation in our community boards in the app ("Community" on the bottom navigation) and on desktop.

7. Do the workouts with us, cross them off the calendar and post about it in the Facebook group. We're cheering for you!

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