What Is The Sweat Challenge?
The new year is just around the corner — a time to start afresh, set goals and focus on unleashing your potential. Being part of the Sweat Community means you can recommit to your health and fitness goals with the biggest Sweat Challenge ever — and feel the support of incredible women around the world who make up our amazing community.
This January, Sweat brings you six weeks of exclusive, workouts from all of the Sweat Trainers. For the first time ever, we have 10 workout programs you can choose from — nine at-home training options and one gym program — so there’s something that will suit you.
The Sweat Challenge is a chance to join women from all over the world, to unite, stay active and connect through fitness.
The 2021 Sweat Challenge starts on Monday, January 11, 2021 and runs until Sunday, February 22, 2021. Join us for six weeks of exclusive at-home workouts — together, we Sweat!
- Who is the Sweat Challenge for?
- How do I join the Sweat Challenge?
- What’s new for the at-home Sweat Challenge?
- How do I choose my Challenge program?
- What happens during the Challenge?
- What if I missed the start?
Who is the Sweat Challenge for?
The Sweat Challenge is for women everywhere, of all fitness levels.
You can choose from seven different training styles, including HIIT, powerbuilding, circuit training, strength training, high-intensity strength training, yoga and barre.
There are options available if you want to train in small spaces, with no equipment, using just your bodyweight, or follow workouts that use home gym equipment. There's also a gym-based powerbuilding program.
To complete the yoga programs, you’ll just need a yoga mat and a small space. For barre, you’ll need a chair and optional small hand weights.
For the other programs, basic home gym equipment will include dumbbells, a resistance band, a skipping rope and an optional kettlebell.
No matter what you have available, there’s a Challenge program that can help you to start 2021 strong alongside the Sweat Community, guided by your Sweat Trainers.
How do I join the Sweat Challenge?
If you’re already a member of Sweat, you can join the Sweat Challenge using the “Join the Challenge” button on the pink banner that appears in your app.
If you don’t see the banner in your app, be sure to update to the latest app version via the App Store or Google Play.
If you’re not yet subscribed to the Sweat app will need to download it and subscribe to participate in the Sweat Challenge.
When you tap “Join the Challenge” you’ll be asked to select your Challenge program and training style. Don’t worry, if you change your mind you can always update your selection later.
That’s it! Make sure that you join the Sweat Community for motivation, at-home workout tips and to offer your support before the Challenge begins on Monday, January 11, 2021.
What’s new for this Sweat Challenge?
During the Sweat Challenge, you’ll get access to six weeks of exclusive workouts from your chosen Sweat Challenge program, hosted in a dedicated Challenge section of the Sweat app.
For the first time ever, there are a total of 10 programs you can choose from, across seven different training styles.
As well as exclusive programs from Kayla Itsines, Kelsey Wells, Sjana Elise, Chontel Duncan, and Stephanie Sanzo, this Sweat Challenge includes programs from the newest members of the Sweat Team.
This is the first Sweat Challenge to include programs from strength and conditioning coach Cass Olholm, yoga instructors Ania Tippkemper and Phyllica Bonnano, as well as barre instructor Britany Williams.
Each program includes:
- Three weekly workouts
- Two low-intensity cardio sessions
- Recovery sessions and scheduled rest days
Plus, there are Express workouts for each program, with the exception of the yoga programs.
If you have an Apple Watch, you’ll be able to access the BBG, PWR at Home, FIERCE at Home or LIFTING at Home challenge workouts right from your wrist.
The Sweat Challenge is designed to help you stay motivated and complete at least one workout each week for the six weeks.
How do I choose my Challenge program?
The Sweat Challenge is an opportunity to start training at home and stay healthy, strong and active, alongside women from all over the world.
You can choose from nine at-home workout programs:
- PWR at Home
- Body And Mind
- FIERCE at Home
- High Intensity Strength
- LIFTING at Home
- Yoga with Ania
- Yoga with Phyllicia
- Barre with Britany
Additionally, there is one gym-based program, BUILD.
If you want to change your program after you’ve started the Challenge, you can! Simply tap the Sweat Challenge banner in the app, then navigate to the three dots in the top right corner. Select “Change Program”, then reselect the program and difficulty of your choice.
What do I do during the Challenge?
On the first day of the Challenge, you’ll see the exclusive at-home workouts for that week.
At the start of each week, you can schedule your workouts using the Planner, and sync it with your calendar, to get reminders when it’s time to workout.
Make sure you’ve turned on push notifications to get scheduled workout reminders and motivation throughout the challenge.
Each week, you’ll complete your set classes or workouts, cardio and recovery sessions.
We know this is a difficult time and many people are out of their ordinary routines — so don’t worry if you miss a workout here and there, you’ll still progress through the challenge with everyone else.
What if I missed the start of the Sweat Challenge?
The Sweat Challenge will only be available from Monday, January 11 until Sunday, February 22 2021 — so make sure you join before the Challenge starts to get the most out of it!
However, if you’ve missed the start of the Challenge, you can still join up until Sunday, January 31, 2021.
If you leave the Sweat Challenge, you won’t be able to rejoin once the Challenge entry period closes. This means in order to participate for the full six weeks and access the limited time workouts, you’ll need to stay in the Sweat Challenge section of the app.
To get the most out of the Sweat Challenge, make sure you join the Sweat Community to connect with other women doing the Challenge!
What happens at the end of the Sweat Challenge?
After the Challenge, you can choose to continue your Sweat program from where you left off, start at a different week in your program, or start a new program.
Let’s start the year together with at-home workouts!
Now you know what to expect during the Sweat Challenge, it’s time to join! Take this opportunity to care for your health, at home, with the support of Sweat’s Trainers and the Sweat Community.
Join us for six weeks of at-home workouts and start the new year with a challenge — together, we Sweat!
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.