SWEAT trainers like Kayla Itsines and Kelsey Wells want you to start 2020 on a positive note.

By Faith Brar
December 17, 2019
Kayla Itsines
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Come January 1, millions of people around the world will decide that this will be the year—the year that they finally reach their health and wellness goals. But given how often New Year's resolutions fail, changing your habits, no matter how well-meaning, can be hard.

So this year, to help you stick to (and hopefully crush) your goals, trainers from the SWEAT app, including Kayla Itsines, Kelsey Wells, Chontel Duncan, and Stephanie Sanzo, are launching a series of fitness challenges. Their goal? To help women get stronger together by guiding them through six weeks of exclusive workouts.

"Six weeks of putting ourselves first, six weeks of lifting each other up, and six weeks of celebrating every victory along the way," Itsines, who created the BBG workout program, wrote on Instagram about her SWEAT challenge. Similar to her other BBG workouts, Itsines' challenge will include 28-minute full-body workouts with minimal equipment. And there will be a weekly ab burner workout as well. (Related: 10 Unbelievable Transformations from Kayla Itsines' BBG Workout Program)

Never tried BBG before? Don't worry. Itsines reassured followers that her challenge is suitable for all fitness levels. "The most exciting thing about this challenge is that there's something for everyone," she said in her Instagram Stories. "Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced, there's something in there for you." (Related: Kayla Itsines Shares What Inspired Her to Launch a Post-Pregnancy Workout Program)

Kelsey Wells, who created the PWR program for the SWEAT app, also took to Instagram to share her excitement about her new challenge. Like Itsines', Wells' challenge will include six weeks of new workouts that accommodate all fitness levels. Though the workouts themselves will be new, Wells said in an Instagram Story that they'll be based on the same principles of her existing PWR program, which focuses on increasing overall strength and lean muscle through resistance training that can be done at home or at the gym. "Not only will THOUSANDS of us across the world be slaying PWR together, but we will be slaying the same programming at the same time," she wrote on Instagram. (Related: All You Need Is a Set of Dumbbells to Crush This Arms and Abs Workout By Kelsey Wells)

"I want you to realize that whatever your goals are for the new year, or even the decade, we need to be taking care of ourselves and our health in order to reach them," Wells said in another Instagram Story about her upcoming fitness challenge. "This is for everyone because fitness is about health—our mental, emotional, and physical health. Regardless of what your goals are, you've got to be taking care of yourself and your health in order to be your best self and thrive in whatever it is you're passionate about."

Looking for something a little more intense? SWEAT trainer Chontel Duncan will also host a fitness challenge on the app. In a series of Instagram Stories, Duncan shared that her new workouts will be based on FIERCE, a high-energy workout program she designed that focuses on building strength through circuit training, interval training concepts like AMRAP, and high-intensity workouts like Tabata.

If weight lifting is more your jam, you'll want to check out Stephanie Sanzo's New Year challenge. The SWEAT trainer said in an Instagram Story that she designed new workouts inspired by her BUILD program, which can not only help you build strength and muscle mass but can also help to improve your performance in weight lifting exercises like squats, deadlifts, and the bench press. Much like the other trainers' challenges, Sanzo wrote on Instagram that her new challenge is for fitness fanatics of all levels. "Whether you've had plenty of experience or [you're] just starting out - there are multiple programs available to suit your needs and capabilities," she wrote.

The best part? These challenges won't officially kick off until January 13, giving you ample time to recover from the holidays. Now, all you have to do is download the SWEAT app and sign up for your challenge of choice for $19.99 per month. As Itsines said: "Let's start 2020 stronger together."