FREE "How to use iFit" eBook

how-to-use-ifitDownload your FREE "How to use iFit" eBook! We've researched and compiled the most commonly asked questions from iFit users, like us, and put them into this FREE eBook!

The eBook is chock full of valuable information that covers getting your machine and iFit setup as well as more advanced topics!


Here's what we cover:

how-to-use-iFit-ebookGETTING STARTED
Setup your iFit Account
Connecting your Machine to iFit and WiFi
Connecting your Module to iFit and WiFi
Viewing Live Workouts on an external monitor or TV
Adding additional users


Change your speed or elevation during a workout


Exporting workout data
Getting workouts on your machine AKA “Schedule Workout”
Managing your schedule


How to tell where Google Has Street View
Drawing an iFit Map
How to Search & Schedule iFit Maps


Viewing map workouts on your machine – Map View, Street View, Satellite View



DISCLAIMER: This FREE eBook from iRunMaps is simply a helpful resource to help you get up and running quicker with your iFit® equipped machine. iRunMaps is not affiliated with iFit® in any way. iFit® is a registered Trademark of ICON Health & Fitness. Along with your FREE eBook, we'll also let you know what's going on with iRunMaps - generally ONLY 3-4 emails A YEAR!

Need instructions on something else using iFit? Drop us a message and we'll consider doing a video or written instructions on how to do it.


Customer Reviews

"Last winter you created 6 routes in iRunMaps for the Detroit Marathon for me. The routes were in 5 miles segments with the last being 6.2 miles. Due to the harsh winters in Michigan, I used these routes on my NordicTrack treadmill to prepare for the race. With iRunMaps there were no terrain surprises during the race this past Sunday. It was also fun to watch the maps come to “life” during the race. With the help of iRunMaps I was ready for my first Marathon not only physically but also mentally. I am happy to be able to say I completed the Detroit Marathon in 4 hours 18 minutes. I think this is a big accomplishment since I could not even run a mile 18 months ago. Next year I am thinking about running the Chicago and using the iRunMaps again for the winter months training. Thanks for the service you provide with iRunMaps. It was a huge help for me during my first marathon this past Sunday! "
Ken Steele

"I like the fact that you have short distances for walkers as well as longer distances. The various lengths and locations of your maps makes the membership price well worth the investment."
-- Anonymous

"Love this website! Am so impressed that an ifit user created this fab site! Thank you!!"
Dee Woods
Englewood, Colorado

"iFit is amazing! It has completely changed my lifestyle. I also love iRunMaps! Michelle's maps are a huge reason I look forward to running on my treadmill."
Sue B.

"iRunMaps has played a HUGE part in keeping me motivated each morning. I enjoy visiting different areas of the world. I suck at drawing maps, really, so this is well worth the price to have access to trails, mountains, beaches, cities. I highly recommend iRunMaps. Thank you for your awesome customer service!"

"If you have iFit Live you need iRunMaps! Site is awesome! Amazing range of trails, hikes, races and runs you just won't find yourself. Was actually great value too!!"
Steve J

"iRunMaps is the perfect accessory to the outdoor enthusiast! The website works flawlessly for me and the variety and quantity of maps is very impressive. My runs just got a thousand times cooler."
Cindy Poore
Phelan, California USA

"Love the website and really appreciate all your hard work. The fee is really fair and minimal in my opinion and great value for money, and the site is unlimited to how many maps you use what more can I say well done and it's nice that you are asking questions, because you want to improve it even more a dedicated service thank you
Mr Tony Johnson from wales in the uk"
a biker and an elliptical user

"iRunMaps helps to quickly set up a run on my iFit compatible treadmill. The variety of places, landscapes, distances, inclines or not... allow us to travel, to do sport while staying at home when it is raining outside :)
but do not forget that at the end the best is outdoor!"

"I just discovered your website and love it! I am excited about trying out some of the maps."
Mark L

"Site is fabulous"
Julie P

"Hi, love your maps. Thanks for providing this service. I use them for running on my iFit treadmill all the time."
Dave K

"Site is Awesome!!"
Regards, Steve
Melbourne, Australia

"Just want to tell you how much I am enjoying the site - thank you for putting it together!"
Stephanie D

"Thanks you for this site. The maps are excellent! Thumbs up! Thank you again for this unique and well appreciated site."
Pierre Arbor

Cathee Slade

"Just wanted to drop you a note to say "thank you" for your site! I'm so grateful to have all of these maps to choose from in a user-friendly interface!"
Laurie Schul

"Great workout! 54 minutes of spectacular scenery and a few good hills to boot! Merci Michelle!"

"Love this site! Definitely worth the yearly charge! I will also say that customer service has exceeded my expectations! Thanks so much for your support in helping me get up and running on my new treadmill with iFit technologies!"
Cynthia Hanna

"Absolutely fantastic! Originally I created my own maps and thought I was doing a really good job. But just like the workout I created and ran today some street view images would be missing for about a mile. That is not the case with map workouts from and there are so many to choose from!"
John Escaleria

" is an awesome site to join. Over 1,500 iFit compatible maps. Can’t make the Boston Marathon? They have it for you to load up and you’re off and running!"
SWS Small

"I LOVE irunmaps!"
Roxanne Carrierre

"It’s the best!"
Sue B

"Just started my subscription with IRUNMAPS… this is just what I have been looking for! Can’t wait to check out all the maps and run!"
Jody Burrow Wilson

"I have been using your maps for almost 2 years. The maps are a fantastic resource, saving me the time of looking for interesting locations, determining that they have Streetview, and then making the maps by trial and error. The extra motivation I get to exercise from the maps is more than worth the price."
-- Anonymous

"Great website for finding the exact map length, view, incline, etc. that I'm looking for. This helps when I have a limited amount of time to work out."
-- Anonymous

"iRunMaps opens up a whole new world for iFit users. It makes it easy to search and schedule runs in very little time. The variety of maps is outstanding, and their customer service is also very receptive to adding new maps. I'm very happy that I signed up for iRunMaps!"
-- Anonymous

"Well done once again on improving your wonderful service, great maps loads of info, and a truly amazing choice of places to go all over the world."
Thank you

"I am loving your service and am telling everyone I know about running real courses versus boring runs on a treadmill. So thrilled with what you do!"
Thanks, Veronica

What is iRunMaps?

search-featureWe are a community based website that is run by an iFit user like you! We've loved creating unique and off-the-beaten-path maps for since 2011. Years ago, we saw the need for an quick and easy way to locate maps based on distance, location and incline. Our site is a search engine format that allows you to select numerous parameters and search for the exact map you want to workout to! You can even search for the exact distance!

These maps work with all equipment that is iFit® enabled. Bikes, treadmills, incline trainers Tour de France and ellipticals can all use these maps.

Besides our dynamic search feature, we also have the following:

  • Workout of the Week
  • Location Map Search
  • Location Listing Search
  • Collections of Maps (le Tour de France, 7 Wonders of the World, Castles, Grand Canyon, Color Run, Rock N Roll Marathon, and many more!)
  • Ability to email us if you have any map requests! If it has street view, we'll most likely map it for you
  • New maps weekly
  • Informational blogs on how to use your iFit machine and get the most out of it's features

You MUST be a paid member of and have iFit compatible equipment in order to have the ability to use these maps.


Virtual Location Workout Videos

Want to run on the beaches of Bora Bora? Hike the Andes or Everest and have the video match your speed? Here are some great websites that will do just that. Each website offers something different so you are sure to find something that matches your needs to keep motivation high!

bit-gym is perfect for those who like to stick to a routine. It offers videos via their free app across all platforms be it your laptop, tablet, phone or gaming device. Its accessibility allows you to carry your workout with you even when you are travelling. Priced at under $8 a month, it is also more reasonable than your average gym but more effective in its results and reach. Currently there are 32 videos available and new ones posted each week. You can stream the "tours" or download them to use offline. The tours play at the speed you are exercising and works on treadmills, ellipticals and stairclimbers.
Total Number of Videos: 32
Average Cost: $8/month


Virtual Active
: This first-person and forward-motion video experience transports you to iconic trails, cities and landscapes, which are a feast for your eyes and also a great cardio workout option for treadmill or bike. The guided workouts include helpful instructions from a professional trainer. Fitness enthusiasts can try the basic workouts by setting their own pace and enjoying the scenery. Virtual Active has an impressive video library of over 72 locations to workout to for running, biking or hiking!
Total Number of Videos: 72
Cost: $19.95/video



World Nature Video
: This site offers you high-quality DVDs and has the most extensive collection of 45 Natural Virtual Walk DVDs. The virtual walk DVDs such as Tokyo Japan at Night, Virtual Cycle Rides-Through the French Alps, etc
Total Number of Videos: 45
Cost: $19.95/each or Buy 3 get one free




Outside Interactive
has a large collection of national and international running routes. It features High Definition videos of popular courses that speed up and slow down according to your pace. Simply install the free app, Virtual Runner on your iPad along with selected course videos. You can run your favorite routes when you choose and learn racecourses and landmarks before you run them.
Total Number of Videos: 32
Cost: $8-10/each, longer routes are $19.99/each




Trek Ireland
: You can virtually travel to Ireland and explore its rich heritage and varied nature trails through this website, which features forward-motion videos that highlight Ireland's countryside walking trails. Currently there are 5 different locations in Ireland. You can explore them on your own or with an interactive guide who pops up when you need him, and highlights historical features and local stories.
Total Number of Videos: 5 - each with several different routes on each DVD
Cost: $18.50/each




Scenic Trex
lets you gain all the motivation you need for an energizing workout by watching videos that transport you to exotic places during your workout. Filmed in continuous motion, the videos lend a feel of actually trekking in majestic outdoor locations right in your home when viewed on your TV or computer. Each DVD also contains bonus warm-up and cool-down segments which you can use for Yoga or stretching. Some of the locations you can explore are: Beachside Jungle, Southern California Beaches and the Rainforest.
Total Number of Videos:  3
Average Cost: $17.95/each

You may wander, but you'll never be lost. You can now choose to plan, track, study and share your running journey through a number of online networks focused on outdoor enthusiasts.

Ideas for Cross Training

volleyballBoost performance, reduce your risk of injury and beat boredom!

Here's a list of exercises to do on your Cross Training days:

  1. Aerobics
  2. Aqua Aerobics
  3. Badmitton
  4. Balance Ball exercises
  5. Baseball
  6. Basketball
  7. Biking
  8. Bocce Ball
  9. Body Weight Exercises
  10. Boxing
  11. Burpees
  12. Cleaning
  13. Croquet
  14. Cross Country Skiing
  15. Dancing
  16. Deep Water Running
  17. Elliptical
  18. Fencing
  19. Fishing
  20. Fitness Ball Workouts
  21. Football
  22. Frisbee
  23. Gardening
  24. Golfing
  25. Hiking
  26. Hockey
  27. Horseback Riding
  28. Ice or Inline Skating
  29. Jai Alai
  30. Jazzercise
  31. Jet Skiing
  32. Ju-Jit-zu
  33. Jump Rope
  34. Jumping Jacks
  35. Karate
  36. Kayaking
  37. Kick Boxing
  38. Kickball
  39. Lacrosse
  40. Lunges
  41. Martial Arts
  42. Medicine Ball Exercises
  43. Motocross
  44. Mountain Climbing
  45. Mowing Lawn
  46. Pilates
  47. Plank
  48. Polymetrics
  49. Push-ups
  50. Racquetball
  51. Raking Leaves
  52. Rappelling
  53. Rollerblading/Roller Skating
  54. Rowing
  55. Rugby
  56. Shoveling Snow
  57. Shuffleboard
  58. Sit-ups
  59. Skateboarding
  60. Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  61. Snow Mobiling
  62. Snow Skiing/Boarding
  63. Soccer
  64. Spinning
  65. Squats
  66. Stair Climbing
  67. Stand-Up Paddle Board
  68. Stretching
  69. Swimming
  70. Table Tennis
  71. Tai Chi
  72. Tricep Dips
  73. Volleyball
  74. Wake Boarding
  75. Walking
  76. Water Skiing
  77. Weight Lifting (free weights or exercise machines)
  78. Wii Fit (bowling, dancing, etc)
  79. Wrestling
  80. Yoga
  81. Zumba

iFit Informational Links


NOTE: In order to view the articles below, you must either:


Setup your iFit Account
Connecting your Machine to iFit and WiFi
Connecting your Module to iFit and WiFi
Viewing Live Workouts on an external monitor or TV
Adding additional users


Change your speed or elevation during a workout


Exporting workout data
Getting workouts on your machine AKA “Schedule Workout”
Managing your iFit schedule


How to tell where Google Has Street View
Drawing an iFit Map
How to Search & Schedule iFit Maps


Viewing map workouts on your machine – Map View, Street View, Satellite View

Need instructions on something else using iFit? Drop us a message and we'll consider doing a video or written instructions on how to do it.

Essential Fitness Apps for Your Phone

Wondering which Phone fitness apps are worth your time and money? With the right fitness app on your iPhone, you can get the necessary boost you need for a great workout! Here are some essential fitness apps which are worth checking out.

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal
For Android, Blackberry and iPhone

Now you can log your food and exercise wherever and whenever you'd like - even if you can't get to a computer. With our mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7, your MyFitnessPal account is always at your finger tips. All our apps work with our website and have access to the same comprehensive database of over 2,648,000 foods and restaurant items. Any changes you make on your phone will be synchronized to the web and vice versa — so you always have complete and up-to-date access to your account. Track your weight, measurements and more.


Nike + GPS
Nike+ GPS

For Android and iPhone

The most popular running app on iTunes helps you map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to reach your goals. No sensor or additional products needed, all you need to do is just grab your phone and go. It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later.  Its exceptionally well-designed and easy to manage as well user interface together with its editable voice feedback, and a "power song" option make it an absolute must-have for every fitness enthusiast.


Garmin Fit App
Garmin Fit

For Android and iPhone
Turn your phone into a powerful fitness trainer that tracks speed, distance and calories burned. See data from your wireless fitness sensors if your Android is ANT+™ enabled or if you have an ANT+ adapter for iPhone.


Calorie Counter Pro
Calorie Counter PRO

For Android and iPhone
Featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, NPR Morning Edition, Health Magazine and more! The #1 Diet app in US, Canada, UK and Australia, this app packs a great deal of functionality in one app! With over 40 screens, a database of 430,000 foods, 500 exercises, bar code scanner, works with MyNetDiary and many more features. You can update and sync via the app or website as well.


Fitness Buddy
Fitness Buddy 1700+ Exercises

For Android and iPhone
Recommended by ESPN Magazine, this app has 1700+ unique exercises at your disposal. This revolutionary app  will help you maintain a training regimen. With this app, you will find the workout tracking process simple and easy in order to sustain your motivation and enforce your commitment to your fitness goals. Its quick and simple workout tracking and ability to build workout routines has drawn many. Apart from that, it contains detailed exercise instructions and muscle categorizations,  4000+ exercise photos and animations (retina display resolution), comprehensive exercises for all major equipments including barbell, ez curl bar, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, medicine ball, machines, and stability balls etc.


Cyclemeter GPS Bike
Cyclemeter GPS Bike

For iPhone
This app turns your phone into a powerful GPS-enabled fitness computer, giving you feedback and motivation while you workout. Cyclemeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and speed - years of workouts only take up the space of a few songs. Stop and start recording on-screen, with your earphone remote, or with automatic stop detection. You can also track heart rate, bike speed, and bike cadence with sensor accessories from Wahoo Fitness  which need to be purchased separately.


Get Running
Get Running (Couch to 5k)

For Android and iPhone
Just as the name suggests, this app is designed to move you from your couch to 5k in about 2 months time. This app helps you walk/run 25 to 35 minutes over nine weeks, increasing the amount of running each week, with the goal of being able to run for 3 miles (5K) at the end of the nine weeks. 


Target Weight
Target Weight

For Android, Blackberry and iPhone
This personal weight dashboard helps you track your weight in the privacy of your iPhone in less than 6 seconds daily. All you need to do is enter your weight daily and the body mass index page will help you find out how much weight you need to lose. With a simple press of the target icons, you can set your target weight with this app.



Who exercises without music?! An essential addition to your fitness regimen, Spotify gives you instant access to millions of songs on your iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch. With the Spotify app, you can choose to listen for free, or subscribe to Spotify Premium. You can also create and share your running playlists with others!


Personal Running Trainer
Personal Running Trainer

For Android and iPhone
This free app offers training programs for 1 mile, 5K, 10K, a half-marathon or a full marathon. With this, you can choose the program you want to help you build endurance over a period of weeks. Apart from the free trial, you can choose to pay for full programs ($1.99 to $5.99). Coaching will guide you when you need to speed up or slow down.