Recently I was given the opportunity to try out a new fitness app. Have you heard of The Fitness Games?
This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.
The Fitness Games app is actually a pretty neat idea. It takes the benefits of a well made fitness app, and adds a lot of social media aspects. You can also challenge your friends, or anyone else that uses the app, which is great, especially if you are the competitive type.
After you’ve set up your profile, you can add some friends or try a workout!
You can choose a workout from the app or create your own. Workouts are divided into four categories: Cardio, Strength, Full-body, and Cross
There are not a lot of workouts available in the free app, but as you get points for completing a workout, they are unlocked for you. Or you can upgrade to a Premium or Platinum version for more. Many of the workouts incorporate gym equipment/weights. Because I get nervous at the gym when I get too far from the treadmill, 😉 I stuck to the body weight workouts at home. And each different exercise has pictures and videos, so you know you’re doing it right!
These workouts were tough!
If you need a little extra motivation or do well with some competition, that’s where the social/gaming aspect comes in. Before you do a workout, you can challenge yourself, a friend, or a random opponent from anywhere in the
Its a new app, so unfortunately there are not a whole lot of users yet, so I had to search to find friends to add. Also, you can’t yet connect to Facebook or Twitter to find out who else is on. But I can see where it will be a lot of fun if you can find more friends! There is also a news feed that shows you what your friends are up to on the app. You can upload photos and videos, or even take a “Gym Selfie.”
Overall, I think its a pretty neat app! I will definitely keep it on my phone because it has some really good workouts for my strength/cross training days. I can also see where it would be an awesome tool for a personal trainer, with the ability to add your own workouts, with pics and videos, then challenge others to complete it.
If you have The Fitness Games app, or download it, please look for me, karengoesrunning, and send me a challenge!
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