This is a really tough time of year for just about anybody. We start eating at the Thanksgiving table and we pretty much don’t stop until the New Year. Delicious food abounds and exercise is often the last thing on our minds while we rush to get everything done before Christmas. Fortunately, Workout Trainer is around to lend an app-enhanced hand with “thousands of free workouts and premium programs.”
You start by telling the app a little bit about yourself (like your birthdate, available time for working out and intensity level) and then identifying your fitness goals (whether that means working off that excess Thanksgiving turkey or just trying to get a little more toned).
Your answers to the profiling questions will deliver you a recommended workout (which you can choose or modify and then schedule). Once you do begin, your trainer will talk you through exactly how to complete each exercise with an on-screen video guiding you through the tasks. The pace is easy to follow and the video very large, clear and enjoyable to watch.
What I liked: This app is fantastic for beginners who are overwhelmed and intimidated by getting started. The incredible library of “timed, step-by-step audio, photo and video instruction” means there are no more excuses.
What I didn’t like: The first time I tried to login using my Facebook account, the app crashed. Fortunately I was willing to give it a second try and it worked (though you can also create a Skimble account if you do not prefer that level of app integration).
To buy or not to buy: The library of workout options alone make this app well worth downloading. Unfortunately the app cannot do all of the work for you, but it comes as close as technologically possible.
- App Name: Workout Trainer
- Version Reviewed: 2.7
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Developer: Skimble
- Price: Free