Motivation Monday: The Fitness Games Review.

Disclaimer: I received the opportunity to review The Fitness Games App through my ambassadorship with Fit Approach. I received the platinum version of the app to review. All opinions are my own. 


There are approximately a bazillion fitness apps out there, so I don’t really know how this app compares to others or if there are many others with similar features, but I do know that these type of apps can come in really handy for motivation and accountability. The Fitness Games app is a workout app with a social factor. You can compete with people around the globe, compete with friends, and even compete with yourself. It has some great strength workouts as well that you can try, and it lets you track your cardio. 


When you log in to this FREE app, you can choose Strength, Cardio, Full Body, or Cross training. Cardio gives you the option of recording running outdoors, running, biking indoors, biking, swimming, rowing, and elliptical. You can set your goal and start the timer! Next time you could set it for the same distance and try to beat your time!

For strength workouts you can choose Olympic or Split Routine. Split Routine gives you a bunch of strength training workouts to try and it gives full explanations of the movements! Full body workouts give you an all-around workout, not specifically targeting muscle groups, and you can choose Beginner workouts, Intermediate, and Advanced! Cross training = abs = ouch 😉


The social aspects of this fitness app come from the challenges, an option to post workout selfies, and all of your recorded workouts which you can post to Facebook or your app feed. We all know I love my gym selfies. 

As much as I really wanted to love this app, it just seemed really unnecessary for ME. I think it would be great for beginners who need an idea of what to do at the gym, especially regarding strength workouts. It gives great options for levels of fitness and what type of workout you want to do, but I usually head into the gym with an idea of what I’ll be doing and the app because “just one more step.” 

Pros: 

  • It’s pretty straight forward to set up and start working out! 
  • It has a cool challenge aspect that will bring out your competitive side. 
  • Good first-step workouts for those just beginning to workout at the gym or looking for a quick routine for a home workout.
Cons:
  • The workouts tracker/timer stops when you close the app which is annoying.
  • It is a lot less convenient for at home workouts than a video or something written on a piece of paper… old school 😉
  • For me, it is just one more place to track my workouts that I didn’t really need. 

All in all, I think this app has a really great concept, and the “Challenge others and challenge yourself” aspect is really cool because I am a competitive person, but it just wasn’t for me. I really wanted to love it but I often forgot about it because it wasn’t super necessary to my personal gym routine. BUT it is free, so see for yourself and let me know what you think!

What fitness apps do you use?

Would you rather go old school with some VHS step aerobics, do you write your workouts on a piece of paper, or do you love these technological revelation?

2 Comments

  1. I’ve only ever used Runtastic to track my mileage. There have been a few other apps I’ve tried for cross training stuff but none of them really thrilled me and I ended up deleting them all (except Runtastic)

  2. I use two fitness apps, Garmin Connect and Training Peaks, but they’re more for ‘after the fact’ type reviewing / analyzing workouts as opposed to ‘during’ a workout. I love the Training Peaks app, there’s a ton of good information to analyze specific workouts as well as the cumulative effects of workouts and training stress on the body.

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