I first became aware of this app from reading 110pounds. My iPhone is one of my favorite fitness tools, so I figured I’d check it out. Friday I ran, then used the app.
First off, I have a 3g, so apps don’t always run right, but this one ran just fine. This app is aimed squarely at women and tied to the Nike Women site, but that doesn’t mean men wouldn’t get good usage out of it. It had no problem playing my workout music that’s already on my phone, lowering the volume automatically when it talked to me.
But what about the workout? Well first off, there’s several options so you don’t have to do everything the same all the time, as well as 30 minute or 15 minute courses. Friday I tried a 30 minute circuit. The app gives you both videos and step by step instructions on how to do the various exercise. The videos were clear and easy to follow, though I’m sure they’d be even better on a bigger screen like an iPad. But I had no problem following along. One negative is that there is no modification options, so, for instance I just did knee pushups instead of the regular ones and figured out my own way to modify a couple others.
I would say overall though it was a good workout. I felt a little gelatinous when I was done, but that’s not a bad thing. For Weight Watchers, I counted it as vigorous aerobics, which is 6 points for 30 minutes. Plus I ran, so I earned myself a good amount of activity points for the day. And I was a nice sore the next day.