The Fitness Games – First Impressions

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.

In a virtual market of fitness apps, it seems overwhelming to choose one that works best for you.  There are so many different apps that all do various workouts so I was pretty excited when I was given the opportunity to try out and review The Fitness Games app.

Once I downloaded the app, I created my profile.  The steps were easy to follow although, I am still a bit confused if my weight and height are showing on my public profile or not.  I’m hoping not, but I can’t tell.  Once I entered in all my information, I was welcomed to the app!tfg1

Immediately, I thought it was really cool that you had the opportunity to challenge yourself with the various workouts, but you could also challenge friends too.  It seemed like a pretty cool concept and something that I haven’t seen with the other fitness apps I currently use. Once I cleared the welcome screen, I went through the main screen options.  I was surprised to see all the various choices of workouts and I liked that they were separated by categories.  I knew that I would be most interested in the strength and cross training activities.  There are also opportunities to upload gym selfies and videos of you doing the actual exercises.   The workout tracker is a calendar that keeps up with your workout visits. tfg2

I decided to give it a shot and try my first workout.  Firstly, each workout is rated with a level.  I picked Bodyweight Madness (Level 2: Intermediate) which involved doing squat jacks, pushups, walking lunges, v-up (both legs and each leg), burpees and a 60 second plank.  Each circuit workout is timed and you have the option of challenging yourself or another Fitness Gamer.  I opted to challenge myself for the first one.  Normally, you would complete each circuit 3 times, but I opted to just try to make it through one.  Each activity also has pictures and/or video so that you can make sure you are doing the exercises correctly.  tfg4

I started the challenge and off I went!  Once I finished, I hit stop challenge for my time to be recorded.  I was awarded a score based on my time, I think.  I’m not entirely sure how the points are awarded or what they mean.  As you burn calories, you can unlock additional workouts or if you want to unlock them sooner, you can pay 99 cents. tfg5

 

PROS

First impressions are that it is a pretty good app.  I like the variety of exercises under each category.  I appreciate that the workouts are leveled, as well.  It gave me some direction on where to start and with which workout.  The app itself is super easy to navigate.  I hope to complete enough workouts to be able to unlock additional circuits.

CONS

I was disappointed to see that a large majority of the workouts were targeted for a circuit workout at the gym.  Some of the weight workouts require using gym machines and without a gym membership, this could be a let down for people.  I was looking forward to using the app for more at home workouts on my easy run days, but I’m fairly limited right now on workouts I can complete.

 

I’m going to continue using the app and will write a follow-up after I use it for additional workouts.

Happy Week!

 

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