I recently had the opportunity to review The Fitness Games (TFG) as part of my Sweat Pink Ambassadorship. TFG is an iOS and Android friendly app that provides workouts, opportunities to challenge your friends, shared photos and videos and more. I enjoyed the time I spent exploring and getting to know the app and recommend giving it a try.
The home page is friendly with an easy to understand, clean and simple layout. There are lots of workouts to choose from and each different one lists the exercises with a demonstration video. The videos are a great asset for when you don’t know what an exercise is and a good way to check your form. Once you’re comfortable with the skills required you can challenge yourself, a friend or a randomly chosen person who is also using the app. After deciding who to challenge, dive into the session.
Workouts come in varying degrees of difficulty and are marked with beginner, intermediate and advanced to prevent you from getting in over your head. Each of the workouts I did was tough and definitely got my body going. One thing to note is that you need to be sure to stop the clock when you’ve completed your workout! For my first one, Bodyweight Madness 2, I finished the exercises then laid down on the floor to recover, completely forgetting to stop the clock and submit my challenge.
Outside of weight lifting workouts, there are lots of cardio options in The Fitness Games. I used both the running indoors and running outdoors options and played with an interval workout as well. The running outdoors option requires you connect to your iCloud while the indoors choice does not. As someone who can’t stand running with my phone, I liked that I could manually enter a run but wish there was no way to tell the app which day you did it. I waited for my upgrade to start doing the workouts and there wasn’t a way to enter a workout from the previous day. Another problem I ran into because of not running with my phone was when I used the Running Outdoors option. I got ready to go, hit the Start Challenge button and set the phone down just inside my front door. When I got back, it was still waiting for me to start. If you use the Running Indoors option this isn’t an issue, so if you don’t plan to take the app along for the run, skip the Running Outdoors choice.
I don’t want anything strapped on anywhere except my wrist and skip bringing my phone, an iPod or some sort of fitness belt around my waist but if you don’t mind your phone tagging along for the run, it’s a solid choice. The Fitness Games provide a wide variety of options that can satisfy almost any workout craving. The ability to do the prepared workouts, write your own or enter another activity gives users the freedom to follow their own plan without sacrificing the use of a tracking system and challenging friends makes everything more fun.
Disclosure statement: 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.