Can you imagine being able to compete with people around the globe?
Well, that is one of the great ideas behind The Fitness Games. This app is available for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) and I was given the chance to review it recently.
When I heard of the TFGAPP I got curious about it right away. As a lover of fitness and a geek I could not let this opportunity pass. I regularly use apps to log in and keep track of my exercises and I was dying to give this one a try. I downloaded all 3 versions and they worked even smooth and the best part is that you only need one account across the platforms.
TFG comes with standard trainings that you can follow for free. If you feel like taking a step further and trying other stuff, you can acquire extra workouts for as little as $0.99. TFG offers strength, cardio, full body and cross training workouts. You can choose your favorite one or keep the excitement high by letting the app pick a random one for you. But if you are like me and enjoy putting your favorite exercises together, you can do it too. The app has a list of exercises built-in with videos and pictures, and it also allows you use your imagination and add your own (and add related images and videos to them as well).
The workouts are divided into different levels. So whether you are beginner or an experienced athlete, TFG have something for you.
Once you pick a workout, you are given the chance to challenge yourself or others and that is why they call it “games”. Your challengers might be your workout partners previously added to your list, someone nearby or on the other side of the globe. Now tell me, how cool is that?!?
After the workout is finished, you submit it and have the choice to make it public. If you have challenged someone else, they will be able to compare their score with yours once they have completed it. You can also add your favorite gym selfies and videos and share them with the world.
For this review, I used workouts I put together myself or found on the internet. I input the exercises, sets and reps and submitted them. Whenever I was at the gym, I selected the one I was going to follow that day and went for it.
I really liked the app. TFG is very intuitive and easy to pick up and start playing around. Personally, I struggled with the challenges. Believe it or not, I rarely have connection at the gym. Not even Edge! So once I accepted a challenge and was ready to rumble, I lost connection… and the challenge was gone from my list.
I will surely keep on using it in my future workouts. The possibility of training along with someone else who can be miles and miles away from you is simply fantastic. The only disadvantage that I see in it is the fact that it cannot be used (or at least, I had issues) offline. Maybe in the US it is common sense to have internet access also at the gym, but it is not the same everywhere.
Do you use apps to track your workouts and goals? Have you already tried TFGAPP?
I recommend the TFGAPP. Once you download it, make sure you add it me to your workout partners so that we can have some fun together. My username is debbieinshape.
Wishing you a great time!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.