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Sworkit Pro - Circuit Training

Sworkit Pro - Circuit Training

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Many different exercises
  • Instructional images and video
  • Customization by exercise type and length of workout
Cons
  • Video takes too long to load
  • Notification ding too soft
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Expert's Review
7.1
Great

"I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it"

Reviewed by / Oct 16, 2013

Guided, focused, randomized circuit training in 30" intervals instructional images/videos

There's admittedly a certain unique charm held exclusively by drill-sergeant fitness instructors, but perhaps you'd prefer to take your circuit training minus the shrieking. Ryan Hanna's Sworkit is for you.

Choose between two broad categories of movements first, either Strength Training or Yoga, Cardio, & More. From there you'll be prompted to specify - do you want to work your whole body, or focus on core strength? There's light warm up activities available as well, plus guided stretching from head to toe. Select how many minutes you'd like to workout from 5 - 60, and you're all set to sweat.

The app will guide you through activities matching your chosen category in intervals of 30 seconds each, dinging to signify a change to the next movement and prompting a rest period each two minutes. All exercises are indicated by corresponding still images, plus an additional real-life video in case it's still unclear what you need to do. Best of all, no exercise requires any extra equipment - no resistance bands, no free weights, and definitely no gym membership.

Once you're finished with your workout, the app will inform you of a few stats (time spent, calories burned) and offer you the opportunity to "challenge a friend" over social media.

A few complaints: if you're in the middle of a workout and suddenly find that you need to check out the video in order to know what to do, the video has to take a few precious panting seconds to load, which is rather inconvenient. The "ding" that signifies when each 30 seconds are up is also not nearly loud enough, particularly if you're playing any kind of music along with your exercise.

Still, Ryan Hanna's Sworkit is a solid addition to the apps that enable folks to keep in shape without submitting to the tyranny of the gym.

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Developer's original description available here
Sworkit provides randomized circuit training workouts to keep you motivated to exercise and stay fit. You can choose your workout length and target different areas to create the perfect workout anywhere, anytime. No weights or extra equipment required.

Syncs directly to MyFitnessPal

★ GREATIST.COM - "A Mobile App for Working Out Anywhere...The pro-version of the app is definitely worth the splurge. | Best Health & Fitness Apps of 2014

PRO VERSION FEATURES NOT IN FREE VERSION:

★ Save multiple custom workouts
★ Adjustable interval lengths
★ Advanced Audio Options
★ 7-Minute Workout other bonus workouts
★ Access to complete workout history
★ Extra Rewards Points (US only)
★ Optional Rewards
Coming Soon: HD Videos and Small Equipment Exercises

USER REVIEWS:
★★★★★ - "I've downloaded a number of exercise apps hoping to find my fairy tale app...FOUND IT! great variety of exercises, you can choose upper, lower, full, yoga, or stretching! You can select your workout time, breaks between exercises so you can get into position. A voice calls out the exercise and sound cues help keep track of time. Love it!"
★★★★★ - "Everything you need, nothing you don't, and at an affordable price. I LOVE IT!!!"
★★★★★ - "I travel 4 days a week for work. This keeps my workouts interesting in hotels and I can do them in my room. No equipment requited. Awesome."

Sworkit is designed to keep your workouts more interesting by building randomized workouts that do not require any extra equipment and will not become monotonous. The circuit training aspect provides additional cardiovascular fitness with each exercise being presented in 30 second intervals with a built in rest periods every 2 minutes. 


KEY FEATURES:

• Targeted workouts for Upper Body, Lower Body, Core Strength, Back Strength, Stretching, Yoga Sequences, and Pilates.
• Create your own Custom Workouts using any exercises in our library for a fully personalized experience. Great for focused workouts, injury recovery, and new challenges.
• Set reminders and access your previous stats to get motivated
• Animated video demonstrations for every exercise
• Audible warnings for workouts that tell you exactly what to do and when.

I hope you enjoy Sworkit as a great workout tool that will keep you motivated to increase your overall fitness level at your convenience.

Please workout within your means and be safe at all times.

Recently changed in this version

5.00.08
Fixed reordering exercises in custom workouts
Fixed videos for certain devices which saw a grey rectangle instead
(If you had the above video issue, please download videos again from Settings)
Fixed other minor bug

GET TO SWORK!


Comments and ratings for Sworkit Pro - Circuit Training
  • (74)

    by Taylor Reeves on 01/09/2014

    Awesome app! I'm the type who just likes to get started and not having to plan my workout in advance is great!

  • (74)

    by Richard Nash on 31/08/2014

    App is great, except for illogical voice prompts. Fix them like I have suggested in an email to your company, and I will give you a high rating, as everything else is greatm

  • (74)

    by Anwar Hashim on 31/08/2014

    Decided to give the paid version a try, after using the unpaid and happily using it for a while. However, I think I made the wrong choice. The app keeps on freezing, and rapid slow downs for no apparent reason. I use other similar apps, with same resource requirements without any hickups. I hope this is a bug that the Dev team is already addressing!

  • (74)

    by Sunwoo Baek on 31/08/2014

    Using Slimkat on Galaxy Note 2. There's still no video showing.

  • (74)

    by Teresa Hooper on 31/08/2014

    I cant adjust randomization. I turn it off and then it shows off. Then I select my mins and as soon as it starts it is randomized again and all my settings are messed up. I cant go from floor to standing back and forth so I really need my order to be used. Why the heck wont the settings stick?

  • (74)

    by Keisha Whatley on 30/08/2014

    I did the update amd reinstalled the videos but still have a black square. No video... on a Samsung Tab3

  • (74)

    by Stance Ovation on 27/08/2014

    Helps a WHOLE LOT being new to working out!