Sworkit Pro - Circuit Training
10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Many different exercises
- Instructional images and video
- Customization by exercise type and length of workout
- Video takes too long to load
- Notification ding too soft
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.
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
★★★★★ - "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.
• 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.
Fixed saving data and starting workouts for specific devices.
Fixed intervals over 60 seconds.
Fixed Next Exercise warnings
Fixed streaming video options
Minor UI updates
GET TO SWORK!
It'll have you sweating in 5 minutes!
Best APP Out There!!
I love this app. Awesome for working out at home or when your out of town.
Lack of sustained synchronisation with MyFitnessPal, means I start from scratch every time. Was fine before update. Although it does look at lot better. Please sort out MyFitnessPal sync!
Upgraded to the pro just at the same time the app updated and now videos don't play, neither in workouts nor in the exercise list.