Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: The Fitness Games App

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. As a Sweatpink ambassador, in exchange for a review, I was given access to the Platinum Version of the app. All opinions are my own.

The Fitness Games app is marketed as "making exercise fun." Users can challenge friends, or other users world-wide, to dozens of different activities. You can post photos and videos, comment on other people's workouts and like or follow other users.

In total, there are over 50 workouts. The workouts can be found in one of four categories; Cardio, Strength, Cross Training and Full-body. There is also an option to create your own workout.

The workouts are then tracked, scored and saved so you can see your progress.

So, how exactly does it work?

Basically, you download the (free) app available on iPhone & Android and create a profile. Then, you can add your favourite workout songs and healthy living philosophy. Then, you add other users and begin challenging them to workouts.

When I first heard about this app, I was really excited! I'm a VERY competitive person and also love having other people motivate me through their workouts. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I didn't get to use the app to its full potential. I also found, when I did have time to workout, I wanted to just hit the pavement and not spend time finding someone to challenge and start the workout timer. I am also enjoying technology-free workouts lately.

Final thoughts:

I like the idea behind this app but I just don't think it's for me.

I think it's great for someone who needs workout ideas.

The social aspect of this app is great for someone who has the time to play around with all the features and really interact with the other users.

Would you ever use an app like this?
Are you a competitive person? With others or with yourself?


  1. I reviewed it too - I barely used it. I'm just not big on fitness apps and found the app a pain to use at some points. Like the idea, just not for me!

  2. I didn't put myself in to review this app because I knew I would be like you. I would likely forget about it. I think its a good idea for some people but you would really have to get enough people as your friends on the app to make it competitive and fun.