UPDATE: It looks like the iFitness app is no longer available on the app store, but a couple readers have mentioned a great app called All-in-Fitness, which looks very similar, and even better than iFitness.
I don’t have any other fitness/workout apps on my iPhone so I can’t really compare iFitness to anything else, but the reason I downloaded it is because I always hear everyone talking about it. I finally read the reviews and app description and thought it sounded like it was definitely worth $2 and after playing around with it, I love it.
There are a ton of exercises here to choose from. If you’re at the gym and just need some ideas, you can choose which body part you want to work on and then pick from a variety of exercises. Each exercise has a picture, a complete description of how to perform the exercise and even a video if you need more instruction.
You can also choose exercises based on specific muscle groups or even by equipment needed. If there are any exercises you know that aren’t listed, you can add your own, complete with a descriptions and picture if you want.
One of my favorite features of the app is being able to create my own routines. You can name your workout whatever you’d like and then add any exercises from the app to the routine. And while you’re working out you can note how much weight you did for each exercise, how many reps, the date and any additional notes you want to put down. This is all logged in the app eventually makes up a graph showing your progress.
If you’re just a beginner and don’t know how to build your own routine, iFitness also has 12 routines already built in, such as a beginners program, a weight loss routine, a business travel workout and even an expert golf routine.
On top of all that, they’ve also included a weight monitor, BMI calculator and body measurement tracking. The developers also take suggestions, such as feature, exercise and routine requests and eventually include them in regular updates.
This is definitely one app I’d recommend to anyone who cares about their physical health.