Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.
I had the chance to check out The Fitness Games app for iOS/Android over the past couple of weeks, thanks to Fit Approach. I love trying new ways to include fitness into my routine since it is so important to me on a daily basis. As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I encourage others to stay active as well and find something they enjoy doing.
The Fitness Games (TFG) app combines tracking workouts with social media. Deemed as the social media of fitness, it allows you to connect with other fitness enthusiasts around the world while tracking your workouts. You can save workouts that you have performed in actual time on the app and submit it for your records. Even your weights, reps, sets, time and cardiovascular activity can be tracked.
After logging in, it is split up into four sections: strength, cardiovascular, full body and cross training. Each section is then split up into several different pre-existing workouts, or you can create your own (you can also submit your own workouts for others to do as well). After each workout you are awarded points that will put you into a level of fitness.
What makes The Fitness Games fun is that you can challenge your workout partners at any time and duel it out! At first, I thought how impossible it would be to challenge one another as we have no clue what each others’ schedules are and different time zones. But rest assured, you complete the challenge on your own time, whether your workout partner completed the challenge 4 hours before you. Once you accept and finish your challenge, your score will be compared to your partner’s – who finished first/overall time and the weight of reps if applicable. You can then share who won/lost on your profile feed for others to view. Talk about competition!
What I love about TFG is that it forced me to get back into strength training. I always do the usual small amount of it when at the gym, but it brought me back to lifting weights and doing machines I haven’t touched in a few years! Strength training is so important to build lean muscle. By now, I’m sure we all know that lean muscle mass burns more fat and calories and can help prevent injuries.
One of the features that I don’t like is that your activity/timer pauses if you close out of the app while completing a workout (TFG is in the process of implementing a feature that allows the app to continue running in the background). I also wish you could submit workouts after you have completed them to include in your tracker, say if you forgot to run the app while working out. I haven’t been the most consistent with running the app every time I’m working out and wish I could enter those missed days in.
Overall, The Fitness Games is a great motivational tool to increase your fitness level while having fun in the process. It also makes you accountable for skipping workouts or receiving challenges. Thanks again to Fit Approach and The Fitness Games for this fun review!