You know I love a good home workout – you’ll never be short of them if you keep up with the content on the blog. I do often wonder if any of us are more likely to workout at home than going to a gym? What do you think? For me, I love programming classes to teach but the motivation just dries up when I have to program my own sessions… so being introduced to the fitness app – Fiit – was quite the breath of fresh air. I’ve had access to the entire suite of workouts for a couple of months now so I’ve got a little Fiit App review for you covering everything you should need to know…
What is Fiit?
According to Fiit themselves, they’re the UK’s leading interactive fitness app. The app gives you unlimited access to hundreds of specialist classes led by the most “in-demand” personal trainers all from the comfort of your own home.
The app connects straight to your TV allowing you to stream a variety of workout content – HIIT, strength training, combat, yoga, mobility flows, pilates and breathwork – basically the best of boutique studio fitness into your living room; this all means you can get that workout in from anywhere in the world.
Classes are either 25 minutes or 45 minutes long. I’ve been loving the 25 minute classes while I find my workout motivation and build some fitness back up after my studies.
How Much Does The Fiit App Cost?
For those who want to avoid the monthly costs, you can access Fiit Free which gives you access to some of the best classes on the app forever. If you wanna take it to the next level, Fiit Premium unlocks all the classes and personalised training plans, as well as the use of the Fiit device (chest-strap) to track your performance and live feedback on the dashboard.
Fiit Premium costs £20 per month, £45 per quarter or £120 per year. The Fiit device (a Wahoo TICKRx?) is £45, the lite version is £25 (so doesn’t track reps) or you can use an Apple Watch you already have. I’m pretty sure the app is now compatible with MyZone Heart Rate monitors (I have one and it’s pretty damn handy).
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Do you need a Fiit device or Apple watch to do the workouts?
Basically, no. Using the device is just super handy if you want to track your heart rate, calorie burn, reps and Fiit points. It is of course the best way to track your overall progress over time too.
Live Classes In Your Living Room
Meet Fiit Club where you can train with friends, wherever you are. Classes are at specific times and feature a leaderboard which is all about effort not fitness level. I took part in a Fiit Club class live from their East London studio and it was pretty epic. Gonna make one of my 2020 goals to come first in a Fiit Club class… will let you know which ones I do when they come to android (read on) and we can go head to head!
Fiit premium comes with built in training plans of different lengths – 2, 4 or 6 weeks – with varying focuses. I signed up for a 2 week all round fitness plan with the best of intentions but only managed to complete one workout in week one before failing spectacularly. I’m definitely going to give it another go another time but for now, I think the ability to duck in and out when I want is just right.
Post Pregnancy Fitness
In November 2019, Fiit launched their 24-week, 4 stage post natal fitness training plan – Fiit Mum. Each 6-week stage includes 25 minute classes you can do at home. The focus of stage one is healing and restoring your body through yoga, Pilates and low impact strength classes. Then resistance is slowly introduced, through weight-training and low impact cardio classes, to build functional strength and up your energy levels.
Equipment you will need for Stage One:
- A small Pilates ball (9″ ball)
- A short-loop medium resistance band
- A medium resistance Theraband
- and a bolster for yoga (although a cushion or pillow will do just fine!)
Equipment you will need for Stage Three & Four:
- Medium dumbbells (4-10kg each)
- Choose a weight you can comfortably press overhead for 10 reps
And the best bit about Fiit Mum? The plan is suitable for any mum who has had a child up to 5 years ago.
The Fiit Android Version
The Fiit Android version only actually launched officially in November 2019. I was lucky enough to get access to the Beta version a few weeks before the official launch so got to see some of the behind the scenes as the app has been developing.
The android app is not quite as sophisticated as the apple app but there’s a roadmap in place of new features being added. Most recently, the live classes became available on android. I’ve not had a chance to test them yet as I’ve been following a plan but I think a little competition will do wonders for my motivation!
I just got myself this cable from Amazon which connects my phone to the TV so I can see what’s going on a lot better. It’s a game changer.
Don’t forget, you can get a FREE MONTH of Fiit workouts via this link. And you can follow me on Fiit here! Maybe I’ll create a private Facebook group for a bit more accountability?! If you’re up for that drop me a comment or an email!
Have you already tried Fiit?! Or considering giving it a try? Drop me your questions below.