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So I logged into my Fitter app today to do my second workout on the second day and noticed, there’s only 3 workouts for the whole week, and only 4 weeks in the workout plan. Am I supposed to take this day off? There are no instructions.
I’ve used the free workout programs from 8fit before so for paid service I thought Fitter would be at least as good as that, but hopefully better. I was wrong.
I wanted a 10-15 minute a day workout but it appears to be only 3 workouts per week. There aren’t any instructions on how to follow the plan. You just get a listing of four weeks, with 3 workouts showing in each week. They’re not labeled day 1, day 3, day 5 or anything, just Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.
The workouts themselves are pretty standard. I don’t see much personalization here. The Fitter workouts include simple body weight exercises that don’t require any special equipment. They did leave me feeling the next day as if I had done a workout, so that’s good.
There are no audio prompts as you go through the workouts, so you have to keep an eye on the screen to know when it’s time to transition to the next exercise. You can play music through other apps while you’re doing the workout though and there is an option for vibration guidance for prompts. However, if you’re not holding your phone, it’s not very helpful. You still have to watch the screen.
There is an option to adjust the amount of time between exercises and rounds, which is very convenient.
I wish I would have read reviews before purchasing the Fitter app, but I saw it on Instagram on my laptop, and didn’t go to the App store to download until after I had purchased it.
I never buy these programs without a refund policy, which I thought was 14 days. But that’s not actually the Fitter refund policy. A careful search through the long Terms of Service agreement says there are no refunds on digital products. I feel this should be clearly stated on the order page because I looked for it before purchasing. Live and learn.
I guess now I’ll hope they improve the app before my subscription expires. It’s not completely useless, just not worth the money in my opinion, but I’ll use it since I paid for it.
I was going to cancel this subscription and get a refund, since I already have the Metabolic Renewal program with 15-minute workouts that I’ve purchased, and I enjoy. You can check out my review of that here.
I was really looking for a workout that I can do while my husband and I watch TV together. That’s not really possible with the Metabolic Renewal program, and that’s why I was interested in Fitter.
I’ve used 8fit before, and I went back to check it out when Fitter disappointed me. Their quick workouts are similar to the Fitter workouts. There are several in the free program, and the exercises are similar. They are all bodyweight and don’t require any special equipment. What I like better than Fitter is that there are audio queues to change exercises, and you can listen to music while you exercise.
Something else I liked about 8fit that I don’t see on Fitter is the ability to swap exercises. On 8fit, if you have a restriction that you can’t do one of the exercises in the workout, or if it’s too hard or easy for you, you can swap it out with another. Fitter doesn’t give that option.
They’ve even expanded their offerings since I was last on the app. Now they offer a pro plan that includes yoga, Pilates, kickboxing and more!
When I was in the 8fit app an offer popped up to upgrade to pro for $19.99 for 1 year, a 75% discount! That’s a great deal. Sadly I got sidetracked and the offer expired before I could subscribe.
For now I’ll try the fitter workouts and maybe mix it in with my other favorites (yoga, Metabolic Renewal, and the old standby – Power-90).
Anyway, all that to say, I didn’t have a workout to do today. I did get outside for a 1 mile walk after dinner. I started wearing my fitness tracker
watch again today so I know that my total steps for the day were 5900.
I suppose I should set a goal for myself. So my goal is to do 30 minutes of exercise every day. I kind of set a soft goal of 10,000 steps, just to see if I can do it. I’m not very good at setting goals and sticking to them, so this will be a challenge for me.
What are your fitness goals?
Read more about my fitness journey here!
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