Good for beginners who exercise occasionally
In our Adidas Workout Review we have covered the best and worst features of the workout app, making it easy for you to decide if it is the right choice for you on your fitness journey. If you want to see other great options available, refer to our home workout app review. Otherwise read on!
Adidas entered the fitness app industry by partnering with an existing app development company called Runtastic, and they have done a great job of bringing the apps into line with the Adidas brand. The Workout App is stylish, slick, and simple to use. It comes fully packed with all the supporting features you would expect, such as community notification feeds (follow and engage with friends), and some good progress tracking options (weight tracking with selfie progress pictures). Adidas fans will also appreciate the tight integration with the online store enabling you to splurge on all the latest fitness gear.
Unfortunately the lack of workout routines really lets this app down. Fitness enthusiasts who exercise several times a week will quickly get bored of the routines, and a lack of reward or achievement tracking features will not serve to fill the gap.
The Adidas Workout app is a great option for beginners who exercise on a casual basis and want an easy to use workout app. Alternatively, if you are an Adidas fan and want early access to the latest trainer launches then you probably need to sign up for this app.
- Simple layout and easy to use
- Workout creator to create custom workouts routines
- Fully fledged community features such as follow and track your friends, and post status updates
- Take progress pictures to accompany weight tracking
- Workouts tagged with a quiet label to indicate if they are suitable for environments where noise travels easily
- Tight integration to the Adidas store, get early access to Adidas product releases
- Enough of the content is available for free so it is possible to use this app without upgrading to a paid plan
- Limited selection of workouts really lets the app down
- Limited types of workouts (no running or additional equipment options, limited stretching/yoga routines)
- Lack of the fun achievement and motivation features that can be found in comparable apps
- No music integration
Pricing, Reviews and Signup
- The app has a Freemium model. Training plans and some other features are restricted to paid subscriptions
- All the workouts are available on the free plan so it is possible to use the app without upgrading
- The minimum subscription term is 1 month at a price of $9.99
- At the time of writing Adidas are offering a 3 month free trial for their premium subscription
- Apple App Store average rating of 4.8
- Google Play Store average rating of 4.8
- Signup is required
The major flaw in the Adidas Workout app is the limited number of workouts available, at the time of writing there were only 32 routines. In addition there are only body weight options available, with no workouts available that make use of additional gym equipment, and just a couple of yoga/stretching based routines. The only variation available when searching for a workout is duration, so realistically there will only be a handful of workouts suitable for each individual. There are a few 45 minute plus workouts available which is great for those looking to get a decent session in.
One nice addition not present in other apps in labelling some workouts as quiet or low noise. This is great for scenarios where you have neighbours living above or below you.
The app features a workout creator, which generates a random sequence of exercises based on what body area you want to focus on. This is a nice addition, although does not make up for such a limited catalogue of standard routines.
The large majority of the workouts are rep based, where you are required to swipe the screen to move to the next move after completing the proper number of reps. We found this quite a clunky mechanism when in the middle of a workout! Other apps manage this better by simply providing a button to move onto the next exercise.
We tested a 20 minute workout and found it tough but doable, as the exercises are well balanced between difficult moves and more forgiving ones where you get a chance to recover.
The lack of music integration is quite an obvious omission here compared to other workout apps.
A limited selection of training plans are available, based around what objective you are trying to achieve (for instance, get a 6 pack in 6 weeks). The plans range from 3 to 12 weeks in length. Only a couple are free, while the rest need to be unlocked by signing up to a paid subscription.
Progress Tracking and Achievements
A mixed bag here, with the basic progress tracking features in place. There is a weight tracker built into the app, with an option to record progress selfies using your phone’s camera. This is a really nice touch not found in other competing apps.
There are community based challenges where you can compare how your stats measure up against your friends or the wider Adidas community by using leader boards.
A challenger points system is built into the app that awards points and levels you up based on the workouts you complete. However it seems the only purpose of this is to give you Adidas rewards such as early access to their product releases.
Achievement and reward features are somewhat lacking compared to those found in other apps, and the Workout app could do a lot more to inject some fun and motivation into completing the workouts.
There is a fully featured notification feed where you can follow and engage with your friends’ workouts, and even post status updates. Adidas adds to the feed with nutrition and exercise related articles. Altogether the social aspects of this app are great and allows you to feel part of the Adidas fitness community.
Chromecast integration allows you to watch workouts on a large screen, which is great when working out with groups of people.
There is a whole section of the app dedicated to premium content, for example, a 12 week nutrition guide. These guides are unlocked with a paid subscription – however much of this material can be found online for free.