In our Asana Rebel App Review we have covered the best and worst features of the yoga app, making it easy for you to decide if it is the right choice for your fitness journey. If you want to see other great options available, refer to our yoga app review. Otherwise read on!
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Asana Rebel aspires to be more than just a Yoga App. Their tagline is ‘yoga inspired fitness’, and when you look through the features of the app you can see they are positioning themselves as a premium fitness lifestyle app. Yoga workouts are combined with healthy recipe suggestions and meditation soundtracks, and you can even set reminders to drink enough water throughout the day! The design of the app is also typical of what you would expect to see in a premium lifestyle app – a simple and fresh design with strong branding. The workout videos are very inspirational and often shot in beautiful locations with palm trees and swimming pools in the background.
The core of the app is the yoga inspired workouts. If you are a yoga novice or expert you will recognize the classic yoga poses in the routines, although in many workouts the flow is quite fast, meaning you get some additional cardio benefits to go along with the flexibility gains of yoga. Unfortunately this quick speed can make it difficult for beginners to follow along.
The Asana Rebel yoga app has been around a long time (since 2015 to be precise). The app is popular, with lots of reviews and downloads, and whilst the design and UX still looks fresh, the content is starting to feel stale. New app releases with additional features are few and far between.
Is Asana Rebel Worth It?
If you already have some yoga experience, and want a more complete lifestyle app with nutrition advice and mindfulness features, Asana Rebel might be a good option to explore.
The yoga workouts can be quite challenging, with fast switching between poses and little help for novices who need easier alternatives to help with more trickier poses. There are probably better yoga apps out there for beginners.
Asana Rebel is also not cheap, and arguably not the best value either due to lack of social features and limited progress tracking. There is a free option but the content is so limited that regular users will be forced to upgrade to a subscription. Those on a budget will want to look elsewhere.
- Premium design with clean UX
- Stylish and inspiration videos will guide you through yoga workout with a cardio edge
- Lots of lifestyle extras such as meditation music, and healthy recipe suggestions
- Expensive. The free version is so limited regular users will be forced to upgrade
- Little progress tracking, and no community features
- Fast speed of the workouts and little narration to guide through the poses means this is not a great beginners app
- You might find the extras too limited to justify using as an all encompassing lifestyle app
Pricing, Reviews and Signup
- The app is free to use, however content and functionality is so limited that users will need to upgrade to a subscription
- The minimum subscription term is 3 months at a price of $37.99
- Apple App Store average rating of 4.7
- Google Play Store average rating of 4.6
- Signup is required
The workouts found in Asana Rebel are a bit of a mix between two styles. On one hand you have the classic yoga routines with slow, flowing poses, and on the other you have faster routines which feel more like cardio workouts. This is probably deliberate, given Asana Rebel’s tagline of ‘yoga inspired fitness’.
If you are already well versed in Yoga you will likely enjoy these challenging and fast paced workouts. However beginners may struggle with how fast the poses change, and on top of this there is little narration to guide you through the exercises. During testing we found ourselves constantly staring at the screen to follow the routine, and subsequently found it difficult to relax and find a rhythm.
The workout videos themselves are well produced – often set in beautiful locations such as luxury villas with swimming pools in the background. Very aspirational! There is a good range of music to pick from allowing you to customize the soundtrack.
There are well over 100 routines to pick from so you will have lots of content to workout to. Routines range from 5 to 30 minutes in length, with most being around the 20 minute mark. The workouts are all bodyweight only so no extra equipment is required. You will find some basic filters to allow you to find the ideal workout based on goal (flexibility, strength), intensity level or duration.
Upon entering the app for the first time you are given a fitness and lifestyle quiz. It’s not immediately apparent how the app then customizes recommendations for you based off the results.
Pretty standard in most premium workout apps is the ability to favourite workouts and download videos to use offline. Asana Rebel is no exception and has both of these capabilities.
There are no training plans in the app. There are a few challenges with the usual cliché names (‘Classic 14 day six pack challenge!’), but these are simply just collections of individual yoga workouts that can be found elsewhere in the app.
Progress Tracking and Achievements
Asana Rebel has very basic goal setting features, such as tracking the number of days per week you want to workout. You can also see some basic stats like longest days workout streak, and how many times you worked out over the last 7/30/90 days. If you are motivated by seeing progress then there are better yoga apps available.
No community or social features in the app.
Asana Rebel is packed full of extras, all looking to support the claim that the app is more of a fitness lifestyle app as opposed to a simple yoga app.
There is a whole catalog of functional soundtracks to aid in activities such as focus and sleep, plus a selection of guided meditation tracks to help you achieve peak mindfulness.
There is also a nutrition section with around 40 healthy recipes to choose from. To access the majority of these you need the paid subscription, and to be honest there is nothing here that you can’t find for free online.
Who should use Asana Rebel?
Asana Rebel is a great option for people who already have some yoga experience, who want a fitness lifestyle app with more than just workouts. With Asana Rebel you can access healthy recipe ideas, take guided meditation sessions, and complete yoga workouts to achieve all your health and lifestyle goals.
Is Asana Rebel a good yoga app for beginners?
There are some beginner yoga routines in Asana Rebel. However the speed of the routines and the lack of narration guiding you through the trickier poses can make it difficult for beginners to follow along.
Is Asana Rebel free?
Yes, but the content is very limited, and regular users will need to sign up to a subscription for a minimum of 3 months.