In our Centr App 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 your fitness journey. If you want to see other great options available, refer to our home workout app review. Otherwise read on!
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- Daily workout and meal plan saves hours on planning
- Huge catalog of workouts and exercises to suit all abilities and style of workout
- Fully featured nutrition section with hundreds of healthy recipes
- Both guided and self-guided workouts, like going to live exercise classes and having a personal trainer in the gym
- Workout videos cannot be downloaded for offline use
- Very expensive price tag compared to similar apps
- No community or social features
- Very little progress tracking or achievement features
Did you ever want your own personal trainer but couldn’t afford the price tag? Well thanks to leading Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth you can have the next best thing. His fitness app, Centr, is packed full of workout content and features, giving you everything needed to train like a pro.
The Centr website actually states you get access to Chris’s team of world class experts, and it certainly looks like it from exploring the content in the app.
Centr provides access to hundreds of workouts routines, ranging from beginner level up to advanced. Accompanying the workouts are tutorial videos on how to complete exercises with good form. Specific workouts are recommended to users based on a quiz they take upon initial login, which assesses their goals and fitness levels. This all adds to the impression that you are getting a dedicated personal trainer.
A stand out area of the app is the nutrition section. In similar apps you might get a handful of healthy recipes, however in Centr, nutrition is central to the app. There are hundreds of recipes to choose from, and you are even given a daily meal plan consisting of breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner.
For a complete beginner with little knowledge of good nutrition or fitness, Centr is a fantastic option as it handles all the planning for you. Equally, advanced users will find plenty of workout content based around higher intensity levels.
Be prepared to pay the price for all this great content however. The app is one of the most expensive we have seen with a subscription price of $29.99 per month. Take advantage of the 7 day free trial to make sure this is the right workout app for you.
Pricing, Reviews and Signup
- The app requires a subscription to use. The minimum subscription term is 1 month at a price of $29.99
- There is a 7 day free trial
- Apple App Store average rating of 4.8
- Google Play Store average rating of 4.3
- Signup is required
Workout videos in Centr are split into two types, guided and self-guided. A good way to think about these is guided being similar to taking an instructor led exercise class, while self-guided is more like going to the gym with a personal trainer. Having both types in one app means you get the best of both worlds, and there are hundreds of routines of each type to choose from.
All the workouts have videos breaking down the individual exercises. This is great for beginners who need tips on achieving good form.
In regards to style of workout, Centr has it all. You can choose HIIT workouts, boxing, dynamic yoga, or weight training to name just a few. Fortunately with all the choice, there is a fantastic search feature that lets you filter routines based on duration, style, fitness level, and even what instructor leads the class. You can also save your favourite workouts to make them easier to find next time.
One criticism with Centr is the lack of ability to download workout videos for offline use. This is a feature present in other workout apps at a similar price point.
Daily Workout and Nutrition Plan
Centr has been built around a daily planner, where you are actually given a full days plan with both recommended workouts and all your meals presented to you. This is on theme with having a team of experts working for you and planning all your fitness and nutritional needs.
These recommendations are personalized to your workout goals and fitness levels (gauged by a few questions you complete on first login). However its easy to swap out a meal or a workout to something else, and you have access to hundreds of exercises or recipes to select from.
The app is very easy to use, and its simple to go to previous days workouts and see a record of what you did and what you ate.
As some wise personal trainer said, you can’t out train a bad diet. Centr has fully embraced this, and nutrition is a core part of the apps offering.
Not only are there hundreds of recipes to choose from, but you are even given a daily meal plan consisting of 3 meals and a healthy snack. All recipes come with a detailed nutritional breakdown so you can keep track of your macros. You can also save your favourite recipes to find them later.
Just as with the workouts, there is a search feature where you can find recipes by chef, or by dietary requirement such as Gluten and dairy free.
To finish off, Centr has even chucked in a feature where all the ingredients from your daily recipes are collected into a shopping list!
Centr has a great selection of training plans available, usefully grouped together by such things as fitness level, goal, or available equipment to train with. They vary in length from 4 to 13 weeks, and are a great way of getting some variation in your routine if you don’t fancy following the daily workout schedule.
Progress Tracking and Achievements
Unfortunately Centr has little in the way of progress tracking and achievement features you can find in other apps.
A notable exception is the workout log, where you can record details of exercises such as weights and reps as you complete the routines.
There is a huge amount of informational material available in the app, including blog posts detailing nutrition and fitness advice from Chris and his team, and even some real life case studies of users who have used the app.
Sleep and meditation is increasingly being seen as important for achieving fitness goals, and Centr has recognized this by including a catalogue of guided sleep sound tracks in the app.
Centr is completely lacking in community and social features. If you get your motivation from encouragement by others, you will need to look at other workout apps.
Is Centr good for beginners?
Centr is a great fitness app for beginners. There are hundreds of workout routines for users of all fitness abilities. All the individual exercises in the workouts have videos demonstrating how to perform the exercise with the correct technique. In addition there is large amounts of informational content such as blogs from Chris’s team giving advice on healthy nutrition and fitness.
Is Centr free?
Most definitely not. The app requires a monthly subscription at a price of $29.99. However there is a 7 day free trial so you can try before you buy.