In our Fitbod 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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|Minimum Subscription||1 month|
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- Huge library of over 400 exercises, with detailed instructions and video guides
- Workout generation algorithm takes the headache out of planning gym routines
- Lots of workout customization allows you to record the exact details of your workouts
- Muscle recovery heat map is a nice feature not found in other apps
- Initially tricky to use due to the multitude of configuration options
- No progress tracking features on Android
- Lack of social feeds or community features
Fitbod is one of the new breed of exercise apps that uses some fancy algorithms to generate a custom workout for every session.
There is no scrolling through endless lists of exercise videos, trying to decide what workout you should complete. The app automagically generates a complete workout based on your exercise goals, past workout history, and available gym equipment.
Even though there are bodyweight only exercises available, this is really an app built for use in the Gym. There is a huge catalog of over 400 exercise videos, covering every possible piece of gym equipment you could think of.
Beginners will love this app. The routine generation feature takes all the pain out of researching and planning your workout plan. Plus each exercise comes with demo videos and detailed instructions, meaning you will be achieving the perfect form in no time.
Due to the huge amount of configuration options available in the app, it can take a while to get to grips with it. However if you put in the time, you will discover Fitbod is super customizable, which means you can record nearly any variation in your workout.
The app requires a monthly subscription to use, currently at $12.99. A trial period gives you 3 workouts to decide whether Fitbod is worth it.
Pricing, Reviews and Signup
- The app requires a subscription to use. The minimum subscription term is 1 month at a price of $12.99
- There is a free trial of 3 workouts
- Apple App Store average rating of 4.8
- Google Play Store average rating of 4.6
- Signup is required
First Time Use
When using Fitbod for the first time, you are asked to answer several questions based on your workout goals, fitness levels, and what gym equipment you have access to.
These questions are slightly more time consuming than found in other workout apps, and it took us a few minutes to get through the screens. However when you consider Fitbod is using this information to generate customized workouts, you can understand the level of detail required.
Don’t panic about getting these answers exactly right. All the options can be changed from a settings menu within the app at a later time.
The core of Fitbod is the algorithms that generate a custom workout for each session. The app combines your configuration options with past workout data (muscle groups worked, reps and weights used) to create this routine, so it is highly customized just for you.
Fitbod makes it easy to change the generated workout if needed. You can swap out individual exercises for something different, change the structure of the workout, or even ditch it altogether and ask the app to generate a fresh routine.
There are so many options to configure the type of workout to generate, such as gym equipment available, target muscle group, including supersets, and many more. Its likely Fitbod can accommodate any workout plan you have in mind.
Fitbod workouts are essentially a list detailing what exercises, reps, and weights you will do in each session.
For each exercise Fitbod gives a video with an instructor demoing the movement, plus a detailed set of instructions. This is great for beginners who may have never tried these exercises before. There is also a handy diagram of what muscle groups the exercise targets. You are learning whilst working out!
Just as in the huge amount of configuration available in generating a workout, the same is true of completing the workout. You can adjust almost anything during the session, including number of reps completed, or the weight used. You can even swap out exercises mid workout if required.
A nice touch is the ability to save a workout for future use, or sharing it with friends so they can try and beat your reps 🙂
A fantastic additional feature is the muscle recovery tab. Here you get a full body diagram indicating all the different muscle groups and what state of fatigue they are in, based on your previous workouts. This is a great visual aid to helping you understand your workout plan.
Fitbod includes some progress tracking and achievement features. There are awards such as 1 rep max and repetition records. A handy graph also tracks your lifting weight over time. Sadly these features are missing in the Android app.
Is Fitbod worth it?
Fitbod is a great app for creating workout plans for users who workout in the gym. The workout generation algorithms will create a fully customized workout specific for your workout goals and fitness ability. The app is also great for beginners, with demo videos of all the exercises and detailed instructions.
Is Fitbod free?
No, you need a monthly subscription to use Fitbod which costs $12.99 per month. There is a 3 workout free trial which lets you test out the app before committing to a subscription.