In our Sweat App Review we have covered the best and worst features of the 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 guide. Otherwise read on!
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|Minimum Subscription||1 month|
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|No Equipment Workouts|
- Packed full of features and little touches that aid workouts
- Vibrant community forum where users discuss fitness and lifestyle topics
- Excellent progress tracking and achievement features to help with workout motivation
- Good selection of training programs suitable for all fitness abilities
- Workout videos are very basic and lacking inspiration
- Cannot use the workouts without internet connection
- No music for the workout videos
Sweat App Overview
Sweat is an all round fitness app created by famous fitness influencer Kayla Itsines, and is packed full of great workout content and supporting features.
The unique selling point of Sweat is that Kayla has created it just for women. This becomes obvious when using the app and seeing the various styles of workout on offer, such as Barre, Pilates, Pregnancy workouts, as well as the more common HIIT, cardio and strength sessions.
Both beginners and advanced users will find plenty of workout content to choose from, with over 300 workout routines available, catering to all different levels of experience. Over time Kayla has recruited several additional fitness influencers to bring their specialities to the app, so you will have no problem finding a style of workout you enjoy.
The most impressive part of this app is the huge range of supporting features. There is an active community forum where users discuss the different workouts available in the app. The training programs are well put together, in a range of workout styles and available for users of all fitness levels. Healthy recipes can be found in the food section. Finally, there is a bunch of progress tracking and achievement features such as badges for completing workout streaks, and ability to take before and after photos.
For all this fantastic content and huge feature set, expect to pay a steep price. Sweat requires a $19.99 monthly subscription to use, however a 7 day free trial will let you try out the app to see if it’s right for you.
Pricing, Reviews and Signup
- The app requires a subscription to use. The minimum subscription term is 1 month at a price of $19.99
- Apple App Store average rating of 4.6
- Google Play Store average rating of 4.3
- Signup is required
The workout routines in Sweat are mostly of the animated gif type, where you complete an exercise and then have to press a button to move to the next one. Fans of the workout-class format (with a continuous video featuring the instructor) may be disappointed.
However, there are well over 300 routines available in the app, and a search filter makes it easy to find the perfect workout. Choose from various workout styles (HIIT, strength, Barre, pregnancy, yoga, pilates), whether or not to use fitness equipment, and even which fitness influencer/instructor created the routine. Of course, you can also search on the duration of the workout, ranging from speedy 10 minute sessions, all the way up to beasty 60 minute routines.
Lots of little extras have been baked into the app to make it easy to use the workouts. For example, it’s simple to replace an exercise in a routine for another if you don’t have a particular piece of exercise equipment available.
One of the few omissions in the app is not having any music soundtrack to back the workout videos. You will have to provide your own tunes!
There are some great training plans available in the Sweat app. Similar to selecting individual workouts, you can sign up to a training plan based on workout style, goal, or fitness level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). For most plans there are also no-equipment versions available, which is handy for working out at home.
A great feature with the training plans is how Sweat adds the individual workouts to a calendar, letting you create a custom workout schedule. It’s easy to rearrange days and move workouts, and every week is broken down so you can see what the main goals are and how you are progressing against them.
Sweat has a huge database of healthy eating recipes available, and even lays out a meal plan for you according to your dietary requirements. For each day you can see your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack meals, which have an associated ingredients list and recipe.
Unfortunately there are some pieces missing from this part of the app to make it truly useful as a meal planner. There isn’t much flexibility in switching around meals, and there is no nutrition information provided with the recipes such as macro and calorie data.
Progress Tracking and Goal Setting
A lot of female orientated fitness apps miss out on the goal setting and achievement features. Fortunately Sweat is not one of them, and is packed with a variety of tools to help motivate you towards your fitness goals.
Achievement badges are awarded for hitting targets such as weekly workout streaks, or total number of workouts taken.
You can take selfies and compare them side by side to previous photos to get before and after progress pics. Nothing is more motivating than seeing the physical change from all that hard work!
There are tons of little extras available in Sweat, actually too many to list here! You can track water consumption as a daily goal. If you link the app to your Apple watch or Google Fit account you can also track daily step counts. The calendar lets you add your own workouts not taken in Sweat, so the app can act as a full workout log.
The biggest extra with Sweat is the community forum feature. Here you can find other app users discussing everything including the different workouts available in the app, how their fitness journeys are progressing, and even who their favourite instructors are.