There's admittedly a certain unique charm held exclusively by drill-sergeant fitness instructors, but perhaps you'd prefer to take your circuit training minus the shrieking. Ryan Hanna's Sworkit is for you.
Choose between two broad categories of movements first, either Strength Training or Yoga, Cardio, & More. From there you'll be prompted to specify - do you want to work your whole body, or focus on core strength? There's light warm up activities available as well, plus guided stretching from head to toe. Select how many minutes you'd like to workout from 5 - 60, and you're all set to sweat.
The app will guide you through activities matching your chosen category in intervals of 30 seconds each, dinging to signify a change to the next movement and prompting a rest period each two minutes. All exercises are indicated by corresponding still images, plus an additional real-life video in case it's still unclear what you need to do. Best of all, no exercise requires any extra equipment - no resistance bands, no free weights, and definitely no gym membership.
Once you're finished with your workout, the app will inform you of a few stats (time spent, calories burned) and offer you the opportunity to "challenge a friend" over social media.
A few complaints: if you're in the middle of a workout and suddenly find that you need to check out the video in order to know what to do, the video has to take a few precious panting seconds to load, which is rather inconvenient. The "ding" that signifies when each 30 seconds are up is also not nearly loud enough, particularly if you're playing any kind of music along with your exercise.
Still, Ryan Hanna's Sworkit is a solid addition to the apps that enable folks to keep in shape without submitting to the tyranny of the gym.Tags: fitness circuit apps 4s, how to create a custom workout with sworkit, circuit training exercises for obstacle races, sworkit kiip reward, sworkit kiip rewards, training workouts by ryan hanna, circuit training es marca registrada.
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Developer's original description available herePerfect for those busy times when you just can't make it to the gym...
- That long day at work.
- When you have to travel.
- That morning you slept in.
- Your newborn baby.
Sworkit is a personal trainer in your pocket for fractions of the cost.
Get guided video workouts you can do anywhere, and fit in any schedule.
If you already have a trainer, please don't fire them! Just have them create custom workouts for you to do in between your training sessions.
Or if you're particular or have special needs (like a bad knee and want to avoid jumping exercises), create your own custom workouts from our library of over 160 different exercises!
Target any area of your body: Upper Body, Lower Body, Core, Abs, Butt, Back, Legs etc.
Workouts for everyone: Strength, Cardio, Yoga, Stretching, and Pilates.
Sworkit uses a scientifically proven technique of combining interval training with randomized exercises to maximize the effectiveness of every workout. Best of all, these randomized circuit training workouts require no weights or extra equipment. You can choose your workout length and target different areas to create the perfect workout anywhere, anytime. The randomized aspect helps your body workout harder by preventing it from getting used to a specific routine, helping you stay motivated to exercise and stay fit. The circuit training aspect provides additional cardiovascular fitness with each exercise being presented in 30 second intervals with a built in rest periods.
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#1 Save & Build multiple custom workouts
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#2 More Exercises
#3 Adjustable interval lengths
#4 Access to complete workout history
#5 Extra Rewards Points (US only)
#6 Enable/Disable Rewards
#7 HD Videos (Coming Soon)
#8 Sync with MyFitnessPal and HealthKit
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