Great app but needs work
I would love to say first that this app is like an awesome combination of mapmyrun and myfitnesspal. It gives you the option to track what you eat, gives you recipes and shopping lists, and allows you to schedule your workout week and plan your workouts. The workouts are high-rep, body weight exercises but if you do them, they’ll wear you the heck out!! My legs were more sore after the first leg day workout than they have been in quite some time. After only three weeks of training I’m already seeing results! One issue I have with the app is you have to keep it open for your entire workout which totally drains my phone’s battery. It would be great to have an option to flow through the circuits without having to pause and press on an arrow, which stumps my motivation as I’m pushing through the last few reps of one exercise and starting the next. You also have to keep the app open during your entire cardio workout (ESPECIALLY during HIIT days) and doesn’t voice how far you’ve gone, when you’re done, or for HIIT, when to work/rest unless you’re looking at your screen. This is just my opinion as I don’t like being very hands-on with my phone when I’m dripping with sweat! 😜 The last issue I have is with the mile tracking. I’ll have both mapmyrun and sweat open at the same time and sweat will have twice the mileage I actually ran on mapmyrun. Like I said before, this app is really awesome but with a few tweaks, could be absolutely incredible!
Absolutely amazing app
I love this app so much! This is an amazing way to work out. I started working out with Sweat since end of February. It’s very smart and very convenient and you can work out at the gym or at home. There are tons of different programs you can choose within Sweat that suits your current condition and goals. I never liked working out but with this app I became obsessed. What I love the most about it is the instructors that I can find on Instagram. The connection makes me feel that there is a real person who is leading me through this. When I said it’s convenient, I meant it 100%. So first of all, if you work out at the gym, they built it the way you can find everything you need for each activation in one place. You watch a short video for each exercise which is showing you how to do it. You don’t have to run from one machine to another with no break in between. They thought of the adequate breaks in between each activation set. Also I love the built-in timers within timers. I am telling you, it makes it so much easier to do it right. I tried a couple more apps before and my experience wasn’t as efficient, pleasant and great as with Sweat. Amazing work, guys! Honestly, my life has changed since this app. Since I am hooked to consistently working out now, I became more fit, confident, healthier, and just more positive!!! Thank you!
Love This App
I love this app because like allot of people, I’m really bad motivating myself while I’m in the gym. Two factors; I like my own specific Dj sets to listen to which I’m so glad I can still listen while using the app, but I also prefer someone telling me what to do and timing me or giving me rep count so I don’t have to look at a freaking notebook or scroll through my phone to find some article with a workout plan thus just wasting time and spending even more time in the gym. This app just makes the process easy to understand and keep motivation through out as it literally walks you through step by step. So if you’re worried about your phone being on the entire time then just keep in mind you might need this app for the motivation, time management, and seeing the movement itself for proper form (as not everyone knows what every exercise looks like. For example did you know a proper squat needs you to focus on pushing your knees out? I see so many people letting their knees buckle in and then wonder why their back and rest of the body hurts from misalignment.) So just shut your phone off if you’re doing cardio, you can always go back and mark it as complete.
The food options are amazing and so easy to make, no excuses on “I don’t have time” ! I’m just overall really impressed with this app, thank you so much !
changing my life
This app motivated me to start working out again after 2 years of inactivity. The workouts are amazing, they have great beginner options, but I went into it at an intermediate level and they're killer! They are tough, but I've found that my strength and confidence has grown tremendously from doing BBG and trying several workouts from the other programs, which is another thing I love about this app. The variety in programs make it suitable for any kind of workout goal. I can see how the intensity and difficulty of BBG might be unmotivating for some though, so it's great that Kayla has recently added more beginner weeks! he community tab is filled with supportive women! The only thing I've never used and probably will never use is the meal plan because there is just a way too many different ingredients and meals (which might be a good thing for other people, but for a broke student, I'm not really looking to buy a full-sized product or unit of produce to use only 1/2 a slice of and then not use for any other meals in the week.) The app has some bugs sometimes but Sweat team replies fast and takes suggestions! My only wish is that it was better compatible with the Apple Watch which is one of the reasons I got the app in the first place, because I saw it could pair to my watch.
Puts this gym rat through her paces
I’m in the first week of the workout and wholly cow! Let me start by saying I was already in good shape, particularly aerobic wise. I downloaded the app to see if I could use it in place of my expensive gym membership. I also wanted to tone up a bit more. This app puts me through my paces! I love how flexible it is and how the workouts are only 28 minutes each. I’m a busy teacher and mom of six-year-old twins so it needs to work around my life. I can fit in a 28-minute workout in the morning or after they’re in bed. After only a week, I’m feeling more toned already. I’m not following the eating plan because I already track macros and calories. So far, I love it! I can’t wait to see my progress pics in three weeks.
Update 8/7/18: I’m now on Week 19 (+4 of Beginner). While I haven’t been perfect, this program has gotten me into the best shape of my life. I was always fit aerobically. However, I couldn’t do burpees and push-ups to save my life. Now I can!! They’re not perfect but I can knock out 15-20 or each in a row.
I love that the program fits around my busy life and I can even take it traveling. So happy I found this app!!
I would like it better if I could add friends so we could challenge each other and track each other’s fitness.
The SWEAT app fits ANY lifestyle!
Go for it! Definitely worth the subscription if you think you’re worth a better YOU! I’ve tried other workout apps, but SWEAT is the first one I’ve stuck with for almost two years now. Why? The workouts REALLY work, it TRULY is a mind-changer! About six months in, I realized I had reached an amazing milestone for me - without paying much attention to the scale (I don’t even own one), I’d dropped a size in jeans and now am a new “normal” body size. More important to me, I am consistently STRONGER, and most important to me, I am consistently in a better mental state.
About the app itself: When I had access to a gym, I loved following Kelsey Wells’ gym workouts — they’re challenging, safe on your own, & fun! Now that we’re all stuck at home (it’s May 2020), I really am grateful for Kayla Itsines’ workouts because I can easily do them with minimal equipment. I know Kelsey also has an at home workout, I just haven’t even tried it yet.
I SUPER love following Kelsey Wells on Instagram for her body-positive and self-love posts, as well as Kayla Itsines’ amazing food ideas. I’ve tried workouts from the other trainers as well (glute challenge FTW!). They’re all so good, I’ve made a good friend at the gym because of SWEAT, I have gotten my mom hooked on it — I can’t say enough!!
Could be a lot better
I really wanted to like this app but I find a lot of problems with it that are more frustrating than helpful.
For one, you have to have the app open to use the timers, ie. doing the warm up or a cardio workout. I prefer to watch a show or videos when I do cardio so it was kind of annoying that I couldn’t. Also, the app crashed several times when I was in the middle of a weight training workout and when I re-opened the app all my progress was lost so the only option was to re-start the workout, again, super annoying when you’re more than halfway through the workout! Also, there is no option to swap out an exercise for something low impact. I have an injury that prevents me from doing any type of jumping and I had to research alternatives for jumping jacks, mountain climbers, etc. on my own because the app didn’t provide any guidance. And my least favorite thing about the app is that you can’t skip a specific set and come back to it. My gym is relatively busy with limited weight equipment and there were times where I had to wait almost 20 min to do a set because the app wouldn’t let me skip and come back to it.
Overall, I like the concept of this app and enjoyed the weekly calendar and the exercises, but I found a lot of flaws that I couldn’t look past and annoyed me, which made using it less enjoyable. Maybe if the app was free or less than $20/month I would have stuck with it!
User friendly and helpful!
I'm new to fitness in general, but so far I'm a huge fan of this app! I read a bunch of reviews here and it seems like the app has made a lot of improvements since some of these were posted. You can pause any workout and then continue, and if you decide to restart a work out, you can do that any time. There are even other options for workouts to substitute or try in addition. You can also play your own music while using the app- it's easy to connect. There is a tab at the top that tells you exactly what equipment you will need for each work out, and you can preview each move of the workout before you start. I don't consider myself super tech savvy but I find it very easy to use and understand. It does reset every Monday, so you are kind of locked in to a Monday- Sunday schedule, but you don't have to go in a specific order and you can space the workouts out over the week however you want. If you are trying the 1 week trial, definitely download it on a Monday. I started it on a Wednesday and then on Sunday the trial ended. I didn't mind much because I was sold on the program and was planning to get the full version anyway, but if you want to get the most out of the trial, start on Monday.
Helping me get fit for my wedding dress!
I love love love this app! I have been using this since the fall to get in shape for my wedding and I can’t wait to show off the results in my low back dress! I actually look forward to going to the gym and enjoy every part of my workout (even when it is tough!) Kelsey’s program is awesome because it changes every week so you never get bored. The gym equipment portions are great and accessible for those who don’t feel as confident using them. The flexibility between programs is also perfect for me with a busy schedule. Sometimes if I can’t make it to the gym I will do a Kayla Itsines BBG workout at home, and be sore for about a week after!! I am also really excited that Kelsey has come out with a home workout program as well!
The one thing I would change about the app is on Monday’s it automatically changes what week you are on and you have to manually go back and change it if you weren’t finished with that particular week. I like to finish all the workouts in each week before i move on, but most of the time I only can get to the gym three to four times a week so it is hard to complete all the workouts in that time. If the weeks didn’t automatically update, this app would be perfect!
It’s good but needs improvement
By Reader rasa
I got this app bc of all the buzz and great reviews! This app is very confusing, I’m very tech savvy I used to work with computers and cell phones so I’d say I know more about technology than the average person. When you first open the app it has all these sections ( post baby, flow resistance, power, etc....) I thought I had to do all of those as part of the program. When I first signed up I chose the BBG so I was so confused as to why all these other workouts were coming up! So I figured that out and then the workout program I chose is specifically for at home where you don’t need equipment . So when it’s telling me to jump rope I don’t have that and I’m in my house, and telling me I need a bench I can’t do those workouts either. And then I press for alternatives and all of those include the equipment I don’t have too. This is very frustrating so I have to do complete alternatives. Lastly, some of these workout don’t have easier options. I hurt my back recently and some of these exercises I can’t do yet and it gives no easier or back friendly alternatives. And sometimes this is the entire workout so it’s really a bummer. I mean even if you guys included a Pilates based program that would be great for the back. So on those days I go on the Fit Radio app which is an amazing alternative and have multiple different options so even if your hurt they still have a workout for you.