Great workouts but the process is frustrating
By omg stop it already
I like the workouts a lot. I sweat. I’m losing fat and I’m getting stronger. But the process of getting an hours workout is frustrating. Each workout is 10 minutes plus warm up and cool down. I want 45 minutes of workout with one warmup and one cool down. So I can “add a workout” before the cool down starts and the app does the right thing (skips cool down and the next warmup). But what it doesn’t do well is report to my Apple activity. When I “add a workout”, and I finish doing 50-60 minutes, the app only reports one workout of 21-29 minutes (the typical warmup+workout+cool down), not the entire time I worked out. So to calculate the workout correctly on my phone, I have to skip through the cool down and skip sivasana and skip the next warmup. It’s too much downtime between workouts. And when I do that, it actually adds too much one because even though I skipped 10-15 minutes, the “whole workout” is considered to be 21-29 minutes (not just the additional 10 I actually worked out in the second and third sets). I would really like to build my own workouts. Also, fining workouts I’ve done before is clunky and you can’t click to start them from the list, you can get the name and then scroll to find it in another area. Also no search feature. Also I can’t figure out how to see previous month’s workouts.
I like this app a lot!
The first time I paid for a subscription to Asana Rebel it was on accident. I clicked on the yearly rate to check it out and the transaction went right through. Oops!
My friends made fun of me for weeks for accidentally spending $60 on an app. But once I started using the app, I didn’t regret it so much anymore! Within just a few weeks, I could already feel my body toning and strengthening. I like that there are different trainers and different music and differently themed workouts, so I’m not doing the same thing every single day. I also like that there are different intensities, so if I do a really difficult workout one day, I can switch to an easier one the next day. Although I got bored quickly with the available workouts, they soon added more videos so I had more to do. I even got my mom into yoga, and she never thought she would be able to do it! She loves the basics of vinyasa series. They are always updating this app and have great customer service!
The only thing I don’t appreciate about this app is it’s price. I’m a college student, and I don’t have the money to drop $60 at once. Maybe if they gave me an option to pay $5 a month? I’m not sure that I’m going to pay for another years subscription because I don’t think I can afford it, but I really liked my time here. It will be difficult to replace this.
Old version was GREAT
I would gladly give my money every month to have the old program back. You had the option to start a 4-6 week long program based on your needs. The workouts were perfect and only took me about 2 weeks to start seeing incredible results. I even got abs for the first time in my life! Now that option is gone. You can still access the old workouts but they don’t register on their workout log anymore so it doesn’t show that you worked out for the day if you do an old workout. Also, there are only 5 workouts available from each old program (fatburn, bikini body, stretch & move, etc.) so there is no progression or building towards a long term goal. The new workouts are 5 minutes shorter than the old ones and include a 5 minute warmup and an 8 minute cooldown. So your actual workout is only about 10 minutes long, and has proven to been much less effective than the old ones. You spend more time warming up and cooking down than you do working out- what’s the point of that? The programs were what made this app great. I’ve seen lots of customers express similar concerns and I’m not sure why they don’t seem to care? They would be making loads more money if they incorporated both the old and the new. I’m only subscribing as long as the older workouts are still accessible. If those leave, I’ll finally cut ties...unless they decide to listen to the people who’ve supported them the longest. ✌🏼
I clicked one month subscription, just to try it out (I’ll come back to my subscription at the end of this review). I answered all the usual questions, and began my first workout. The video quit half way through the warm up, which could have been my WiFi. It happens. I switched off the WiFi to use data, and the video was still stuck. I tried restarting the app, and it automatically took me back to the beginning of the video as if it had no memory of where I was (For $15 a month, it should keep my place). So I tried fast forwarding to the part of the workout where I left off, but you can’t fast forward. So I chose to skip set, and it completely skipped the rest of the warm up. It went straight to the workout. I thought, “Fine, I guess I’m working out then.” I could not even keep up. It goes too fast. Sorry, but I do not want to hurt myself when I can’t keep up with good form. And since I know I can’t rewind or fast forward seconds at a time, there’s no way this is at all going to be compatible with my life - for $15/mo?! I went to cancel after activating my MONTHLY subscription literally 15 minutes before and it is set to take $60 worth out of my account. So now I have to try to stop apple from taking my money. Honestly, if it was just $15 that I lost I would have just been like “oh, well. That’s what I get for trying something that doesn’t offer a free trial.” This app is terrible! I do not trust this company! Do not waste your time or money!
Lots of options, could use more modifications and diverse body types
I primarily use this app for the exercise modules. While many of them are great, most are super downward dog centric, which is fabulous if you are one of their 104 lb 6’ tall yoga models. A ton of downward dog is not so rad if you are of a curvier or heavier build, or have any sort of issues with your shoulders, wrists, headaches/sinuses. It’s cool to see that they are getting WOC to model in some of their videos, but for the most part they still stick to the same emaciated ballerina body or in one woman’s instance, she’s muscular as hell but with close to 0 body fat. That’s totally cool if you are built like that, but most of us aren’t. I’d like to see better representation in their modules, there are many diverse body types who can do yoga. It would be nice if there were modifications thrown in for those of us who have injuries to our shoulders or knees. I do get a good workout from these videos, however they need to keep up with the zeitgeist of where we are at culturally: which is one of more inclusivity and diversity. Not super down with the #thinspo aspect of this, but again, I do get a good sweat and feel my muscles and form improving. Worth the $13 a month but the second I find something more inclusive I am jumping ship.
Very good, needs a couple small changes to be great
By Ben Eastrize
I really like this app. I’m a relatively active person (weights, YOGA, HIIT) already and this app has many workouts that push me to the limit. I like that the app stops before the cool down and gives you the option to do another one.
The one problem I have is, from what I can tell, is it’s difficult to keep track of the work outs I like AND why. You can “heart” a workout but that’s it. Some are good for serious HIIT, some are good for a moderate yoga-like workout and the descriptions can be too vague to know for sure what you’re getting into. Honestly, that would be fine if there was a way for me to track what I liked about them. Even a simple notes section or something associated to my “hearted” workout to indicate what I liked about it. Just a thought! Other option would be a more thorough description.
Otherwise, I recommend this app to many people and have enjoyed all the new workouts lately!! Keep up the strong work and maybe add a better tracking system for those of us who are looking for different workouts at different times. Thanks!
By Ruby Joye
I am so surprised by this app! When you first get in, it tried to get you to sign up immediately with a yearly sub, which I felt was a bad sign.. I mean I hadn’t even used it yet. I closed all the ad screens and they offered me a free trial, so I took it and tried it out. At first I was surprised by how simple it was.. it just shows you a list of full workouts and one short workout at the top. I felt like.. wait, that’s it? Turns out they change the short workout every morning. I started with the topmost workout and figured I would just make my way through the list. It was amazing. I’ve been doing yoga regularly for a few months now and I’ve never had such a motivating, smooth, and exhausting but enjoyable workout. The videos are super well done, and as a woman, seeing gorgeous and elegant bodies and poses is inspiring and motivating. I felt like they did an amazing job of structuring truly full workouts into the yoga sessions, and this could easily be the only app one uses to stay fit. I am excited to let my trial end and pay full price, they definitely deserve it. I will be using this from now on.
After not being able to do any impact exercises I was even struggling with biking but my knees can’t handle that everyday. I started this program. I love that there is not a over excessive talking instructor she is calm and you don’t have a coach if you don’t even want one but I actually like her and her little tidbits of info. So not only did I tone up very fast, I am strong, my back pain is gone, my mental focus is amazing and I am in such a better mood. I’m up to level III but I have done yoga in the past. It don’t even feel like work with the breaks and the stretch feels so good. I like this app because I can do it anywhere. You can pick a program and it gets harder as you progress. I love all the little short videos you can do in addition. I did the 5 supper fit exercises that work everything and I’m sore already. I don’t see how anyone could find this a bad idea. There is something for everyone. Continue to look for new poses as well to keep it interesting. Their really good with the flow from antagonistic to protagonist muscles, you want that. You will get really sore strong.
Great but missing some intuitive features
Hello, first I'll share that I really enjoy your app, but have one major hitch in using it as I want to: the workouts are too short and to do many I have to pause too long to scan through and skip the warm up. First and foremost PLEASE add a feature to allow me to skip warm ups (not just cool downs) for when I need to combine workouts to meet my needs. It would also be SOO helpful if you could add a feature allowing users to create "playlists," where we can mix and match our favorite workouts. Being that you provide no workouts longer than 26 minutes (as far as I have seen), these would be vital functions to add for paying subscribers to really get what we need from the app. It would also be great if you would add some longer (45 min+) workouts for each brand you offer (fat burn, strength, flexibility, etc.), but the first 2 are most important for flexibility. I would be recommending you a lot more if these features were available. I gave 3 stars because these features do not exist and I see in other reviews that you have gotten a lot of similar feedback and there doesn’t seem to be a response to that feedback. Thanks for your time!
Love this app
The value is amazing, you get high quality, intense, customizable yoga work outs at your finger tips. It's so easy to just do a quick workout! I am a new Mom and this had changed my work out routine because I can do a quick 5 minute set or 30 minute set. I love the programs and have definitely noticed a change in my body since starting.
Updating my review just for feedback:
I’ve been using this program for probably three years. I loved how in the beginning they had programs that you would follow and a schedule. The programs were based on your level of experience and fitness. Now there is no reason or rhyme to the workouts and with the new update there is now intensity level shown so I start a workout that is wayyyyy too advanced for me and I get frustrated. I also wish there was a way to see what workouts I have already done while I am browsing so I don’t keep doing the same ones over and over. I would love if there was an option to build a program to custoMize and follow like way back when I did the beach body one. Thank you!