It was good, WHEN it worked but couldn’t log in/support is slow to reply.
By Kelleen MW
We subscribed to the ThenX app several months ago and it worked great. Then one day, we were unable to log into it and couldn’t recover our password. We finally reached out by email to the support group and didn’t get a reply. We messaged Chris Heria himself on his Instagram account and he looked into the issue and finally received a response from support. They were able to recover our account but it said that we didn’t have a subscription. I then screen shot several months of charges from our bank account that ThenX was in fact still charging us but we were unable to gain access to the monthly subscription we had been paying for. So I emailed support back (Cristi is who we’ve been in contact with from the beginning) but never got a reply after that. That email was from July 23, 2019 and it is September now. We were still charged for the month of August and since no one will fix our issue, I had to go and just have my old debit card cancelled to prevent further charges.
The fitness app I have been SEARCHING for
I need to preface with the fact that I rarely ever write reviews. This would be my first for an app actually. I would say I’m considerably fit, and whenever I try out a fitness app I’m typically disappointed because they treat everyone like a beginner, or the movements never really get harder.. etc, etc. I have been looking for a program that pushes me, and develops my strength in an efficient and functional way. I have been meaning to try a calisthenics program for a while, and this has been amazing. I bought the membership within two days of having the app, and have been excited to do the workout of the day. It’s great because you can signify your level, and the amount of resources the app has outside of specific programs, are wonderful. And the quality is A1. I’m SUCH a fan. Go get this app. Now!
Fantastic offer and amazing content - also for free-version users!!
By Schropshire Slasher
For anyone looking to get started or change up their routine, THENX is perfect for you. Most of the exercises can be done anywhere - at home, outside in a hotel room or at the gym. I‘ve been doing fitness and working out for decades now, but the workouts, progression moves and explanations here have taken it to a new level. Much of the content in this app is free, and there are no annoying ads either. So there are no excuses not to download it and give it a whirl. You won’t regret it. There’s a daily workout posted (as the title suggests) everyday - and for three fitness levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. I rarely write reviews, but this one is more than worthy and deserves a good one. Thanks Chris and all the folks at THENX for this. BTW, the workout pants (THENX Jogger II) are amazing!
Great app! However, could use a couple of tweaks.
The videos are great, I love the workouts and the app looks awesome.
Couple things I would recommend changing just for convenience sake: Either have the workout itself as the cover/thumbnail photo for each video or having pictures so you don’t have to wait for the video to load and go through the intro video. If you have bad service or don’t have unlimited data it can be very inconvenient because the video could take a while to load and you aren’t getting the best workout at that point. Also the timer isn’t the easiest to use because you have to scroll all the way up to pause and stop. It would be more convenient if it just stay in place on the screen even after scrolling down or up.
Anyway, great workouts, you look great and I plan to get to the same level!
ThenX is a game changer
If you are tired of the same workouts or your joints hurt from lifting heavy weights this App and highly affordable monthly program is a must try. Family, friends, and co-workers have noticed my gains more than when I was lifting and when I tell them I have not lifted one weight (beginner program) their minds are blown.
The app is easy to use, keeps you motivated because you can see the progress in reps every few weeks. I’m excited that I have a personal trainer for the next year with all the program advancements. Can’t wait to see what I feel/look like after I complete them all.
This is coming from a person who has been trying to figure out how to get the best physique for the last 10 years, hence why I am calling it a game changer.
Great....but a few problems
By Stevo Bucaneer
I really liked this app while I used it, I got some pretty good results. Organization was nice, workouts and were clear and concise, and the technique guides were great. I would definitely recommend it. However, there was a problem with crashing. The app would constantly crash. Also, this is a word of warning: at the beginning of this month I decided to cancel my membership because I am working out elsewhere 4 days a week and do not need to overtrain. So I canceled a couple days after I had already paid for the month of November, but instead of getting the month I paid for, they automatically canceled everything, including the stuff you get with a membership. So I feel kinda ripped off that I paid for this month but did not get it.
Great Programs, Terrible App
I have been using this app for a few weeks, and it has helped me move forward in my fitness journey. I definitely recommend this to anyone who want to get strong and fit. THE PROBLEM IS THE APP! Every time I am working out, if I spend more than one minute doing a workout or exercise or checking my phone, it ends the whole workout. Then I have to start a new workout and skip through exercises and rest to get to my stage in the workout. This is a problem, especially since I have to do this multiple times during a workout. Developers, please work to fix this phenomenon. That would be much appreciated by me and probably many other users of this app.
Better but still more to go
Content-wise this is my favorite app. Chris Heria is great.
However, the app itself, though it has improved, can get better. I have a list of suggestions.
1. Reduce the length of in-workout exercise videos, only focus on the movement - not the intro or just talking. People want to focus on the workout, not waste time on watching videos.
2. Make each thumbnail for the video specific to the exercise. When it’s just a general thumbnail it’s confusing.
3. It’s very hard to do the workout with the basic timer. Make a rest and an in-set timer. Also have a counter for the rounds.
4. Make even more basic programs/progressions. The beginner program is already hard for the majority of the population. More users will sign up with an easier entry. E.g. the expectation to do 12 leg raises right off the bat.
5. Make the app payable by subscription on Apple. The website looks sketchy and prevented me from buying twice.
6. Basically, throw all ThenX content into a Mad Barz style app.
I’m looking forward to staying on board with ThenX as the app gets better!
New Update Broke the App
Let me start by saying the workout content is great! It will challenge you to do new moves and keep you getting stronger.
That being said, the new update (1 day ago) has broken the app, not fixed it. I’ve had to delete and re-download the app 3 times since yesterday. The email confirmation link they send doesn’t work. And most of the content in the app is either missing or gets stuck in a loading phase.
The updated UI is terrible for a mobile format. The previous version was near perfect. You now have to scroll sideways and up and down to view everything which feels sloppy and over complicated. If the goal was to provide a filter for viewing workouts for specific body parts, you should have just included this in a drop in menu from the left.
Lastly, the timer has somehow gotten smaller (like pt 5 font). This should be the biggest thing in the work out screen so you can see it across the room if needed. Reference the Trifecta app for what I’m talking about. That timer also allows different types of interval settings (just a thought).
The app needs to be fixed. It’s quickly becoming reminiscent of the old version. Y’all know the one I’m talking about....
Needs to be more beginner friendly
I’m a total beginner to calisthenics and I have no equipment. I was looking forward to this app but when I got to the beginner section I scroll through and find pull ups and tucked Lsits. Idk about other beginners but I can’t do any of that. So instead of getting into the workout I have to go find modified versions of those exercises so that I can participate to the best of my ability. I would have like to see a more beginner program that is still challenging and will build strength and muscle for these workouts but it just seems like it’s tailored to people that can already do these. I’ll still use it but I wish they thought more of beginners who literally just started calisthenics.