If you follow me on Twitter, you may be aware of the fact I am attempting to loose weight and tone up my body, if you follow me you may also be aware of the fact I don't go to the gym and I do my exercise via an app FitStar and you may have noticed me publishing my daily exercise and how many calories I have burned. So today I thought I would talk to you a little bit more about the app and why it's perfect for those who are busy and don't have time to attend the gym or those who are too shy to attend, whatever your reason it's your perfect companion and it's FREE. So let me give you a little bit of an introduction to the app, it's a personal trainer app where you can either get a personalized work out or do the freestyle ones already available on the app. It's the perfect exercise buddy for those who don't know how to complete the moves and need to be taught as it shows you them and also does them with you, in my opinion the app is like a more modern fitness DVD. You can tell the app your fitness goals and e.g. mine is to loose weight whereas Lukes is to gain muscle so we have different workouts to do but it's still super fun to do together.
The app is great for challenging your friends and family as well which keeps me motivated, sometimes I challenge my best friend Soph and other times I challenge Luke and you can base it on a different number of things like sessions complete or calories burnt which is always fun. FitStar is a fab app for those who travel a lot, or who lead busy lives as the sessions can as little as 7 minutes, and if you fancy a long one up to 40 minutes, the great thing about them is they are split into sections within the minutes so you do intervals of different exercises e.g. a wall plank for 30 seconds and running for 1 minute 20. The freestyle section has a huge amount of different work outs based on the purpose of the workout as well the time you want to spend doing them, when you click on to the workout a session break down comes up which shows you how many seconds each exercise is.
Another amazing quality of the workouts is when you do the personalized workouts you are asked to rate each session based on how long you are able to keep up with each bit for and also how it made you feel, this is so the app can determine how your next work out will go (I can never do the plank for long than 20 seconds). In all honesty I am so happy I came across this app as it has changed my opinion on workouts and also on the way I do my fitness as it's so easy to fit into a part of your day without even leaving your front door. Although the app is free there is a premium offer available which gives you an unlimited amount of personal workouts and unlocks some of the freestyle work outs, but even without the app is great and I would highly recommend it.