When the iFitness and Full Fitness apps were removed from the Apple app store. Many users were in a panic as their favorite gym app was sudden gone.
There was nothing in the app store that offered close to features of that app. Fast Forward a couple weeks and as I had one of the more popular articles regarding that app with updates from the developer. I began to receive countless promo codes and review requests from developers who claimed to have a replacement for the app.
Although a few showed promise, most were nothing more than a terrible app made by a “developer” trying to capitalize on the moment. That was until the developer of Fitness Fast reached out to me. From the start I could see that Fitness Fast had a lot of potential, and welcomed feedback. Many requests have been included and I’m sure more will follow. Today I can say that this is my new goto Fitness app.
Fitness Fast has a nice and unique feature set. I can appreciate that in many respects this app stands alone. As soon as a set is recorded, your rest timer which can be set to (30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 180 secs) automatically begins. Once your rest is up. If you’re listening to music, the song will briefly stop, a bell will ring and you’ll know it’s time for the next set. If you aren’t using headphones, whether your phone is on silent or not. It will vibrate as well as ring a bell at the end of rest period. In various settings I had no issues detecting the alert.
In addition to automatic rest timer, you can also record your complete workout time. Very usual in time management. A total and previous time indication is displayed so you can get a feel for how you’re measuring up to your past attempt time wise.
Within the same screen as shown, by selecting the History icons, you may track you past progress. Weight and rep information carry over from set to set and from day to day, so you can keep your focus on the routine you’re performing with minimal modification.
I typically keep my device orientation locked, but you do have the ability to rotate it sideways when within an exercise to get some details such as description and targeted muscle groups.
There is a wide range of exercises that you can add to your routines from the following groups: Cardio, Abs, Arms, Back, Chest, Legs and Shoulders. In addition, you can easy add “Custom Exercises” for any that may be missing. One thing I would like to see added in a future update is when within a category. Shoulders > Arnold Press for example. In addition to saying that the exercise primarily works the Shoulders. Also show that as a secondary, your Triceps are targeted. This is specifically helpful for newer lifters who may not be sure of the most effective way to order things.
When adding an exercise you have the ability to specify if it will be part of a superset and you also have the ability to set target sets and/or reps. I find this particularly useful as a lot of lifting is mental. That visual indication helps.
Exercises can easily be reordered by dragging them. Outside of the apps features, it has a nice clean iOS minimal interface to it. Not cluttered at all.
Should you completely exit the app, the home screen is broken up into 4 sections: Exercises, Workouts, Bodystats and Logs. Each section displays your last entered information for that field. There are also visual graphs of your body stats and exercises available.
Within the store you can download varying workout and level routines. The current routines are free.
Within the settings menu, you can decide between imperial and metric units, and also have the ability to export individual logs to CSV. You can either export: all exercises, all workout times and notes or all body stats.
As you can see above the CSV comes out in a nice readable format. All in all. I am very pleased with this app and if you’re in the market for a iOS fitness tool. I highly recommend it.