Can you hear that? That’s the siren song of the beach. It’s telling you to get your butt—and abs and pecs—in gear.
Enter Fitbod, the data-based weight-lifting app that builds personalized workout regimens and helps track your success.
The app starts by logging and analyzing your personal data, then gets right down to the business of being buff.
The foundation of Fitbod’s algorithm is a combination of self-reporting and information from your Apple Watch, if you use one. Enter height, weight, and age—or sync that information from the Health app—to create a picture of your current fitness level and workout regimen. Fitbod builds from there.
Next comes the assessment: Are you a beginner or an intermediate- or advanced-level lifter? Are you looking to increase muscle, get stronger, tone up, add variety to your routine, get fit without gym equipment, or simply track your progress? Do you use barbells or dumbbells? Weight machines or body weight? Do you typically focus on your glutes or your hamstrings, biceps, or triceps?
Then, faster than it takes to do a squat, Fitbod creates a unique workout you can sweat to immediately. The first one is based on your last reported gym sesh—if you’ve just gone for a run, for example, it will focus on upper body; if you’ve recently hit arm day hard, your legs and core are up next.
Each session picks new muscles, ones that are fresh and recovered, and puts them right to work. Illustrations identify which muscles are being utilized and to what percentage. You’ll get suggested reps and time limits but be allowed to edit as you see fit.
Can’t do an exercise due to injury? Swipe left to delete and replace the movement with something new. Can’t figure out what a Russian twist might be? Tap into each exercise to view a bite-size video GIF demonstrating the movement.
Fitbod allows you to create preferences for circuits and supersets, insert warm-ups and cooldowns, tweak workout durations and goals, and manually adjust how fresh your muscle groups are, allowing the algorithm to further personalize its recommendations.
Each workout is logged in the app, so you can go back and review your progress, set goals, and improve.