Review Workout Trainer
Your own personal trainer at your fingertips
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 08 Jul 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Elaborated interface, modern design
Lags a bit
Workout Trainer for Android aspires to be your very own personal trainer. Just set your goals and workout preferences to begin your own personalized regimen.
Workout Trainer offers a host of workouts and activities that you can do on your own or with friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the scope and variety of available activities. There’s something for everyone in this comprehensive collection, and even an online community where you can post questions and interact with other users. Many of the advanced features and workouts are only available via subscription, but there’s also plenty to do for free as well, so no harm in trying before buying.
Memberships are reasonably priced and far below a monthly gym membership, however, you may need to buy extra equipment and find a place to store it all. Alternatively, you could just use this app in the gym, which should work fairly well, even if you’re using it to listen to tunes already. It's certainly cheaper than a human personal trainer, and arguable more convenient.
The workouts look good and the variety encourages discovery. Track your results, schedule workouts and save your favorites for easy repeat access. The menus are clean and function nicely; they should be easy to see and read even while active. The graphics are very inviting, with lots of pictures, clear instructions and even short videos. I did encounter slight hangs here and there as the app accessed content form the net, but the delays were minimal.
Workout Trainer is very comprehensive. At first I wondered if the monthly fees were a little exorbitant, but really, it’s no more expensive than a posh cup of coffee or pricey magazine and you really get a lot of content at your disposal in return. Now if only this thing could workout for me too, but I guess it can’t do everything.