sweat with kayla app review

These past couple of weeks have been all kinds of crazy.  I have barely had a minute to myself to stop and sit down to blog.  But I’m back!  I’ve been keeping up with my workouts and eating as healthfully as I can (with the exception of the mass quantities of pie I ate while being home #sorrynotsorry) and I’m ready to get back to sharing about my workouts with you all!

So, something that did happen during my little blog hiatus is that Kayla Itsine’s came out with an app that features her workout guides, a fitness education piece, and a meal plan.  Initially, I was not too sold on her app.  $20 a month for that is just outrageous especially given the fact that I had already completed her guides and didn’t have much of a need for the app as I was making up my own workouts anyway.  Well, then she came back with a $1 for 12 weeks deal and let it be known that BBG 3 was available in the app.  So I thought, “heck, let’s give it a go”.  I signed up and got to business doing BBG 3.  I’m currently on the second week of the program and so far so good.  It’s very reminiscent of BBG 2 right now, but I’m not complaining since I really enjoyed the workouts in that guide.  I like the structure of the app, but I just keep having problems.

The app gives you a couple of choices of workouts for the day when you log in; Resistance, HIIT, LISS, Rehabilitation, or Rest.  Depending on the workout you choose, an appropriate timer will pop up with a start button and once you click it, you’re good to go.  The app dutifully counts down your workout and if you’re in one of the resistance pages, it shows you what moves you are to complete in each circuit.  At the end of each circuit or workout a loud air horn blows and you’re finito.

There aren’t many problems with the app, but the one I find most annoying is that it crashes quite often.  Also, I don’t like a full minute of rest between the circuits, I’m perfectly fine with 30 secs, but there is no way to change the time.  If I try and skip the rest 30 secs in, the whole app shakes and shuts down and then I lose all my progress that I’ve completed thus far.  It’s annoying to say the least.  I also wish I could go back and look at workouts that I have already completed, but no such luck.

What I do like, however, is how user friendly it is.  You can just go in, tap what you want to do for that day and your workout begins with a handy dandy timer to help you out.  I haven’t taken much advantage of the meal plan since I’m a terribly picky eater, but I appreciate that it’s there and I’ve noted some meals that actually look wicked good that I want to try and make.  The education portion is nice too, but nothing completely proprietary or really all that interesting.


My overall verdict: awesome app for $1 for 12 weeks.  not an app I’ll use for $20 a month.  But for the next 10 weeks, I will happily use it, but I’m not planning on renewing my subscription when the time comes.  The price is just not something I can justify in my budget.


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