The Fitness Games that is!
Disclosure statement: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.
I recently had the opportunity to check out The Fitness Games app for myself. Have you heard of this? You can challenge your friends (or anyone on the app!) to complete a workout and see who “wins”. For example, I was challenged to a 20 minute run and since I ran it slower, I lost (whomp whomp). But the fun is in trying! They have workouts pre-entered to challenge others with or you can create your own…a great feature for a personal trainer or other fitness pro who wants to add their own workout and challenge clients!
I think that this app is an amazing idea. But to be honest, I barely used it.
First, why it isn’t for me. I usually have a workout schedule set well in advance. I know that I will be in my living room, pushing play most mornings and exactly what workout that will be. I don’t have a lot of child-free time on top of that to spend doing a challenge. The ones that are outdoor, I would either be doing with my daughter or trying to fit it into the small amount of evening time we have. That 20 minute run I “lost”? I was going at an almost 2 year old’s walking pace because she wanted to walk, not sit in the stroller. I also haven’t been running since my 10K, so the running challenges (probably the best for my schedule) didn’t really call to me.
But that doesn’t mean that I can’t see the value in it! If you are a competitive person, who wants something in addition to other workouts or as a regular workout with friends, I think this would be a lot of fun. I definitely would have gotten use out of it a few years ago! It also has a social aspect, encouraging you to post pictures/videos and comment on other people’s posts…because if you don’t post about it, it doesn’t count, right?
Want to check it out for yourself? You can get the app at http://tfgapp.com or their iOS Apple Site: http://bit.ly/1qGElHs. And then Tweet: Challenge your fitness with #TheFitnessGames! Check out @TFGapp and let the games begin! http://ctt.ec/gd5dj+ @fitapproach #sweatpink