Why you should avoid basing your training around free workout apps

If you’re embarking on your fitness journey and don’t know where to start, a fitness app with built-in workouts could be a great place to begin. However, if you have specific goals, injuries, or conditions, a fitness app may not be the best place to start after all. 

Most fitness apps do actually have ‘goal specific’ workouts built in such as weight loss, building strength, ab workouts, muscle gain, etc. BUT these workouts can be pretty standardized which means that if you have an injury or are unable to do certain moves, following an app could end up hurting you. 

If you’re a beginner it could be beneficial for you to rather seek out a professional to help you. This way you’ll have a qualified trainer designing a workout plan specifically for you. If it’s a personal trainer that you hire, they’ll be watching over you, and making sure you’re executing the exercises correctly so that you don’t get hurt.

Fitness apps are great as they have a whole lot of different workouts that are great to do if you already know what you’re doing and know your body and its limits. But they don’t have a specific plan that is catered to you, your goals, plus they also don’t take into consideration your injuries and conditions. Do yourself a favour, ditch the apps and hire a professional. 

Author: Logan Leigh Rix

Logan blends her passion and profession by working as a digital and social media marketer and content creator in the fitness, health and wellness industry. She’s also a personal trainer, former Face of Fitness finalist and Fitness Magazine featured athlete.

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