7 Minute Workout by Bytesize is a great health and fitness app that will help you get into shape in just seven minutes at a time.

Introduction

7 Minute Workout by Bytesize is a great health and fitness app that will help you get into shape in just seven minutes at a time. The app was updated on June 11, 2013 and requires 1.4MB of storage space. It's normally $0.99 so get it while it's free!

User Experience

The app gives you a high-intensity workout that uses bodyweight exercises to get you in shape. This is perfect for anyone who is short on time or doesn’t have a gym membership. It would also be great for people traveling with no access to weights or cardio machines.

When you first launch the app you’ll see a list of the 12 exercises: jumping jacks, wall sits, push-ups, abdominal crunches, step-ups onto a chair, squats, triceps dips on a chair, planks, high knees running in place, lunges, push-ups and rotations, and side planks.

When you click on one of the exercises you’re taken to a description page where you get detailed instructions on how to perform the exercises, as well as a YouTube video that shows you the move.

At the bottom of the launch page is a button to start your workout. After you click it, you’re given a countdown to get ready and then you start. Make sure you have a chair or stool and a wall you can use. You get 30 seconds to do each exercise and 10 seconds rest between each exercise. 

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Features

Features of the app include video and text descriptions of all exercises, countdown timers and prompts, clear-cut exercise plan, and simplistic design. 

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In-App Purchases

There are no in-app purchases.

Update Info

The app is currently running on Version 1.2. The update made the app universal.

Customer Ratings and Feedback Comments

The current version of 7 Minute Workout has 45 customer ratings with an average of 4.5 out of five stars. Feedback comments are all positive. 

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Personal Comments by Reviewer

This is a really simple, well laid-out exercise app. It’s great for beginners or advanced users alike, and especially helpful for those who have no special equipment or just don’t have time to get to a gym. I don’t see that it would necessarily replace a regular gym workout but it is definitely a good supplemental plan.

It’s really easy to use and follow and I especially like the voice prompts so I don’t have to constantly look at my iPhone to see what’s next.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Videos and text descriptions to help those who don’t know how to perform a move
  • Voice prompts
  • Well-designed workout plan
  • No need for special equipment

Cons

  • Users might get bored with the same workout all the time

For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad with iOS 6.0 or later. 7 Minute Workout is optimized for iPhone 5.