This is a very clever fitness app for your iPhone and iPad that is designed so that you can use nothing but a chair, a wall, and your own body weight to reap the maximum possible benefit of working out regularly in the shortest time possible. Get fit in just seven minutes per day with this gym app.
There is an obscene number of “seven minute workout” apps available in the Health & Fitness category of the App Store. The real question is which ones are gimmicky bandwagon-type apps, and which ones really bring something new to the table that you guys can truly benefit from.
I must confess that I am a little skeptical when it comes to any workout app of this kind, simply because most of them are carbon copies of each other, but let’s take a closer look to see if the “Seven” health app really delivers on its promises.
Upon starting up 7 Minute Workout “Seven” with High Intensity Interval Training Challenge, I was pleased to see that you have the option of jumping straight into a workout without having to suffer the rigmarole of a lengthy registration process with Facebook accounts and what not.
One thing that really seems to set this app apart from comparable developments is that it is essentially designed with a video game format in mind. You start off with three “lives,” and each time you skip a day you lose a heart.
If you should happen to miss three workouts in a single month, you will lose all of your progress and, as the developer quite succinctly put it in the iTunes description page: “it’s game over!”
Seven Minutes to Fitness
The workouts themselves are fairly standard affair, consisting of a range of movements involving basic equipment such as chairs, walls, and your own body weight. What I’m really focused on is this video game component that the developers have added.
While I think this is a good idea, what I don’t like is the idea of only taking three days off of exercise in an entire month, or less if you don’t want to lose your progress!
Depending on how hard you are working, and depending on how experienced you are with exercise in general, your body is going to need to rest for at least a couple of days a week. Even seven minute workouts can take their toll on your joints and immune system, so please do practice some caution!
Get fit with nothing but a chair, a wall, and your own body weight
Lose a “life” every time you skip a workout, skip three in one month and it’s game over!
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People do need rest days to recover; working out every day of the month may be detrimental to some people
7 Minute Workout “Seven” with High Intensity Interval Training Challenge is a great idea for an app, and the “lives” element really adds a nice touch of originality.
I think this is a great addition to anyone’s iPhone and iPad, but please make sure you listen to your body, and if you feel beaten down or your joints hurt after a couple of weeks, for heaven’s sake give your body a rest!