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Workout Ideas app review: shed the holiday weight

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Introduction

At this time of year it's almost impossible to keep extra weight off so exercising is all the more important. The Workout Ideas app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone to access exercises that focus specifically on your abdominal area. This is an area many people have difficulty with so a little direction can certainly help. The app features a combination of training manuals, tips and ideas, and exercise demonstrations that are all meant to be user-friendly and no prior workout session knowledge required.

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Workout Ideas: Abdominal Training

$0.99

A Starting Place

The Workout Ideas app works as a starting place basically so you get an idea of how to get going with a workout routine. The focus is on your abdominal muscles and building this region. In the app you get a 30-day guide that is meant to provide results and get you on your way to six-pack abs. The information included is more than just the exercises you also will be able to read tips, a manual on food that you should avoid as well as include in your diet, and even information on your actual abdominal muscles so you get a better understanding and appreciation of these muscles.

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Even though the app isn't expensive the problem is that this information is readily available online and in other areas so paying for it doesn't really make sense...that, and the fact this app is three years old and hasn't had any updates since. The user interface now feels out of touch and quite mundane. There is no customer rating or customer comments on this one, so clearly it isn’t making much of an impact.

Get access to training manuals
Get access to training manuals

The User Experience

There's not a whole lot to say when it comes to the Workout Ideas user experience, as it's all just so dull really. The way the information is presented isn't engaging, the content feels a bit light, and there is nothing interactive here. When it comes to apps, people expect a whole lot more nowadays. Even the "bonus content" which is quotes and tips on living a healthy lifestyle don't add much to the experience. Again this is all information that is readily available.

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The idea of providing users with a 30-day program is a good one in that it takes away any questions people may have during that beginning phase; it’s just unfortunate it isn’t more polished and engaging.

There are tips and quotes included
There are tips and quotes included

Workout Ideas: Abdominal Training

$0.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app offers a 30-day training manual to get your abdominal muscles in shape
  • The app is easy to use
  • There are tips and information on making healthy lifestyle and food choices
  • You can perform the exercises at home or in the gym

Cons

  • The app hasn’t been updated in three years
  • The content feels rather thin
  • The app isn’t engaging in the least bit

Workout Ideas screenshot
Workout Ideas screenshot

Final Thoughts

The Workout Ideas app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone really doesn’t live up to its promise and leaves the user feeling pretty unimpressed.

 

Workout Ideas: Abdominal Training

$0.99
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