Did you know that there are over 250k fitness & wellness apps in the industry? The workout apps have become so oversaturated that each one must come up with their own unique selling point and promotion. Otherwise, it will just get buried somewhere under other apps in the App Store.
With that in mind, it's never been easier to change workouts apps to the one that best matches your fitness goals and level. And speaking from personal experience, both can change quite often.
I get the whole "it's my favorite fitness app kind of a thing", but here are 5 reasons why you should consider changing your fitness app every once in a while.
Changing Fitness Apps Help You Avoid a Fitness Plateau
Fitness plateau is not necessarily a bad thing. It just means your body adapts to training. This adaption, in turn, can undermine your fitness results because you might not see visual change as clear as at the beginning of your fitness journey.
The way to break through is to change fitness apps because changing a workout app is like changing your training style. A workout app like Workout for Women might make you do the same bodyweight moves over and over again. However, the key is to keep your body guessing what's next.
With a new fitness app, you can change your training style. For example: going from bodyweight only to lifting weights. This would help you progress and see better results over time.
Trying New Fitness Apps Keeps it More Fun
If you stick with one workout app for a year, you might get bored and quit - true story, it happened to me too. You see, I trained with Fitness Blender for more than 2 years. And even though the workout library was extensive and diverse, I kept seeing the same white background, the same training structure, the same everything.
Besides, when you're that long with a brand, you start repeating workouts and get familiar with training methods, moves etc.
I decided to mix things up and incorporate other resources. I still kept Fitness Blender workouts for a few days a week because I was and still am a big fan. However, adding new faces made it more explorative. I managed to keep my curiosity high to stay motivated and reach a healthy mix of diversity.
You Get More Experienced and Flexible to Change
By changing fitness apps, you're not only progressing in terms of fitness results but you're also evolving as an athlete. Over time, you get more experienced and start to see how diverse fitness can be.
An app like Asana Rebel might give you healthy tips about nutrition and wellness that you have never heard before. Meanwhile, Strava connects you with your friends and allows you to participate in challenges.
This helps to learn new things about you and develop. You get naturally good in adapting to new things too.
Looking at Other Fitness Apps Helps You to Pick the Best Deal
A more practical reason why you should change your fitness app is price hunting while still getting your needs satisfied.
Personally, my first ever workout app was the famous Sweat for various reasons. One of which - the workout app was named the best app in 2016. Naturally, I went with the mainstream. Little did I know that it's also the most expensive fitness app out there. If I would never try other apps, I would never find Nike Training Club. Today my workouts are cost-conscious and short.
Follow Up With the Latest Tech Trends
It's no secret that technology is evolving every day. Some fitness apps can get outdated giving us old training styles. I'm writing this article in 2020 and still today I see fitness apps with poor UI and horrible interface for navigating through. But surprisingly enough these apps are hugely popular because they have big names promoting them.
Today, with all the tremendous competition in the app industry, the new fitness apps that are coming out are not only better in many ways but also easier to use. If fitness apps will ever outbeat the gyms, they must be sustainable in all of its aspects.
Example: Jillian Michaels Fitness app created back in 2016 versus Centr created in 2020. Just comparing the two is like looking at apples vs oranges. The newest technology brings our app workouts to more efficient and effective training.
If you just stick with one fitness app, you have nothing to compare it with. We're living in a world of selection so let's take full advantage of it.
A workout app can be so wrong for you and you might not even know it. Not only it will ruin the impression of fitness but it might also get you injured. Test and see which one you like the best. I have reviewed quite a few fitness apps myself so feel free to check them out. And remember that you can always go back to the one you like the best. Or do like I did - combine them!
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