Saturday, June 25, 2011

App of the Month

My second attempt at doing the iPhone App of the Month.  This month it is iFitness.

That I don't use it as much as I should is not real reflection on the app as it is on me.  I'm not structured enough to use it.  The same could be said for the tracking sheets the gym gives you to chart your gym progress.  I just don't do it.

Sure, I start regularly, and then it just trails off into nothingness.  Sad, really.  I'm sure I could have a much better body if I just really tracked whatever the hell it is I'm supposed to be doing.

My lack of practice aside, iFitness does have a lot good features though.

First off, it has nice graphics, which is something you want in your apps, no?

But it has some great features like the exercises broken out by category

....and then by visual description.

I suppose if nothing else you can download the app to look at mostly shirtless men bending and stretching in multiple positions.   For those fetishists, some of the pics are in lycra one piece outfits.  For those who like women, there are a handful of images of, ewwwww, girls!

But my bigger issue, and maybe it is just mine, I don't normally take my iPhone into the weight room with me.  There are dozens and dozens of exercises this app outlines that I forget once I click "off" and leave the device in my locker".

I'm not one to have that strap that attaches my phone to my big bulging bicep little girls arm.  And even if I did, I'd have to take it off to see what I wanted to incorporate into my routine.

You can see on the bottom of each screen you can customize and record your routine - and log your progress along the way.  Again, it is one of those things I started but never continued.

The 'more' button takes you to Food Tracker, Weight Monitor, BMI calculator and those kind of things that make you feel really good about yourself, or really bad.  Chances are, there is no in between.

I'd have to go back and look, but this might have been one of the few apps I paid for.  If so, I don't think it was more than $0.99 or $1.99.   The price seemed reasonable at the time, but so did my ability to keep up with the work that went with it.

....and you see how that all turned out.

Still, for a more disciplined individual, this might actually be a really good app for you.


Birdie said...

I just love to watch other people exercise.

Ur-spo said...

Apps are fun - I will look into it.
ALthough my 'app' is named "Jim" for which I pay'em the big bucks!

Erik Rubright said...

I went looking for this in the app store and I swear I couldn't find it. Maybe the alcohol was impairing my typing ability...