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From the Atkins Diet to Hydrospinning, health and fitness crazes come and go.
One of the latest crazes to come to the fore is the 7 Minute Workout, which is basically a short and snappy high-intensity session spanning 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, interjected with a series of 10 second breaks. These can be done anywhere, including the home, and require no special equipment. While there’s already a slew of 7 Minute Workout apps, a new one has hit our radar, from the same folks who built the beautiful Wake alarm clock app. So we thought we’d check it out.
Quick Fit is taking the 7 Minute Workout philosophy and moving it forward a few steps. Yes, it has all the familiar exercises you’ve grown to love (?), but it’s also bringing its own moves into the mix. Given that doing the same 12 exercises may get tedious if repeated often, Quick Fit is featuring its own set of workouts, based on the same concept of high intensity interval training.
How it works
As with other similar apps, you have the same familiar 7 Minute Workout exercise videos – jumping jacks, wall sits, push ups, crunches, chair step-ups, squats, tricep dips, planks, running on the spot, lunges, push up and rotations, and side planks. You can also track your progress over time.
But with the initial launch, Quick Fit is also introducing Quick Abs – a 7 minute intense workout geared towards strengthening your core and making your torso resemble a washboard. However, this will set you back $1.99 through an in-app purchase, which is in addition to the $0.99 the app will cost you in the first instance. It’s worth noting here you can also turn the voice-overs and sound effects off, if you wish to play your own music over the top (or workout in silence).
Though there’s only one of these extra workouts available at launch, they’ll shortly be adding Quick Yoga and a 4 minute tabata workout too. And yes, you can likely expect even more to be added in the future.
Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch, Quick Fit is available to download now for $0.99.
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