Today we’re going to have a look at the 8fit App. This is one of the many apps that’s goal is to help you lose weight, build muscle, or just generally get fitter. I do like these types of apps as they have a nice goal and are actually getting people results. According to their testimonials at least, and there’s no reason to doubt them. From what I’ve seen and reviews I’ve heard some of these apps are getting people into the best shape of their lives, so it only made sense to test it out.
8fit App Review
This year especially people are looking to get back into shape after a certain global pandemic and these apps are doing a great job at facilitating that. I refer to these as “guided workouts” and for those who are either new to the gym or just a bit unsure they can be a real confidence boost that you’re getting a good workout in.
Something I like to keep in mind with these apps is that they are supplementary in nature, you want to use this app as a way to help keep you motivated and guide you in your journey to better health and fitness.
So, let’s have a look at the 8fit App and see if it’s doing its job!
Pros and Cons
First things first I’d like to point out that the app is very well made. As it is a very visual app it’s done in a way that makes good use of the on screen space in the sense that if you’re doing a workout the only things on your screen are your workout and no unnecessary ads or options. The app is clear, concise, and aesthetically quite nice to look at overall.
The workouts themselves seem very well put together. They are educational and easy to work through, a clear option for pausing if you need a breather or don’t understand the exact movements is very helpful also.
The biggest issue I have with this app is that the paid version feels very forced… You go through the set up with the questionnaire and a few info inputs and then there’s a pop up, sure, no problem, they need to sell to keep the app going and that makes sense. As soon as you close the pop up “Special offer here for the paid version by the way!” Ok, sure, 2 pop ups it gets a bit annoying but it’s not the worst. So, I start looking at meal plans, enter all the detail about what I’d like in a meal plan and after getting to the end of another series of questions… “Unlock this with the paid version!”
Was a little bit frustrating to have it quite shamelessly shoved in my face, especially after letting me do the whole meal plan questionnaire when it could have told me at the start. Final gripe I have with this is that the pop ups are all too common, every other time you open the app there’s a new “Pay now” pop up…
The workouts are of course the primary benefit of this app. They have many different coaches who seem to specialise in a variety of different workout techniques, from cardio, to yoga, to strength training there is a lot of variety here and you’re sure to find a workout that works for you.
This is going to slightly tie into the paid version as a lot of the workouts are locked behind that paid option. With the paid option there is a near endless supply of workouts. Most gym goers will cycle between the same workouts every week but here you have the freedom of choice to do any number of workouts. It would probably take you a year to get through all of them so if you’re looking for a lot of variety in your workouts then this might be the biggest selling point for you.
8fit Pro is the paid version of the app. It’s not much of stretch to say the app is quite bare bones without the paid version and you’re certainly going to get more out of the app with it. It’s not much of a stretch to say the free version of the app is closer to a teaser of the paid version. The workouts available for free are limited and very simplistic so if you’re looking for a true guided workout then the paid version is the way to go.
Additionally with the paid version you get meal plans done for you. These are done based of a few parameters that the app will ask you beforehand and then it will do a few calculations and give you a meal plan tailored to what you want. This doesn’t seem to be too specific to the individual but it’s good enough to help get you towards your goals.
Tracking for the 8fit App is very in depth, there are a lot of different factors you are able to track such as exercise levels, meditation, meals and weight.
This is done by the tracking tab at the bottom of your screen on the home page. The actual act of adding your activity is very easy and streamlined thankfully so it’s nice and quick to enter the info you need. Let’s take exercise or example. On the log tab select “running” and then enter when you exercised, the distance and the duration… Done.
Generally, I would say this is better than most other apps attempt at tracking as they tend to track fields which are not necessary and just makes it overly complicated, so this gets a big thumbs up from me.
This last thing is associated with 8fit pro (paid version) and that is that the meal plan also has a tracker, this logs the different meals you have had over time and also the nutritional information associated with the meal. A nice bonus to the meal planning I’m sure you’ll agree.
Do you have to pay for the 8fit App?
Yes and no, the base version of 8fit is free but to unlock the full utilities on the app it will cost you a subscription. This can be done in a few different ways, either payments yearly, every 6 months or monthly.
With the paid version you unlock the full range of workouts available, meal tracking, and tailored meal plans.
What results can I expect from using the 8fit App?
Results of course are going to vary depending on your dedication to the program. The testimonials indicate that if you go a long with the programmes that are made for you and stick to the meal plan your goals are very achievable and you be seeing significant results within a month!
How many meal plans are there on the 8fit App?
As of writing this there are currently a good 17 meal plans designed for different diet types including vegan, gluten free, vegetarian and many more.
Ideal for those looking to spice up their daily meals and invigorate those who are looking to get a few more healthy dinners into their hectic weeks.
In conclusion I’d have to say that the 8fit App is very good as a full app, the free version is a little lacking but that is of course because it’s free and we understand that these apps need to make money to keep coming up with quality workouts and meal plans.
The workouts themselves are very well done. There is a good variety of workouts to choose from and the workout process is very easy to manage. With clear and concise instructions and an easy to use interface this is certainly one of the better apps we’ve seen. It may be a little simpler but for a lot that is exactly what they are looking for.
There’s also something to be said about the professionalism here, it’s clear that a lot of time and effort has gone into the presentation of the workouts, the trainers are clearly knowledgeable and it’s nice to have a sense that you are talking to a real professional when it comes to something that can be quite a serious lifestyle change for some. This inspires confidence in me that the app has done its due diligence when it comes to recruiting the best trainers and as someone who has been into fitness for the majority of my life the workouts don’t disappoint.
Finally, the tracking here is a simple and easy to use. It may not be an in depth as some would like but I feel it does a good job of doing what it sets out to do.