8fit is one of the many apps that’s designed to help you lose weight, build muscle, and generally just get fitter a little bit fitter. These types of apps are generally a good idea for those trying to get in shape, as they have a nice goal and are actually getting people results.
And if we look at their testimonials, there’s no reason to doubt them. The reviews make it seem like many people are getting people into the best shape of their lives, so it only made sense to test it out.
8fit Review – Our opinion
The app is very well made. As with most fitness apps, it relies heavily on visuals. They’re done in a way that makes good use of the on screen space.
When working out, the only things on your screen are your workout – there are no unnecessary ads or options. The app is clear, concise, and aesthetically quite nice to look at overall.
The workouts themselves are 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 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 and yoga through 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 only available to paid users. 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. If you want a full exercise routine, the paid version of 8Fit allows you to get access to more personalised 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 basic without the paid version, and you’re certainly going to get more out of the app with it.
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 on the questions that the app will ask you beforehand. It will then 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.
Generally, I would say this is better than most other apps attempt at tracking, as they tend to track fields which are not necessary. This just makes it overly complicated, so 8fit gets a big thumbs up from me in this area.
This last thing is associated with the paid version of 8fit pro 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.
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.
As soon as you close the pop up, you get a “Special offer here for the paid version by the way!” message. This is generally to be expected with free apps nowadays, but it can still get very annoying very fast.
Another thing to mention is that this is more of a general app that covers a little of everything than a specialist fitness app or meal planning app. It’s not the best food tracking app out there, though it can help you plan your meals smarter than before.
Common Questions about 8fit Fitness app
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! 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.
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. This is 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 pretty good as a full app, but the free version is a little lacking. This 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 meal planning apps I’ve used. It may be a little simpler than others, but for a lot of people that is exactly what they are looking for.
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.
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, and recommend checking it out if you want to pick up some healthy habits.