Fiit is a health and fitness app that brings the boutique to the palm of your hand.
Allowing you to train like you’re in your workout class, from anywhere you have access to your phone.
But is Fiit actually any good? Does it live up to the hype?
We downloaded the Fiit app, researched the brand and had a crack a few workouts.
Today we will be presenting the pros and cons to help you weigh up if Fiit is the right fitness app for you.
Let’s dive in.
Fiit was launched by Daniel Shellard in 2018 and aims to bring the vibe and atmosphere of a boutique fitness studio to the palm of your hand. Fiit exploded onto the scene with over 150,000 downloads in the first 18 months of launching.
It’s is a subscription based workout app that offers users 25 – 40 minute workouts. Fiit breaks workouts into three different ‘studios’ – strength, cardio and balance.
How Much Is A Fiit Subscription?
A monthly subscription of Fiit costs $40 and a yearly subscription costs $220 per year, working out around $18 per month. Fiit offer new users a 14-day free trial, which gives you ample time to see everything Fiit has to offer. After that you must upgrade to a paid subscription.
What Does A Subscription To Fiit Give Me?
A membership with Fiit gives you access to:
- 700+ classes
- 20 personalised training plans
- Live On Screen Stats (With Fit Tracker)
- Live In Class Leader Board
What Is The Fiit Tracker?
The Fiit Tracker is a movement analysis device that you wear around your chest during exercise.
It is beneficial to wear a Fiit Tracker, or similar devices (MyZone, Apple Watch etc), because they give you a clear, tangible and measured representation of your work rate during each session.
Is the Fiit Tracker Any Good?
Yes, there are many benefits wearing a Fiit Tracker (or other movement analyzer). Broadcasting your metrics live on your screen, pushing you to work harder and keeping you accountable and creating a sense of motivation as you challenge the leaderboard trying to match it with your classmates.
There are no excuses or easy outs when you are wearing a Fiit Tracker.
My Experience With Fiit
When you sign up for Fiit you are taken through a basic questionnaire (age, goals, fitness level).
The Home page is your hub of information.
Allow you to start a training plan, taste test a few classes and upgrade to premium membership if you so desire.
If you have any questions about the Fiit app or do not know where to start the home page is a great first step.
My personal favourite tool I found on the Home page was the ‘app tutorials’.
The app tutorials gives you clear guided video tour of the Fiit platform. Outlining all the basics and helping you get the most out of your subscription.
- Welcome To Fiit Club
- Tour The App
- Track Your Stats
- Make Every Rep Count
- Connect To Your TV
This may seem incredibly simple but in my experience it is very common for fitness apps to overlook this small step.
Basic video tutorials help reduce stress and anxiety around getting started and make joining a new platform like Fiit so much more enjoyable.
The classes tab allows you to search through the thousands of recorded classes the Fiit library has on tap.
The classes tab allows you to refine your searches by their three main training session types – cardio, strength and balance.
But you also have the ability to search based on:
- Skill Level
- Class Type
- Target Area
- Target Body Part
- Training Plans
- And More.
The Fiit search tool is simple but effective.
Offering a wide range of tags to help you find the perfect workout for you.
The group classes tab allows you to book in a live class.
Fiit schedules live classes in 30 minute blocks through the day. Each class is accompanied by a short blurb outlining ‘what to expect’ from the session:
- Class Type
- Skill Level
- Target Areas
No matter where you are, you can find a class that suits you and book a spot at the tap of a button.
This is by far my favourite feature of the Fiit app. So many platforms offer live classes but I have not seen anything like this.
To offer live classes, with different coaches and programs around the clock with a short descriptions allowing you to make better decisions about which class you choose, and improving your experience is amazing.
The Fiit workouts are broken up into three ‘studios’.
Cardio designed to get your heart racing.
Strength has a heavy body weight focus with some basic equipment.
Balance, yoga, stretching and Pilates all rolled into one studio to aid your recovery and wellbeing.
The workouts are vibrant and upbeat – as you would expect.
And the trainers are energetic, clear and concise. However, at times some of the videos can be a little bit grainy making it hard to completely engage with the video.
The training programs were good, offering you a guided workout plan that you can follow for a series of days and allowing you to find a goal, trainer and vibe that you like and stick with it.
However, I did find that some of the programs were a little bit basic.
Many fitness apps these days offer the whole 9 yards: Personalised fitness and meal plans, adapting to user feedback to continue to refine the experience, and much more.
Although the programs were good, they were a little bit lacklustre compared to some competitors out there that not only offer more but do it better.
What We Like About Fiit
Informative Introductory Tutorials
I personally loved the introductory tutorials Fiit offered. As a first time fitness app user or someone who is completely new to fitness making sense of a fitness platform like Fiit can be confusing and stressful.
A basic video tour goes a long way to taking the stress out of the users experience and helping them get the most out of their subscription.
Great Search Function
The search function on the classes tab was detailed but simple to use making it easy to find the right class for any situation in a matter of seconds.
Many fitness apps over look the necessity of a simple but effective search bar, offering great content but making it incredibly difficult to access. I love this feature.
Awesome Selection Of Live Classes
Fiit offer a selection of live classes that is unmatched. Fiit have live classes scheduled in 30 minute increments throughout the day.
Allowing you to find a coach and session type that suits you and your timetable.
After reviewing more than a few fitness apps, basic nutritional advice goes hand in hand with exercise programs. Not offering Nutritional advice puts them behind the eight ball compared to their competitors.
Fiit does a great job of offering a wide range of workouts and programs but it lacks a lot of the personalisation that has become a must in digital fitness platforms these days.
Poor Video Quality
Although the audio quality of the Fiit workouts was great, I found the video quality to be a little bit grainy and hard to see at times.
The Bottom Line
Fiit is a subscription based fitness application that offers users on demand and live classes in the palm of their hand.
To answer your question, is Fiit any good?
The answer is yes.
Fiit offers a great range of fitness classes and a live class schedule that is unmatched in the fitness app space. However, Fiit does have its limitations. It lacks basic nutritional advice and the programs themselves are very basic for a platform that only offers workouts and programs.
Complete beginners might require a little bit more guidance and personalisation.
And more intermediate and advanced users might find the works and programs to be a little bit basic.
Fiit would be great for people who are in the beginner to intermediate range, offering new, users a place to spice up their exercise routine and try something fun and new after they have spent a few weeks or months being guided through something a little bit more personalised to get them rolling out of the gates.