Today we will be reviewing the Fitness Buddy App, an application designed by Azumio with hundreds of thousands of users around the world.
We downloaded the app and spent some time navigating and using it in order to provide a thorough review and insight into whether it’s the right fit for you to achieve your fitness goals.
If you’re looking for a straightforward solution when starting your fitness journey, don’t mind the up-sells and just want something simple to follow without the bells and whistles, Fitness Buddy is a good option.
Let’s dive into it.
About Fitness Buddy
Fitness Buddy states that they are ‘the top fitness mobile application in the world’, claiming to be ‘your personal trainer and workout logger. All in the palm of your hand’.
The app includes over 1000+ HD exercise videos, 1700+ exercises and 70+ workout routines, making it very extensive.
There are two versions of the app, the free version and the premium version. We purchased the premium version so you can see everything that the paid elements of the app have to offer you.
Our Experience with Fitness Buddy
The Fitness Buddy app can be downloaded from the App or Android store and is free of charge to purchase.
When you first open the app, you’ll be asked to create an account and answer a few questions about yourself. We liked how the prompts were easy to follow and not overly complicated.
However, our next impressions of Fitness Buddy app were not incredible. At every opportunity, Fitness Buddy tried to up-sell you to their premium subscription, which got annoying when we were simply trying to navigate and understand the application’s functionality.
Once we got past the sales pitches and up-sells, we actually learnt that the Fitness Buddy app actually does have a lot to offer, especially for beginners wanting to get started.
The first tab shows you a range of exercises which you can filter in different ways, such as by body part, equipment, or muscles worked.
For beginners, it’s a great way to learn the variety of different exercises you can do, as well as how to execute them and what muscles they work.
Next up is the discover tab. You can use this tab to explore the various different workouts that the app has on offer.
There are some great ways to filter the workouts, for instance, you can filter by body part (upper, lower, core, arms, shoulder, etc.), experience level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) or fitness goal (building muscle, cardio, etc.).
This tab also allows you to see previous workouts and activities saved against a calendar. You can also create custom workouts and save ones you’ve enjoyed to be able to refer to them later on.
The next section is the program tab, which allows you to select and follow along with your program of choice based on your fitness goals – e.g. shortcut to shred, bodybuilding, strength, tone up, etc.
Once you’ve selected a program, Fitness Buddy will map out what you need to do on a day to day basis to achieve the desired goal.
For each day’s workout, you can select to either complete it in journal view or follow along view.
Next up, you have the nutrition tab, where you are given the ability to select a diet plan based on preference e.g. paleo, keto, dash, etc.
You can also browse and search for individual recipes if you just want to cook a single meal.
Furthermore, Fitness Buddy also allows you to choose a nutrition goal e.g gain, maintain or cut and will set your calories and macronutrients based on this information in conjunction with your weight, height, gender and age.
It’s almost like Fitness Buddy has MyFitnessPal built into it.
Fitness Buddy also gives you educational material around each diet and how it works.
Is Fitness Buddy a Good App?
Fitness Buddy is a good app for fitness enthusiasts wanting a low cost, entry level solution to their fitness journey. However, it does have some limitations – for instance – there is a lot of information, exercises and different components to the app, which can be confusing if you’re brand new to fitness and don’t know what you’re looking to focus on.
We suggest hiring a personal trainer or a fitness consultant who can map out your goals and educate you, so you know what you’re looking for when it comes to an app like Fitness Buddy, otherwise you may become overwhelmed.
Is Fitness Buddy a Free App?
Fitness Buddy is free for the basic version.
How Much Does Fitness Buddy Cost?
Fitness Buddy costs between $43.99 and $46.99 per year for an annual subscription or $14.99 per month for a monthly subscription.
How Do You Cancel Your Fitness Buddy App Subscription?
In order to cancel your Fitness Buddy Subscription, go to your iPhone settings > iCloud Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions > Cancel