Jefit is a workout tracking app which currently boasts 8.8 million users across the globe.
For the low price tag, Jefit is a great option for designing and tracking your workouts, sticking to a program and is also a great way to engage with other like minded fitness enthusiasts in their community area.
We downloaded the app, researched the brand and dived into the capabilities and today, we will be providing an in depth review of everything Jefit has to offer.
So you can decide whether or not it’s the app of choice for you.
Let’s dive in.
Based in Sunnyvale, California, Jefit was founded in 2010 and has quickly grown to a user base of 8.8 million people around the globe.
Jefit believe that the fitness app market was underserved and they wanted to create a unique exercise program.
One which allowed the user to define their own workout program based on their individual needs and goals.
My Experience with Jefit
Jefit is available on the app or google play store, so you can use it on iPhone or Android.
When I first downloaded Jefit, I was met with a series of questions about my age, gender, height, weight, where I workout (gym or home), goals and workout frequency.
From here, I was offered the ability to upgrade to Jefit’s paid membership tier in order to access their elite level workout programs.
Next up, Jefit gave me the ability to set a daily workout reminder, as well as connect with nearby friends in the community.
Finally – I chose the format of my workouts – whether I completed them via tracking or interval mode.
In the discover app, I was met with a range of helpful resources.
At the top of the page is the Jefit blog, which features a range of helpful articles for you to learn from and dive into.
Next up is the Jefit Community area, where I was able to connect with other Jefit users.
I had the ability to see what other workouts community members were doing and join up to challenges and earn iron points (more on that later).
In particular I loved that I could invite my friends to a private group where we could share our workouts, progress and keep each other motivated.
Under the workout tab there are two sections – find a workout and my training.
Find a Workout
This section allowed me to browse for workouts. I could filter between trending, interval, popular, recommended, home, beginner, body part, equipment and more.
You can also use the search function to further narrow down what you’re after.
If you are a beginner and don’t know how or where to get started, this section is a massive win as it allows you to be given a plan to follow.
This section gives you two main functions – designing your workouts and completing your workouts.
If you’ve chosen a workout in the ‘find a workout’ section it will now appear in front of you. If not, you’ll need to design your own workout plan from scratch.
Designing your own workouts is relatively straight forward and user friendly.
First, create a routine. You’ll need to decide how many days per week, etc.
Next, browse and select an exercise. You can choose from over 1000+ pre selected exercises or even create your own!
Then, select your sets, reps and rest time.
You now should be able to see your new routine in the ‘current plan’ section.
The exercises tab is a great way to learn.
If you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to know what exercises to do.
You know you want to work on your legs, for instance, but you have no idea what exercises to do to accomplish this.
The exercises tab allows you to select a body part and see a wide array of exercises that work those muscles.
If you’re limited by equipment, you can also filter in order to find exercises that will work to your situation.
Perhaps one of the most powerful aspects of the Jefit app is your ability to track progress.
There are two main sections here – the history area and the insights area.
In the history area, I was able to see a calendar showing me all of the workouts I had completed over time.
Furthermore, I was also able to track my body progress such as weight, body fat, as well as take progress photos and notes. This is great because you are able to look back at your previous progress.
Jeft also gives you the ability to track an injury and it will help you avoid exercises that may aggravate that area of your body.
The insights area was perhaps my favourite part of the app.
It gives you a summary of how your body is performing over time, statistics on areas of your body where you may be overtraining, as well as giving you insights around which body parts you work the most and least.
Finally, you are able to track your training load.
As a strength and conditioning coach myself, I love this feature as it can help you to understand when you may be overdoing it and need to back off your training.
Finally, we have the profile, where you can update your personal details and add progress statistics and photos.
You can earn iron point through easy tasks such as:
- Confirming your email address
- Completing workouts
- Updating stats and progress
- Setting goals
- Many more…
If you earn enough iron points, you can actually end up getting the elite version of the app for free!
I found that I started earning iron points organically just using the app and working out.
What we Like About Jefit
Jefit offers you exceptional value and user experience.
Here’s what we loved:
- The free subscription tier has most of the benefits of the paid ‘elite’ subscription.
- It’s an incredible resource for beginners with free workout regimes available to follow.
- Ability to design your own workouts and from a list of thousands of exercises.
- Ability to create your own custom exercises.
- Exercise demonstrations and technique cues to follow.
Although it’s certainly a fantastic app, Jefit does have some limitations:
- If you’re just starting out, it can be a little overwhelming with lots of tabs and features. You may prefer a more simple app like Asana Rebel.
- In order to use some of the higher level functions like copying workout days, advanced statistics and exercise videos, you’ll need to upgrade to the full version.
- It can be a little slow to navigate Jefit, with a loading page very common which takes about 5 seconds to transition past.
- Unless you upgrade, you will have to put up with ads on your screen.
Is it worth upgrading to Jefit elite?
In my opinion, unless you have been using the app for a substantial amount of time such as a few months, there is no point upgrading to the elite level of Jefit.
The free version has around 90% of the benefits and value of the paid version.
How Much Does Jefit Cost?
Jefit costs $6.99 per month for their elite subscription if you pay monthly or $3.33 per month if you pay for the whole year.