Sweat is a health and fitness platform created by women for women. Helping connect, support and motivate one another. Give you access to world class advice, trainers and a community of people on the same journey as you!
But is Sweat all it’s cracked up to be?
We downloaded the Sweat platform and took a deep dive into everything the Sweat brand and platform have to offer. And it this review we will be helping you weigh up the pros and cons to help you decide if Sweat is really worth your investment. Let’s dive in.
The story of Sweat started in Adelaide, Australia when personal trainer Kayla Itsines rose to fame for her prolific Beach Body programs. After a surge of fame Itsines took her talents to app development launching Sweat by Kayla in 2015. A one stop shop where you can workout, support and connect with other women trying to get fit and healthy. Sweat was an instant success, reaching #1 on the app store in across more than 140 courntries within a year. sporting more than more than 30 million total downloads, and 1,000,000 active users each month it is safe to say Sweat will be a pillar in the fitness industry for many years to come.
Our Experience With Sweat
Yeah, yeah I know what you are thinking. Sweat isn’t that app for women?
And the answer is yes, it is a women’s community however there is an option for men to join. And although I do not have the insight that comes into the specific wants and needs of a woman, after 9+ year in the fitness industry I like to think I know a thing or two about health and the basic fitness principles are the same. So lets have a look.
The Sweat journey starts off like any other fitness app. You are asked a series of questions to get more of understanding about how the Sweat platform can serve you. Including,
- What plan you would like to subscribe too?
- How would you like to train?
- What are you fitness goals?
- What is your fitness level?
- Where would you like to train? (Home or Gym)
- How would you like to train?
- Which training styles interest you?
And before you know and the click of a button, the Sweat platform has spit out a plethora of suggested workouts and programs for you to try.
These questions may not seem like a big deal but believe me they are. When it comes to health and fitness apps, it is very common for an app to just have a library of content for you to wade through, attempting to make sense of yourself. Very rarely do they take the time and money to invest into understanding the user journey and ensuring the app can adjust to your needs and feedback.
First up you will be dropped straight into the workouts tab. Sweat offers you on demand workouts sessions, allowing you to wade through their library of workouts with a swipe of a finger. Filtering between,
- Targeted Muscle Groups
- Workout Types (Strength, HIT or Cardio etc.)
- and so much more.
The Sweat app also allows you to select a program based on your goals and training location. This allows you to avoid the awkward trial and error that comes with finding a gym, fitness program or personal trainers in person. Allowing you to do all this and more within a few minutes.
I tried my luck at the ‘Intense Abs’ workout and I can say my core was absolute toast. However, I am not sure how much that has to do with the workouts and how much it has to do with my winter body.
Overall, the workouts tabs appears to offer an awesome range of workouts. From 15 minute bodyweight workouts you can do on the go to gym workouts that are closer to an hour long.
The Food tab is simple. You pick a meal plan and the Sweat app does the rest. Spitting out a weekly food diary specific to your needs. Although this isn’t extremely specific, the simplicity combined with the shopping list function and how easy it was a real positive of the Sweat platform.
So many fitness platforms try and overdo it. Selling new users on their infinite dinning options. When really if I was a new user trying to implant healthy sustainable habits into my life. All I would want is quick and easy, healthy meals that I can repeat on my own. This in addition to to the progress and planner functions that allow you to keep track of your exercise, nutrition and progress combine perfectly to keep you on track.
Lastly the community tab. This is where I personally think the Sweat platform truly delivers. It is simple. But one of the main purposes of the Sweat platform was to help connect people with other like minded people on the same journey.
Sweat educates users not only through content, but allows users to connect via a forums on different topics. Giving them a safe space to share their battles, triumphs and questions. This is something I have never personally experienced on fitness platform I think it is incredibly thoughtful and impressive.
What We Like About Sweat
Extensive Training Programs
Sweat offer a wide range of training programs catering to a people of all skill levels. From beginner home workouts to advanced gym sessions.
Sweat offers a decent level of personalization. Allowing you to pick from a programs and meal plans specific to your circumstances.
Sweat gives users exclusive access to a community of like minded people. Providing users with a safe space to share, motivate and keep each other accountable like I haven’t seen before.
The Sweat platform is simple but still manages to pack a punch. The developers have done an excellent job at making sure that the app is helpful, guided and packed with valuable information without being intimidatingly or overwhelming.
The Bottom Line
Sweat is a health and fitness platform created to help helping connect, support and motivate one another, while giving users access to world class advice and trainers.
But does Sweat all it’s cracked up to be?
The answer is a YES!
Sweat offers users dynamic and personalized workouts and meal plans, and allows you to connect with others like I haven’t seen before on a fitness platform. If you are in the market for a fitness app to help you on your way to your next goal. Sweat is definitely worth the investment.
How much is the Sweat app per month?
Sweat costs between $9.99 – $19.99 per month depending on the length of your subscription.
Does Sweat have a free trial?
Yes, Sweat offers all new users a 7-day free subscription.
How many users does the SWEAT app have?
How Do I Cancel My Sweat Subscription?Apple Users,
- Go to settings.
- Click your profile at the top of the screen.
- Click Subscriptions
- Click Sweat
- Click Cancel Subscription/Free Trial
- Go to the Play Store.
- Click your profile at the top right corner of the screen.
- Click ‘Manage your Google account’.
- Click Payments and subscriptions.
- Click Sweat
- Follow the prompts.