I go to the gym and workout at
home. Primarily I work out at
home when I'm too lazy to put on
the proper attire to go to the
gym. At home I have a treadmill,
stationary bike, elliptical
trainer and free weights. My
routine is always pretty much
the same at home. Thirty minutes
of cardio and then pick up the
hand weights and do stuff with
them. Hey, shut up. It's better
than most people do.
When I go to the gym, I
improvise as well. I never
really have a plan. It always
starts with cardio on the
or elliptical trainer, then I
pick machines that I'm in the
mood for, and use them. I figure
if I mix it up a bit, I'll cover
all of the muscle groups. Smart?
I don't know, but it's worked
for me so far. Okay, except
maybe in that belly area, but
how many damned sit-ups do I
have to do?
Being a lover of apps, and
having used MyFitnessPal to
drop twenty pounds this
go-around, I decided to add an
Android app to my gym workout
regimen to help make it an
actual well-rounded program.
Sort of like having a personal
trainer in my pocket, without
taking so much money out of it.
After a bit of research, I opted
to download the paid version Gymprovise.
It immediately looked like an
excellent interface and since I
didn't want to be at the gym
using the free
to discover that I don't have a
feature I wanted to use, I
bought the Pro Version. I mean,
come on, its only three bucks.
Here's what I learned right
after loading it: It was
brutally easy to use and
formatting my workouts (both
home and gym) went smoothly.
Without going into all of the
exciting details of my specific
workouts, let me tell you that
Gymprovise fit very well into my
One of my favorite features at
the gym is that it allows me to
vary my workout (I'm easily
bored) by choosing a
different exercise, while still
focusing on the area or body part I
was working on at that time. Also,
if you're adding a new exercise that
you haven't done before, you can
view a video animation of the proper
way to perform it.
I easily found all of the
exercises that I already do
(machines, free weights and
home) and expanded my workout
and reduced my boredom with this
app. Plus, just like the
MyFitnessPal app, it sort of
haunts you because you're aware
that your phone is beckoning you
from your pocket to push the
button for the next workout.
I know there are many more
features that I will learn and
love, but so far it was a great
investment. For three bucks you
get a workout tracker, planner,
exercise directory, weight
tracker and more.
If you're looking for a workout
companion that is user-friendly
and a real motivator to help get
you fit, then Gymprovise may
just be what you're looking for.