With the holiday season in full swing, we find ourselves gathering around the table with friends and family, eating much more than our waistlines prefer. And while this time of year always proves to be quite busy, we tend to neglect the exercise regimen we promise we’ll stick to after the New Year begins. But, with Fit for Rhythm Unlocked by Prodigy Co., Ltd, users can quickly and easily maintain a simple exercise routine with the help of the four virtual instructors. Guiding you through 80 different exercises, these instructors are much cheaper than a real trainer and fit in the palm of your hand, allowing you to take your workout with you anywhere.
When you begin, you will be greeted by a warning that explains that Fit for Rhythm Unlocked was intended to assist with simple fitness exercises in the area of Stretch, Balance, Aerobic and Muscular workouts. Each of these categories then comes with four levels of intensity, of which the first level is free. They also make sure to highlight the fact that results are not guaranteed, nor do they claim any responsibility for accidents, injuries or other physical disorders one may experience or acquire while using this application.
Once you move past this daunting (yet necessary) disclaimer, you will find the main screen, with numerous icons to lead you anywhere you want to go. The notebook icon, for instance, takes you to the Records. Here, simply choose a date on the provided calendar, tap Total and see the number of workouts completed and calories burnt that day. The gear icon brings you to a page where you must enter your personal information, such as height, weight, age and gender. (This button will also lead you to a page that allows you to connect with you Facebook and Twitter accounts.) The question mark icon explains the basic actions of the application, while the ‘i’ icon displays the credits.
The Start button, however, is where it all truly begins. Initially, Fit for Rhythm Unlocked begins by explaining that five exercises count as a set and that you must hold your iPhone or iPod Touch tightly as you move. Once you arrive at the main exercise menu, choose from Stretch, Balance, Aerobics, and Muscle or simply tap Recommend for five suggested exercises. Choose your category, choose what level you wish to pursue, and then pick an exercise. Just follow your virtual instructor’s motions and directions and press start to begin you repetition. If you’re unsure of how to proceed despite the visual demonstration, tap the question mark under the Start button for a written explanation of the moves. However, with such basic exercises, users shouldn’t have any issues with their instructors. In fact, Fit for Rhythm Unlocked seems easy enough that maintaining you exercise regimen will no longer seem all that discouraging.
Fit for Rhythm Unlocked [iTunes Link] requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.