GymPush: iPhone Written App Review
Could you use an extra push to get to the gym? Yeah, who couldn’t? Now it’s easier to see if you’re making the most out of your gym membership and connect with a global network of fitness-minded folks like yourself with GymPush, the new iPhone app from StormPush.
GymPush encourages folks with gym memberships to view their fitness as an investment. When you start using the free app, your profile information includes your gym’s info and the amount you pay for it every month. Then, you can use the app’s easy tracking system to log your sessions, including details like your mood and the quality of your gym time. The result? An instant look at how much you use the gym versus how much it costs. This is really a pretty cool idea. Say you spend $30 a month on a gym membership. Well, if you only go to the gym three times, you’re making good use of about $3 of your investment, and wasting $27. How’s that for motivation?
The GymPush app also has another feature called GymBuddies. GymBuddies is a paid service that you access after making a one-time in-app purchase. Regularly, this feature costs $5.99, but during an intro period in-app purchases are half off, so it’s only $2.99. I highly recommend busting out a few bucks to get this service, which lets you track your workouts and check ins and connect with other people who do the same thing all over the world. If that’s your thing.
GymPush also allows you to share your check ins via Facebook, so there’s a healthy social network aspect to it. I wish the app included more motivational content, like quotes or music, or some routine suggestions or options to log more details like what exactly you did in your work out when you log it on the app’s calendar.
Layout & Design:
GymPush rocks an easily navigated user interface, with a basic, pleasing color scheme of blue and black, organized in a bottom tab design. I particularly like the app’s graphic representations of your history and progress, but realize it’s really all about the Benjamins. The app’s main page gives you instant stats about how effectively you’re utilizing your membership, and makes it easy to add a new session to log.
I don’t have any complaints about the look and feel of GymPush. I did run in to the occasion unresponsive button, but think this was more about the app getting stuck. It wasn’t just one button that failed, but at times the entire app seemed to freeze in place on my iPhone 4.
If you’re a numbers person, it’s hard to say no to GymPush. After all, it’s entirely free to download. Also, as I mentioned earlier, if you’re looking to add a social aspect to your gym sessions, buy the GymBuddies feature now for an awesome deal. This in-app purchase also removes the app’s occasional ads, which are pretty tastefully done.
GymPush iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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