Apps with high-quality video and clear instructions are really giving workout DVDs a run for their money, particularly since they’re a fraction of the cost. Bootytastic, designed by 2Dogs, brings you instruction on exercises for shaping your butt, featuring video demonstrations from Ms. Fitness World Finals runner up Alex Navarro.
The app is clear and straightforward; you’ve got a menu with 20 exercises to choose from, including lunges, lifts, kicks and squats. When you select an exercise, you are given the target muscles, some key points (such as whether or not weights or other items are needed), and written step-by-step instructions.
Tap the video to watch the exercise being performed while a voice-over explains the exercise and provides tips. Bootytastic is no-nonsense; both video and instruction move quickly, and are more for watching prior to attempting the exercise then for working out along with the videos.
The only thing I missed was an explanation of how many reps and sets of each of these exercises should be done. While I know those numbers vary based on the user’s fitness level, a suggestion or general range is necessary for the novice, and could easily be included either below the written instructions or in the voice-over.
However, the instruction is great otherwise, and the video is useful and high-quality, giving you several different angles to study the move from. For two dollars, a pretty good deal for getting the butt you want.
Note: Bootytastic from 2Dogs is also available for iPad.
Bootytastic [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.