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Calorie counting, body measuring, and workout logging are the life staples of the gym rat. People who are in the gym 4-7 days a week aren't messing around with their training. They want to see results, no matter how small. Many people find that using the good 'ol pen and paper tracking method is a bit archaic, so for these workout warriors, digital versions are the way to go.
Apps like All-In Fitness are really not for the average dieter. I'm sure that there will be plenty that will buy the app and love it, but it really takes a dedicated soul to track every bit of your life that pertains to fitness. Like the average day of a hardcore gym goer, All-in Fitness is very demanding, so proceed only if you plan on sticking to it.
As for the app itself, it is a very polished fitness app that is very easy to get around. The main screen is laid out in four sections, My Workouts, Exercise Base, Food & Calories, and Body Tracker. Exercise Base and Body Tracker are fairly straightforward, with the Exercise Base showing you how to do just about every exercise on the planet, complete with the exercises history and a video, and Body Tracker tracks your body measurements over time.
The My Workouts area is where the meat of the app is. Instead of just giving you an area to write in your workout (which it does have), there is also a "Quick Recipes" feature that gives you customized workouts like "Killer Abs" and "Top Gun Muscle Gain", and a "Personal Trainer" that customizes your workout based on your body and your goals. Everything you do, workout wise, is tracked on the main calendar (which also tracks everything else you do in the app), so you can see your gains as soon as you make them.
The other main section is the "Food & Calories" section. in it, you get your personalized daily calorie goal based on your age, height, and weight. You have to add in all your daily activities in this area so that they will work into your daily calorie burn, so if you burn 1000 calories working out, you can eat an extra 1000 to maintain weight. The major component of the Food section is the food tracker. When you add food, you get to search through a giant food base, filled with full nutritional information from most chain type restaurants, most popular brand foods that you can buy at the grocery store (including supermarket brands), and a section to add in your own calorie content in case you eat out somewhere unique.
Again, if you have it in you to be extremely diligent with your fitness routine, All-in Fitness is a great choice. It really does have everything that one would need to track just about anything fitness related, and isn't limiting in its features. Pick it up for less that the price of a double double at In-N-Out Burger... which will be fine since your diet won't allow you to ever eat one again.