Version Reviewed: 1.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 4S
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Many people nowadays spend a large amount of their time at work stuck at a desk, hunched over a keyboard, and staring at a screen for hours on end. To top it all off, their only form of exercise during the working day is the brief walk to the water cooler or to the break room and back - undoubtedly with a coffee and several cookies in hand (although that might just be me).
Desk Jockey Workout is an app that aims to combat those annoying aches and stiff joints that are commonplace during prolonged periods of sitting. With a program comprised of 7 exercises, users are encouraged to complete one workout a day if they can, though maybe not in front of their colleagues/boss who probably won't appreciate such an eyeful during their lunch break.
As opposed to the other quick workout apps on the App Store, Desk Jockey Workout is based on a few simple yoga poses. It's more concerned with getting users limbered up as opposed to making them sweat in their nice pressed shirts. Doing this will prevent the onset of recurring aches and strains, and I can say firsthand that it works really well. I tried it several times and the feeling of relief in my lower back in particular was terrific.
One major fault at present is the fact that there are no diagrams for each exercise. Users will have to watch long-winded videos on how to perform each manoeuvre, when really a basic diagram or animation would suffice for most of them. There are only 7 exercises so it's not much to remember, but with an app like this pick-up-and-go is what the developers should be aiming for.
Behind the frankly creepy icon (which looks like Nosferatu with a beer belly) is an app that will have positive effects on those who are used to long days at the office. That's not to say that Desk Jockey Workout is exclusive to office workers though, not by any means. Regular commuters, those who work with children, or anyone else generally on their feet all day will undoubtedly feel the benefits from this short but effective workout.