Developer: Zolmo
Price: $6.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★½
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★★☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Who better to learn from when it comes to getting fit, than someone like reigning MMA champion, Georges St-Pierre? It might sound potentially intimidating but Touchfit: GSP is a workout app that will be useful, regardless of one’s ability.

touchfit4I’m not a particularly fit person, just yet, so I was a little wary that Touchfit: GSP would focus on the kind of exercises that I’ve yet to manage. Fortunately, Touchfit: GSP adapts appropriately, after conducting a brief Fitness Test. The vast majority of Touchfit: GSP‘s content is video based so it relies on users to attempt the exercises demonstrated, then rank how well they achieved it. Options are available for not being able to complete the repetition, as well as if they had any difficulty doing so. When it comes to the next workout, the app then calculates what would work well for the user.

For instance, I struggle to complete push-ups so the app started me out with assisted push-ups, requiring me to use a surface to push from. It’s a clever way of doing it and the app is sure to never judge its users. Workouts are then tracked in terms of velocity which, once full, suggests the user takes a break for a bit. A statistics screen also keeps users informed as to where their exercise routine is most focusing on.

Each of the 500+ exercises is clearly demonstrated by Georges St-Pierre, so it’s easy to see what’s required. It’s possible to browse through the exercise bank, too, for ideas as well as conforming to what the app suggests. Nutritional advice completes the package, hopefully ensuring that users eat as well as they exercise.

The only significant flaw to Touchfit: GSP is its over-reliance on an internet connection. Each video is streamed to keep the app size low, but there’s no way of downloading content to watch away from a connection.

With a steady connection, though, Touchfit: GSP ticks all the relevant boxes. It’ll give its users a great workout, personalizing its service appropriately so, plus it’s always clear and stylish about what needs to be done next.

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