App of the week: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

App of the week

What is the 7 minute workout?

Based on research published in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and popularised by the New York Times, the 7 Minute Workout Challenge is 12 specifically designed exercises that are performed at 30-second intervals with 10-second rest breaks. ACSM research suggests that this seven-minute workout, when performed correctly, can be as effective as an hour workout and can increase your metabolism. The exercises are simple to perform and do not require any equipment, which means that they can be performed anywhere – leaving no excuse to not exercise.

7 minute workout challenge

How does the  7 Minute Workout Challenge app work?

While the 7 Minute Workout can be performed without an app, it helps you stay motivated and achieve maximum results. It provides a personal trainer that demonstrates the correct body positions and leads you through the workout. According to the reviews, one of the greatest benefits is that it helps you stay motivated by tracking your results, providing addictive incentives that are unlocked by successfully completing the exercises, and even sending notifications to remind you to exercise.

Ready to get started?

The app is available for both Android and iPhone for £2.48 and £2.99 respectively. Despite the slightly higher price for the iPhone app, it is compatible with the iPhone watch, iPad, and iPod touch.

App of the week