After weeks of living in hotels last November followed by endless parties during the Holiday Season, I ballooned to 187 lbs. I’m already used to this cycle of losing and gaining weight but at 187 lbs I am horrified. This is an all time high and I know how difficult it is to lose a few pounds at my age.

When January came, I started jogging. Every afternoon, I do the rounds for an hour but I feel it’s not enough.

So I thought I’m going to pair my jogging with weights. But going to the gym is out of the question. With my erratic schedule and my dislike for crowded spaces, I can’t sustain a program for long.

Recently I downloaded VGFit Fitness App . Among the fitness apps that I’ve looked, I thought this one will fit my requirements. I’ve been using this for 3 weeks now and so far I’m loving it. .

 

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Here’s a quick look of it’s features:

1. Exercises with video support for every workout;
2. A list of the most effective workouts for every muscle group;
3. Text instruction with pictures for each exercise;
4. Exercise database with new exercises added after each update;
5. Ability to save and track data about your weight and the number of repetitions for each performed exercise;
6. Exercises come with illustrations of the trained muscles;
7. Interactive graphs for your workouts progress by performance, weight and repetitions;
8. Ability to save the history of performed exercises;
9. Built-in timer;
10. Built-in calendar that automatically marks your workout days;
11. Ability to create customized workout plans and add photos;
12. Ability to choose measurement units (kilograms or pounds).

 

How I used VGFit Fitness App

The apps offers several free exercises / routines  and but you have the option to buy  premium workout plans. For my needs I wanted to burn fats as much as I can and I also wanted to tone my body as I begin to loose weight ( Hopefully ! ).

Looking at their menu of exercises,   I thought  the Fat Burner Routine and the 3 day Home Workout Plan  will suit me.  Both are premium options but fortunately they only cost Php100 each. So I bought it.

Here’s a sample exercise for the 3 day Home Workout Plan. I do this every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the morning.

 

Here’s a sample exercise for the Fat Burner Routine . I do this every Tuesday, Thursday.

 

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Honestly, the routines are too tough since I’m out of shape but i try to follow it as much as I can. I did a drop few of the exercises and adjusted the timer to suit my stamina.

Here’s  the interface where you can adjust the timer.

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My Thoughts on VGFIT Fitness App

If you are a beginner or just starting out in the gym I guess this is the right app for you. There may not be a lot of exercise options available but then it is enough to get you going. I like that the navigation is straightforward and easy to use. The exercise videos are helpful and you can access them offline. Overall, this app is a very good  exercise companion.