If you have been reading my blog for a while, you noticed that I’m interested in working out and eating healthy. After loosing weight 5 years ago, I’ve tried to be as healthy and fit as possible. I never used an app before trying the Kiqplan* fitness app. I wasn’t sure what to expect and what I wanted from an app. I looked on their website and there are a few programs to chose from after pondering if I should go with Slim&trim or Fit&Healthy, I chose the latter.
It was easy to install and complete my profile. There is a fit test that takes only a few minutes to do. In the test there are push-ups, squats and plank. From what I saw, the fit test can be redone after a while to check the progress. It’s a nice idea. The app offers a program and it suggested a number of steps each day and 1500 calories. For me, when I’m doing Insanity, 1500 is too low (even for loosing weight), but when I’m in between workouts, 1500 is enough.
One of the things I like about the app is that I can scan the food I’m eating, this makes it so much easier if you are counting calories. For the past 5 years I had an excel spreadsheet for this, as I counted calories on and off. The first time I used it, I scanned everything it had a barcode in the fridge and a few items from the cupboard as it was so much fun.
If you cook from scratch, as I do, the calories can be added manually.
The app also allows you to write in the Daily Diary how many glasses of water you had. That is so helpful if you want to be sure you are drinking enough water. It also has a question about how you are feeling and that is nice too. If you select a sad face it will make suggestions how to cheer up. There is another section to track the number of hours of sleep. It shows a daily average where you log in the hours and the quality of sleep.
For activity, I can log running, walking and so on. I logged in my walking sessions by time and it calculated the number of steps. Of course it’s only an estimate, but I think it’s great. There are also workouts that can be downloaded from the app Kiqplan. I am used to following workouts instead of making my own as it’s much easier like this. I tried the 15 min Blast, it’s a program with 7 different exercises, breaks. Hubby decided to join in and we did the workout together as we usually do. It was harder than I’ve expected and we both enjoyed it a lot. I will try all the other workouts as they seem really good.
The app can be linked to an activity tracker. I didn’t use this feature as I don’t have an activity tracker at the moment. Only recently I’ve decided I should get a HR monitor with chest strap, but I didn’t manage to buy one so far.
After using the app I can say that I will continue using it and I will do all the workouts. It’s a great way to keep on top of the exercise and daily activity. It has graphs that I find interesting; I love graphs and statistics.
I was asked to review the Kiqplan fitness app. All opinions are my own. I wouldn’t recommend it if I wasn’t sure it would help my readers with their fitness goals.