That’s right guys, I’m back on the Kayla Itsines BBG (bikini body guide) bandwagon! Why? Well I’ve been feeling a bit lazy recently and this has impacted the way I workout / how often I workout and how I feel about myself. I know exercise makes me feel better and I know Kayla’s programme works for me – I’ve done it a couple of times before and both times I absolutely loved the programme and loved the results. I loved the way it made me feel and how confident I felt. So yeah – that’s why.
However, this time there’s a twist – I decided to download Kayla’s Sweat app. I’d been umming and ahhing about getting it as I already had the 12-week guide (about £40 at the time of purchase) so I wasn’t convinced I needed to get the app too (which is only slightly more expensive – £14.99 a month = about £45 for 12 weeks). The thing that swayed it for me was when I heard about the additional content that would be on there. I paid for the first 3 months upfront – that way, if I decide to cancel my subscription in September, I’ll still only have paid for a 12-week guide essentially.
I was not prepared for how much I love the app.
Not only are your workouts on there – which is what I expected, but there are extra workouts, depending on what you feel like you could do a yoga-style flow, a resistance HIIT workout or a weightlifting workout, there are meal plans, with really easy recipes on there for you to follow (all made up of ingredients you can pronounce). You simply confirm which week you’re on (handy if you’re already on week 3 of the guide and don’t want to start from the beginning again) and it brings up the planner. The scrolling bar across the top lets you know how many workouts you have left to complete this week (3 resistance workouts, 3 cardio workouts, 2 recovery workouts and a challenge) – but you can still progress to the next week without doing all the workouts (because 9 in 7 days is quite a lot!!). You can click on each one as you scroll through to select which workout you want to do (e.g. arms and abs or legs or cardio) and then the app takes you to the timer screen. If you’re doing cardio, you simply secret what type (e.g. walking, running, cycling) and the app acts as a timer and also measures your distance (it doesn’t use GPS though so it’s an estimate). If you’re doing a workout, not only do you get a timer, but it shows you examples of the exercise when you’re doing it and you can tap through them as you go so you know where you are and how many laps you’ve done at every point.
The app also acts as a pedometer – you can set your daily steps goal and watch as you get closer and closer to your goal. Obviously there are times when you walk around without your phone, so it’s not as accurate as a wrist activity tracker, but it’s great to have.
The app also links up to apple watch – I don’t have one so I’m not able to comment on what this looks like, but I’m assuming your step count will be more accurate at least!
This is the most comprehensive workout app I think I have ever seen / dreamt of! It even tells you the weather outside in case you were thinking of doing it out there! I’ve added some screenshots below but I don’t even think they do the app justice!
If you have any questions then drop them down below.