I’m actually amazed by how excellent this app is. They’ve updated it throughout the years and it’s improved a lot from when I first downloaded it 2 years ago. Like any program, you get out what you put into it, but they make it easy to schedule workouts at your level. Cheaper than many gym memberships. Highly recommend.
Make a version for IPAD 3/5
The app is great... but adding iPad functionality would be key. It’s much easier to follow workouts with an ipad that has a stand then having to continually pick up and put down your phone.
By PAT CARSON
Use with WW and Noom
Fun for thirty days. Then the workouts got old. Not a regular cycle of new workouts. Not enough long workouts. Need videos for strengthening and stretching. Hard to do with voice only. Would be nice to see the playlist before starting a workout. You’re on the right path just needs some improvements. Likely going to cancel soon if not updated. Good try but could be better.
Continued to charge even after cancellation of the subscription! 1/5
I had downloaded this app during Christmas and had shortly cancelled it for I didn’t enjoy the audio training. However, after 6 months I’ve realized that even after cancelling my membership, I was still being charged a monthly subscription fee every month! I never received any bills/emails/notifications from the app about the charges. And I’m seriously disappointed and frustrated with their lack of transparency and customer service.
I was going to purchase this app... 1/5
...but now I’m reconsidering. All of the reviews from 1+ years ago are fantastic and most negative reviews are recent. I’m not sure why they would change format/content that customers seemed to love. I think I’ll go check out Peloton, etc.
They ruined the app 1/5
No more rowing options and they dumped all of the good trainers. I invested a year in my favorite trainer and now he is gone and no more rowing! Arrrgh!
Adaptiv Review 5/5
I LOVE this app; it keeps me on track for training 5, 10k and the ultimate marathon BUT they should have NEVER removed the training programs. I was in the middle of Rochelle’s half marathon program and picking up speed. They did so with NO warning. So disappointed. They should be worried a competitor will come in with these programs.
The Coach 5/5
I love the coach feature! Thank you!
Perfect for a busy parent 5/5
By shelby sly
Before parenthood I loved group fitness classes and long runs. I worked out 4-5 days a week. Now with a toddler, Aaptiv is the only way I can manage to get workouts in and stay motivated. I love the coach function as a simple reminder to stay engaged even if it’s just 10 min of core a day
This app gets me looking forward to working out 4/5
I love this app. I’ve gone from being pretty much sedentary to working out 5 days a week thanks to this app. The only thing I wish they would add is a way to add notes to the workouts. I customize the speeds of a lot of the treadmill workouts so I would love to be able to make a note of how fast I ran, incline, etc.
Unavailable Workouts 3/5
So I had Aptiv for about 9 months and loved it up until the last two months I had it. I would download and save the workouts I liked and used the most, and then all of the sudden some of my workouts would become unavailable which was super frustrating. They would turn grey and you couldn’t use them. Not sure what this was about, but I figured if I couldn’t use the workouts I liked what was I paying for. So no more Aptiv.
Forced survey for paid members! 1/5
I’ve been a paid member for a while and I’m really turned off by the forced survey that I’m not allowed to skip! I’ve cancelled as it has made the app unusable. UX fail!
Went from great to awful 1/5
I paid for a year subscription because I loved this app so much. However, they recently deleted almost all of their classes. I can’t find any decent workouts on there now and I’m stuck with the purchase. Very disappointing because this was my favorite workout app.
No trial - charges started immediately. 1/5
It advertised a free trial period. That was not true.
Privacy issue 1/5
By app has changed
I paid a whopping hundred bucks for this app and it was working great for me till I logged in and it wouldn’t let me workout till I’d answered a bunch of questions that weren’t part of the app when I paid - with no option to just skip the BS and get to my workout. I get that this will help some people - but it’s not what I paid for and all you had to do was make it easy to skip the whole thing (a few question were able to be skipped - but now I have some BS workout program I don’t want)
Unauthorized charges 1/5
I was on the 4th day of my 7 day free trial and got charged for the subscription. Very unethical! Now I have to go through the hassle of talking to Apple to get the charges reversed when this should be refunded automatically.
Not a fan 1/5
I thought I was signing up for a free trial. I wanted to hear some of the workouts before I committed. Before I could listen to any of the workouts the app made me go through a stretching session. I just wanted to preview! It wasn’t an option! Two days later I got an email receipt from Apple for $14.99 for subscription. No trial. Not very ethical practices. Based on that alone I would NOT recommend this app. Back to Peloton.
Changes are Terrible 1/5
I’ve LOVED and RAVED about aaptiv for close to 2 years now, and could not be more disappointed with the recent changes. The questions they force you to answer before allowing access back to content felt violating and now I have this coaching structure I do not want and didn’t ask for. Where are my saved workouts?!!! The ones I’ve been curating for over a year? Way to alienate your customers, Aaptiv.
It’s a scam. 1/5
Not catered to maternity like ad lead to believe 1/5
Filled out the fitness profile, did the "mandatory workout" they make you do before even viewing the possible maternity workout, only to discover the maternity workout requires all things I don't have access to--like a treadmill and elliptical.
When filling out the survey, I put outdoor running as my availability, yet the app doesn't actually take any of that info into account.
The first workout was a mandatory elliptical training, so I just played it in the background while I got ready so I could see the third trimester workouts.
But, of wait... Once I did, I saw they are all gym-access related.
New UI missed the point 2/5
I've been a subscriber since they called themselves "Skyfit" and overall the app has improved over the years, but the latest user interface is a mess. Following a few arbitrary multiple choice questions, I'm now greeted with an irrelevant exercise prescription, calendars to hold me to it and it is difficult to even find new or saved workouts because they are buried in menus. The beauty of the concept of this app is that I had control and choice. I hope they get rid of the clutter and pushy social media feeds and try to simplify the app so that it is more efficient, user friendly and enjoyable to use once again.
Good workouts, needs to be more user friendly 4/5
I really like the workouts, the music is great and it’s nice to have someone pushing you to do more and keep going. My one frustration is that there’s an option to add workouts to your “to do” list and favorite supposedly for easy access later but it’s impossible to find where those lists are hidden.
Does not let you choose your own workouts 1/5
I was going to try this as it was on WW app and I liked the walking one they have in there but when I purchase this it does not offer any walking and you have to go to a gym to do the workout do why am I paying for this. So I cancel my subscription as they don’t give you a choice.
Amazing and Motivating! 5/5
I love everything about this app! The instructors are awesome and very motivating! They also give clear instructions and friendly reminders. The Coach Feature is also very motivating although some tweaks could be made to make it better. The music that is played during workouts is spot on!!
Absolutely love it again! 5/5
[NEW REVIEW] The changes posted were temporary and a brand new version of the app came out, with an even better routine and a the COACH feature which makes it so easy to follow up with your workouts. 5 stars again Aaptiv, well done!
[PREVIOUS REVIEW] I absolutely love this app and use it almost every day. However, I was mid-program in a 4 weeks program and today I woke up to all my favorite workouts and basically every program being removed to the app. Why? I really hope this was an accidental move because it now sadly has a quarter of the potential it had yesterday as an app. I would give 5+ stars to yesterday’s app, 2 stars to today’s..
Went from great to garbage 1/5
I’ve used this app for two years and it used to be great. Key words are “used to be”. I now give this app a one star. BUYER BEWARE - they went and gutted the entire app and removed a LOT of content. Most disturbing of all was that they removed the race training plans - WHILE people were in the middle of them (such as myself). All of the goodwill that they had built up is now gone and I no longer trust the company. Can’t wait for my subscription to be over. They made all of these changes while keeping their price the same. They used to be great - then they decided to fire their best trainers and remove content. Also - the music is mostly all electronic, unrecognizable stuff now. It’s a shame - it used to be so great that I recommend it to a lot of people. I’d never recommend it in its current form and now tell people to stay away from it. It’s a train wreck of a company with a management team that lacks transparency and has serious communication issues. They put their customers last. Pro Tip: If you go through with purchasing this app, stay far away from their Facebook community! Like Aaptiv, it used to be awesome - now it’s overrun with a group of women who post daily videos of themselves bragging about their plastic surgery.
Used to be good 1/5
Loved this app when it first came out. Now you can’t even select the workouts you wanna do... they force you to do a specific workout each day and you can’t even enter their library unless you complete it. Which defeats the purpose for me as I already have my own workout schedule I do on my own and wanted to use the app for cardio, elliptical, and treadmill workouts only. Now I can’t even do that unless THEY tell me I can on that particular day. Plus what’s the point of asking me if I wanna do outdoor running (I don’t) if you’re gonna tell me I have to do it anyway? Pointless. I feel like I wasted money.
Was way better before the recent update. 2/5
I don’t need a ton of features. I just want the workouts, which is what this app was before the recent update. Excessive navigation means I won’t use the app and will likely just rely on YouTube. 🤷🏼♀️
Decided to wipe out entire categories of workouts 1/5
My sole purpose for this app was the boxing workouts. It is why I decided to go with the annual membership. Last month Aaptive decided to delete this entire category (along with rowing) so I am now stuck with this membership until my contract expires. Extremely disappointed.
New “coaching” feature is awful. 1/5
I really hate that Aaptive now forces you to go through the trouble of adding your “fitness goals” and answering a bunch of pointless questions. I’m very motivated to work out on a consistent basis and I don’t want or need assistance with my goals. I always enjoyed that the app used to provide a more a la carte workout experience than other fitness apps - please consider allowing people to opt out of the coaching plans altogether.
Avoid! MANY billing issues! 1/5
I would love to recommend this app, because I enjoy the workouts. But the subscription process was very wonky and soured the whole experience. I was charged multiple subscription fees for the same monthly service. I’m still trying to work with Apple to resolve the issue.
I can’t do the classes I want 1/5
This app only curated classes it believes you should take and does not allow for the purchaser who purchased the product to chose what they do or do not want to do. Extremely disappointed that I paid so much money for this
Where is rowing?!?!!??? 3/5
Just renewed one year membership and my favorite workout got taken off!!! 😡
Recent changes interfere with usability 2/5
By disappointed exerciser
Recent “updates” include a survey that pops up every time the app opens and hiding features that used to be front and center. Does the search function find them? It does not. I used to love this app. My usage has dropped from 2-3 times a week to less than one.
Great, but recent changes made program worse 4/5
I got program 2 years ago and absolutely loved it. But recently really good programs disappeared, which is surprising. With time you would think that program gets better and bigger. But Aaptiv removeda lot of good programs. Hope to see it back!
Love this app. Really helps with outdoor running which I used to hate. One suggestion - please let us filter outdoor runs by the distance ran!
Great exercise app 5/5
I’ve been using Aaptiv for many years and the app enchantments made are very encouraging for daily use .. Definitely makes me accountable for my actions and to get me up and moving every day. New classes are always being added and the helpful videos on how to complete certain moves is a great bonus. Keep up the great work!
Like but don't love 4/5
By Aed 4383
Miss the rowing, sendy to have disappeared
Also wish there were more mixed workouts
Example, on and off treadmill mixed with weights
Also can't find any of my saved lists since the update...
Charged $14.99 for TRYING less than a day. 1/5
I got this app yesterday morning to try out. I went for a run on it and was going to try it for one more workout but it kept staying open on my watch and killed my battery. Even after force closing on my watch and phone it stayed open. I deleted the app and turned off the subscription yesterday afternoon. This morning I was charged $14.99 for the app subscription. I should have still been in my 7 day trial after using it for less than a day. I have requested a refund for the charge but I never should have been charged to begin with.
Best workout app 5/5
I have had almost a year and I use it daily. Makes me commit to finishing a workout, because I say it’s only ten minutes,etc. I was really upset when they took away rowing machine workouts but they are constantly adding new workouts all the time. Well worth the money.
NO SUCH THING AS A FREE TRIAL 1/5
This app claims it has a free one week trial. Um where? I downloaded it under the assumption I had a free trial, and within 5 minutes of browsing the app, I realized it wasn’t for me. Cool. I canceled the subscription within the first five minutes of my one week trial. All is well. Fast forward WEEKS later and I am notified by Apple I have been billed for my monthly subscription. How was that a free trial?! Absolutely ridiculous.
BEWARE THE FREE TRIAL 1/5
I AM STUCK IN A YEAR LONG MEMBERSHIP THAT I DO NOT WANT because I did not cancel my free trial in time. I have tried again and again to talk to customer service representatives. I begged them to let me cancel or reduce my membership to a short time period. I don’t use this app enough for it to be worth it/it doesn’t totally jive with my workout style and I desperately want out. Be careful.
Love love love this app 5/5
I had taken a hiatus from exercising for a while and am coming back strong thanks to this app!!!! Each workout keeps me motivated and helps to make the workout go faster.
What the heck, Aaptiv? 2/5
I have been an Aaptiv subscriber for a year and a half. I LOVED it! The classes and instructors were great. Then.....they deleted almost all of my saved favorite classes and many of the instructors that I followed are no longer there. I understand change but there has been nothing done to remedy the situation, nor are they responding to their obviously upset clients. The choices now are minimal and the instructors don’t hold a candle next to those who departed. I am so disappointed in the changes. I will be looking for another app, as Aaptiv really did mess up a good thing.
By dafna yorke
I wanted to purchase a subscription with a discount from special offer screen, the cost was $11.99/month.
But they tried to charge $13.99/month (thank god I hadn’t enough money on my card so the transaction was declined). I can’t believe you defraud people like that.
Wow! I absolutely love this app! While I have used it for yoga and workout guidance as well, I especially LOVE the guided meditations! The only thing I have not come across that I would like to see are some guided meditations addressing weight loss and self control (I love ALL the foods). Hands down, amazing decision to purchase a “membership”.
Used to love 3/5
One of those cases where something that was good is now not. One of the reasons I loved Aaptiv is that it offered so many classes that I could do at my own pace when I felt like it. I did not want the constant offers of help that I get at the gym or to feel pushed in any way. I also loved that I could save the workouts I liked and do them again.
Now, I was forced to do a fitness profile and the choices I made don’t really reflect the different activities I like to do; they remind me to do workouts they choose for me, I can’t find many of the workouts I liked and saved, I want to use the app as a supplement to things I do separately, not make them my one and only.
I doubt I renew. Of course they’ll probably change it again since they seem to constantly.
Truly fantastic 5/5
Aaptiv is the best of the best!! Hands down best mobile fitness app in the game