I liked the layout of the app. It was easy to find what I was looking for. Easy to use.
I signed up so that I could do the Gunnar Peterson workouts. I couldn’t find a workout by him on the app at all.
I tried multiple trainers and didn’t enjoy it. It wasn’t that it was too hard or to easy. It was the exercise choices.
2 days in I wanted to contact customer service but couldn’t find a contact number so I gave up and forgot about it. It ended up being a waste of $21 for me as I only used the app twice and can’t find a customer service number for a refund. I wish I could have tried Gunnar Peterson workouts.
App of the Year 5/5
Changing my lifestyle! 5/5
I first saw this app on a YouTube video and watched the video several times over the period of a few months. I’ve been working out on my own for a few months and even had a personal trainer before this download. I decided to cut ties with my personal trainer and give this app a try for 3 months.
This app is changing my life. The workouts are nearly perfect for me everyday. The meditation and sleep visualization are something that I have never tried before but it is a game changer. Torre Washington and Da Rulk kick my butt every single time they are my trainers and I feel AMAZING afterwards
I do not go by the food plan as it’s a little much for me right now with time and finances, but I would recommend this app to anyone looking to change their health for the better
Hit or Miss workouts bad platform 1/5
Besides all the technical glitches, the workouts themselves are very hit or miss. If you’re not a great jump roper, every Tuesday is hard to get a full workout. Workouts are repetitive. If I’m going to pay for a workout app, I expect more than just running in place for a minute as an exercise.
The best so far 5/5
This is the best workout app ever. I have never done or seen any of these workout moves before. The workouts are great and meditation is a great plus. I generally eat healthy so i don't follow the food options too much. It is worth every penny.
It’s what I’ve wanted for a long time 5/5
I exercise regularly. Usually about 3-5 times a week for the past 30 years. And like most people I get board doing the same routines. So you switch it up.
But really I’ve wanted an app that could plan my exercises for me and give me some nutritional help. This app supplies both and then some.
A lot to love here (Pros):
1. Daily exercise routines for your level — some that really push you into those HIIT heart rates.
2. Most of the routines you can do at home, and others you can do at the gym. Love that!
3. Built in timers for exercises that require it and you can access Apple Music in the app if you use earphones with your exercises.
4. Routines fit within a very busy schedule (like mine).
5. Planned meals you can easily prep yourself in a short amount of time. And they’re tasty!
6. If you choose to do the meals, it adds the ingredients to a shopping list. All the ingredients you need are then listed under the area you’ll find them in the store (dairy, meats, etc). It also tells you how much to buy based on the number of servings you want to prepare! So if you want to make extras for yourself or, like me, want to make it for the whole family, the app tells you how much to buy. Love this!
7. Daily meditation routines. I’ve never done meditation prior to this, but these easy to do segments can really help with struggles we all deal with (like curbing cravings that can set you back on a goal and letting go of problems).
8. Guides to help you determine reasonable goals you can achieve if you desire.
Would be nice to see (Cons)...
1. Routine options. Would be great if you could swap out specific exercises in a routine for one equally good for those people with health issues (such a poor knees).
2. The shopping list doesn’t work well unless connected to the internet (such as bad reception locations). Needs to work off line.
Overall, an A+ app!
When it comes to health, you get out of it what you put into it. If you’re serious about change, this app can really help you guide your life.
Shopping list share & Favorites 3/5
Would love to have a favorite section for the recipes and my wife and I always struggle with merging our shopping list since we are on different plans we need a simple way to merge
OMG Let me play my Spotify 3/5
This app basically forces you to get Apple Music. When doing the workouts they have a useful “beep” near the end of the exercise - but it forces a pause on any music you are playing outside the app - and doesn’t resume play.
Who would have thought working out + music would be a workout 101 for some people.
For the most part the app is good, although overly focused on MMA/Boxing, which is nice to sprinkle in but I don’t want to be doing 3/6 days of sparring.
Meal plans are complex and pricey - requiring almost double prep time in my tries.
Overall will keep using for now but it’s getting more and more frustrating keeping me paying on a 3 month basis.
You’re Going to Want to Get on this Program 5/5
I have so much more to say but I’ll keep it simple for now. The app, and the whole program are great. Wonderful features to track your workouts and setup shopping lists for the delicious and carefully curated meals. Loving the recipes, the meditations, the workout with the mma makes me feel like I’m not just getting a workout in but also learning a skill. The instructors are all great—motivational and clear. All around the variety is extensive and I’m never bored.
Not happy 1/5
I subscribe to this app cuz I wanted to try a certain trainers workout. Now that my trial is over and they charged me he’s not even on the app! Even tho they said he is!
Overall good but wish I could download videos 4/5
My gym doesn’t have WiFi and it tastes too much data to run those coaches workout videos. Wish there was a download function.
Please bring back Gunnar Peterson challenge 4/5
Thank you :)
There are a lot of people who would like to see this back. This is the reason I got the app is there’s a really popular video on YouTube where a woman does the challenge and gets AMAZING results.
Incredible, wholesome health 5/5
I’ve never seen such innovation in balancing a healthy lifestyle. This app raises the stakes for companies and developers alike. This is not a tailored approach to your specific needs. It is a tailored lifestyle guide to ANYBODY to live healthy and wholesome.
The workouts are simple, guided, intense, yet very approachable to anybody interested. There is no obligation to do any of them, but many are tailored to avoid the gym if that is what you are after.
The meals force you to shop! I have NEVER felt so comfortable in the grocery store. The first day, it was a nuisance building up my pantry. After that, I found the wholesome ingredients more beneficial and WAY cheaper than eating out since I was using them on a regular basis. The app allows you to build a check-off shopping list (based upon portions) with a simple click of a button! What’s novel.... you just add the meals you want to eat. Not all of the one’s that are suggested! I haven’t come across a single meal that I have been disappointed with (considering the wholesome ingredient approach). Everything has been beyond tasty, wholesome, and healthy.
I still have yet to take more advantage of the lifestyle tools, but I’m telling you C.H. and his team did a phenomenal job.
Awesome, but expensive 1/5
Love the app, exercises, and food. Wish you could favorite recipes, but that’s neither here nor there. Unfortunately I had to cancel my account because it’s just too expensive. Where I live, $20 will get you a full gym pass with massage, classes, etc. I couldn’t afford that gym pass, and I can’t afford this app :( I would pay for sure $10/month.
Love - Needs portion sizes 4/5
Love this app! It’s very well rounded and has a great selection of food that’s also delicious. My biggest complaint is that there are no portion sizes listed on the recipes - especially the snacks. We frequently will make extra dinner for leftovers and it’s not specific as to how much of each thing equals a serving. Other than that, have loved it! Great variety.
The app and web portal don’t sync 2/5
Over the last week I have notice that the web isn’t syncing with the app. There are workouts on the web that are not within the app and vice verse. Can you please advise? Besides that I like the workouts and everything else this app offers.
This app is nearly perfect. It’s just missing a few little things to make it a complete 5 star app. 4/5
First of all, this is the best workout and health/fitness app on the App Store. It has a great variety of workouts, excellent recipes that are healthy and easy to make, and has a holistic wellbeing approach to emotional and mental health that other apps lack.
That said, it’s missing a few core features that would make it a 5 star app:
1. The ability to save favourite workouts and swap them in as required. Sometimes I want to do a particular weight set because I know the next day I’ll have to just do bodyweight exercises. Let the users save favorites and customize their plan a bit!
2. Save favourite recipes. My wife is gluten free but I’m not, so when I find a good gluten free recipe I want to save it. I can pull it from the website, but why add extra steps? Let us save the recipe list in the app for easy access.
3. An iPad app. I workout without glasses on and it’s tough to see the screen sometimes. I can use the iPad but it is awkward just using a 2x sized phone app. I would love an actual iPad app to use as a companion to the phone app.
3. When playing the workouts, indicate what the next exercise will be during the rest screen. Right now I have to pause it and get setup which throws off the flow of the workout. If the next workout was displayed earlier I could flow between exercises more smoothly.
Kind of a disappointment 2/5
So I have written one or two reviews, usually to express some disappointments and give the none “this is a great app” review. This looks like a great app and I totally understand the need for people to make money but for me fitness apps should honestly be free. This is not. You can get you X number of days free, not nearly enough to actually get fit, but you have to sign up and pay for this. Like I said this looks like it is a great app but for me I’d rather pay a gym membership and or actual trainer to train me than some random app. Yeah you get a some great advice and you get some great trainers but come on do you really think Chris needs the money? If he loves this app so much and believes in it so much, then let EVERYONE enjoy it. Make it free.
That is just my two cents (or stars).
I’m in love 5/5
This app has made me so much stronger and has made me even more confident in my everyday life. Before I would hop around on different work out apps and then I found Center. I have lost weight, gained muscle, and my mental health has gotten to the point where I feel like I can go out any day of the week and still feel confident. This app has helped me love myself and feel like I can do anything. Thank you Center for changing my life for the better.
Great ritualization! 4/5
So far so good. The app is really smart and times into schedules and daily check-ins which will keep me coming back. The button colors for selection aren’t clear, it took me too long to know if blue was selected or if white was selected, I would recommend greying out the text on the I selected and adding a boarder or some other clear indicator to the selected button. I will give you guys 5 stars if you start using the Oxford comma. I keep seeing missing commas before the ‘and’ in a list and it’s super irritating.
Great but meditation part needs a necessary fix 4/5
By raist majere
This is a great app. I love the workout routines and the recipes.
I’m rating it 4 stars (for now) because I would like to see an issue resolved. I hope the developers will change the meditation feature. Whenever I play the meditation sequence, it stops at a few seconds after because my iPhone screen starts to sleep. Is there a way for the meditation sequence to continue playing even if the screen sleeps? It’s hard to meditate when I need to refresh the iPhone screen every time it stops or to keep touching the phone screen just so it won’t pause playing.
READ MEEEEEEEEE 5/5
By I am chris Hemsworth
WhaTt AbboUtT FaAt ThOrR
But nice app really helpful
Best Fitness App 5/5
I love this app! From fitness, to meal plans, and motivation, this app has a lot to offer. I’ve started with getting in shape with this app by getting cut, and have changed my goal to building muscle. I’ve enjoyed workouts from Tiff, Da Rulk, Luke, and Torre Washington. Every trainer has great workout programs to challenge you and get you to your fitness goals.
Absolutely Perfect 5/5
Thank you very much to Chris Hemsworth and his visionary team for creating the workouts and sharing with us with this app. The app is breath taking by its experience and after workouts ;)
Beautifully laid out but not worth the $$ yet 1/5
While beautifully laid out and with a very slick set of photos, videos and information, it’s not very easy to navigate, making it overly complicated to actually apply that knowledge. Other reviews seem somewhat polarized on this; either overly gushing and positive or lamenting shortfalls. It's unclear which are genuine.
The workout section is the clearest with an easy way to follow the exercises and mark them off as you do them. And there are very clear tutorials. However, there’s limited flexibility; you’re either doing the exercise or you’re not. You can’t trade them in or out if you have an injury or don’t have access to weights etc.. An app like FitBod does a much better job of this.
The meal planner is great for inspiration and the food looks amazing but if you don’t have a personal chef (or you actually have to go to work), you’re going to struggle to follow the meal plan. For example, coconut porridge for breakfast; 60mins prep time, 30mins cook time. How many people have time to spend 1 1/2 hrs. preparing breakfast?
It would be far more useful to know the nutritional goal for the meal or day (protein / carb / fat per meal) and have a way to track against this, with the recipes, which are fantastic, as an inspiration for how to hit that goal (if you have time and the ingredients to do it).
Content looks beautiful and it’s clearly taken a lot of work to build so hoping that it simplifies and fixes these things in time. For the time being, it doesn’t seem to be worthy of the subscription cost.
(U$95 to U$180 per year depending on whether on a monthly, 3 monthly or annual subscription at time of writing).
Awesome App 4/5
I love this app but it would be great if they made it compatible with the iPad!
Apple Watch integration problematic 3/5
The workouts are good. However the Centr app on Apple Watch doesn’t track either the time or the calories burned during the workout correctly - I consistently see workouts of duration of just a few seconds recorded although I completed the entire workout.
Programming is non sensical 3/5
I love testing new fitness apps, I love the UX here, but I find the workouts to not make sense for goals. I get they’re trying to make the workouts more “lifestyle” but if you have specific goals it’s irritating to see the app naturally add random yoga or Pilates workouts making it so you have to change the workout which you can do but then your options can be limited and without a good understanding of fitness you could be led astray. I’d like to see a bit more structure towards goals and maybe a less holistic approach for what they charge. I’d also like to see more options for food, but I mean what they give you is fine especially if you aren’t a picky eater and have a higher budget for food.
Also I get the core demo the app aims for is probably higher income, but most people wanting a fitness app to help them are probably lower to mid income from my experience anyway. So maybe keep that in mind during future updates.
What the app is and isn’t... 5/5
So, as a 3 month user of this app, I read some of the reviews left prior and I want to clarify some things. First, the price.
For me, 20$ a month is affordable if I supplement my cardio with free things, like jogging. That isn’t an issue for me, and in comparison to gyms, and other programs, I think it is a good price range. As for the food, I am telling you, if the recipes weren’t affordable, I wouldn’t be able to do it. Maybe some initial payout is the issue for some folks. Perhaps since I have been trying to eat better for awhile, I had some of the ingredients such as a vast variety of spices, but I usually can get and make the evening meal for two for under 15$. Where can you get or make a healthy meal for under 7.50 a person?
For those that have technical glitches, I don’t know what to say. I have experienced some myself, but I stuck with it. They haven’t hindered me from doing the workouts. Generally they fix themselves, but the Facebook board is always helpful, and Centr admin is always responsive.
And for the exercises, they can be tough. There is a lot of diversity IMHO, so those that are complaining about that seem a little off base. There are ways to modify things yourself. If you are struggling, again, Facebook group or Centr admin can help. There are a lot of moves that I heave not encountered prior to Centr. They can be tough. The payout though is overall fitness. The ability to move your body in weird ways can hurt, but exercise isn’t meant to be easy peasy all the time. If you can do the movement or work up to the movements, you should give it a go because it will strengthen you for the long haul.
Honestly, I just dislike not-picky reviews, especially when discussing a worthy product. If something doesn’t work for you, fine, but do you really have to give it 1 star? Centr is clearly making a positive impact for so many (you should see the Facebook group) so to me, some of these really petty things don’t belong here. Centr could be just the thing someone needs but some of these ridiculous complaints may turn them off.
Great App - Too Buggy for what they’re charging 3/5
It’s $20 a month for this app. That’s $240 a year. So far it has logged me out of the app constantly. The video sessions will either freeze or quit prompting me to have to restart the whole app. Deleting and reinstalling doesn’t fix it.
The program, meditations and food are all great but not if I can’t use the app without being frustrated daily.
I’m sorry... no 2/5
By Billy Da Chicago Baller
Hemsworth should try lifting for one he’s not even that ripped. Look me up I’ll rep your max my dude
Pffft free more like fee...d me your money 1/5
By Majority rules
Much like every other “free” exercise app that offers in app purchases and there’s nothing free about it... free just means free to download... as always >:0 Why can’t an exercise app have a basic training for free and offer the harder stuff for purchase? Oh a “free trial” is your comeback? Yeah I’ll either try to cancel it but still will be charged or might forget until my bank account is empty lol. Pfffft no, I’m sick of apps like this. If a membership fee is required I’ll go to the gym. Just straight up make the fact that it is a cash grab app part of the first sentence of the description please!
“ for the small fee of” how hard is that guys?
App is great 5/5
By muscle fit
I don’t usually write reviews unless I actually believe in the app. The foundations, variability, and simplicity allows you to work with this app in harmony. The techniques and step by step tutorial are a huge asset. I would only like to make one recommendation and I’ve noticed that it has been taking effect slowly. For the recipes out there it would be helpful to see how the meals are prepared through a tutorial video. Add this component into the app and the potential you can gain from this app is limitless. Thanks again for the well thought out plan.
Not practical 2/5
Workouts are good, but the dietary portion of the app is very limited and not customizable.
My Honest Opinion 4/5
I have had this app since the day it came out but today I canceled my subscription. Now, this app has been the best workout program I’ve ever done by far. Since the beginning I can see huge results. I can without a doubt say that I have gained muscle and other people are telling me I “look huge now” so if you’re trying to bulk up there’s no other place to go. Follow the plan (meal plan and meditation included) and you will not be disappointed. This app offers so much and I was shocked by that when I first opened it. However as I move on through the months there’s not much variation between workouts. It’s a lot of just the same. Maybe it’s just me but after 1 month of one routine I like a new one. This app didn’t really offer that. Other than that I think that it’s a little pricey just for me, being a student, I don’t want to pay $20 a month for a centr member ship and pay $20 a month for my gym membership too. I want those things to go together so in my opinion one of them had to go so I can save money. However, down the road I’m definitely coming back. This really is a great app and you can see the amount of time and effort poured into it and I appreciate things like that. There are a few things I feel like could be better as far as actual app design (e.g. excessive scrolling, multiple clicks to get to something) idk it could just be cleaned up a tiny bit and it would make the experience that much better. Either way I love the app, if you’re on the fence, do it you won’t regret it!
The Recipes Are Everything 5/5
I have really enjoyed the workouts on the app and am in my second week of Gunnar Peterson’s 4 week program which has been awesome. On top of the good workouts, the recipes on the app alone are worth every penny! The recipes are super easy and do not take long to make at all which is perfect for a working mom. They have gotten me out of the health food rut of eating the same thing every day!
Something not about the app 5/5
I have to get it and rate it 5 stars because it was made by THOR HIMSELF THE GOD OF THUNDER!!!!!!!
Lied about being free 2/5
Not a lot of people are like Chris, though they would download the app as soon as they hear they can become like chris for free. Then, they instantly download it to later realize that you need a lot of money for it, though it is a good app for wealthy, I didnt feel like spending my money on this.
Absolutely in LOVE! 5/5
I used to h a t e working out. It made me feel uncomfortable.
But the Centr app dragged me to it ! I now actually miss working out when I’m busy with life.
The variety of trainings are so interesting and makes me feel alive with a kick of rush !
Plus the food is a m a z i n g !! & the meditation section is phenomenal ♥️
Now.. I feel healthy, light-weighted, energized, & thankful 🙏🏼 never lived like this before !
PS: I lost 5 lbs / 2kg in 11 days + I feel fitter 💪🏼
Surprised and Happy 5/5
I downloaded Centr to abuse the free week trial because I was thinking about going vegetarian, realized I had no idea what any vegetarian recipes that were not carb-heavy were, and thought I’d grab their basic platform, steal a few recipes, and get out of dodge.
Then the problem happened: it’s a freaking amazing app. The food is some of the best I’ve ever made: easy, not too expensive and quick. If you’ve ever wanted someone to tell you exactly what to eat and do to get fit, this is the app for you. Pair it with a grocery delivery service and you have something that kicks the pants off of Blue Apron.
There are tons of great workouts. The meditations are soothing. The Facebook community is the bomb. And it works, I already lost some weight.
I bought the year subscription (more than I’ve ever paid for an app), and I haven’t regretted it once. Give it a try; I bet you’ll end up in my situation.
So close 3/5
I want to love this app. It, in theory, has everything you’d want. But you can’t access it! The meditations won’t play, there’s issues with selecting new trainers, a few other glitches. If they cleaned this up it would be perfect.
Amazing App 5/5
By Dr. Meli
This is the only fitness app I’ve stuck with because not only is it very beautifully designed, but it also covers all the life “elements”. From fitness to functional training, to delicious meal plans, to amazing meditations for mental health, Centr is the best app for those looking to live a healthier and happier life.
This app is like having an assistant!! A professional health assistant. 5/5
This is the greatest thing I have had the pleasure of using (app wise) in all of time! Different types of activities, food planned, grocery lists are automated... IT’S SO SIMPLE TO USE!
Wish I could sign up 1/5
I keep trying to sign up but I get the error message that it “can’t connect to the iTunes Store”. I’m bummed out.
Out of shape person trying this app for honest review! 5/5
So you’re probably a lot like me. You’ve tried several things but nothing seems to work. Life gets in the way you lose motivation etc etc. Honestly this is the first app that has ever worked for me. I struggle with knowing what to eat but don’t mind cooking and let me tell you the meals are REALLY good. First week you’ll find yourself spending a bit extra for groceries but once you have all the random seasonings you may need you’ll be set. The portions of the meals are very satisfying too. I’m finding myself not wanting to snack or binge to not ruin the next good meal. And if you know you won’t like the meal option it’s very easy to swap out. And the workouts. Okay I’m not in shape haha at all but the workouts you can adjust the intensity to from beginner to expert and throughout the video there’s plenty of ways to modify and the instructors show you how. I genuinely have fun with the exercises they keep you entertain. Honestly it’s a good app but the final factor is keeping your own motivation
Am I allowed to write a review? 4/5
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Change the workouts 3/5
I’m kind of disappointed when paying 20$ monthly and more than half of the workouts are the exact same but has a different title
Only one problem 4/5
Would give 5 stars if the videos were downloadable. I’m in an area with sucky service so anytime I try to watch a video and workout, the image doesn’t display the workout or it just buffers as the timer keeps going. Very frustrating.
Great App for those willing to commit! 5/5
It's tough, you have to swap out staples in your diet for other options but once you get past the first week or so of groceries, the price marker falls considerably.
The combination of workouts, mindfulness, and health is great! Every trainer has a distinct personality. It really does feel like having an entire team of trainers with you.