Good costumer service 5/5
It is the best application for training alone or with orhers
The app stays its free but for every workout it now ask for a subscription... that’s not free 🤔 so I don’t understand why the name is FREEletics.
Solid investment for long term health and fitness 5/5
TLDR: This is an advanced program that adapts to fit your needs as precisely as possible. It can only be beat by hiring an expensive personal trainer. No matter how “hopeless” you are to start, you can make it work with this program and adequate determination. Give it, and yourself, a chance. I hope you do :)
“Traditional” gym equipment is not backed by rigorous scientific evidence and has actually been found to encourage muscular imbalances which cause injury. Too much distance running breaks down joints and leads to limited mobility later in life. Just trying to be healthy can actually hurt you, if you don’t know what you’re doing and throw together fitness routines willy nilly.
There is a large and growing body of scientific research backing body weight exercise, limited free weight lifting, and high intensity interval training as methods of safe and sustainable fitness regimens. All things in modesty truly is the way to go.
Freeletics takes the endless variety of body weight exercises, and their countless modifications, then uses them to craft balanced exercise routines that are customized to your level of health and fitness. Every workout has detailed feedback sections for difficulty and level of competence with technique. This is then used to continually adjust your workouts going forwards. I do 5 workouts a week, and in addition I treat myself to separate free weight lifting sessions for the coveted pump once weekly. I also run for fun a couple times a week during the warmer months of the year (about six months without muddy slushy trails where I live).
I’m a molecular biologist and although I am practiced at reading scientific literature and researching various topics to educate myself, I’m not a sports physiologist or trainer. There is just too much to account for when designing a training routine- no matter how smart you are, don’t pretend to be an expert where you are not experienced. I have a genetic tendency to be a super gainer (DNA testing and analysis through 23andMe) which makes it easy to build a muscular physique, but also tough to lose weight and get thinner and I tend towards a slightly pudgy appearance. Most of my life I’ve avoided running and exclusively lifted big heavy weights to train. ‘Cause it felt good.
This method of training has helped me go from being an abysmal runner to being able to sprint up flights of stairs without breaking a sweat. I started out before Freeletics by barely maintaining a slow jog for steady state cardio- people could fast walk faster than my running pace. I pushed myself for a few weeks and started blacking out while running. My body just couldn’t handle the intense change I was forcing on it. It wasn’t sustainable. Then I started to train body weight first and foremost with lifting weights as a reward and occasional running to test myself.
I can now run a mile in about 9 minutes when I start each running season and I’m starting to see abs. This is not easy, you have to commit and really want to change your daily life and routine. It’s about a change in lifestyle from the foods you eat to the way you spend your free time. 20-30 minutes a day makes a huge difference and this app keeps it to really, truly just 30 minutes. Not an hour of planning for 20 minutes of exercise. Don’t plan on “getting fit” with this and then just going back to old habits like not exercising and binging ice cream. You will gain weight back and you will end up heavier than before. Dig deep and really ask yourself if the fast food and sweet greasy treats now are worth obesity and death by heart attack in 10-15 years. You have to really want to BE healthy, not just look like it.
Thanks for reading this far and I hope some of my rant has touched you- I wrote it specifically for YOU. You deserve to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life. If you’ve read to here, you probably already know that you really want it. I hope that serenity finds you and please remember to be happy and spread the joy!!!!
Excess Billing out of cycle 2/5
Billed incorrectly and emailed to Hank
Waiting for credit
Very sad support on this!!
Poor account management
Would be 5 but glitches 2/5
It’s been great but the app will not let me finish day 1 week 3 and I’m getting frustrated with this glitch but outside of that I give it a 5 star.
Apple Watch app 3/5
Was hoping the Apple Watch version was more than just a remote for the phone app. Otherwise everything is ok.
Waste of time 1/5
Better workouts online
Pretty cool. Could be awesome 4/5
I really like this app. I use to do CrossFit and the fact that there are some set workouts were you can save your scores is really motivating. I love there is pretty much everything you would do without bars or equipment. It does have the muscle up/pull up option which is cool. What would make it perfect?
1. To add more optional inexpensive equipment (box, medicine balls, dumbbells)
2. The social aspect is great. I love to see my friends’ scores and try to beat them. But the problem is that when you click to see a workout they posted, there’s no way to see the workout itself. You have to go to workouts and look for it. That seems to darn cluncky to me.
It would be also nice to see everyone’s score once you click on a post to see the comparison not only with me but the rest of my friends.
3. I wish I could skip the cool down because I actually add a yoga lesson after Freeletics. So that is my cool down.
Best workouts ever 5/5
I’ve been using this app for 3 months now and I LOVE it!!!
After years of training on and off in gyms, I finally found something that keeps me motivated and really makes me want to train, and the results have been fantastic, not just physical but mental too.
The workouts take less than an hour (some half an hour) and put me through my paces. I definitely recommend this app to anyone who wants a structured plan laid out for them to workout and who wants flexibility to do it anywhere.
The app is focused on bodyweight training, where you don’t need equipment or a gym and I love that I can schedule workouts around my schedule (or on vacation). I have been doing mainly weight lifting at a gym on and off for years but I always got bored and had trouble sticking with it like I wanted to. I also read about how you should add bodyweight workouts to weight lifting to round out and wanted to try that. In the 3 months since doing Freeletics, I’ve not only been training more consistently than ever but have seen a BIG improvement in my strength and physique. I thought I was generally strong, but Freeletics has kicked my butt and given my body a whole new challenge with exercises like pullups, pushup variations and sprints. I really feel like my whole attitude has improved as a result of training regularly, not just my body. I have more energy, a more positive outlook, and just want to workout whereas before it was guilt that got me to the gym.
The workouts are based on „gods“, versions named after Greek gods like Achilles, each one with a different emphasis (example: core, lower body, full body), time length and difficulty. There’s also warmups, cooldowns and specific exercises in each workout. I usually do 2 or 3 workouts a week but you can choose how many workouts you want before you set each week. You also work on a plan according to what goal you set. What I really like is that at the end of each workout you give feedback and the Coach adjusts the next time around. So if you found the exercises too hard, you can tell the Coach that and it will make it a little easier next time. Each step in the workout has a video showing you how to do each exercise so you know what you’re supposed to be doing. Freeletics also shares a lot of tips & articles on health, exercise science, nutrition, etc. which I find interesting. Like most fitness apps, you can share your training results and personal best times on social media and there is a worldwide Freeletics community with people posting and sharing photos & videos, and encouraging each other.
Bottom line, I give this app 5 stars. If you are looking for a „full package“ kind of app that builds in great workouts, personalization, a community and helpful advice, you’ll love this. Just be aware that this app is for serious people who are willing to work hard and sweat to get results. Seeing the results will definitely make you feel great and keep you going.
Great until the glitch 5/5
By Dj Dorito
I have been using this app for a long time and the workouts are great, but one day, it will open for a quick second and then it would crash and Id be sent back to my home screen. I re-downloaded the app to see if that was the problem, but it still happens... I don’t know if its just me or if anyone else is experiencing the same technical issues
Good programs great design 5/5
It just the best. The layout is very strait forward. Small edits that I would like for them to have added have been included in the last two versions. The subscription isn’t cheap but I think it’s worth it, especially if you don’t pay for a gym subscription and use it every week.
Has changed my life and body 5/5
This app has been the perfect addition to my busy lifestyle. It pushes you to the limit, but the results are real and lasting. No gain without pain.
Great with some small issues 4/5
Really love the app, and the workouts have been fun and challenging so far.
But there are some minor tweaks that would make it a lot better:
- My calories and move metrics seem to be getting double counted. Not sure why. This doesn’t happen with other apps that write to Health
- The app on the watch doesn’t fire up automatically when the workout starts on the phone. I know this can be done, as other workout apps do it, and it’s much more convenient
- When moving from an exercise that is rep based to one that is time based, it would be very helpful to have a brief countdown before starting the timer. For example, pull up holds are impossible to start at the same time as you press the start button.
Overall, great app, and excited to work through the first 12 week program!
Incredible App and training product 5/5
By Five Fngr DP
Incredibly tough work outs for each level of training. I used to be an avid weightlifter but have completely changed and am addicted to body weight training. Great Product!! Get the coach for sure!!
Easy to use 5/5
By U2 rocks - get it on Adam!!!
Well thought user experience. Can modify easily (e.g travel may alter available equipment so you need to modify that workout) to accommodate circumstances
Really tough, quality workouts BUT... 2/5
The calories burnt approximation seems high? I use this app while wearing my Apple Watch and the calories burnt on my watch seems astronomically high. I hit my 710 daily move goal almost instantly. When I used the Nike training club app, a longer 45 min workout would maybe max out at 400 calories burnt, and the remaining calories I would burn moving around during the day... A 30 min workout with Freeletics awards me upward of 500-800 for a simple core conditioning workout. It doesn’t make sense and I think it’s artificially inflating my activity stats.
Misleading app name - by design? 1/5
Thought it was a freemium site based on app name but no way to test it out first and in the meantime it has obtained user information.
Beware of this company scam 1/5
By Joseph Washburn
I purchased the yearly membership last year feb 2018. Decided the app wasn't for me in July and canceled the app. Feb 10th 2019 another charge for a year came out of my account. Now company isn't willing to refund the money. Would rate 0 stars if it would let me.
Still learning how to use it 4/5
By Jelly destroyer
Very good app. Finally coach is starting to circle back my feedback.
It would be nice add non planned exercises, like a weekly 5k or 10k run or 2h of alpine sky practice, to the the training plan. There is a Freeletics “run” app. No idea on run link both apps.
The learning curve is not so obvious.
No Good Free Material 1/5
This app is misleading and frustrating. There is nothing of value within the app that is free - if you want to get anything out of it you’ll have to pay. Hardly “Freemium”.
Not actually free 1/5
The app itself is free but to get the workouts you must buy a subscription.
Maybe make a few you can try on your own without having to buy anything, I mean the app is called “Freeletics” don’t false advertise 🤷🏻♀️
Love it!!! 5/5
Really keeps me on track to do my runs and workouts!!
I enjoy the variety of workouts!!!
No one else I’d trust 5/5
I trust Freeletics, and I’m glad I do
Anyone who’s reading this be prepared to fight like Rocky😂💪
Signed in using Google ... hacked! 1/5
By ThisnrfmdNot Good
I decided to try this app and for the first time ever, when the option appeared to sign in using Google or FaceTime, I signed in with Google. Within 12 hours, my email had been hacked and someone had changed my password. The only app/company with access to my account password was this one.
Not worth it if your trying to gain muscle 1/5
Overall it’s not a bad concept for an app, but it worth noting that if you’re trying to make some serious gains I would not recommend buying this app. First thing, the “coach” just refers to the app and no actual person is helping you. It’s kind of strange though because after each exercise you get the chance to write down how you’re doing with your work out, putting up this facade that somebody is actually taking into consideration how you’re doing with each exercise. What’s actually happening is that you’re rating whether or not an exercise is difficult and then the app calculates whether or not to give you more reps after the second week. Second to that, the exercises are actually really lame and basic. My first week athletic assessment legit had me doing 5 knee push ups (aka girl push ups) as a whole work out!!!
Great app 5/5
I enjoy the app it keeps me on my toes and motivates the rest of the day .
Do not buy this. 1/5
There are no coaches, no one behind the scenes to help no customer service at all. And no way to see what you’re buying until they take your money.
Learn from my mistake and take your money elsewhere.
Not so Freeletics 1/5
Name has free in it. Cost money. Not worth it.
Great content but buggy 3/5
By A PIMPP NAMED SLICKBACK
Half of the video demonstrations are not working. Fix this. It’s super frustrating I have to google the ones I don’t know.....
Almost perfect 3/5
Could use some more possibilities to manually adjust wrong data (e.g. PB’s)
And integrate RUN app aswell, also lower price Nutrition app (or possibility to try two weeks for free ... if it’s as good as you say that would be no problem because would take the subscription after that anyway)
Is this a joke? 1/5
I was able to download the app but can’t seem to use it! Keeps asking me to confirm my email address which I did like 5 times! Is this a joke?
Need adaptations for new users 3/5
I’ve been working with a (real) trainer for 2 years—both bodyweight exercises and weights. I can be sure in my IRL sessions I won’t get hurt. With this app, I feel a lot of stress on my back in several parts of my “coaching” and some of the moves frankly aren’t possible for me yet. I’m a woman without a lot of upper body strength and you put a jumping pull up in my day 2 coaching session? You’ve gotta be f’ing kidding. I wish the developers added an adapted variant for those of us who aren’t fitness model-level trained already. I wouldn’t recommend this app unless you are already in stellar shape and able to do full pull ups or pushups and 120 crunches already.
Great app 5/5
Easy and well made
Need functionality to replace each exercise for certain conditions like sciatica or back pain
Not seeing nutrition feature 4/5
I just purchase the training and nutrition discount program but I cannot find the nutrition feature at all. If this cannot address, i would like to get my money back and cancel the subscription.
By Gomez the Man
Why call it Freeletics when charged for anything you do within the app? Removed.
It’s pretty effective 5/5
I wanted to get back in shape and this has made it a lot more easier and faster. I mean in two weeks and the results don’t lie. Also the work outs are pretty easy to follow
Canceled Subscription 1/5
I canceled my subscription right away but still got charged. Can you please refund me? Thank you
Nothing about this app is free
By Jimbo 719
Best workout app ever
You have to pay already without a trial 2/5
By Appster 12
The app is exciting to install, but it asks you to pay on the spot without at least a one month trial. I don’t want to pay for 3 months if it is not going to work out. Pass!
Love this app!!!
So many ways to do exercises and get into shape. Lots of trainings and tips.
Must pay IMMEDIATELY?! No thanks. 1/5
Wow! You can’t even see ANYTHING in the app without committing to at least 3 months? I don’t even know how the app works or functions at all, how can you possible expect me to commit right off the bat. There’s no free one-week trial? Or even 3 days? Even physical gyms like 24 Hour Fitness or LA Fitness offer 3 day trials minimum!
Not “free” 1/5
Free is in the name but you have to pay. How does that make sense? I need free workouts.
Great, but only for cutting ✂️ 3/5
After almost 2 years of Freeletics I have found that Freeletics workouts are very effective for losing fat, but not so much in building muscles.
For example, I got stuck at doing Archer Pull-ups and I could never progress past that no matter how much I ate / how many weeks I tried, and yet Freeletics Coach kept giving me those Archer Pull-ups, for months, instead of something else that would build up strength toward it. There are similar examples where the gap between the Hard and the Moderate exercises is huge and yet the Coach doesn’t suggest exercises in between.
However, cutting with Freeletics had been very effective with those Burpees and other cardio exercises. For bulking, just like some reviewers out there, lifting weights is a better choice for me.
Some parts of it was slow, some moderate and the “Personal Best” was a challenge. Overall a balanced workout balance.
The only problem I have, this is not a personal with a coach. Seems like the coach is a computer and is guided along by algorithms and patterns.
Won’t let you cancel. TOTAL SCAM!! 1/5
I never right reviews. But this one has me beyond frustrated. At first it was a great app, paying the $50 for three months to try it out. Once I realized I didn’t use it as much as I thought. It’s impossible to get ahold of the company and no way to cancel on your on. TOTAL SCAM!!!!
The new journeys are great 5/5
By Dade Murphy (zerocool)
I just started the everyday strength journey! The coach is getting better. Love it. Now just add better stats so I can track my progress.
Helped me a lot 4/5
I lost 65 lbs by using this workout app. It’s kinda expensive, but cheaper than the gym and if you put in the time and effort you’ll get in shape.
Another hook line 1/5
Beware you’ll pay for this! It’s not free nor is it a bargain. Don’t go through the hassle of entering ALL you info just to be let down by the price.
Other options and better options