So far so good, minor tweaks 4/5
Thank you for such a great app, I’ve just started to use it and so far I’m enjoying it. A few things I’d love to see
1. Fully independent watch app
2. Integration with Apple Activities - this needs some work. For one, I would like a whole day’s training to just count as 1 workout, or at least have an option in the app to choose that for those that want it. I would also like to see general improvements with this. My workouts often say they are only 1-2 seconds, despite taking well over that time.
3. Autocomplete on runs should stop the activity at the set distance, I’m not sure why it’s required that I click “complete” - especially if someone isn’t holding the phone in their hand, this leads to highly inaccurate times.
This app has improved tremendously and now has an Apple Watch app 5/5
Just... such incredible improvements. Good job Freeletics team! One feature I would like is the ability to take out specific exercises from the coach generated drills. My knee is about to explode every time I try to do a pistol squat, it’s fine with other leg exercises so I don’t want to add an injury to the equation, but just taking out the one specific exercise would solve that issue
Definitely the greatest workout app around! I’ve tried other apps to help me stay motivated, but this one has the best variety of workouts.
Tighten up 5/5
I’ve been down on the count for a few years. This app along with the running add on help you get back to where you want to be in a way. Especially after torn ligaments in my ankle and my core getting so weak my lower back is wrecked. I’m 6’5 190lbs and active daily yet I need to get back when I was 8 years ago. Get the app pay the additional and find a music work out app that may start with fit and end with radio to get those in your head workout jams!!
Antes iba al gimnasio a realizar mi rutina pero desde que tengo freeletics ya no lo necesita. Me ayuda a mantenerme en forma y los ejercicios vienen bien explicados con el video.
Excelente idea de ponerse retos personales.
Algo que me encantaría es poder controlar para al siguiente ejercicio por medio de voz con Siri o Alexa. Me da la sensación de que se corta cuando debo pasar de ejercicio.
Awkward user experience 2/5
The app is not intuitive as it could be. Sometimes I want to start an exercise over (tap back, swipe right) but it only skips to the next one. I also can’t repeat a set in case I want to add more time. So sometimes I finish my workout in 20min and have more time but then need to choose individual exercises versus start the rep again. I also don’t understand the ‘coach’. Other than just setting up the exercises, what other value does it have? I’m still figuring out this tool but so far I’m mixed.
So fit wie nie mit 45 5/5
Ich nutze Freeletics seit >4 Jahren - mal mehr, mal weniger. Derzeit gerade wieder mehr... und ich fühle mich fitter als mit 20, obwohl ich immer viel Sport getrieben habe!
I want to 5* this so bad 3/5
But I can’t. My number one and only complaint is that I cannot run the app if the Freeletics can’t see the internet. Being deployed in a “austere” location I am often subjected to limited to no internet or cellular connection. Without those, the app freezes or won’t load. I have had internet drop in the middle of a timed workout only to have my progress lost or I am forced to restart the workout, which loses my progress. The mental struggle is already real, little things like this get huge quickly.
This app would get 5 star for the ease of use, the natural flow of the workouts from week to week, the highly customizable and hassle free setup from one week to the next.
Fix it so we can use this app 100% offline. You are losing money, I have at least 5 other soldiers who won’t buy this because of the connectivity issues.
Best for committed out of shape 59yo 5/5
I broke my ankle. Previously, I walked 4 miles a day and thought that was enough. Going through PT and my own research, I realized that to age well, I needed to up my game. I tried this app first because it sounded so great. But, it didn’t seem to offer the 5 minute workouts that the others did. So I tried all of those. Doing 14 moves for 30 sec just didn’t seem to be moving me toward any goal. So I tried some of the more serious apps. They seemed geared for folks that could already do the burpees and perfect pushups. So I reviewed Freeletics again. This is so great!!! Perfect for me. No frills. Good guidance. Building upon what my current capabilities are. Thanks y’all
Not Worth It 1/5
By Samurai 7538
Free Letics is just another e-begging “athletic” app. Not worth your time if you’re a cheapskate like me.
It would help a lot to show the day of the week (and calendar day) in which a training was completed.
a lie 3/5
DO NOT call your app freeletics if you’re going to trick people into thinking it’s free and then make them pay 89.99. the whole appeal is that its a free training program when it’s not. the app itself is a good idea but you need to change the name.
Buggy if no update 4/5
By Zentangle czt26
It's a great app overall, and I've written another review for that, but I forgot to do the last update and suddenly, in the middle of a workout, I can no longer click or swipe forward to progress and had to start all over, screwing my times tenfold. Just one update. Rather dissapointing.
Steve Farmer 5/5
You have to challenge yourself to follow the workout with correct technique until you have to modify. You will be sore. That means it’s making a difference.
There have been many apps or programs I have tried over the years to lose the weight I gained during freshman year of college. I have now been out of college for close to 8 years. It has been a struggle to lose that weight and get toned over the years.
However, I am very happy with the results I am seeing with this app. I am losing weight, stronger and starting to see my body tone. It is nice to be able to look in the mirror and appreciate all the hard work you put in. I was 193 pounds at one point earlier this year. Now I can say I am at a healthier 175-176 range for my height. This app has definitely helped me to reach this weight.
This app will always be my go-to workout app. I would highly recommend giving it a try. It is well worth it.
Great workout when on the move 4/5
It’s A fantastic guide for workout while on the go. Specifically if you are business traveler with little time.
Everything useful is not free 1/5
By iTunes Laurie
Not able to use Freeletics without paying for a plan. Starting my “training journey” is free for a 7-day trial, after that $18.99/month. NOT FREE! FALSE ADVERTISING! Reported them to the App Store. STAY AWAY
So much money!! 1/5
By Renée Arthur
Ok so basically this app seems great and all until you sign up and it costs 18 dollars for one month and close to 100 dollars for a year which I would be perfectly ok with if it’s name wasn’t “Freeletics” it’s claiming to be something it’s not which is so frustrating!!
Great, but two suggestions 3/5
The workouts are excellent, and it’s really a great motivator to exercise regularly. It could be improved if the voice gave the name of each exercise at the start of the reps, and also if there was an easy way to access and control audio during the workout.
Why do you guys name your app Freeletics when you guys make someone pay $90 for workout plans. Please rename your app.
Great app but exercise freezes rendering ‘next’ exercise inaccessible 1 out of 4 sessions 3/5
What actually happens is during a session, I’d say one out of four sessions the touch screen becomes inoperable and this is essential to move from exercise to exercise, after completing one. The video continues to play, the timer ticks on but I cannot swipe ‘to next exercise’ or tap on ‘next’. I am quite ready to part with my hard-earned wonga to subscribe as the way this app works is brilliant BUT I need an app that works 100% of the time, not 75% of the time.
Not FREE 1/5
You would think that an app that says Free would be free buts it’s not. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!
Amazing ability to adapt workouts 5/5
After 5 weeks I am very satisfied with my progress. The ability to adapt the following week workouts is nice. Wish you could modify workout weights if I make an error. I am not aware that I can edit anything after the fact. Also better ability to back up and change in the workout would be appreciated. Overall terrific program.
Best workout app 5/5
It’s actually so good there’s tons of exercises and it works rly well. Also fun
“Free” letics 1/5
If your app isn’t free, don’t call it free.
Worth Every Penny... 5/5
It’s hard to impress me. And I’m impressed. These workouts are designed to break you down cardiovascularly and then your body either quits or gets stronger. Mine has progressively gotten stronger. And the cherry on top is I’m burning fat and feeling incredible.
OMG stop spamming 1/5
I have requested to be removed from their email spam several times and still get spammed....
Every problem identified in the reviews are responded to in exactly the same way.... reach out to our customer service so we can help you.... they don’t respond or help.... those that have paid for this app, don’t expect updates or new innovated workouts.....
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!!!