The Fitness Games App Review

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through their partnership with Fit Approach. I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review. As always, all opinions are my own.

TFGapp.comI have gone through a ton of workout apps on my phone, or even apps that just encourage a healthier lifestyle, like Lose It! and a water tracking app, I even have my own app that was done with my husband. To say I am experienced in this arena is probably an understatement. I like trying out new apps, I can appreciate both sides of the business when it comes to this stuff.

The Fitness Games is an app that tracks your workouts in real-time and then you can compete with other users.

First step: Download the app (iOS or Android) and make a profile!

Profile Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will say that the directions on how to make things private were confusing and only showed up once, there was no way to find them again. I ended up emailing the guys that created this app and adding them as a friend to make sure what I wanted private was private. They were incredibly fast with their response, but it would be nice if the directions were easily accessible.

2. Start tracking workouts

TFGWorkouts

It was incredibly easy to find your workout or input it if the workout wasn’t already listed.

3. Challenge others to a workout!

Running Outdoor ChallengeYou can choose different types of workouts for challenges

Full Body Workout Example

4. Join the Facebook Group to get to know other users and to get daily motivation!

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Overall, I like the idea of the app. I think it is a great way to interact with others and motivate them, without sharing your run details or gym location for the crazy stalker types out there. There are also over 250 exercises with videos, pictures, and descriptions performed by nationally certified personal trainers. I do wish that you could let it run in the background while using it. I also wish that you were able to do Cardio workouts before upgrading. Since the app is free there are in app purchases. While I don’t have a problem shelling out my own money for apps, I want to know more details of how the app works before that happens.

What’s your favorite Fitness App?

TuneTime Music Hour – Review and Giveaway.



As I may or may not have mentioned before, my husband Nick happens to be a software developer by profession and more specifically, an iOS developer by night. He’s had a few apps in the app store for a few years now and he’s asked me to share some news about a recent fitness-related update to one of his apps. In his own words:

I even used this last night, if you follow me on instagram, you would’ve seen me post a preview of the app!

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I personally use the app for tempo runs and HIIT workouts. Plus you can share your completed workouts on your social media networks to keep yourself accountable.

Hi Cupcake Kellys Readers,

I’ve been very hard at work on a new version of my musical timer app TuneTime Music Hour for iOS. The app started life as a generic musical timer, but as time goes on, I am hearing of more and more folks using it for fitness related activities. To that effect, I’ve added two exciting new features that I think you guys will really enjoy in addition to the rest of what the app already has.

The latest version adds background audio, a feature I haven’t seen in many timer apps. You can start a timed activity and music continues even if you switch apps or put your device to sleep. Additionally, you can now set custom interval lengths so your timed activities don’t have to be restricted to 60-second intervals.

I’m really hoping to get some feedback from users in the fitness community so that I can continue to add features taylored to fitness activities and make the app even better for people like yourselves. If you decide to check it out, please don’t hesitate to send me honest feedback around things you like and things you’d like to see.

~Nick

You can check out the premium version of the app here:

TuneTime Music Hour Premium

There’s a free version of the app as well, but it doesn’t have two highlighted features and also contains ads (the purpose is to be more of a “try before you buy”, though it is still quite functional). Find it at:

TuneTime Music Hour

As a bonus, Nick has given me some promo codes for the premium version of the app to give out to five people that tweet about the app. Just click on this Tweet button to make it happen and we’ll get you your code!

There are several ways to enter (leave a comment for each or additional entries won’t count!):

1. Click the above link to tweet and leave a comment with the URL. (Mandatory)

2. Follow @CupcakeKellys on twitter

3. Leave a comment telling me what you are going to use the app for

You have until Sunday, November 18 at 11:59 pm EST to enter. Winners will be announce Monday, November 19.

Unfortunately this app only works on iPhones, not on Android.