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I like this app because it fits the gym. It doesn’t fit every gym, nor ever kind of training. It fits the judgement free zone, mostly machine gym and the kind of lifting that goes on there. It has videos built in to explain things. It lets you log and record your progress. You can take a picture of the elliptical, treadmill, or bike screen and it will log the numbers for you. You can post your workouts to social media and link it to a variety of other apps. Post a picture to their success stories section and you might win a TV. I have my membership card linked to it, so it scans from the app and I don’t have to carry the card. This is handy for everything from buying a drink to reserving a massage chair. The reason I gave it 4 stars was Planet Fitness’s 30 Minute Express workout. I like the workout. The app has videos for all of it. The app won’t log the workout. You can select “yard work” as an exercise, but you can’t select Planet Fitness’s proprietary workout on their app. That’s just annoying.
I love Planet Fitness, I just recently joined and had been a 24 hour Fitness member for a while but hated going because the lack of equipment due to always being hogged up by body builders. I would go try to work out and they just stand there staring at you and kept asking if I was done, when I had just gotten the equipment after waiting my turn. Planet Fitness has tons of equipment TONS and there’s always something available to do. Not to mention the levels of membership ranging from $10, $12 and $21 which is the Black Card Membership that allows me to use the gym on my way home from work and the one by my house on the weekends. Plus not only that but the Black Card Room with tanning booths, total body enhancing booth and hydro massage with massage chairs. I love it, there are no pushy trainers, No body builders, just average me and average others who have the same goals in mind, lose weight and get healthy. Would I recommend Planet Fitness to those who are intimidated by the big gym, yes I would. The only thing I miss is Body Pump class but I remedied that with my own body pump setup at home. The staff is nice and everyone has to wipe down their equipment after use with cleaner provided every where, even Monk would be impressed. Thank you Planet for catering to people like us.
As a developer myself, I feel really bad reading the reviews here, as I can tell a lot of work was put into updating the design of this app. However the reason I came here is to see if anyone else had written about how to properly log a photo of my TREADMILL workout, literally the most common cardio machine at any gym. Unbelievably, my worst fear confirmed, the app no longer has the “treadmill” option, and they have also “discontinued” the snap a workout feature. That feature was so helpful for me tracking my fitness history. But ok, I have to enter manually now, I could reluctantly accept that. Then I learned that to add insult to injury, you can only use the “walking” option as the closest thing to treadmill, and there you can only log your speed and minutes, not your calories or incline. From reading reviews, I learned the super buried feature where if you enter your height and weight, it will calculate the calories, however without the incline info, the calculation is way off. Friends, I feel bad saying this but this update is *terrible* — I have never regretted updating an app on this level. The old version was ugly, but it was super useful, and i used it a lot for a very important part of my life. The new version is useless to me. I have been an iphone user since 2008, and I this is the first time i can remember writing any app review. I can only hope you can work quickly to restore needed features to your paying customers.
Before the recent update I felt very meh with this app, it’s only purpose to me was seeing the class schedule and having my card on it. But since the update I find myself using it very often!! It’s so much nicer to log your activities and it now has exercises you can do based on level and muscle group which is incredible. Only thing I would want to change is the variety in the exercises section. A lot of the exercises involve TRX bands, kettlebells, or ropes and my planet fitness doesn’t have those, even if they did some exercises require all of them and I wouldn’t want to take that much equipment. It would also be nice if you could search through those workouts and just search “core” and those would come up. I’d also love for more exercises to be included in the activities section and for you to be able to adjust your level and calories manually, the app often says I burned less calories than what the machine says. Other than those few things the app is 10x better than it used to be!
The app is great and a useful tool but what’s really impressive is the gym. I mean you gotta work out for the app to be useful right? Planet fitness is a great place to come work out. It’s got plenty of room so you have space to work out instead of feeling cramped. They have a huge amount of cardio machines so you’re never waiting for one to free up, which is one of my favorite parts. They have this cool area that’s kinda for people who aren’t sure what to do during a workout, you just follow the routine and you’re set. It’s also great for people who don’t have a lot of time to workout. My favorite part is the “ Black Card Spa” area. There are massage chairs and beds, a tanning booth, and also body enhancement machines. Cool part of being a black card member is that you’re able to bring anyone at any time for free, and it’s still cheaper than any other gym around. ($20 a month for black card, plus they’re always having specials.) Definitely recommended for anyone looking for a chill and cheap gym.
Welcome to the all-new Planet Fitness app!
Check out our awesome new features like PF Workouts, hundreds of exercise videos,
and progress tracking for in and out of the gym!
• Digital Keytag: Check into your club with just your phone! That means no more excuses about leaving your card at home.
• PF Workouts: Whether it’s your first time in the gym, or you just want to try something new, these guided sessions will help you make the most out of your workout.
• Workout Tracking: Every moment matters, whether you set a new personal best, or took a stroll on the treadmill. Track your activity, and watch those minutes add up.
• Class Scheduling: Book free fitness training sessions with Planet Fitness trainers.
Download the Planet Fitness app today - You got this!