App turns your iPhone into a personal trainer
Intelitrainer for the iPhone and iPod touch offers many advantages of a personal trainer without the high cost of hiring one. Using a basic profile and a list of available exercise equipment, the Michael George Enterprises app can create a workout plan for you.
To create a workout, you fill out a profile that includes your height, weight, skill level, and exercise goal; you also tell the app what equipment you have on hand. From there, Intelitrainer takes you to the workout details. These include a brief description of the exercise, a more detailed description if needed, and—the coolest part—a video that demonstrates proper form. You have the option to skip the exercise, which will take you to a menu to pick a substitute workout, or tap the I Did It! button. In that case, Intelitrainer asks you whether the exercise was easy or difficult and uses the answer to adjust for your next workout.
The app gives you the option of creating your own workout plan, or you can use designed by Intelitrainer. The suggested workout is different every time and based on previous results and profile information.
Intelitrainer offers a seemingly endless amount of exercises. The more equipment you tell the app you have on hand, the greater the number of available options.
The app’s workout log keeps track of what exercises you performed each day, with notes on how well the exercise was completed, any reps associated with the exercise, or any other notes you make.
I would definitely recommend Intelitrainer as a personal trainer and plan to use it myself.
[Ann Chihak Poff writes a health and fitness blog, Go Fit Girl.]