This post is presented by Gorilla Workout.
When most of us buy a gym membership, we imagine having the time and discipline for building muscle or losing weight. Unfortunately, most of us know things usually don’t work out that way.
Nowadays, it’s possible to get a comprehensive workout without a gym, or even any equipment. Bodyweight training has been growing in popularity for years. That’s partly because using your own weight as resistance is economical and effective. But it’s also because smartphones offer a convenient and portable “virtual coach,” thanks to a new class of workout app.
That’s what Gorilla Workout does. The app makes it easy for anyone to get a toned body, gain muscle mass or lose weight easily — anytime, anywhere. With more than a million users, Gorilla Workout is already a contender with some of the country’s biggest gym franchises. A brief tour of the app reveals why people are going ape for it (I’m so sorry).
Ditch the gym bag
The whole point of bodyweight training is doing exercise with, well, just your body. No equipment or experience needed.
Through 15-minute daily exercises, each accompanied by a clear video guide, Gorilla Workout walks you through efficient exercises. These routines target your core, abs, chest, back, arms and legs.
Despite the modest run time, each workout amounts to a serious fat-burning session. You can do the quick routines anywhere — at home, in the park, at the office and, yes, as a supplemental routine at the gym.
Unlike the gym, however, this app encourages you to stick to your routine. While it’s oh so easy to “forget” to go to the gym, Gorilla Workout’s daily reminders help you stay consistent. As you advance, in-app purchases offer a greater variety of exercises. The little celebration at the end of each step offers a gamified sense of accomplishment that makes staying on task a lot easier. Sure beats the grunts and clanging metal that punctuate time at the gym.
Evolve with the Gorilla
The Gorilla Workout app is broken into four exercise levels of increasing difficulty, indicated by an ever-more-toned gorilla. As you progress, the app guides you through 175 different workout routines, comprised of more than 40 distinct exercises.
Although the buff gorilla might make this workout app look like it’s aimed at dudes, the routines are equally suited to women. The exercises prove accessible for people of all levels of skill and strength.
The app tracks and measures your activity, so after a while you gain a real sense of your progress. Social sharing features for Facebook and Twitter add an extra layer of accountability; your gym buddies don’t need to be in the same building anymore.
Conveniently, you don’t need to be online to use the Gorilla Workout app. That’s good because, let’s face it, phones aren’t always conducive to staying on task.
Get the Gorilla Workout app for iPhone or Android
Costing just a dollar, Gorilla Workout offers a super-affordable alternative to the gym. It’s also a great supplement to any routine you might already enjoy.
For most of us, using a workout app proves the most realistic way to get an even semi-regular exercise habit together. But whether you’re a gym rat or a couch potato, Gorilla Workout lets you get an excellent workout without breaking the bank or reorganizing your life.
Download from: App Store or Google Play