It is that time of year when my workouts can kind of seem ho hum. The weather gets kind of icky. My fresh new workout from the New Year is getting a bit stale. Allergens have been high outside forcing me to workout indoors. There are just those days that getting on the elliptical or treadmill seems like the slowest minutes of my entire life. Enter Skyfit to change things up a bit.
I love workout classes. They definitely challenge me more than working out by myself. The problem is that having a job in sales means my schedule changes regularly. I might need to work out at 6 AM one day and be able to leisurely hit the gym at 8:30 AM the next. My hours for work change daily and weekly depending on client needs and obligations. Being able to be consistent with workout classes is not something that works for me and I’m unwilling to hit the gym at 5:30 AM every day. Once again, enter Skyfit to be the solution.
I had never heard of Skyfit until I saw it on my Facebook feed. It mentioned something about streaming classes for runners that piqued my interest. They had an option for a 7-day free trial, so I signed up and decided to give it a go. I am now a paying member, this is my honest opinion, and I was not compensated for this review.
Skyfit is an app that streams workout classes to your phone. They have several different options depending on your workout needs. Classes include spinning, elliptical, treadmill, outdoor running, and 5K training workouts. The best way I can describe it is like Spin class anytime you want. The trainer gives you step-by-step instructions on what you should be doing for the entire workout. I’m VERY particular about the music I sweat with and I give the playlist two thumbs up. I like that I don’t have to think about anything for my workout, I just press play and go.
So far I have tried the outdoor running, elliptical, 5k training, spin, and treadmill workouts through Skyfit. At just $9.99 per month after the 7 day free trial, I think it is an inexpensive way to be challenged.
One thing I would like to note is to not worry about the distances. The running workouts have the times listed and mileage. Don’t let the fact that it might say you are going to do a 4.5 mile run scare you. How far you run will depend on how fast you are going. If you are new to running, take it easy. When the workout calls for sprinting, you can jog instead. If it calls for an easy jog, then walk. Cater the workout to your fitness level. Let me assure you that all fitness levels can enjoy and benefit from this app. You will be able to increase your endurance, torch calories with the interval training, and be able to run faster.
If you are bored with your workout or just want to be challenged more, give Skyfit a try!