There are lots of short workout apps available on the app store. Why is GoHiiT different or any better?
There is nothing wrong with short workouts and we believe in High Intensity bursts of exercise. However 7 minutes enough? Some of the research suggests it is enough. But is that the only reason we work out?
Often I run or workout for the relaxation side of it. The ‘me time’ is nearly as important to me as the workout. So on days where I am really pushed for time I might do a 3,5 or 7 minute workout, but more often than not I need at least 20 minutes to mentally unwind.
GoHiiT gives me the ability to put in as much running as I like adding in the HiiT Intervals gives me the workout that I need. As a busy mum, I don’t have time not to work as hard as possible, my exercise time needs to deliver results.
This morning I did a skipping HiiT. I didn’t have a lot of time but I knew I needed a good workout, so I set a 15 minute workout, with 7 intervals, popped out onto the balcony outside my bedroom with my skipping rope and skipped the cardio part of my workout. It was short, but hard work and I felt great after it – and a little sore. All together with the intervals it took me just over 20 minutes.
Most days, I’ll do a 25-30 minute run, I like the social side of running, not running with a friend, but the smiling and saying hi to people as we pass – there is a real camaraderie between those early morning runners and walkers. All up my HiiT intervals will add up to around 7 minutes, so I know I am getting a full body workout.
Personally I don’t like any exercise app that uses text to speech. I just can’t workout with that horrible computer voice talking at me.
So – yes in our opinion GoHiiT is much better than the 7 minute workout, but you’ll have to try it for yourself and let us know what you think.