Just the library of workouts (premium, DVD, workout generator, guest trainers, etc.) makes the yearly cost worth. Plenty of variety and options to fit your needs. But before adding new workouts and features fix the existing glitches and limitations... - videos exit out randomly or pause - pause/play button glitches or starts on own - be able to start an exercise over from the top without having to skip backward, then forward...and then get lectured to “not make this a habit” Sometimes I just got a late start when grabbing my weights or moving from standing to sitting. - would LOVE a way to adjust length of circuits. As I get stronger I can up the weights I use, but sometimes I’d rather do more reps. I have to pause the workout, do a few more, then hit play again. - be able to schedule workout(s) of your choice, not just the automatic next in one program. - be able to DELETE workouts and PREVIEW workouts (especially DVD ones) without having to start them. - music feature is just confusing! No matter what app I use I can’t get it to correspond or play from one device. Would love to be able to turn off music on DVD workouts and play my own. - allow for weight to be added to the nearest tenth of a pound, not just whole numbers.
Positive: Has a range of workout plans to fit your needs and your schedule. I’m a busy momma so I like the short high intensity workouts. Negative: The app could be a little more user friendly.
Great app, fully recommend
This is the BEST fitness app out there. You get SO MUCH for what you pay for. Between healthy recipes, beginner workouts all the way up to absolute insanity. Plus she added meditation and mindfulness. I’ve lost about 40 lbs and gained more muscle than I could ever imagine I could have with this app and never stepping foot into a gym. Just my livingroom. Highly recommend!
I love this App. It has been perfect for my pandemic world! There are a couple of glitches. There was no background music this am on my 20 minute hard arm, chest, back workout. There are a couple of exercises where Jillian is on the ball in the video but the descriptions and sound do not mention the ball. I would love to have more data for my nerd brain. I’d love to have a total minutes worked and if you could talk to my Garmin watch or Apple Watch then I would be in heaven!
I had reached my heaviest ever during quarantine, but with the help of this app, I’m down almost 30 pounds. The workouts are challenging, but there absolute customization to assure your daily workouts are up to speed with your fitness level. There are ton of programs you can follow that are made for the app, as well as all of Jillian’s DVDs. I started with the 30 Day Shred program, and I can’t believe how far I have come in the last 70 days of following Jillian’s workouts! You can stream the workouts from your phone. This makes it a breeze to workout in any sort of place or at any time.
I’ve been exercising to Jillian Michaels videos for years and was getting sick of them when I discovered this app. I love the variety of workouts and the different levels you can choose. For me, a short, intense workout is perfect in a busy day. The app has a few annoying features. For example you can’t restart a segment of the work out if you need to pause for some reason without skipping ahead and then skipping back. Also, I’d like it to be easier to choose the difficulty level within a work out instead of having to go back in to my overall preferences and resetting my progress in the series I am working on. After all, some days I feel advanced, and some days I feel like a beginner. Finally,I only tried one of the recipes and haven’t made any more because that one was gross. There are some other tech features that just lead to a lot of clicking around, but overall I love this app.
I’ve been using Jillian’s workouts since 2012. In 2020, I’ve hardly missed more than her prescribed 1 day of rest per week, all without injury. Over the course of my life I’ve done competitive gymnastics (though not super advanced), cross country, a few half marathons, track, yoga, bootcamps, and swimming, all of which have led to repetitive use injuries. Jillian’s workouts are the only ones that keep me consistently active and have never resulted in an injury. In fact, I have used her workouts to heal myself from injuries caused by other sports. Working out at home gives you the space to adapt as needed without having to answer to anyone but yourself. I find myself pushing harder alone than I do in groups, yet in all the right ways. When something hurts (not tired hurt, but injury hurt) I back off and do another move she’s taught me. I’ve learned that no matter how strong I get, my shoulders are too beat up from swimming for floor pushups. Even yoga left me with shoulder injuries from too much chaturanga and crow. In Jillian’s push-ups, I sometimes drop to my knees but more often head over to a counter. I still get stronger without tweaking anything. The balance of her workouts keeps you from over working any muscle, while working out your full body. I love how she breaks up front of the body vs back of the body rather than having a legs vs arms day (which inevitably overworks each one.) I’m almost never sore (after the initial few weeks) but always feel like I gave it my all. Just picking any-ol’-online workout is not the same. Her workouts are carefully constructed to create full body strength, interweave cardio to reduce body fat, and all of it to avoid injury. It just works. Her workouts have kept me out of my physical therapist‘s office because they treat the same issues that I’d spend many hours and dollars doing with physical therapy. Strong hips and quads relieve weak knees. Stronger chest, shoulders, and back have relieved my shoulder twinges that were a near constant. Wrist pain I had throughout my 30’s is gone in my 40’s. I’m stronger now than I ever was in my 20’s & 30’s— and it literally just takes 30 minutes a day. If you’re new, I’d recommend using some of her old school videos first because she explains breath and alternative moves more than she does in the newer formulated workouts. Plus, her workout partners are fun! Just be prepared for some old school body-shaming comments that are a bit more out of vogue in 2020. I just laugh them off and explain to my kids that my reasons for working out are about being strong for life, not about how I look in a bikini. To be fair, Jillian says both, but I do wish there was a little less focus on skinny jeans and bikinis. But look past that, and you’ll find the best workout series out there, and the most fit you imaginable.
I’m at 150 workouts and I am still loving Jillian’s App. Thanks for making it fun, It keeps me coming back day after day. Thanks!
Pros 7minute quick workout Many different training modules Cons I fell in love with the Dashama 30DYC in the dvd workout section but lost access to it after a month or so. I don’t know why I lost access even after paying for the complete year subscription. I wish the mindfulness section had a more soothing voice. It’s not very useful as I am tuned to Jillian’s voice for workouts and can’t calm my mind hearing the same voice in the mindfulness section.