This app needs more functionality during the workouts. I can’t tell what is coming up. I have trouble pacing myself because I have no idea what’s coming up next. During the strength classes it would be nice to have a list of movements in the filters. Sometimes I don’t want to do certain movements. I would also like to be able to do quick rewind. When I’m doing a treadmill class and they mention the elevation once right at the start of the song you are in trouble if you miss it. Or maybe a display while you are working out that shows what you should be doing at that time. You don’t have to have a full screen leaderboard. Other than that, I like the app. Workouts are pretty good. Convenience is huge.
So I bought into all the reasons this app trumps OTF- namely price and convenience so I gave it a whirl. It’s a runners workout, pretty plain and simple. I tried a variety of the workouts and they were all mainly running motivators - I did (used to) go to OT and pretty much liked it except for the price. Here’s the difference:1) OTF mixes cardio and weights in each workout. The studio app does not. You have to select your run then select a strength. 2) OTF gives you the workout of the day to you so you don’t have to select. 3) OTF creates a personal attachment since coaches will know you by name and what you’re struggling with within 2/3 classes 4) OTF provides achievable challenges On the positive side, Studio does track your burn (ie points) so you do get motivated to move up the ranks. It is convenient. It is low cost. Basically it’s a decent workout app but not and OTF replacement or comparable - I think they should just not market it that way and would get more positive feedback for the workout it IS.
Ugh. Indigenous People have repeatedly asked us to stop appropriating the word tribe. Please remove it from the Say Hello page. It’s actually fine to say “Meet your Instructors” instead.
*****Update***** Apple Watch connectivity for heart rate issue seems to be fixed. Now there is an issue if I get a phone call or pause the workout, the heart rate stays stuck at whatever it was at during interruption. As well the Watch app ends and never records a workout to my health data. *****Initial Review***** ....the connectivity issues on the Apple Watch after this last update are unbearable. If I didn’t pay for an entire year already I’d cancel. When you start a workout, I can see the green lights on the bottom of my Apple Watch light up, attempting to gather my data, after 10-20 seconds they go off. The only fix has been to delete the app. Reinstall. Do this each time. Are you serious??? Come on guys. Seems pretty basic to fix this ASAP.
I love this app for a lot of things. I started using this instead of Orange Theory as it was the same kind of workout but way cheaper and on my own time. However, some of the instructors annoy me so much. I swear, a lot of the time I’m 50% enjoying my workout and 50% sweating internally at the instructors. My biggest complaint is many of them speak WAY too much. I like to get into the music when I’m running, and I enjoy to be motivated and pushed but not even 10 seconds. I have to keep turning up and down my volume; 10 seconds of music pumping through my earbuds and flowing through me, followed by 20 seconds of quickly having to lower my volume because of the shrill voice of an instructor. Seriously, we don’t need “instruction” or “motivation” so often. The least you can do is allow us to filter the instructors by how much they talk and the music:speaking ratio. A lot of them also mess up. Cmon, you can do better. I’m sure talking into a microphone for 30 minutes is not that difficult of a job. But when we’re supposed to be having a 2 minute rest and they forget and go right into another sprint 1 minute in, it’s really annoying. So please, keep this app up, it’s great. Just get better instructors.
I use Studio runs and workouts 4-6 times a week and for me, that annual fee is nothing due to how often I use it! My endurance running has improved significantly thanks to the app, as well as skill level as a runner. The only bug-a-boo for me is that I would trade in the Fitcoin concept for the ability to rewind/fast forward workouts for when I accidentally have hit “end workout” after pausing!!! That part can be extremely frustrating when you’re 20 mins in. I will always use this app and I recommended it to all my runner friends.
This is a great idea, however Studio hasn’t done the work to make it great. Better class descriptions would be a starting point. Right now I have to start the class to see if I’m going to enjoy it. There is a fix, add more detail to the description. I have the app on my treadmill but I don’t get to “share” and “chat” to get more “fitcoin” (what is fitcoin anyway) Also, I cant see what my rank is if I log on with the treadmill app. Come on y’all, you can make it awesome!! Just do it!
I’ve used Studio for approximate 6 months. Initially, I was very pleased with the functionality and the diversity of the workout options. That changed approximately two month ago. Studio updated their app which resulted in issues syncing with my Apple Watch 4. Since that time, and despite numerous efforts to resolve the issue with Studio, it remains unresolved. I am still able to benefit from the guided training, but can’t take advantage of some of the other features that made the app appealing without the app being capable of tracking heart rate, distance, etc. While I like the trainers and diversity of workout options, the technical issues are significant and are likely to result in my not purchasing a license to use the app beyond my current term.
The sound for the music is too low on many of the workouts and if you turn up volume then the coach is too loud and shouting. Also, I wish it had training workouts for 5k, marathon etc each workout series only puts out one workout per week so you have to skip around and try to piece meal a training program.
So not user friendly. Filtering is tough-cant select multiple criteria (what if I want to see beginner and universal workouts for treadmill and outdoor with hip hop OR rock music). If I bookmark something I cannot see a description of it later. Etc etc...totally unmotivating...thumbs down