Earlier this year Pocket Logic LLC released their “Fight Trainer” smartphone app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users to buy. The app acts as your own personal trainer for Boxing and Mixed Martial-Arts workouts. The great thing about this app is that both beginners and professional fighters can make use of it. Even if you do not train in any combat sport you will still find that it’s a great way to stay in shape and work off some of those calories.
Once you click on “Start Workout” the app will reel off commands/instructions on what move/exercise you need to do next. To make sure that you don’t find workouts repetitive or boring, the app uses a “fuzzy” randomization engine to ensure that you get a different set of techniques to work on every time you workout. “Fight Trainer” is not designed to teach actual techniques, instead it provides a platform for you to base your workouts on.
“Fight Trainer” has a large selection of different workouts and training modes including Boxing, Kickboxing, Thai Boxing, Shadowboxing, Black Belt Test and many more. One of my favorite workouts was “Kickboxing – Basic” which mixes striking with kicks for a well rounded workout which lasts 14 mins with 5 rounds. If you are feeling adventurous you can go for the “Title Fight” mode which lasts for 47 mins!
One of the more interesting features of the app is the “round timer” which is perfect if you enjoy interval training. Also, many of the features can be customized to suit your personal preference or specification. As a user you can change the length of preparation time, rest periods, the type of attack, defense, footwork or exercise you wish to work on and the speed at which commands are given to you during a workout.
I had a lot of fun using the “Fight Trainer” app as it is not something I have done before using my phone. It is great for those days when you can’t make it to the gym as you can still get a workout done at home. Also, the app has the ability to integrate with your iTunes library, so you can put on your favorite tracks while working out. A very handy app to have if you are into health and fitness, so it definitely gets the thumbs up from me.
The “Fight Trainer” iPhone app is available to buy for £2.99 – CLICK HERE
Also check out the “Fight Trainer” website – CLICK HERE
Big thanks to Pocket Logic LLC for giving me the app to try!
Jay Cee – The MMA Review