7 Minute Workout for Windows Phone 8 is the premiere companion app for the popular workout featured recently in the New York Times and on Lifehacker.com. The premise of the 7-minute workout is simple. Short bursts of high-intensity exercises allow you to achieve maximum results while minimizing the length of your workout. Researchers carefully crafted a routine of 12 different upper and lower body exercises to attain these results. 7 Minute Workout for WP8 (along with a chair and a wall) is all you need to stay on top of this workout and meet your fitness goals.
Beautifully designed for the Windows Phone interface, this app guides you through your workout. Once you hit “play,” you can place your phone down and focus on the exercises, as audio cues tell you when to start and rest as well as what exercise to prepare for next. Beginners and experts alike will appreciate the included instructions to help you achieve proper form as well as the tips for each exercise and excerpts from the scientific study behind this effective program. Customize your workout by changing the length of each round. Add extra rest time if you need more time between sets or even change the order of the exercises to make it yours.
As the app guides you through exercises like jumping jacks, pushups, and squats, you are supposed to keep up with an “8 out of 10” on the discomfort scale to really push yourself and maximize your results, and while touted as the “7 minute workout,” a complete workout will run you a little over 21 minutes, as the researchers suggest you complete three 7-minute sets, which is built right into the app.
Overall, 7 Minute Workout looks and feels incredibly polished with all of the functionality you come to expect from a quality app. Keeping up with the program may be difficult for some, but those looking to get or stay in shape should definitely download a copy of this app to help keep you on track.
7 Minute Workout is free (ad-supported) and you can find it in the Windows Phone store here or by scanning the tag to the right from your phone.