Fit Apps: Sworkit and Sworkit Pro
  • July 23, 2013
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    (Screenshot courtesy of Sworkit)

    (Disclosure: Sworkit gave me a download code to get Sworkit Pro free of charge and two additional codes to giveaway to readers. I always only write about the apps and workouts I like)

    I’m really into lunch hour workouts lately. I know, I’ve been walking away from my desk for lunch (Insert a collective gasp from salaried workers nation-wide). Once I realized that I wasn’t doing my hair for work most of the time anyway, I figured why not just spend 30-45 minutes a day messing it up? Plus: It’s good for your productivity to take breaks (says a “mounting pile of evidence”).

    I tried Sworkit this week at my office building’s gym, but if you work in a home office or don’t have a gym at work, all workouts are entirely body-weight based (read: can be done without any additional equipment). Something else I love due to my total hatred for routines is that the exercises are randomized so you should feel like you’re doing a new workout each time.

    I did a strength workout the morning before trying Sworkit, so I use this circuit training app to get my heart rate up for an extra 30 minutes! The app works in 30-second segments, so you’ll go from 30 seconds of lateral jumps to mountain climbers to pushups. Every 2 min and 30 seconds, the app gives you break.

    On your next lunch break or the next time you’re traveling without a gym, download Sworkit for free (on iPhone or Android). For $.99, you can also get Sworkit Pro (on iPhone or Android) with bonus workouts and exercises.

    Want a free download of Sworkit Pro? The first two people to email me at jeana (dot) fabfit (at) gmail (dot) com get a download code to get it!

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.