An honest review of the Fit Body App, created by Anna Victoria.
Do you like having a structured workout plan? How about a structured workout plan that’s flexible? Sometimes I don’t feel like lifting weights, and other times I don’t feel like HIIT sequences. One thing I do need, though, is three days of cardio as a baseline.
So when I learned that Anna Victoria launched a fitness app with three different plans, I immediately knew I needed it.
Why I Chose Fit Body App
I learned of Anna Victoria on Instagram two years ago when I was looking for a fitness plan that was easier on the knees. As much as I hated burpees, I knew they were an excellent total body workout, but I just couldn’t do as many as my previous fitness plan required. Instagrammers raved about Anna’s fitness plans, and I found her extremely relatable, humble, and warm on her Instagram account.
I purchased and completed Anna’s Fit Body Guides (FBG 1 and FBG 2) over a year ago. I learned SO MUCH about cardio in her guides (seriously, there’s SO MUCH good information in there!) and I appreciate that there is a balance between cardio and strength. Not only that, but her workouts didn’t hurt my knees. That was huge.
After doing FBG 1 again earlier this year, my body let me know it was time for a new challenge. It was the perfect excuse to start a subscription of her newly released Fit Body App.
Let’s talk about the app, shall we?
Fit Body App Overview
There are three programs in the Fit Body App: Shred, Tone and Sculpt. The first two you can do at home, and the third one you need a gym membership for, so there really is a plan for everyone.
No matter which program you choose, there are a few things in common.
Each workout has a running timer (starting at zero) and each circuit also has its own timer. However, the timer is there just as a visual. There is no time limit so you can instead focus on proper form instead of stressing out about fitting in as many reps as possible. You also get a timer for your rest periods, so scrolling through IG doesn’t wreck your workout, haha.
Every move in the Fit Body App has animated GIFs of Anna performing the exercise, which are super helpful as some of the moves I have never heard of before.
There are three circuits in each workout, and you complete each circuit three times before moving to the next (except Sculpt, but more on that later). I like this method because I can focus on improving my form each time. I like to continually challenge myself to do better, as I find this makes the workout go by quicker.
Fit Body App Workout Schedules
There is one major difference among the plans, and that is their structure. Your Shred and Tone workout schedules look like this:
- Monday: legs + glutes
- Tuesday: cardio + core
- Wednesday: back + arms
- Thursday: cardio + core
- Friday: full body
- Saturday: cardio + core
- Sunday: recommended rest day
Your Sculpt workout schedules look like this:
- Monday: quads + glutes + cardio
- Tuesday: back + arms + core
- Wednesday: recommended rest day
- Thursday: hamstrings + glutes + cardio
- Friday: chest + shoulders + cardio
- Saturday: cardio + core
- Sunday: recommended rest day
Fit Body App Programs
Shred is an entirely body weight based program designed to help you lean down and lose fat. The workouts in this plan are high intensity interval training (HIIT) in nature and be done entirely at home.
The workouts are 30 minutes long, and they will definitely make you break a sweat! Just because they’re body weight does NOT mean they won’t challenge you!
The core workouts are only 15 minutes and are done on the same day as Cardio (30 minutes). Shred is perfect for those who workout from home, don’t have access to a gym, travel for work, or who’s primary goal is to lose body fat, and/or are looking for HIIT Cardio.
Tone is great for women who want to lose body fat but also want to tone up and build lean muscle. This plan focuses on weight training with some moves to increase your heart rate sprinkled in between. It can be done from home or the gym, as long as you have dumbbells, and the workouts are only 30 minutes.
Like the Shred plan, the Tone core workouts are only 15 minutes and follow right after your Cardio session.
Tone is my favorite plan in Fit Body App, as I’ve found that weights + cardio is the sweet spot my body likes to feel strong.
Sculpt is the lifting program! It’s meant to tighten and sculpt your body by building muscle. All workouts are 45-60 minutes long and require a gym. This is perfect for women who want to gain lean muscle and change their body composition through lifting weights.
This structure in this workout plan is different that of Shred and Tone (refer to the Fit Body App overview above). Not only are the days different, but unlike the other two plans, you don’t have three circuits repeated 3x. This is a legit lifting program and I’m THRILLED to see this in the app!
Each Sculpt workout is structured as follows:
- warm-up with 1 set of two moves
- first superset with 4 sets of two moves
- second superset with 4 sets of two moves
- third superset with 4 sets of two moves
- burnout with 1 set until muscle failure
- 15-minute HIIT cardio session
Anna recommends your intense cardio session after your strength training session so you don’t exhaust yourself before weight lifting. Otherwise, your weight training session may be affected.
The two core circuits per week are 4 sets of varying reps. As you can see, this is a very different plan but it is AMAZING for when you feel your body (or mind) needs a challenge.
Flexibility in Fit Body App Workouts
In the Shred and Tone programs, you can choose to double up on a strength training + cardio workout in one day. What this means is, if you can’t fit a 30-minute session into your day 6x a week, you can double up a strength + cardio session, making it a 60-minute session 3x a week. However, I like that the workouts can be done in 30 minutes, so I haven’t doubled up very often.
Even though each workout is labeled by day of the week, you aren’t locked into doing the workouts on any specific day. Perfect for when life gets crazy and you can’t complete them all in one week.
If I find that I’ll miss a workout, I usually opt to drop the full body workout and make sure I get legs + glutes and back + arms done. If it’s a really crazy week (hey, life happens)I make sure I get in at least full body plus my cardio sessions. It’s called balance!
You can switch things up and change the program throughout the week. So, if your program is Tone (free weights + cardio) and you suddenly find yourself without dumbbells, you can switch to the Shred program where you don’t need any equipment.
If you’re traveling and suddenly have access to a hotel gym (or can go with a relative to their gym), you can switch your plan to Sculpt and change things up. There is also a resistance band toggle button you can turn on if you’d like to incorporate resistance bands in any of the programs.
The world’s your oyster with this fitness app!
Fit Body App Meal Plan
Probably one of the most unique feature of Anna Victoria’s Fit Body App is the custom macro-based meal plan. I haven’t heard of any other fitness app offer this, and it’s truly unique.
You enter your height, age, weight, activity level and your goal (lose, maintain or gain), and the app automatically tells you how much you should eat. Everyone’s caloric needs will vary, but based on your results, the app automatically adjusts the portions and ingredients for the recipe. Amazing!
You have the option of choosing between regular (plant + animal proteins), vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian. A little bird told me new meal plans are coming soon and I cannot wait!
Swapping Out a Meal
Not a fan of (fill in the blank)? No problem. All you have to do is tap on Alternative Options at the bottom of a recipe. Then you’ll see the alternative meals that still fit your macros on the next page. My mind is blown, I tell ya. B-l-o-w-n.
Fit Body Community
There is an amazing community of girls following the app and Anna’s programs, called the #fbggirls and #fbgcommunity. The community is one of the reasons so many girls see such great success with the app, thanks to the motivation, support, advice and encouragement you receive on a daily basis.There is also a free facebook group girls can join, too!
If you go to my Instagram highlights, you’ll see where I’ve posted my workout updates. Even as far back as 80 weeks ago, you’ll see I’ve been a huge fan of Anna Victoria, and I have consistently tagged her on IG. (She even responded to me, major fan-girl moment!)
One of the many things I love about her is that she’s real, and she’s a girl’s girl. She shares images of her own fitness + wellness journey, and also shares vulnerable insecurities.
She’s just like all of us, and that authenticity just isn’t something you can make up. She’s the real deal.
If you’ve made it this far…#BLESS haha. I know this review is long, but if I were on the fence, this in-depth review is what I would find most helpful before starting a subscription. Because I know just how much work Anna Victoria put into her FBG Guides, I knew that the Fit Body App was not going to disappoint.
I truly hope you found this review useful! If you have any questions, be sure to drop them in the comments below. I also found the FAQ page to be very useful when deciding to purchase my subscription.
Which workout plan would you pick from Fit Body App?
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