In 2015 Fitbit announced the acquisition of Fitstar, one of the largest platforms for delivering personalized video-based exercise experiences on mobile devices. Today marks the next evolution of that partnership as Fitbit and the Fitstar Personal Trainer app kick off their deepest integration yet. What does that mean for you? Access to smarter, more motivating features.
COMING SOON TO YOUR FITBIT APP
Have you ever gone to the gym and just hopped on the elliptical because you didn’t know what else to do? Or done a bunch of strength training exercises at home in no particular order because they were the only ones you could remember? Your workouts will be more effective if you have a plan, and now you can with Recommended Workouts.
Because your Fitbit and Fitstar accounts can “talk” to each other and share data, Fitstar is now able to send workout recommendations based on your activity history straight to your Fitbit app. For instance, if you ran five miles wearing a Fitbit tracker, Fitstar might suggest a customized Fitstar Personal Trainer session that rests your legs and focuses on abs and arms, or a Freestyle session, like ”Cardio Crunch,” for an alternative cardio option that still supports heart health. You’ll also get workout recommendations that are based on what people similar to you are doing. The result? You stay on track and reach your goals faster.
You’ll see these smart workout recommendations in the new “Guidance” navigation tab, which is coming soon to the Fitbit app. In the Fitstar app, they’re available in the “Recommended Workouts” section of the dashboard.
FITSTAR PERSONAL TRAINER APP GETS UPDATED, TOO
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Fitstar Personal Trainer, now’s the time. It’s been redesigned to give users like you a more personalized experience, and it’s available worldwide in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. You can can easily set up an account by using your Fitbit login for a single sign-on experience. [Download Fitstar Apps.] In addition to recommended workouts, here are the highlights:
A new look and feel: The user interface has been redesigned to create a fresh and inspiring environment that looks great on a wide variety of formats, from mobile phones to the latest high-definition TVs.
Personal trainer options: You now have the ability to pick one of two certified personal trainers—Lea Rouse and Adrian Richardson (that’s them below!) —to guide you on your fitness journey. You can also switch between them if both of their personalities suit you.
Fitstar Radio in-app music: You can now add a soundtrack to your workout with Fitstar Radio, which lets you choose from seven different music channels: Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic/Dance, Throwback (80’s, 90’s, 2000’s), Power Mix and Cardio Mix. The Power Mix and Cardio Mix stations will be personally curated by Fitstar.
More exercises: Fitstar now has even more bodyweight and cardio exercises for every fitness level—with more to be added regularly—to keep your workouts fresh and fun. And each move is adaptive. That means if you rate a 30-second plank as too hard, Fitstar may ask you do the move for a shorter duration next time.
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.