If you’re trying to get back in shape after eating way too much food over the holidays (who hasn’t done that?), luckily there are plenty of health and fitness apps on Windows Phone to help you on your way. A good app to help you get the most out of your exercise routine is 6 Week Training from Herm’s Software.
6 Week Training focuses on five main exercise routines, including one hundred pushups, two hundred situps, two hundred squats, one hundred and fifty dips, and twenty pullups. You’ll start the app by first taking a test to see where you stand in your progress toward each goal. Before you take each test, of course, it’s always a good idea to do some stretches.
Once you’ve been properly placed in a particular workout level, you’ll be able to keep track of your continued progress as you work your way to a higher level. After the second, fourth, and fifth weeks, there are “Exhaustion Tests” that determine which level of the program is right for you at that point in time. For all of you hardcore body-builders out there, there’s also a Super Set Mode which allows you to do multiple exercises instead of having a break in between sets.
You’ll monitor your progress through each of the tests through logs and charts that can be backed up via OneDrive and then restored if necessary.
The app contains a Live Tile that shows your next workout reps, up to 25 schedule Reminders to keep you pumping iron on time, and even a Metronome to help keep pace (piano players will no doubt already have one of these, but it’s nevertheless a useful built-in feature for the rest of us).
Even though the app hasn’t been updated since April of 2013, it seems to work very well and stil retains a high rating in the store even with the most recent reviews by users. But you don’t have to take their word for it. Give 6 Week Training a try for yourself via the QR code above.