Have you been gifted iTunes or Google Play gift cards and wondered how to spend that money? How about wondering what a loved one or friend might do if you gift them an iTunes or Google Play gift card? They make great gifts to purchase experiences and beneficial programs. I have been using an app that would make a great gift this Holiday season especially for someone who’s resolution is to find ways to exercise that works with their busy schedule. The Gixo app is a clever fitness program anyone can do anywhere and at anytime and they do engage and challenge you.
When you download the app you’ll notice a few class options to get started. After you do a few classes you’ll see a progress bar across the top with your app minutes you’ve used, miles run/walked and average pace.
There are LIVE group fitness classes, Challenges and On Demand classes. Challenges happen every so often and this will be a set of exercises within a date frame you need to complete. LIVE group classes are scheduled in time slots so you choose a time that works for you and pick a class in that period. Once you join the class you have the option to turn your phone camera on, sit it on the floor along a baseboard for best Instructor view and she is watching and helping you out. No other class members can watch you, only the instructor. You can keep the camera off however and chat or just do the sets with her or him live. They will call you by name, introduce others and interact with everyone real time.
On Demand classes are these classes, but because you are not in a live time, just a convenient time later on you don’t get the live talk and camera-viewing help. You are watching the recorded version after it was live. I have used On Demand because I missed my session or a session I really want is not offered live at the time I can workout.
After your class or session ends you get a report emailed almost instantaneously. It will tell you the class name you took, length of time and other stats and give you the songs played during that session incase you heard one you may want in your fitness playlist. See my screenshot after a 2 mile challenge recently (notice I did not complete the 2 miles because I had puppy leash training issues at the start so I got a late start, but kept a good pace anyhow).
A typical gym membership runs above or just below $30 a month. We all know how often we’ll make it to the gym…. Gixo costs $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year for unlimited classes. Do 2-3 a day if you want! It’s on your time, your home and little to no equipment is needed. So far I have found sets that I need zero equipment to complete the sessions. Start now: Gixo.com
Need more Holiday gift ideas? See the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!
Comment: I was provided app membership so that my feature can be authentic and my own original thoughts for you.