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iFit App Review: Why the iFit App Ranks High in 2023

The iFIT App offers versatile workouts, such as running, walking, cycling, yoga, and more, on iFit-enabled equipment or a compatible device. User reviews often highlight its user-friendly interface and effectiveness in providing a comprehensive fitness solution.

Fitness Apps
10 min readSeptember 20th, 2023
SLWritten By Sara Lindberg


Take your workouts to the next level with the iFIT app. This interactive fitness training platform offers flexibility, variety, and access to hundreds of expert trainers, coaches, and instructors. Plus, you can access thousands of on-demand workouts, live events, and training programs from your home, at the gym, or on the go.

If you’re ready to up your training game with running, cycling, hiking, rowing, cross-training, or strength workouts, check out our comprehensive iFIT app review to see if this platform is right for you.

What We Like
  • Compatible with a variety of machines
  • Offers on-demand classes
  • Features several fitness modalities and class styles
  • World-class personal trainers and instructors
  • Available for iFIT-integrated equipment and iOS and Android devices
  • Global-based training programs
  • Live races and events
  • Progressive series to train for events like marathons
  • Mindfulness, cooking, and nutrition-based content
  • Generous 30-day trial period
What We Don't Like
  • Requires a paid monthly subscription
  • Live classes recently discontinued
  • Some premium features require iFIT-compatible exercise equipment

iFIT App Overview

The iFIT app gives you access to one system you can use on iFIT-enabled equipment, Bluetooth-connected machines, and a compatible mobile device or TV. Workouts include running, walking, cycling, cross-training, rowing, strength, and yoga. There are three ways to experience the iFIT app:

  • Use iFIT-connected equipment
  • Use your cardio equipment
  • Just use the app for off-machine workouts
iFIT: Our Take
$15 per month


Best for connected exercise machines

  • Instructor-led studio classes
  • Instructor-led audio workouts
  • 140+ workout series

The easiest way to use the app is with iFIT-connected exercise equipment. iFIT is available on NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, Weider, and Matrix exercise equipment. Connected machines and Bluetooth-enabled equipment include treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, rowers, fitness mirrors, and home gyms.

iFIT workouts and classes are designed with and without equipment. However, to take full advantage of the app, most people use it as part of an overall routine that includes cardio machines like a bike, treadmill, or rower, and resistance equipment such as dumbbells, kettlebells, and exercise bands.

The iFIT app has several categories of fitness and wellness content including:

  • Global workouts
  • Studio classes
  • Live events
  • Progressive series
  • Challenges
  • iFT Mind
  • Google Maps
  • Cooking classes

Classes are available individually or as part of a program, such as the Foundations of Running: Increase Your Speed Endurance, a 12-workout series. You can search by workout type, then by class. For example, if you choose running, you’ll see workouts divided by series, recovery, tempo, weight loss, intervals, hills, endurance, and race. The strength category features classes workouts by series, total body, upper body, lower body, and abs.

Additionally, you can filter classes and programs by duration, trainer, intensity, area of the body you want to target, workout location, equipment, completed classes, language, and more. And if you’re short on time, we really like that you can sort by newest, top rated, trending, easiest, hardest, shortest, and longest.

The iFIT app costs $15 per month and comes with a 30-day trial. You can use the app with iOS and Android-compatible mobile devices. It also works with Roku devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, and Android TV. The iFIT app is available for download on the iFIT website, Apple App Store, Google Play, or Amazon App Store. Your iFIT subscription is good for one user, but you can log in to the app on as many pieces of equipment as you’d like.

After downloading the app, you’ll create an account and agree to the subscription terms. Remember, there is a 30-day free trial, so make sure to look for this when signing up. That said, you’ll need to provide credit card information to take advantage of the trial. But you can cancel before the 30 days and not be charged. The next steps take about five minutes and include questions like:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Workout goals (lose weight, improve muscle tone, improve performance, improve health and wellness, maintain current fitness)
  • Days you prefer to work out
  • Activity level on a typical day
  • How long do you like to work out
  • Which fitness gear do you like to use

Once you complete this process, you’ll have access to all programming, including on-demand studio classes, outdoor classes, global workouts, mindfulness content, cooking tips, and more.

iFIT Standout Features

Beyond the affordable monthly fee, the iFIT app is packed full of intense classes for all fitness levels, entertaining and motivating instructors, comprehensive cardio training programs, and wellness content. Here are some standout features we think are worth noting about the iFIT app.

Studio Classes

Instructor-led studio classes are iFIT’s signature workouts. You can choose from a library full of energetic workouts with incredible music and tons of motivation. Categories include running, rowing, cycling, walking, hiking, elliptical, strength, yoga, and mind.

Audio Workouts

Instructor-led cardio, yoga, and meditation workouts you can do at home, outdoors, or the gym. Trainers give audio cues every step of the way.

Series Training

Over 140 workout series that vary in intensity while providing education, entertainment, and motivation.

Expert Instructors and Personal Trainers

One subscription gives you access to over 180 iFIT trainers and expert instructors, including Olympians, ultramarathoners, para-athletes, and more.

Global Workouts

Take a trip around the world exploring beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and even jungles with global workouts. This standout feature allows you to choose the terrain or destination and follow along with an iFIT trainer.

International Workouts in Different Languages

One feature that sets iFIT apart from other workout apps is the international category. Users can take classes in various languages, including French, Italian, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Meditation and Sleep

Meditation and sleep are key components of an overall fitness and wellness routine. That’s why we really like this iFIT series which guides you through the essential practices of meditation. You’ll also find sessions designed to help you slow down before bed and peacefully transition into healing rest.

Automatic Adjustments

This feature is available on iFIT-enabled machines. With automatic adjustments, the speed, incline, and resistance are automatically adjusted for you, with the ability to override it if needed.

Live Events and Races

iFIT offers a variety of live races and events designed to kick your workout into high gear. The app and website provide dates and details for each month, so you can add them to your dashboard calendar. Examples include 5k races, 26-mile bike rides, half and full marathons, and more.


With iFIT, you’ll have access to a variety of music genres while training. Choose from pop, classic rock, hip-hop, dance, country, and more.

What Does iFIT Track?

iFIT is more than just a platform to take classes and participate in live races and events, it’s also a place to track and store valuable fitness data like completed workouts and various metrics. Your iFIT dashboard is personalized to you, meaning you get to customize what you see when you log in. The dashboard gives you access to metrics and stats under the following categories:

  • Activity: This section automatically syncs your stats from completed workouts done on an iFIT-enabled machine or manual workouts you’ve logged through the app. This screen displays metrics like time, distance, elevation, average duration, average speed, average incline, steps, average pace, passive burn, workout burn, and total calories burned.
  • Nutrition: If you log food items, you’ll see detailed nutrition information like calories consumed, calories burned, and net calories.
  • Sleep: You can manually log sleep data into your iFIT app account.
  • Goals: This tool allows you to set and track goals. The dashboard will help you stay on track by telling you how close you are to achieving them.

You’ll also see a Milestones tab with the year next to it. Milestones are the total year-to-date count of completed iFIT workouts. The is also a Trophy Case icon that stores information about completed challenges and live events. This is a great motivational tool to help you see how close you are to meeting your goals.

Is iFIT Easy to Use?

Overall, iFIT is fairly easy to use. Downloading and getting started with the app is quick and takes less than 10 minutes. The app itself is intuitive and easy to navigate. We were able to explore the app, preview a few classes, and set up the dashboard in less than 30 minutes. If you’re familiar with workout apps, the iFIT app shouldn't take long to learn.

The on-demand classes, live events, and training series vary in difficulty from beginner to advanced. And you have several ways to filter workouts and classes including by type, series, duration, intensity, instructor, indoor, outdoor and even by terrain like beaches, forests, mountains, and waterfront. iFIT also features classes that match your preferences on your home screen. Here, you will see workout recommendations, trending series, new to iFIT, featured trainers, and new challenges.

Who Is iFIT Best For?

The iFIT app is best for people who want a studio or group fitness experience while using a cardio machine such as a treadmill, rower, or bike. It’s also ideal for fitness enthusiasts looking for indoor workouts that mimic outdoor training. We also think it’s a great platform for anyone wanting extra motivation and education from the world-class iFIT instructors.

However, if you’re looking for an app that allows you to customize routines with an exercise library, you may want to give another platform a try. That’s because the iFIT app is geared towards coach-led workouts and classes.

Additionally, since one of the main features is to integrate with iFIT-enabled machines like NordicTrack and Proform, it may not be the best choice if you don’t have access to this equipment. That said, it does pair nicely with mobile devices, allowing you to use the app with your own exercise machines or off-equipment workouts.

How Does iFIT Compare to Other Apps?

Workout apps typically come in two forms: Class-based and routine only. If you’ve tried other class-based platforms, you might notice iFIT has more features for connected machines from NordicTrack, ProForm, Freemotion, Weider, and Matrix. That said, it still offers plenty of benefits for people with other workout machines or equipment. Below, we compared iFIT to four other apps to see how it stacked up.

App NamePriceTrial PeriodCompatibilityBest For
iFIT$15 per month30 daysiOS and AndroidConnected exercise machines, on-demand cardio and resistance training classes 
CENTR$29.99 per month or $20 per month billed quarterly 7 daysiOS and Android Strength training workouts, meal plans, and mindfulness 
Peloton$12.99 per month for app that is available to anyone $44 per month for all access membership that requires Peloton equipment 30 days iOS and Android Live and on-demand classes, expert instructors, active community
JRNY$19.99 per month 1-yeariOS and Android Bowflex and Schwinn equipment 
Beachbody$24.99 per month 14 days iOS and Android Workouts, comprehensive fitness programs, eating plans, challenges 

What to Consider When Choosing a Fitness App

Finding the right fitness app requires a bit of trial and error to see how it works and if it will meet your needs. And whether you start and stick with the iFIT app, or you decide to try another platform, having a framework to use when comparing apps can make the decision-making process a lot smoother. Here are some things to consider when choosing a fitness app.

  • App type: The first thing you need to consider is the type of fitness app. For example, do you want a class-based app like iFIT and Peloton that offers users instructor-led programming, or do you want a routine-based platform like Fitbod that provides workouts and exercise libraries.
  • Monthly fee: Some workout apps are free, but most class-based platforms range from $12.99 to $29.99 per month. Many apps offer discounts if you pay per quarter, semi-annually, or annually.
  • Trial period: Several workout apps come with a trial period ranging from seven to 30 days, with 14 days being the average. Some platforms have a free and fee-based version instead of a trial period. This allows you to try the free version first to see if you want to pay for the upgrades.
  • Fitness level: Workout apps with instructor-led classes are appropriate for all levels. They also provide more direct instruction, which is helpful for beginners. Routine-based apps are also designed for all levels, but people new to working out may need a platform that offers video, audio, and written exercise descriptions.
  • Equipment: Look for routine-based and class-based fitness apps that offer both bodyweight-only workouts and routines with equipment. This gives you the flexibility to choose different routines for home and the gym.
  • Expert instructors: Workout apps with live and on-demand classes are known for expert instructors and coaches. If possible, look for a platform with a variety of instructors that use different music genres, coaching techniques, and motivational cues.
  • Live and on-demand classes: Some class-based apps have both live and on-demand classes, while others use a library of saved classes and workouts. If you like having a schedule and committing to a workout at a specific time, look for a platform with live classes.
  • Exercise descriptions: Video tutorials, audio instructions, and written steps are all valuable when learning how to perform an exercise. If possible, view a couple of videos to see if the quality is good, the demonstrations match the written instructions, and you can follow along with the demonstrator.
  • Different fitness modalities: Some workout and class-based apps focus on one area, while others offer a bit of everything. If you want a platform that does it all, then consider a workout app with cycling, treadmill, rowing, HIIT, boot camp, strength training, yoga, Pilates, stretching, and other activities.
  • Compatible platforms and devices: Check to make sure your device is compatible with the platform. Many workout apps are available for iOS and Android devices, and some even allow you to link other health apps to the platform. Also, check the compatibility between any wearable devices like a smartwatch or fitness tracker. Some apps integrate your streaming device with a wearable one.

The Bottom Line

The iFIT app is an interactive fitness platform designed for home, gym, and on-the-go cardio, strength, yoga, and flexibility workouts. Overall, we think it’s an excellent choice for anyone looking to add variety to a fitness routine with trainer-led classes and programs.

We also like the motivation, support from coaches, live events, special programming, and global workouts you can do all from the comfort of your home or gym. And it’s easy to get started. All you need to access the app is an iOS or Android-supported mobile device or a compatible TV. Plus, you can try it for 30 days, so you have nothing to lose.

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