Sweat with Kayla App Review

October 9, 2016 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug


Sweat with Kayla app 

The average Sweat with Kayla app review on iTunes is 3 stars.  Despite the middle of the road rating, the written reviews make it seem like people either love it or hate it. 

This comes as a shock due to the overwhelming amount of love and support that Kayla Itsines receives from her followers. One great example who shared her disappointment with Sweat with Kayla app is at SweatWithKaylaApp.com. Read on for our review on Sweat with Kayla workout app.

Sweat With Kayla Review


Let’s step back for a moment.  Kayla Itsines is a highly successful businesswoman internationally known for abilities as a personal trainer and as a fitness personality on Instagram.  She built her fruitful business by translating her experiences into online products; first three PDF eBooks and recently an app.

The original products were a set of three eBooks named Bikini Body Guide 1.0, Bikini Body Guide 2.0, and the Bikini Body Nutrition Guide.  Clients were encouraged to buy them as a bundle so they would have the full 24 weeks of workouts and meal plans.

Recently Kayla Itsines added the fitness app to her repertoire. The app is intended to update Bikini Body Guides and make them more applicable to users’ on-the-go lifestyle. 

Sweat with Kayla App features

Kayla Itsines app offers extras such as a built-in workout timer, weekly photo journal, and access to Bikini Body Guide 3.0 for weeks 25 and higher.  This is on top of the established Bikini Body Guide features such as short, manageable workouts, meal planning, and detailed instructions on what to do next.

Below are some of the app’s top features:

  Short manageable workout sessions averaging 28-minutes

– Workouts rotate between resistance, LISS, HITT, and rehabilitation

– A timer built into the workout

– Meal planner with customizable options and many healthy suggestions

– A photo journal to help track progress

– Fitness challenges open to the global community

– Education materials

– Access to the Bikini Body Guide 3.0 workouts designed for weeks 25 to 36

All in all, this fitness app offers an excellent array of features and incorporates much of what made the Bikini Body Guide series so popular.

The “Average” Review

After hearing the onslaught of positive reviews for the Bikini Body Guide, I was surprised to hear the disappointment surrounding Kayla Itsines’ App.

After digging through the numerous app reviews, I found a few commonalities.

Below are the pros and cons most commonly cited in the App:

Pros of Sweat with Kayla:

ü Great design

ü Breaks down workouts on a daily basis

ü  Workout planner lets you plan up to 2 weeks of workouts and adds reminders to your calendar.

ü  Meal planner lets you plan up to 2 weeks of meals, provides healthy recipes and auto-populates
shopping lists.

ü  Step by step guide. Takes out any guesswork in what to do next.

Cons of Sweat with Kayla:

x Crashes/glitch/buggy

x   Data loss

x   Limited Meal Plans – they should be expanded to accommodate various dietary restrictions. 

x  Can’t change the planner start date. It auto starts on Monday which isn’t convenient for everyone.

x    Doesn’t benefit long standing Bikini Body Guide users as there is little to no new content.

x    Subscription based

x    Expensive

What I find interesting about the “average” review is that users were providing a higher rate of negative reviews at the beginning. As time went on the reviews started to improve and span the 5-star range.  My guess is that long-time fans were initially disappointed by the app but as Kayla Itsines made improvements the new comers were more satisfied with the product.  This theory is based on two particular gripes: Data loss and price.

Data loss and glitch behavior were cited in the earlier reviews.  There were reports of the app crashing resulting in data loss for active users; that missed workouts are lost completely because you couldn’t go back a day or two; and if you cancel your subscription, you lose all of your data. It seems some of these issues to have been addressed as many of the
newer reviews state that the app is working fine.  

Next we come to the most cited complaint: price. 

Sweat with Kayla is a subscription-based service. It costs $4.61 a week, which is $19.99 a month and $55.42 for the full 12 weeks.  While this is less than a gym membership and about the price of a fancy coffee, the app has still received flack for being too expensive.

The real issue is that loyal fans feel taken advantage of. They are being asked to pay for material they already purchased; it is just in an updated version. They feel that they’ve already sunk hundreds of dollars into Kayla Itsines workouts and shouldn’t have to subscribe to the new app. 

Despite the naysayers, many new fans purchase the app every day.  They tout its convenience and ability to produce results.

Does the Sweat with Kayla App Work?

My personal opinion with this app?  It works exceedingly well.

Fans routinely claim to have lost 15, 30, and even 50 pounds with it. A quick look at the before and after photos posted on Kayla Itsines Instagram and shared by fans, it is evident that the app works well for many individuals.

With the overlapping content in mind, it is unsurprising that the results from Sweat with Kayla are similar to Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide eBooks.  

Sweat with Kayla can provide excellent results thanks to its

ü   Utilization of both diet and exercise

ü   Detailed step by step plan that eliminates guesswork

ü  Intentionally varied and graduated exercises

ü  Healthy, easy to follow nutrition plan

ü Positive, encouraging online community 

Together these reasons contribute to why Kayla Itsines app works.

Should you subscribe?

Now that we’ve determined that the Sweat with Kayla app works, the questions remains: should you subscribe?

 The answer depends on your experiences with Kayla Itsines thus far.  Most people will fall into two camps:

1)   Are you a loyal fan who owns every other Kayla Itsines product and willing to pay for material similar to what you already have just to obtain the latest version?  If you answer is yes, then you should subscribe right away.

If your answer is no, I suggest you wait to see if there are any new features added.  Kayla Itsines has promised updates so Sweat with Kayla may fit your needs in the future. 

2)   Are new to the Kayla Itsines Empire and looking for an app to serve as a cheaper alternative to the gym?

Then you should consider subscribing. You’ll reap the benefits of the educational materials, detailed workouts, and meal suggestions.

No matter which camp you are in, I recommend trying the 7-day free trial. It lets you evaluate if the Sweat With Kayla app features will work for you.

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