7 Minute Workout Health & Fitness App Review (iOS, Free)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
6 Ratings
All Versions:
489 Ratings
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Join over 1.4 million others with the best 7 Minute Workout app. #1 fitness app in 127 countries.

User reviews : "Beautiful, simple, perfect." & "Useful and beautiful!"

12 high intensity bodyweight exercises. 30 seconds per exercise, 10 seconds rest between exercises.

Voice prompted, so complete the entire workout without looking at a timer or device!

This app is inspired by the 7 Minute Workout that was originally published in ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal and then covered by the NYTimes.

What the 7 minute workout app does:
* Outline of all the exercises in the workout.
* See video and text descriptions of each exercise.
* Perform the workout with countdown timers and prompting for each exercise and breaks.
* Voice prompting for each step, no need to even look at the phone!
* No need for timers.
* No confusion on what exercise to do next, or how to do it.

Upgrade to:

* See a workout log.
* Set the duration per exercise.
* Set the rest between exercises.
* Adjust the number of sets.
* Randomize the exercises.

Unlock alternative workouts.

Customer Reviews

  • LOVE IT!

    by Gamercupcake24

    I personally love this app, it's a quick workout when your in a rush or you don't want a very long workout. Each workout is 30 seconds after that it gives you a 10 second rest. I loved it so much I bought more workouts to change up my routine. GET IT

  • Does the job

    by harriet55

    No pictures, no video, no music, just announces the exercises and shows a countdown timer. Nice and simple. Works for me but some may want a version that links to demonstrations of proper form.

  • Excellent, nearly perfect

    by Notazombiefan

    This has been an excellent tool in my attempts to live a fitter life. Calling out the name of the next exercise is far more useful than simply beeping at me. It would be nice, but maybe not possible, to be able to change the volume of the app itself so that one could listen to music in another app, instead of one's own grunting and gasping, and still be able to hear the callouts. I'd also like to be able to up the increments b one second intervals instead of five. But these are minor issues.

  • FITNESbitch

    by Aliyah5678901342

    Realy good work out gets u goin and realy sweaty

  • It works!

    by Jenninurse

    Although I'm not a fan of exercise, after 7 minute workout, I feel like I've accomplished something.

  • Great.

    by TightGroove

    Simple and effective.

  • Great workout

    by Stupid jokes

    I am training for the beach and this is amazing!!! The process is extraordinary and they are some workouts I have never heard of before! My rating is

  • Does what it says perfectly

    by HFWM

    Update 2/5/14 It was 5 stars. But the upgrade adds 2 more in app purchases of different exercise sets. Feeling a bit cheated since I paid $2. I don't think I got an upgrade. Doesn't crash. Simple to use. Upgrade and you can exhaust yourself. Try doing 4 random sets - feels so good to stop. Or shorten the interval and do two sets. Or lengthen the interval.

  • Easy & Quick

    by Cutemom40

    I like this for when I have just a couple of minutes

  • Good workout

    by Gaming Aunt

    I love that I can fit this in on my lunch hour. I like that it keeps a calendar of efforts. Well paced and convenient in that I don't need extras. A chair, a wall, a floor and me. Good stuff.

  • Awesome

    by Lucy101103

    Great app good for working out

  • Simple but great

    by pcothenet

    Great app

  • Great

    by mopesniff

    Use it everyday. Wish it wouldn't pause by a simple touch.

  • Love the new additions

    by Jillbax

    New alternative workouts are great- feels good to mix it up.

  • Perfect Anywhere!

    by D_V_K

    I love that I can do this even in a tiny hotel room when I'm traveling. A great all-over workout that doesn't tax any of my joints (I've a history of shoulder/knee/hip issues).

  • Amazing.

    by Bbberb

    This app is great. Easy to use and so helpful

  • Best 7 minute workout app

    by dmlewis67

    I've tried the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app (recently and App of the Week) and the one from Johnson & Johnson and, while each of those has a feature or two that is attractive, this app is the best overall. It is sleek and simple, no fluff, and, with this latest update, improved on a couple minor things. It also now offers two more 7 minute workout options, so even better!

  • Great , easy app

    by ASAP_WP

    Super way to jump start your busy morning. No excuses, we can all find an extra 7 minutes. Add weights to increase workout output.

  • Great workout!

    by Walter Roura

    Love the voice prompts! Keeps me honest! Also, having the short videos in the instructions displaying the proper way to do the exercise is great! These are the kinds of apps that we need and can use!!!!!!

  • Great app, miss the old voice!

    by LEM37

    Love this app, but the recent update has replaced the cute cheery voice of the previous version with a harsh-sounding robot. The speech synthesis is not as good, and she sounds angry at me! Please bring back the old text-to-speech voice.

  • Fade does not work

    by Slederer

    App has a beautiful UI, but the fade function is broken, meaning your music will play at only 50% volume while blasting commands at 100% for the whole workout. If you enjoy music with your workout, go with a different app

  • Awesome

    by _elit_

    You will feel the burn, very good hope it gets better from here

  • No excuses

    by CGirl13

    Perfect, simple, and elegant full-body workout. Repeat it as many times as you like in a given workout, or keep it short and sweet.

  • Great mini workout

    by Maameyaa

    Didn't think that I would break a sweat but at the end I'm sweating and panting. Highly recommended!

  • Love it!!

    by Batman2287

    This is a great quick workout if you don't want to spend a lot of time working out each day. My daughter and I are doing it together and it's good for both of us. I bought the pro version and I love that the times can be increased as needed. I would love to see the option of putting your own exercises into the workout with those already in the program. Keep up the great work!

  • Great. Simple. Effective.

    by Higbee Tanglewood

    That's about it.

  • Love this app!

    by A new, original nickname

    This app is great. I highly recommend it. The workout gives me energy during the day and helps me sleep better at night. The app is also really straight forward and easy to use.


    by Ashley540

    My PE teachers used this in school yesterday and I just HAD to look up what they used! It's so fun and easy! Live Love Excercise

  • Just what I need each day!

    by Jen H 13

    Perfect way to fit in and track a quick yet strenuous work out every day. I love it! Thank you!

  • Makes working out easy

    by Cdk48

    You don't have to think, just listen to the app it's great

  • Great fast workout gets results fast

    by Whyinever

    I started this becuz I read an article that described the exercises in this workout. Then I found the app which makes this even more awesome. It counts tells you what to do next and when to rest. Videos describe the exercises if you want to make sure you do it right. After 1 1/2 wks I see that I am getting better at each exercise and I sweat and am out of breath. So I know its workkkking! So easy anyone! can do this and has time for it. No excuses!

  • Perfect short workout

    by bkloef

    This app takes a great short workout routine and removes the hassle of timers and referencing notes for the order of exercises.

  • Great

    by Oif3soldier

    Easy to use and the bare bones of what a person needs with few items or equipment. Thanks!

  • Love it but....

    by TiJay Calma

    Love it! It would be really cool if you could add your own exercises or swap out the exercises with different ones!

  • Great way to get your heart rate up

    by Starfuryzeta

    Easy way to get your heart pumping before/during a workout.

  • Simple and good

    by Birdman1096

    Great app. Very easy to use and gives a great workout with limited time. I paid extra to randomize and lengthen workouts which is worth it.

  • I'm exercising again!

    by dr1ve0n

    Easy to use. Looks great too. Wish the voice could be a little louder than current max setting.

  • Great!

    by chess_

    Just what I need.

  • Awful

    by Pitcher952401

    This crap is awful! It took me 8 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Learn false advertising you pieces of crap!

  • No excuses!

    by Spachick2000

    Just 7 mins. Anyone can do that! I'm sweating too!

  • Love it!!

    by Grateful runner

    I was not sure that this would be a great quick workout, but it is!! For the days I don't have much time this is perfect. And I'm noticing good changes after a few weeks!!

  • Motivational and effective!

    by LILO827372

    The videos demonstrate how to perform each exercise so you do them correctly :D I felt really sore after words and can already see the effects after just one session! Definitely beats going to the gym on days when I'm busy. The most painful exercises are the wall sits for 30 seconds and the tricep exercise! But I love em heheh

  • Perfect workout tool

    by BackIntoIt

    Simple and effective. A great quick workout.

  • Good

    by c4rTo0nY

    Needs the ability to skip a workout or break

  • Just what I needed.

    by DanMadigan

    This has been a great help. There are several apps that help you with this 7 minute workout. Things that makes this one the preferred choice are: + it doesn't impose music on you; + you don't need to look at it because the voice prompts give you everything you need. In some other apps all you get is a bell so you have to look at the screen to see what exercise you have to do. This one tells you at the beginning of the 10 second rest what you'll start next. Seems such an obvious thing to do, but others miss it.

  • Love it

    by Tina454548

    Great app. Hard workout but thats what you want :) great app

  • Excellent!

    by Barb0825

    Quick and effective!

  • Amazing

    by Workoutgirl22

    I love this work out I do it every day it's great

  • Great workout

    by Trcpep

    Great short workout!

  • Excellent

    by Boninan

    Love this app! So easy to follow, and before u know it, u r done. I do it in the hallway at work!

  • Does what it says

    by HFWM

    Doesn't crash. Simple to use. Upgrade and you can exhaust yourself. Try doing 4 random sets - feels so good to stop. Or shorten the interval and do two sets. Or lengthen the interval.

  • Worked great until..

    by Samantha Shiver

    I ended up paying $1.99 to upgrade it and when I tried to restore my purchase, it wouldn't let me. It's like the button isn't responding.

  • Best 7 minutes of the day

    by Mjsdiver

    This AP based on NYT article re 12 intense exercises in 7 minutes is perfect. For beginners the correct technique is reviewed with short videos. When you begin the exercise series the AP audio gives you the individual exercises in order and a 30 second large countdown screen appears followed by the rest period and onto the next exercise. It's a perfect AP.

  • Best of lot

    by bigman123

    Audio cues are clear on this app. Best one I've used so far.

  • No excuses!

    by JimiH6

    Easy to follow once you go through all the videos to get your form down correctly.

  • Best Short Workout Ever!

    by 102849939493

    I love this app as a cheerleader and a school student it is hard to workout with a busy schedule. Since it is a seven minute workout it is easy to fit it into my schedule! I use this app every morning and night and I am seeing results as I progress! It allows anyone with busy schedules that still want to workout, workout! I totally recommend this app to everyone even if you can not do some of the exercises there is a wide variety of exercises that can be done. After finding this app I have gotten my gym teacher to do this app with all the students in gym class and I have gotten friends and family members to do this app even of all ages! Love this app it has helped me so much!! Thank you for creating this app!

  • Perfect!


    Been waiting for this app. I had printed out the workout from the NY Times and used a timer which was never ideal. Very well designed. Can workout anytime anywhere with this. Ideal when traveling.

  • So good I upgraded

    by Domsbombz

    Developer! Please please please don't make the mistake of adding features. Other than very minor big fixes this is a perfect app. The bigger the app the more likely it is to crash!!

  • Intense

    by Sgjdjhf

    Great workout that can fit in anyone's schedule. As a father of four children I have to use my time wisely so my wife and kids have the husband and father they deserve. This workout fits the bill on the days I don't have time for more.

  • Army Strong!

    by Comanche 6

    Been working out with the Army for 22+ years and learned a thing or two about fitness in the process. Endured an Army test program in Officer Candidate School in 2001 that was very much like this one and very effective. The app keeps everything in order and perfectly timed. This makes two or three workouts a day easy, effective, and very time manageable. The only addition should be a cartoon of correct form as the exercise begins.

  • Outstanding.

    by Kids45678

    Thanks for doing it. Simple and effective.

  • 7 min workout

    by AdriLBR

    Fabulous tool for people with an ever changing schedule. Easy to use. Great workout!

  • Simple and effective

    by West Fielder

    This app has a timer, voice commands, and even tutorials for each exercise. Highly recommend!

  • Simple and effective

    by Jillhudson

    The interface is simple and easy to use. All you need is a chair and enough space for lunges and you're ready to workout. Anywhere. Anytime. Just 7 minutes and you're done! Do it back to back for a killer workout-you won't want anymore!!

  • Love it

    by eliaferres

    Totally worth it if you need to get back in the game!

  • Excellent.

    by PRosa254

    Clear, easy to use, designed for how people actually work out, nicely designed interface. Especially great for travel when you can't keep your usual fitness routine.

  • Top Class

    by 67SJ

    Excellent to raise HR. Would be nice if it created individualized log.

  • 7 awesome

    by Pe22ar

    For those of us with limited time... This is an awesome tool for your workout schedule. More time repeat. It does work, heart rate is elevated, muscles engaged.

  • Great app

    by HeyJay116

    Fun exercise everyday. And makes simple workouts seem not as intense

  • Easy and convenient

    by Hship2

    This app is so easy to use and makes it simple to keep track of the workout!

  • Good app

    by LanaEgl

    cool app :) Love it

  • by Suyodhan Challa

    Easy exercises at home

  • Keeps me focused

    by mpsmyth

    Clear steps, super useful timing, straightforward and useful.

  • Great app!!

    by Sapphire1273

    We love this app! My kids and I all do the workout together. I love that you do each exercise for 30 seconds rather than counting reps. And we can always find time to do the workout.

  • Great tough workout

    by Cookeelena

    Great all-over work out when you're crunched for time and want to hit all the muscles.

  • Great

    by Scroach

    The exercises should change up though.

  • Great workout.

    by Supersonicsuger

    Excellent for business travel or to top off a less cardio exercise like doubles tennis.

  • Great!

    by Becckkkkky

    Great workout to get your heart rate up and sweat.

  • 7 minute workout

    by C.Gar

    Love this! It really does give you a great workout and you can repeat to extend your workout longer. Works every part of your body too, awesome app!

  • Simple, clean interface

    by Value!1

    Great companion app for the 7 minute workout. Beautiful clean interface fits right in with iOS 7.

  • Best interface for 7 Minute Workout

    by dave_powers

    There are plenty of similar apps, but this one has the best clean, simple interface (at home on iOS 7). A pleasure to use.

  • Great way to start your day

    by Annywbuuu

    I used it for the first time today. It's a great little morning booster. Just seven minutes of your time after waking up, then just shower afterwards. Quick and simple

  • Great app!

    by HossCo

    Highly recommend!

  • Elly sent me

    by Randomheart420


  • Great when short on time

    by Sundpaul

    This is a great, fast workout when you don't have time for a full workout.

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