Running for Weight Loss PRO: training plan, GPS, how-to-lose-weight tips by Red Rock Apps Health & Fitness App Review (iOS, $3.99)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
283 Ratings
All Versions:
620 Ratings
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The only running app in the App Store designed specially for weight loss. Make your running serve your goals!

Here is what our users say about the app:

"At 21, I am VERY overweight. I've had fairly severe health issues (unrelated to my weight) for the last 3 years and been on meds that caused a LOT of weight gain. I'm finally getting over being sick and am able to work out again. I never imagined I'd be able to do as much as I am in so little time, but the way this app works has helped me push myself so much further that I could have imagined. It's simple to use and just enough to give you a push without telling you "Good job", "keep pushing", or "just a little further" every 10 seconds." EMS.Amber911

"I never thought I would be running but I just finished week 5 and not only am I running but I am enjoying it. Every run has pushed me to my limits but I can do it!! I look forward to my run days. Thanks for an app that is motivating and is helping me reach my fitness goals." Stephrack 

"I am writing this review after just finishing the whole 8 week program (in just 5 weeks)! I was in decent shape when I started (I am 5'5" and was 145 pounds). At that point I could only run about .3 miles without stopping (I was doing an 18 minute mile). Now, I am 133 pounds and during my last run of the program today I ran 4 miles without stopping and was running 10 minute miles! I changed NOTHING during this training and just did what the app told me to do. The voice coach really motivates you and once you start the program, you will WANT to do more than 3 days a week. BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT ON AN APP-HANDS DOWN!!" Mbrown611

- a unique program of interval training specially for weight loss. A ready-made 2-month training plan with 3 workout days a week;
- combination of walking, running and sprint for top results in less time;
- 3 program options for various levels: ideal both for beginners and 10K aces;
- suitable for out- and indoor running.

- GPS running map;
- audio instructions to each training;
- detailed running statistics;
- easy access to music, audio books and podcasts right from the app;
- calorie counting;
- manual editing of workouts.

- dozens of tips on running, healthy nutrition and lifestyle.

- share your achievements, running stats and even routes with your friends.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
This app is developed for informational purposes only. You must always consult your physician or doctor before starting any fitness program.

Customer Reviews

  • Only one thing missing

    by jenfuffer

    This app has been the answer to my lack of running motivation. I need the instruction to walk/run/sprint to avoid guilting myself. There is one thing I would change: I would like to access my internet radio while utilizing this app. Specifically Pandora. Is that possible? If so please change it!

  • great job!

    by AngelaDavis13

    well I've tried several training aps but this one is definitely the best and fully worths its money. making myself jogging every day was the haredest problem, but now I simply got used to it! and day to day i become more physically trained! i like that there're audio help. very frienly interface. easy to use all functions.

  • five stars

    by teddy_picker

    my recommend.this is what I was looking for.helps to keep fit in easy the statistics of trainings!

  • 5 stars!!!!!

    by Brooklyn Ross

    Must-have app for sports! A great help when run!

  • Cool

    by Alex the 2

    I've been looking for this app!! I love its functionality. this is my dream!

  • Great!

    by Jamaicanme

    Love this app!!

  • Love it

    by Richard Cugini

    It has changed my life so far, I have never been happier A must have for anyone looking to get in shape and lose weight.

  • Very good!

    by Red_Catv1

    nice app for jogging. Allows me quickly pinpoint results before and after the race, as well as compare them. I don't regret about spent money.

  • Voice prompts don't work

    by TooTallTia

    If you chose the option ofusic with your run, you won't hear the voice cues for your running and walking segments. I think they also need a feature that gives you an audible on your pace and distance. Overall, disappointed with app.

  • So far, so good!

    by Samantha McGiffen

    I love that you can listen to your own music through another app while using the product. I could hear the prompts loud and clear. This was an easy way to get a 3 mile run in and not get bored. I also like the lock screen button so that you can see the countdown timer. Keeping this and my music on however did drain the battery quickly. The only change I would like to see is to get the change in pace notification in advance. If you are running on a treadmill, by the time your sprint speed is fully ramped up, the 15 seconds is already over. Instead it would be nice for the indoor setting to give the speed change notification in advance like "In 10 seconds, run at 80% of your max speed for 15 seconds" to give time to adjust.

  • Great app

    by Youngmommy_11

    Helped me to start sports after a big break. Love everything about it!

  • Super nice

    by Coy fishy

    I love this app it's sooo simple:)

  • Gets the job done!

    by Allothernicknamesaretaken123

    I enjoy interval running as my cardio. It's nice to mix it up using the app and it helps you stay on track throughout the run. Works great indoors and outside!

  • Running to lose weight

    by MommaCMC1699

    Pretty decent app so far. Most frustrating thing is when phone goes to sleep and voice prompts don't play. The music never stops so why do the prompts?!?!?

  • Works great!

    by Sraber

    I just started using this app and it works great! It keeps me running steady and I can hear all the commands and my music. Good job!

  • Great interval app / does have glitches

    by JVBailey

    I'm enjoying the intervals thus far. Almost thru week 2. I do not use the GPS feature as I run on a treadmill. The app does crash every time I try to update / add my distance to the runs total. Need to fix that!!! It also crashed and I had to start a day over when the app went to the background when I was replying to a text. Other than those two issues I enjoying using it.

  • Awesome fitness app!!

    by Ashley Field

    I have tried countless running apps and haven't really found one I enjoyed. Then I found this running for weight loss! I fell in love from the first run! I seriously can't wait to see the results with this app. It is also perfect for training for a 5k! By far best app I have purchased!!!

  • Very impressive! Perfect!!!!

    by 1cesk8r

    I really enjoy this app. I completed the C to 5k program and wanted something to keep me motivated to run other than the C to 10k program. I'm just not interested in a 10k at this point. This app is exactly what I needed and works perfectly!!!!

  • Likin' It

    by twins 2xPlus1dad

    It's like having a coach run with me - except he's not yelling at me. That might be a nice add-on feature. A selection of coaches.

  • Love!!

    by Lizfranks33


  • GPS stops after 5 minutes

    by JulzRulz

    Nice app, but disappointed the gps doesn't work the duration of workout. So it doesn't correctly calculate calories burned or miles traveled.

  • Really thought it would be good

    by LT2002

    Not sure how this app got so many good reviews. The user interface is so so which makes using it not very user friendly. It doesn't sync with my fitness pal so that's an extra step to track the workout. It's hard to go back and look at stats like calories burned etc...not worth the $$.

  • Good app, Bad spam

    by StacMan

    ThIs app is pretty good. Does what it says and is simple to use. Down side they push all their other apps as spam pop ups every time you use the app. You can just close it but it becomes very annoying.

  • Great App

    by Christopher Slade

    Have loved the app so far. Will start my workouts tomorrow. I'm sure I'll hate this app after that ;-).

  • Love it

    by 1Tamale

    This app is my new favorite running buddy. I'm glad I purchased it despite the Apple failure reviews because I have not had any problems.

  • Just a beginning of a better self ;))

    by DMCPGC

    I started Weight watchers back in December and needed a routine that would push me a little at a time. This is definitely the app to have. Now I signed up for my first 5K in June and I am feeling motivated to get through the work outs. Just started out as a beginner and hoping to work my way up the different levels.

  • Love this app!

    by Danielle Johnson

    It's a great app to use to get starting running or back into running!! Love it! No problems!

  • Diggin it...

    by shedevil129

    Voice prompt issue solved by using in app lock button that appears just after workout begins which I think should be looked at as a needed fix (lock show up earlier or workout has a 5-10 second delay, something like that). Voice prompt volume consistency could use some work though as after the first prompt the volume decreases and is inconsistent through to the end until last prompt is good volume again. Love the variation. Good app.

  • How to log my miles!!!

    by Jose Trujillo

    I would like to log every mile when I run indoors!!!

  • Uuuggh

    by Cocopuff8

    Really wanted like this app but after the first prop they stop & I then I end up having to slow down, messing up my grove I am it to stop & read the app. It then really infuriated me when the app tries to sell me more after I've already paid it one that doesn't work right in the first place - just fix your issues!

  • Very nice

    by Meggie012

    Very nice app. Excited to try interval training! If possible, check the grammar on the tips sections, as some of the sentences don't make sense as is... Just a thought! Kudos!

  • It's good

    by Very Good 113

    It was good until it started crashing all of the time!

  • An easy way to keep my resolution

    by jules383

    I've been trying to keep at my goal of running 3-4 times a week. This app makes the time go by super fast. I love the interval training for weight loss and I'm kicking out a 3-4 mile run! Super app.

  • Best running app ever

    by Acrambrink22

    Worth every penny spent, it helps you push yourself beyond your boundaries and you feel great when you're finished. If you are serious about getting into shape I would definitely recommend this app.

  • Fix the bugs and I'll love you forever

    by Joannakpaul

    I want to love this as it really works for me but there are some bugs (crashing near end of workout and not saving data, music shutting off in the middle of a run and no way to resume without ending the days program, some cues not coming through with or without music, gps failure). It would be perfect if these were fixed. Also I want to see the upcoming prompts on the screen so I know what is coming and can pick terrain accordingly.

  • Not for serious runners!!

    by Birdie0510

    This app keeps shutting down in the middle of my run! Very distracting. Not worth the $4!!

  • Great app

    by Runner Envy

    Love it - pushes me harder than I would alone; listen to my own music; keeps track of all the info I need.

  • Just started but love it

    by Lady Wilde

    Only on day two but it is a program design for success!

  • Love it

    by TCaouette303

    This app is easy to use and doesn't progress too quickly. For a beginner, it is perfect.

  • So far so good

    by Dbuck25

    Only day one but worked great

  • Full of annoying ads

    by kalitara

    Honestly? I spend $4 on this app and I'm bombarded with ads. If I could get a refund, I would.

  • Great ap

    by Drawlit

    LOVE IT!

  • Audio & display don't match

    by laurose

    The man's VoiceOver isn't in sync with the woman's oration of the display. It's annoying and sort of confusing. Fix that, and it's great.

  • Love it!

    by MikeMinn

    This app actually gives structure to my runs. Now I'm not just running till I'm out of breath and can't go anymore, I'm running with a goal and it's working so much better! Awesome app worth every penny!

  • Great app!!

    by Smaree123

    I started with the intermediate, finished it and now on advanced. I have several running apps, but this is my favorite. Yes, there is an issue with the voice at times, but I have my phone on vibrate so I know when it switches. I have recommended to many!

  • Lost 25 lbs!!!

    by Betty1730

    I never liked to run but this app challenged me enough to enjoy running!!

  • Running for weight loss

    by Jennie2417

    Overall a pretty good app; except for two things. The app freezes every time I enter it, then I have to exit and renter for it to work. Also the music doesn't start every time, sometimes it takes 3-5 minutes of messing with it to get it to work. Please fix these annoyances and it would be a 5 star app.

  • Great

    by kayfayjay

    Works great so far. Only used for one day though. Will keep using.

  • Awesome app

    by Moz09

    Love how it lets me know when to run and to walk

  • Better than expected!

    by Swtlissdrmwvr

    I just downloaded this app. I have just been looking through and getting a feel for everything. I love that I finally found an app that adds in sprinting intervals to the mix!! I can't wait to get started on this. I had been using the couch to 5k app, but I have a feeling that this is going to be my new favorite. Can't wait to run!

  • Love it!!!

    by Yezika1

    Just love it!!!!!!

  • Not bad!

    by Carjunki

    I like the run walk variation, it's great for beginning to run. I have started indoors and will eventually move outdoors. Only reason I am giving this 4 stars it that it seems to freeze on the home screen and I can't start the routine. I have to close out the app and restart it. Then it seems fine. Has not frozen during a routine.

  • Pausing nightmare

    by calitexas

    The first weeks were good after week 5 even if I lock the screen the music and pausing gets crazy on and off and don't want to stop to fix, I'm in my 8th week and this is crazy,! It's the app or my phone ?

  • Great application!

    by Jocelyne.

    It's perfect for loosing weight after pregnancy. I feel awesome! I was motivated and now accomplished.

  • Fantastic Soo

    by ksboysmom

    Live it! I can listen to my music , train and track time left on each segment and how long I've been running .. Only things I see wrong is I can't check how many segments I have left during my workout , also increases a little quicker than expected but that keeps me motivated I guess !


    by Markus45

    DO NOT BUY THIS APP TILL YOU SEE ITS FIXED. I really wanted to like this, but it's becoming such a nuisance. 3 out of the 4 work outs I've done so far, the app ha crashed and complete shutdown my phone telling me to charge my battery. When I was able to turn it back on I still have amble battery life! I haven't been able to save a workout progress because of this. Today it crashed right at the end! Just when I thought it would work. DO NOT BUY THIS APP TILL YOU SEE ITS FIXED.

  • by Thelogbarn

    Love it!

  • Great for beginners!

    by Mpilania

    I read about a lot of apps and finally decided to use this. Although I had to pay for it but it was worth it. Well, it's only my third day so fingers crossed XX :) but I absolutely love the way it works and keeps me motivated. If a procrastinator like me can do it, anyone can!

  • Great

    by Go go trace

    I love using this app. If I miss a day I can pick up from my last work out. I can pause thru the work out.

  • Great App

    by Miggy1345

    Great App!

  • My favorite running app

    by Gr82bamomof6

    I have tried at least four different training apps. I have really enjoyed this app. The interval training is my favorite aspect. Unique from the other apps I've tried. The only problem I've had is that sometimes halfway though the app the voice controls will stop sounding. This can be annoying!! But overall I love it!!

  • Fantastic!

    by LiftNRun

    This is a great App! I was Leary at first from some reviews about volume of running prompts, but even with my music maxed I heard them just fine. This app is very motivating and makes the time go by VERY quickly! When I finish a run I can't wait to do the next one :)

  • Great App

    by VonXia

    Love this app! I was never able to achieve improvements in my runs before. I often would push too hard and end up hurt and discouraged but, with this app I am able to make small improvements over time and improve my overall running ability. Just about to finish the intermediate level then on to the advanced!!!

  • Like the program but has issues

    by Jade Raven

    I looked ahead and thought this would be a fun program to change up run routine. I am in the military an have to run as a physical requirement but some run programs get boring. I like this app but if the screen times out the voice prompts go away too. I'm only on day 2 of week one and I am enjoying the interval training, but have to hold my phone in my hand and continuously check my times to make sure I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing.

  • Wildly unpredictable

    by Mickeybooboo

    Stops unexpectedly in the midst of a work-out. Unreliable. Wish it worked all the time, because it would really rock.

  • Awesome app!

    by Busybee77

    Hate running! Until I found this app!

  • Awesome!

    by michonstyle

    Really great app! Fast weight loss if you really stick with it. It's awesome!

  • Great!

    by Julie Edwards

    Love this app! Encourages me to keep moving!

  • Good app, but needs improvement

    by Jcwilhite

    Good app to keep me motivated and push me to the next level. Just wish you could hear the prompts while the music is playing.

  • Absolutely perfect

    by Daniharlan

    Stunning design and technology! So glad I purchased this app!

  • Good workout

    by Soulseacher

    Very good!!

  • I like it...

    by Kabolt

    I like this app for the run/walk coaching. However, I can't rely on the distance - this isn't a good gps app. For distance use your Garmin or other GPS device. Otherwise, it's a pretty good app especially for beginner runners.

  • Amazing app!

    by Rabbit636x

    I run but haven't been good at it in years! I am 6' and 225lbs and running definitely has never been one of my strong points. Short 10-15 jogs is where I've been stuck at as a middle aged male. Just one week into this app and it has changed everything! I feel so much better as well as accomplished at the end of my runs. I look forward to my runs now. I definitely recommend this app to anyone looking to improve their runs!

  • Ok there's a problem here

    by Notonthecouch

    As I read reviews some good some bad. Problem is my. Phone died mid program because it drained the battery. Very disappointed.

  • Volume to low

    by Yawn1

    The "voiceover" Volume is way to low...very hard to hear if you have music playing... Hope they fix this on future updates....orherwise seem like a good app...

  • Great App!

    by Utes-n-panthers

    I have used it only a few times, but so far I like it.

  • Love this app!!

    by Jennocide99

    It's a great way for me to get active again since I don't want to go outside in the cold.

  • Almost perfect

    by handabear

    The voice cues really need to be louder (also needs to fade out any audio that's currently playing). Even at the max volume I was straining to listen to the cues but otherwise very good well thought out app!

  • Awesome Sauce!

    by Knuckled-Ninja

    Pure awesomeness.

  • Almost Great

    by Angstcl

    There is poor functionality with listening to audiobooks or long podcasts that take multiple sessions to finish. There is no "in app" function to fast forward or bookmark the audio. If listening to these audio formats in important, find a different app. Otherwise, it is a great tool. I still continue to use despite the poor ui/ux.

  • Crashes alot

    by 40 going on 14

    Crashes if you leave the app to do something else on your phone for a couple minutes. I like to watch Netflix while I run on treadmill but I can't. Will only use when running outside (in 2 -3 months) :(

  • New favorite running app

    by J Scott Montgomery

    I love this. Great for cardio strengthening and overall training and conditioning. Good for beginner runners too.

  • Best running app I've found

    by Fdladybug

    I love this app. Takes the boredom and monotony out of cardio. Good for any fitness level. Time goes by quickly. The intervals really get the calorie burn going while toning the lower body

  • Ybwagner

    by YvonneBelle

    Very easy to use and adaptable for beginner to advanced runners. It sped up my metabolism noticeably. Maps your run for you after and keeps track of your progress.

  • Great app for a guy just getting back at it!

    by Clozzzer

    Great app!

  • Awesome app!

    by Nyssa R.

    Love it! Works great.

  • Freaking awesome

    by chris dixon

    It's like the app is my own personal trainer and keeps me going when I don't want to. I definitely recommend it it is worth the money.

  • Great app!

    by Mrs buck!

    Love this personal training app for running !

  • Great for ...

    by Babyboopan

    Great app for people that are trying to run, but can't! This apps motivates you and tells u what to do! Love it!! I feel successful ;-)

  • Fine tuning needed

    by hulahand

    The app could use some improvement in regards to the coaching prompts. The voice prompts are very difficult to hear over the music. Other apps pause the music so you can hear the prompts over the music. Wish this app did this

  • Running

    by Heyiam

    This app is an amazing motivator!! Will update when I have completed the training. Would recommend this app!

  • Perfect for beginners

    by Cjanelle1626

    I'm new to running and this app is perfect for me! It's paces everything out so you don't feel like you have to kill yourself to keep up!!

  • Exactly what I wanted!

    by ChanelNo.5

    This is the perfect app for me - an average runner who wants some assistance coming up with interval running to lose weight. It's easy to use - has enough bells and whistles to make it fun- but not so many that it gets complicated and frustrating. Runs go so much faster when they're broken into little chunks like this. Thank you!!

  • Look forward to my runs

    by Chris Henke

    I've been a runner for a long time, and from time to time look for new things to improve and challenge myself- this app has done both. I look forward to every new challenge!

  • Great

    by Grendon2011

    Really easy to use and very helpful! Can't wait to get to my goal weight!!!!

  • Unbelievable

    by Reader6354

    3 months ago I could barely walk around the block. Now I'm running a 5k. If I can do it, anyone can!

  • Beginning runner here.

    by Tazgirl1207

    Day One complete and I can tell I'm already going to love this app. Thank you!

  • Battery DESTROYER

    by Jonnyquest264

    I leave the house with a 70+% charge on my 4S, most of the way through while running the app my phone dies due to battery charge. Happened twice. Will not use again. No technical help despite email requests.

  • Great, great app

    by Rmizz

    I hate running. There's nothing fun about it to me. This app actually makes running fun and diverts your focus from the treadmill' smile indicator to the app's voice instructions. Before you know it, you've ran 5 miles in 40 minutes. You're left wondering how the time went by so fast.

  • Best App Ever!

    by SundayChild

    Really great motivation!!!

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