Planet Fitness Workouts Positive Reviews
Good, but could be better.Having just joined Planet Fitness the other day I have now had the chance to take its app for a test run - so to speak. The app itself is very helpful for a complete newbie such as myself. I appreciate the ability to see how the different machines work via videos found by using QR codes on the machines. I also like the ability to use the membership card on the app - though, for some reason I’ve got to figure, it does not work on my Apple Watch.
The one place I really, really hope the app developers fix is the ability to add the exercises one engages in. For example: today I did arm curls, bicep curls, front fly, chest press, hammer curl, and up/down/oblique abdominals. Not a single one of these exercise are listed in the “add an activity” section of the app. Why on earth wouldn’t you have each machine you have in your gym listed on your app? Please consider adding in the ability to list the machines used, the weights used, and time spent (or even reps) along with the other information you allow currently.
Being able to add these is will more accurately reflect my actual “mins of exercise”, “activities this week”, “calories burned”, and “mins per active day”..Version: 9.2.5
Planet Does Us RightI love Planet Fitness, I just recently joined and had been a 24 hour Fitness member for a while but hated going because the lack of equipment due to always being hogged up by body builders. I would go try to work out and they just stand there staring at you and kept asking if I was done, when I had just gotten the equipment after waiting my turn. Planet Fitness has tons of equipment TONS and there’s always something available to do. Not to mention the levels of membership ranging from $10, $12 and $21 which is the Black Card Membership that allows me to use the gym on my way home from work and the one by my house on the weekends. Plus not only that but the Black Card Room with tanning booths, total body enhancing booth and hydro massage with massage chairs. I love it, there are no pushy trainers, No body builders, just average me and average others who have the same goals in mind, lose weight and get healthy. Would I recommend Planet Fitness to those who are intimidated by the big gym, yes I would. The only thing I miss is Body Pump class but I remedied that with my own body pump setup at home. The staff is nice and everyone has to wipe down their equipment after use with cleaner provided every where, even Monk would be impressed. Thank you Planet for catering to people like us..Version: 7.6
Works wellI like this app because it fits the gym. It doesn’t fit every gym, nor ever kind of training. It fits the judgement free zone, mostly machine gym and the kind of lifting that goes on there. It has videos built in to explain things. It lets you log and record your progress. You can take a picture of the elliptical, treadmill, or bike screen and it will log the numbers for you. You can post your workouts to social media and link it to a variety of other apps. Post a picture to their success stories section and you might win a TV. I have my membership card linked to it, so it scans from the app and I don’t have to carry the card. This is handy for everything from buying a drink to reserving a massage chair.
The reason I gave it 4 stars was Planet Fitness’s 30 Minute Express workout. I like the workout. The app has videos for all of it. The app won’t log the workout. You can select “yard work” as an exercise, but you can’t select Planet Fitness’s proprietary workout on their app. That’s just annoying..Version: 7.6
Good job developers!!!Before the recent update I felt very meh with this app, it’s only purpose to me was seeing the class schedule and having my card on it. But since the update I find myself using it very often!! It’s so much nicer to log your activities and it now has exercises you can do based on level and muscle group which is incredible. Only thing I would want to change is the variety in the exercises section. A lot of the exercises involve TRX bands, kettlebells, or ropes and my planet fitness doesn’t have those, even if they did some exercises require all of them and I wouldn’t want to take that much equipment. It would also be nice if you could search through those workouts and just search “core” and those would come up. I’d also love for more exercises to be included in the activities section and for you to be able to adjust your level and calories manually, the app often says I burned less calories than what the machine says. Other than those few things the app is 10x better than it used to be!.Version: 8.0.3
Great gym/appThe app is great and a useful tool but what’s really impressive is the gym. I mean you gotta work out for the app to be useful right?
Planet fitness is a great place to come work out. It’s got plenty of room so you have space to work out instead of feeling cramped. They have a huge amount of cardio machines so you’re never waiting for one to free up, which is one of my favorite parts. They have this cool area that’s kinda for people who aren’t sure what to do during a workout, you just follow the routine and you’re set. It’s also great for people who don’t have a lot of time to workout. My favorite part is the “ Black Card Spa” area. There are massage chairs and beds, a tanning booth, and also body enhancement machines. Cool part of being a black card member is that you’re able to bring anyone at any time for free, and it’s still cheaper than any other gym around. ($20 a month for black card, plus they’re always having specials.) Definitely recommended for anyone looking for a chill and cheap gym..Version: 7.5
Planet fitnessI love the gym here, but the app is useless to me. The key tag for the Apple Watch dose not work at all and within the app should go with the workout you do for a plan. It would be nice to open the app say I want to increase muscle index, loose weight, or even yoga and automatically come up with a schedule of how many reps weight and set goals without watching a video, according to your weight height and level you choose.
At home or in gym and again with the watch please include this to Apple Watch with time frames and plans it would be much better then a video that you can barely see when your at the gym all you have is a 2x5” screen nothing to connect too and a million other ppl around. Also like Dunkin’ Donuts or gas stations apps should be points to encourage more time at the gym for a free shirt towels drinks etc instead of discounts only to a lot of places most people don’t care for. Setting goals and point system would be nice.Version: 9.6.8
Lost function for formApp looks really nice but they dropped the ability to effectively track workouts. I loved the xCaputure feature as it made logging information from treadmills and other PF equipment a snap. If you had to manually input the work out it was no real issue. With the current app workout tracking has effectively been eliminated. Not sure if that is the intent or if they are planning on rolling out updates as the new platform rolls out? The lack of clarity of whats to come makes it feel like the users are not apart of the cycle of development. Its basically come back time to time to see what we have done and hope you figure how to make it work. I need the app now for one reason, to show my membership. Everything else is just to attract people into the membership, no one is working out to the app, ever. If you could help track fitness progress as previously had with the clunky versions then there would be some value but it has been lost with the updates. So sit up and bring your pencil and log book, we are back to the basics people..Version: 8.0.11
Covid preventionFor the most part the cleaning of equipment and surroundings is well maintained. However... the mask enforcement is lax. I held off posting this as I have informed management of non maskers walking and working out on 3 occasions and left. I’m 71 and had canceled my membership when covid started and quarantined at home for months. I needed to get back to working out and have survived by masking, washing frequently and avoiding crowds. I go in mid afternoon so I can avoid any close contact and disinfect constantly. I have no problem with those that lower their mask while biking or treadmill because I can avoid them. In the past when there were several non-maskers working out near me I simply left! Yesterday, again I moved to other areas while an unmasked man continually came close to where I had isolated myself. We are in a pandemic people! I need to work out too! As well as employees are doing on the disinfecting, they are failing on mask requirements! Are other gyms allowing people to not wear masks???.Version: 9.1.5
Simple, works well.My only wish is that there would be a way to create and save workouts you currently are doing and workouts you are planning to build yourself into later. It would be nice to simply select the machines and various workouts listed in the workout section and create a list, along with the sets and repetition rages. For someone like me, until I learn all of the gym equipment by heart, it helps to have a visual guide as to what order or what machine I am supposed to be using, as I have a specific plan based on my medical conditions, and can’t remember the equipment very well. It limits my ability to utilize just any machine. A feature like that would really help me keep a routine with what I am doing and plan out with a trainer what changes I should graduate into down the road.
Please, please, PLEASE create features like this so I can reference a plan directly on my phone. I do love the videos along with the workouts that show you how to properly use the equipment..Version: 9.0.1
My Personal Review of PF in Grand Haven, MI.I joined PF a couple weeks ago. I went there a few times to exercise/workout. Then came the Corona thingy and now everything in life changes overnight. I fully understand that PF is doing the correct thing until all this blows over. Now, I am quite impressed with Planet Fitness and all the newer equipment and environment within! I am however wondering why there is no scale to weigh yourself on? I have been a fitness club member at other gyms around the USA and they all had a body weight scale. I do like to weigh myself on an accurate scale other than the junk we have in our bathrooms at home. Therefore, only 4 stars because I want a scale at my PF. I read the information about responsibility of one self and that of PF. I am just wondering though if the staff members are trained in CPR? I was a trainer years ago for Gold Gym in Los Angeles, CA. It was mandatory to be current on your CPR certification..Version: 8.0.16
Expand the gym hoursEvery since Covid hit the gym closes at 10:00 p.m. when I bought my membership it was open all night. Then they lied saying that gym was only closed early due to Covid cleaning. Then the next lie was they can’t get staff for overnight. Six people have tried applying for overnight positions but, never got a call for an interview and the gym remains closed. I find it hard to get to the gym in time to get a good workout in. I don’t know why the managers lie saying they are going to open up later but, never do. They don’t even expand their hours until midnight. They consistently kick people out at 10:00 every night and at 10:05 every employee is walking out the door. But, they lead you to believe that they care about your workout and tell me about their one Kansas City location that is 24 hours but, it’s 38 minute drive one way. I’m about to cancel and go to Genesis which is open until midnight for five dollars more and actually cares..Version: 9.6.11
Needs to be betterOk lets start with what this app absolutely must be able to do for five star rating. You go use a machine for 30 minutes and at the end it tells you all your stats. You should be able to use the scanner with the app and have all that info loaded immediately. PF needs a more modern app with serious tracking not just an afterthought. Manually entering info is 1980 working out and most things you donat PF aren’t listed anyway. Workout, quickly scan the machine, automatically updated in the app. That feature alone will drive more business to the gym because people love seeing instant results.
What it does well? The workouts are nice to have especially for beginners. It gives you a guideline instead of wandering around just randomly trying machines. Checking in is easy. Crowd level is nice. Check on your membership status etc. I mean there is use for the app but it is average at best. Let’s take it next level..Version: 9.3.9
Great App and Great Fitness ClubTotally impressed with the equipment and the staff at Planet Fitness in Avon, OH. All the staff is very friendly and will answer any questions I have. Kevin M, the trainer is very knowledgeable on what types of exercises would be best for each person he meets. He has a great attitude and has given me so many good tips about the equipment. The Design Your Own Program is another added benefit which allows Kevin to customize the workout to your own goals. I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up. So glad I did now!
The app (using iPhone) not only stores your card so you don’t have to carry it with you, but it makes it very easy to see and schedule all the classes available. An added benefit is that it lets you put the class in your calendar after signing up. It’s also nice to check your schedule later to see what you have signed up to take..Version: 7.6
New memberI recently joined Planet Fitness after being with LA Fitness for 6 years. I left due to machine conditions and machine availability. I am pleased so far with PF, they gym smells nice, equipment diversity and availability is right where I feel acceptable. Staff is friendly, they are not trying to push you to buy anything like LA Fitness. There are trash cans, cleaning spray and wipes available every few steps and seems like people actually clean machines after themselves, something I never saw before. I enjoy the 30- minutes express workout station. The app has videos showing you how to use every machine in there and the machine also has pictures to show you how to use it. There is a hydro machine, massage machine, tan machine, and another machine for their members. There is a lounge area. The gym has wifi. I can go on and on as so to why I love this gym, I am truly pleased with the gym..Version: 7.6
Awesome, but needs one change.I’m a lifelong athlete, but a newbie to gyms. Planet Fitness has been a fantastic experience and has motivated me to continue my fitness journey, but the app could use a tweak.
My only complaint is that the Activity Tracker does not have the actual gym equipment and gym exercises listed, apart from cardio. For a perfect app and experience, I would appreciate if the developers would consider adding the machine workouts to the list of activities. This would create a more accurate “mins of exercise,” and would more accurately account for burned calories. Personally, I know that I would be much more motivated to work out and hit burned calorie goals if the app registered every available gym machine.
Overall, the app and gym experience are fantastic, but one change in the app would create a huge difference, and earn a perfect five star review..Version: 9.3.11
Last update bugs? (Updated)(Update to state that it seemed my phone was the problem. I replaced the phone today, reloaded apps etc, and the app is working as it did previously.)
Updated the app before I went to the gym at 4am to avoid the crowds. Once there, I could not enter activities, and once at the workout screen, could not leave it without closing the app for awhile. I restarted iPhone twice, then deleted and re-uploaded app from App Store. Still not working.
I have generally really appreciated the app for what it does do, although it’s definitely lacking. Cannot track weights progression. Running speeds are only measured as whole numbers—no decimal—so also no tracking progression or intensity. No PF30 tracking or HIIT or other circuit or interval training tracking. And the crowd meter baffles me... It seems like one tick line equals around 5 people??.Version: 9.0.3
Needs workI only use the app for 2 things. Scanning in and checking how crowded it is going to be. The crowd meter is very deceitful. It will have 2 bars signifying that it should basically be dead and I will go and barely be able to workout because it is so crowded. I assume it is based if a % of capacity but if that is the case I assume the capacity is at a default setting for every gym with no regard for the size of the actual gym someone is going to. Honestly each gym should have their own capacity based on pieces of equipment they have and then divide the people there by the total equipment. If I have multiple
Time slots a could go to the gym and when I check and it says it’s empty I will go. Then when I actually go and it crowded it hurts. I already put in the time to go. My workout is now going to suffer. Most people may get discouraged by that and eventually stop going.Version: 9.6.14
Please improve the Apps ability to schedule classes.I love everything about planet fitness and would have given them a 5 star review, EXCEPT for the ability to schedule classes on their App. Their classes fill up SO fast and the App is only giving me the ability to book one week in advance and the time slots I need are usually taken. This could be remedied if it let you book farther in advance. That being said, if you call in, the front desk is more then happy to book for you but it’s difficult to plan your week without being able to see what classes fall in what time slots, because they switch up from what time the classes are offered. Please PF at least give the App the ability to book out the classes two weeks in advance or add an additional trainer and classes. Thanks for your consideration..Version: 8.0.15
Not integrated enough into the workoutBeen to PF many times as a guest on the wife’s account and the best bud’s. Got tired of working out on other’s schedules so signed up and was excited to download the app for myself, as I had previously had to pay for 3rd party fitness tracker apps. I like that there is a list and instructions of exercises and a list of trackable activities. The problem is, the exercises are not all on the list of activities. I want to track my reps, sets and weight on the chest press for instance so I don’t have to use the 3rd party app anymore or keep notes, but that exercise is not available on the list of activities. This and an option to create personal workouts based on available exercises would be golden. I read the earlier reviews so I’m patiently waiting for Apple Watch integration. Until I can track the exercises I do there, this app is nothing but a virtual black card to me..Version: 8.1.5
Sign up process is close3comments on the sign up process:
1) I briefly left the PF app to swap to my bank app to get my routine number and account number. I was gone about 45 seconds, but when I returned it lost my place and didn’t save any information, so I had to start completely over.
2) When collecting info it gave me a pick list of gyms I used to be a member of. On this list was “Gold’s Gym” but it wouldn’t let me submit the information with Gold’s selected because of the apostrophe, it kept giving me an error that my string was not a valid alpha numeric. What a useless error message for someone who doesn’t work in IT
3) it’s ridiculous to collect both my credit card and routing number info. Why can’t I pay my monthly bill with a credit card?.Version: 9.2.5
Updates to appGreat Morning to you: I having been using your app for just about a year and followed the prompts to update it. The update went smoothly. I know change is sometimes challenging, however I thought I would share the couple things that I would hope you could add back. The first is the distance or mileage feature specifically for walking and running. Calories are also not being captured and I realize that they may not be accurate but it does give an estimate. I also liked being able to uploaded my aerobic workout into the app. There were times when it didn’t record and I think that was due to the sunlight/glare. I learned to always take a picture for my phone before uploading. Thanks for seeing how you can add back.
10/10 RECOMMENDIf you’re looking to just stay healthy and work out in a non judgmental environment then I’d highly recommend Planet Fitness! I have the black card membership ($20/month) and I get a personal trainer to write out a workout plan based on my needs for FREE! I was always in sports growing up so I worked out constantly, but you know you graduate and adulting happens so I haven’t been in a gym in a few years! So gettin the help I need from a personal trainer to help me get my mojo back is amazing!! People have said its “lame” at PF, but those are most likely the people who are competing or have been working out for years and are trying to maintain their muscular physique! PF is definitely for the average person just tryin to maintain a healthy life, but also get the results you’re looking for!.Version: 7.6
Joined right now !! Today ! Two days til we start working out! Please don’t do me wrong!I read a few reviews on here about canceling memberships!! I’m scared to death and haven’t even started ! I was a member for 15+ years with lifestyles a great place to work out back in the day til they closed ! So many people were screwed in getting charges after or when trying to cancel !so I’m praying I won’t be one that this happens too here ! I’m looking forward to it ! The rep Ashely was super nice and informative and said NO CONTRACT CANCEL ANYTIME, if within month billing you could be charged an additional month but nothing more .. so we will see ! We live here work here play here so locals should support local businesses as long as customers are told the right information! The club was nice and setup great so I will review again after a few months !!.Version: 9.3.14
Great, but wished.I gave this a five because I think the app is great! My favorite feature is the membership scan. It’s so nice to have the membership scan on my phone not have to worry about the key fob. For example, my daughter took my keys and left early and I had to give them my name, date of birth, blood type and all my life information, so I could tan after my workout. That’s when I was told about this app! LOVE IT! I can now leave everything in the locker and tan, massage bed, etc... after my workout! However, I wish it would sync with iPhone, Apple health and Apple Watch. I use my Apple Watch and Apple health for everything fitness. Just some suggestions, maybe for the future! But great app and definitely worth a download!!!!.Version: 7.6
Works on iPhone 📱But not Apple Watch ⌚️
Very finicky at least—it starts to load but quits immediately..Version: 9.7.2
Apple walletPlease add Apple wallet support.Version: 9.0.2
AwesomeGreat app I love it and makes it very easy at this difficult time. It works great in Canada, thank you planet fitness.Version: 8.1.1
IssueYou are better off screenshot Ing the QR code.Version: 9.7.1
App not workingHi , Since last week, i unable to open this app. Even i re-installed and restarted my phone bit still same problem. Help me to fix it..Version: 9.7.1
Apple Watch requestPlease add an Apple Watch complication to open the keytag.Version: 9.6.16
App troubles.Just keeps loading. Connection failure on data and wifi. The last 2 previous updates ago was working and now nothing. Please fix..Version: 9.6.1
Easy UseVery simple to use, using my code and checking hours. i only used it for those two things..Version: 9.6.13
Please add Apple Wallet supportI see someone else asked this a year ago. I’d love it if I could access my membership without having to log into the app!!!.Version: 9.4.5
It does the job but teases us with “perks”I can scan in with the app, view my history, try some workouts. It does what it needs to do. But the entire perks section is all US only, so we can’t redeem them here in Canada. Lovely seeing all the great deals the US customers get that we can’t get… Give us some perks or remove the option from the app!.Version: 9.4.3
Not bad but…I like to connect my apps to Apple Health so that I can track the progress of my diet, workouts, etc. etc..
Please establish some way of data sharing between this app with Apple Health, Health Mate, Runkeeper, and other apps like that.
Also, it’d be a good idea to add the PF 30 Minute Workout to a quick add list in the My Activity section.
By making these changes it might be what it’d take to bump it up to a 5* app, but otherwise it’s fairly decent as is..Version: 9.3.1
Apple Watch key tagThe key tag function doesn’t work on the Apple Watch.Version: 9.3.6
Good appIt does what it needs to and has some pretty nice features like the crowd meter but I wish there was apple wallet implementation so I can quickly get my QR code ready.Version: 9.3.3
Tracking workout needs improvementLike how you can track the time you spend on different machines and weightlifting but would be nice to be able to list what workouts you’re doing rather than having to write one note out on one line.Version: 9.2.7
Need Apple Wallet supportWaiting for the ability to add the key tag to Apple Wallet. Please deliver soon..Version: 9.2.6
Apple walletAdd apple wallet support please.Version: 9.2.6
Critical AnalysisOverall it’s a neat app. I enjoy the animated motion graphics for the different exercises.
Usability-wise, the exercise search should include different filter options (body part targeted, equipment, difficulty, etc.).
Also, it’s frustrating to input membership. I missed a space between my postal code and had a hard time logging in until I read fellow reviews of the app that suggested looking up what the inputted data was on the website registration the inputting that exactly into the app. A simple line of code can be added to the app to validate text only with space or no space inputs from the user. A Canadian postal code can be inputted with and without a space by users. It differs from the US postal code which generally has no spaces.
Also, improve personalization. Allow users to save exercises, track which they have completed, and to save their local gym.
On the bottom quick menu bar, three of the five icon buttons are pointless, ad-related, rarely used. Namely, “perks, black card, refer”. Amalgamate these options into one screen or area or icon. They are ok to have, but more rarely used by users and do not require their own quick access icon.
Lastly, rethink the flow of the app. The wire-framing seems to be not well thought out. There’s too many clicks to go through to get to areas I am most interested in, namely the digital membership card and exercise content. The crowd meter is awesome in these covid times. But I have to click on the homepage, search, find, then check the individual gym. The crowd meter stats should be more accessible to users. It should allow users to compare crowd levels in various gyms in a graphical format.
Some awesome features are hidden in the side hamburger menu and found nowhere else. Like “PF classes”. There should be more than one way for users to reach that screen.
Please consider functionality and usability as the primary objective. I don’t mind promotions integrated within, just put them in places that make sense and that do not interfere with primary and more frequently used functions.
Thank you for creating a usable app. It works well for now but can definitely be improved upon..Version: 9.0.2
Nice app, has a bug adding membershipRequires a space in the Canadian postal code to add your membership from your key tag. I kept trying without a space (as is normal) and it kept failing for unknown reasons. Finally thought to try with a space and it immediately works :/.Version: 9.0
Apple WalletNice app, but it would be nicer if you could access the key tag from Apple Wallet.Version: 9.0.1
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