The problem with fitness apps

There’s no doubt about it, fitness apps are great. They can guide you in sports while performing various exercises and certainly also help overcoming your “weaker self”. All in all, this is often easier than setting a planned exercise program and using fitness apps makes the sport itself more fun. However, there are also disadvantages that are reported from most apps users. Unfortunately, it's not that easy! Displayed information usually fits as many people as possible, but that information does not take individual details into account.

Your personal trainer in Frankfurt asks: “How to lose weight properly using fitness app?”

Fitness app is usually used because of a planned sports program. End goal is improved fitness and hopefully losing some weight in the process. However, a fitness app may only offer general nutritional advice. We already learn many things about healthy eating at school. These are upgraded by the app developers with some scientific details and instructions for losing weight.

Some well-trained people read out higher weight on the scales. Others weigh astonishingly little and yet bring an unhealthy body mass with them. No app in the world can tell why this is so and whether the obesity came possibly as a result of illness.

Personal Training Frankfurt: Correct training without correction?

It's like self-perception with fitness apps. An example: A person runs slightly bent forward. When asked, that person reacts completely incomprehensibly: I’m going straight forward, am I not? Self-perception has played a trick on that person and the receptors report a very upright gait to the brain, which is actually not present at all. Even people who frequently work at computers get this false feedback: the receptors report that their shoulders and their backs are straight as well. In reality, however, the shoulders hang forward, which in the long run shortens the muscles in the chest area. Only when symptoms such as tension or even pain arise does a person feel that something is wrong with their posture. Correct self-perception awareness starts to fade in primary school, when a person repeatedly experiences their everyday life sitting down.

What does that have to do with the app? The principle is the same here. The app doesn’t send out an alarm signal that the body is in an unfavorable position, that the athlete is training in the hollow back or that the knees are tending inwards, which overloads joints and ligaments in the long run. Initial pain is often attributed to overuse due to the incorrectly executed movement. In fact, however, they are due to the wrong load caused by an incorrectly executed movement. However, the athlete himself is of the opinion that every exercise should be performed correctly when training with the app.

No individual approach with the fitness app

Whether it is about being able to lose weight correctly, receiving nutritional advice or training in the correct posture: No app can create individual training and nutrition plans. This is always surely faked with the input of certain personal data to height and weight that assume that provide an assumed adapted training and nourishing plan. But now everyone should consider how many people have a similar size and weight. The same specifications and plans should apply to all of them? This is highly unlikely. If you make Frankfurt "unsafe" with your personal trainer and walk through the city, you can give him direct feedback on complaints or things that are particularly good. The app doesn't care about those things.

Conclusion: Personal Training Frankfurt is a better alternative

As already mentioned in the above explanations, the app can by no means replace a personal trainer who can take into account the training and nutritional condition, individual preferences and any previous illnesses of the user. He creates individual plans and helps, as does the app, to train regularly and to overcome your “weaker self”. At the same time, a trainer can also be the contact person for training problems or complaints that arise during certain exercises. That trainer will also recommend a medical exam and will not respond with slower reaction speed when performing an exercise. That being the case then it only should be to the extent that it is justifiable to health. An app can therefore only complement the training, but cannot completely replace a personal trainer.