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In your Gym Profile, you can find several options to tailor Fitbod to your unique fitness preference. For example, you’ll be able to generate workouts based on your goals, what equipment you have, and how much time you have to work out. There are additional settings to further personalize your program to better fit your workout style, likes, and dislikes.
Gym Profile Settings
Customize your generated workouts based on the available equipment at your gym, work, or home. You can quickly select/unselect equipment based on category (i.e. Free Weights, Racks, Bars, & Benches, etc.). To do this, scroll to the desired category and SELECT ALL if you'd like to select all pieces of equipment as available or DESELECT ALL to mark as unavailable.
***Exercise equipment labeled with a “checkmark” indicates that it is available to you. Exercise equipment labeled in white (with no “checkmark”) indicates that it is NOT available to you.
Bodyweight Only Workout
This Your Gym profile option is great if you don’t have any fitness equipment available or you simply don’t want to use any. Toggling this option ON will only recommend exercises that do not require any fitness equipment. Many users utilize this option while traveling (no gym available) or for a quick home/outdoor workout.
Select a fitness goal that best suits your fitness needs and interests. Fitbod’s fitness goals were created by Fitbod’s team of fitness experts and trainers. The listed Fitness Goals are as follows:
Overall great total body program.
Focus on getting stronger and building muscle mass. High amounts of compound movements while engaging large muscle groups. Focused muscle groups: chest, back, legs, shoulders.
Higher reps and lower rest times keep your heart rate high during a workout. Also, more time will be recommended for cardio exercises.
A routine a bodybuilder might follow. Similar to strength training but biceps and triceps are included in focused muscle groups. Furthermore, the focus isn't totally about getting stronger but more on the physique.
Competitive back squat, bench press, and deadlift type routine. One of these lifts or variations will be a part of every workout. Lower reps and higher weight with less cardio. Only upper/lower split or full body option.
Variations of the clean, jerk, and snatch. Less cardio, more sets of fewer reps (e.g., singles, doubles). Always a full-body workout.
Q: “My fitness goal is to ‘lose weight' and this isn’t a fitness goal in Fitbod, which fitness goal is right for me?”
A: When someone wants to “lose weight," they usually mean they want to lose fat. We quote “lose weight” because weight can be an uninformative number and shouldn’t be the primary focus when beginning a fat loss journey. Losing fat while gaining muscle does not necessarily mean you are going to lose weight.
A common misconception people have is that exercise alone is going to result in a substantial amount of fat loss. For example, doing a ton of sit-ups is going to flatten your abdomen region, which is simply not true. Exercise (a combination of strength and cardio) is an important factor when wanting to lose fat, but the main driver is going to be diet and eating habits. So how can Fitbod help you lose fat? Using Fitbod in combination with following a healthy nutrition plan, you will surely be able to reach your fat loss fitness goal. It is recommended to select either General Fitness, Muscle Tone, or Strength Training (whichever best fits your secondary fitness goals) in the app if you are looking to “lose weight." You can also use a combination of these Fitness Goals by creating multiple gym profiles.
Tailor your workouts based on your fitness experience. This gym profile setting will ensure that Fitbod is not recommending exercises that are out of your comfort zone or too difficult. It is important to begin building your strength and familiarizing yourself with the basics before moving to more advanced movements. This will increase your comfort level and confidence in the gym while reducing the chance of injury.
Circuits & Supersets
With this setting turned ON, Fitbod will organize your recommended workout into supersets & circuits. A superset is when you do two exercises back to back with little to no rest between them. A circuit is when you do three or more exercises back to back with little or no rest between them.
For more info on how circuits & supersets work and how to create them, please visit Circuits & Supersets.
Tailor your workouts even further by selecting your preferred cardio exercise, whether that be steady-pace or HITT, you decide. You'll have the option to select which cardio exercise you’d rather do and remove the ones you don't from your program. You also can select if you prefer your cardio session to be before or after your strength training workout.
Lifting heavy and want to acclimate your muscles and joints to the movement? This setting will automatically add warm-up sets to the main lifts of your workout and when your lifts are a bit on the heavy side.
Warm-up & Cool-down
Insert a warm-up or cool-down routine consisting of Soft Tissue exercises, Static Stretches, Dynamic Stretches, and Primer exercises to your workouts. For more info on why you should always warm-up and cool-down and how to add them into your workout, please visit Warm-up & Cool-down for more info.
We're sorry, Warm-up & Cool-down exercises are not available on Android just yet! Our team is hard at work to bring the best features to match the great iOS app experience. To see other features that are on our roadmap for Android, please visit our Plans for Android page.
Customize your workouts to fit the amount of time you have available to exercise.
Please keep in mind that Fitbod estimates the completion time of a generated workout. The time it takes to complete a workout can differ amongst individuals even though the Workout Duration setting is the same. If you find yourself completing Fitbod workouts consistently faster or slower, please change the Workout Duration setting accordingly until you have reached a duration setting that best fits your goal.
This option allows you to choose how you want your workouts to be constructed based on the properties of the muscle groups. Please find additional information about each training split below:
Fresh Muscle Groups
Build your workout based on the two most fresh primary muscle groups and core. The two selected muscle groups are based on muscle recovery state, exercise history, and fitness goal.
Target either your upper or lower body.
Build a workout that targets all muscle groups.
Push - Chest, Triceps, and Shoulders
Pull - Back and Biceps
Lower - Legs and Glutes
***Core (Lower Back and Abs) will be recommended in every workout!
This option will prevent specific exercises from being included in your generated workouts. Many users use this option when recovering from an injury and have limitations when performing certain movements. You can quickly select/unselect equipment by tapping the name of the exercise on the list.
Exercises labeled with a “checkmark” indicate exclusion from your exercise library.
Exercise equipment labeled in white (with no “checkmark”) indicates inclusion in your exercise library.
***We're sorry, Excluded Exercises are not available on Android just yet! Our team is hard at work to bring the best features to match the great iOS app experience. To see other features that are on our roadmap for Android, please visit our Plans for Android page.
Muscle Recovery Percentage
This Your Gym profile option will allow you to manually adjust the recovery state of your muscle groups. Many users utilize this option if their muscles recover at a different pace than what the app had anticipated.
You can also edit these percentages within your Recovery screen by selecting # Fresh Muscle Groups (top right corner) > Edit (top right corner)
For information about how Fitbod measures muscle recovery, please visit the How Fitbod Measures Muscle Recovery article.
Multiple Gym Profiles
With Fitbod, you can have multiple Your Gym profiles! This feature is great if you exercise at more than one gym (commercial gym vs. home gym) and travel frequently so you’ll be able to get a great workout wherever you are. It is also very useful if you like to switch in between Fitness Goals depending on your routine. For example, if you plan on working out 4 days per week, you can focus on strength training for 2 days out of your routine and Olympic weightlifting on the other 2 days by simply switching to your appropriate Your Gym profile.
To add additional Your Gym profiles:
- Go to the Workout screen
- Your Gym profile (top center)
- “...” Icon
- + Create New Gym Profile
- Create a name for your profile