Easy Abs – Get in shape (and work on that 6 pack) for the New Year

With 2012 just around the corner, it’s highly possible that one of your New Year’s Resolution is to finally work on that once-prominent six pack and get in better shape. I know it’s one of mine! My biggest issue though is that I just can’t find the motivation to hit the gym on a consistent basis. I’ve tried a number of workout apps on the iPhone, but for one reason or another, I never stuck with any of them. Well, that was until I stumbled upon Easy Abs by lolo, an awesome exercise app aimed at strengthening your core in just minutes a day.

So what’s so great about Easy Abs? For starters, these workouts can be done just about anywhere and for as little as 3 minutes at a time. They can be customized for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced users depending on their fitness level. The 70 available exercises will vary based on the available equipment indicated. So if all you have is a sweaty ol’ yoga mat and a rickety chair, all subsequent workouts will take that into account.

Once you’ve setup your profile (fitness level, workout length, equipment etc), your virtual personal trainer awaits. She’ll take you step-by-step through the series of exercises for that particular day (with continuous video) so you can easily follow along. And with lolo’s optional beat-sync technology, all the music added to the playlist will automatically match the intensity of your workout. So if you decide to bump up the intensity level at any given point (more reps, longer workout time), the tempo of the song being played will also pick up its beat. When done, your workout will be logged into the history section, where it’ll keep track of the day, the type of exercises, calories burned, and duration.

As of writing, I’ve completed 12 days of 8 min workouts over a 3 week period and I must say that I’ve been more than surprised by the results. My core is stronger, my (bad) back doesn’t bother me nearly as much and I’m even starting to see the outline of that 6 pack I thought had deserted me for good. Just don’t be fooled by the short workout sessions – they’re designed for maximum efficiency and output.

If you want to get in better shape and/or can’t find the time for the gym, I highly recommend you check out Easy Abs on the iPhone. It’s currently on sale at $0.99, and there’s even a free version you can try first that comes with 16 exercises. lolo has also released Easy Legs and Boot Camp Challenge for those of you who wish to work out different areas of the body. Haven’t tried them myself yet, but they’re definitely on my todo list.

Easy Abs lolo, Easy Abs, – $0.99
Easy Abs Free lolo, Easy Abs Free, – Free
Easy Legs lolo, Easy Legs, – $0.99
Boot Camp Challenge lolo, Boot Camp Challenge, – $3.99

App Description

Get a great abdominal workout in just 3 minutes!

How long does it take to get a terrific core workout? Not as long as you think. With the right exercises combined with the right music and coaching to push you through, you can strengthen and tone your entire midsection in just minutes a day.

With Easy Abs you can do a quick 3-minute tone-up whenever you have a free moment, or really blast your abs with a killer 8 minute workout. Easy Abs provides the perfect core workout for both people starting their fitness journey and those who are trying to kick their regular sessions up a notch — most importantly, every workout is customized to you, from the equipment you use all the way down to how fast you do a crunch.

Double-check your form by working along with CONTINUOUS VIDEO during your workout.

FEATURES
• A complete core workout everyday. Tone up your entire midsection quickly and easily
• Workouts customized for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced exercisers.
• 45 unique exercises. Each one includes a video to help you perfect your form. Plus if you sign up for lolo connect, you get an additional 25 exercises for FREE.
• Works anywhere! Over 30 body weight exercises to push you to your fitness goal.
• At the gym? We include equipment-based exercises based on what YOU have available to maximize your workout.
• lolo’s beat-sync technology perfectly matches the tempo of your music to your workout.
• Completely interactive. Swap out exercises to personalize your workouts. Increase or decreases the intensity at anytime and your trainer — and your music — will respond!

BEAT-SYNC
Easy Abs dynamically changes the beat of YOUR music to perfectly match your movements. Research shows that music distracts the brain during exercise and faster music causes people to accept and even prefer a greater degree of effort. This means you will work harder without trying (or without even feeling the difference), you will get better results from the increased effort, and most importantly, the time will fly by.

(beat-sync is available on iOS version 4.1 or better)

lolo CONNECT
lolo connect allows you to save your fitness results to the cloud, track your progress across lolo apps, and share your success with friends and family through social media. As a special bonus you get 25 additional exercises FREE when you create your lolo connect account.

INTERACTIVE PERSONAL TRAINER
Easy Abs features an interactive personal trainer whose voice guides you through each workout, giving you the tips you need to get the most out of your workout and the motivation to keep going no matter how tough it gets. Easy Abs gives you complete control as you move through your workout. Turn the intensity down a bit when you’re struggling or crank it up when you’re ready for more, and your trainer adjusts your workout — and your music — on the fly.

DESIGNED AROUND YOU
Whether you’re a beginner or an athlete, Easy Abs will design the perfect program to match your schedule, equipment, and fitness level.

SOCIAL SHARING
Your personal network is key to reaching your goals. Share your successes with them through Facebook.

MULTITASKING
Easy Abs runs perfectly in the background on supported devices.

Easy Abs Supports Retina Display
Compatible with Bluetooth audio

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