A 30 Day Aaptiv Review with Before and After Photos

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This entry is part 1 of 31 in the series 30 Day Aaptiv Review

Here for an honest Aaptiv review?

You have come to the right place! Follow me as I try the Aaptiv fitness app for 30 days. You can try Aaptiv free for 30 days. I will post my before and after photos for your scrutiny, but more importantly, the before and after of how I feel because how you feel is far more important than how you look.

Spoiler Alert- I LOVE Aaptiv!

I know 30 days of review is a lot to click through, so here are the quick and dirty of my results. Just looking for before and after photos? Find those here!

I LOVE Aaptiv for these reasons:

I gained a ton of muscle, endurance, and energy in just 30 days!

It can go anywhere with me, which is usually in the bathroom while my toddler plays.

It costs far less than a gym membership. How much does Aaptiv cost? Right now Aaptiv is 30% off after the free trial, which makes it just 5.83 per month!

21 personal trainers in my pocket, each with their own unique personality

A wide variety of workouts that I may never have tried otherwise

Someone to tell me what to do on the treadmill- I never knew the treadmill could be a serious workout.

The customer service is outstanding!

There are short classes available- when you only have ten minutes, you can get ten minutes closer to healthy.

It never gets boring.

The music is great!

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What I don’t like about Aaptiv:

That you cannot search by muscle group- you have to weed through leg strength training to get to the arm workout you want.

I wish the app had visual instruction in addition to the audio. The audio instructions are great, especially on the beginner classes, but sometimes I needed a little something extra.

Now for my full review:

I downloaded the Aaptiv audio fitness app yesterday after seeing an ad for this new app that would make squeezing in a quick workout fun and invigorating. I NEED my workouts to be quick because I have four kids, we homeschool, and I work from home. I also need my fitness routine to be invigorating because I sleep never and am exhausted 24-7.

I read the reviews and noticed some people were complaining about the music being too loud, but that is exactly what I am looking for. I need some good beats to keep me going through a workout and I love that you can search for workouts by music genre. More on that later.

Upon opening the app, you will see that you can search for workouts by type.

Aaptiv offers 100s of classes in:

outdoor walking and running

indoor cycling





strength training- My favorite!




full and half marathon training

5 and 10k training

Get bored easily? 150 classes are added each month. Over the course of 30 days, I checked frequently for new workouts and was never disappointed.

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You can search by trainer personality, which I think is a very unique feature in a fitness app. 

The descriptions were accurate. You will find that there are certain trainers that you click with, and others that you don’t. I really enjoy listening to Ackeem, Sultan, and Ray.


Under your profile, you can set reminders, track your workout times, calories burned, and class history.


We will explore Aaptiv in more detail over the next 30 days. For now, here is a little more about me and why I choose to try Aaptiv.

Before children, I loved going to the gym for group classes and one on one training. Exercise has always been how I stay sane. No joke, there would be straight jackets in my wardrobe without some form of regular exercise.

The gym no longer fits into my schedule or budget, so I have to sweat it out at home. I get bored easily, so I am a bit of a workout DVD addict. I love to try new workouts, and I have a large list of YouTube favorites as well. So whenever I stumbled upon Aaptiv, I thought I would give it a try.

I am going to post daily as I explore Aaptiv and give different instructors and workouts a try. I will share my before and after photos of my arms with you because they certainly need some work. Make no mistake, my backside and abs could use more than a little work, but I’m not about to be posting pictures of my booty online.

However, it is important to realize that I am not trying to lose weight. I am also not dieting. I have mixed connective tissue disease that I manage by following a gluten free, sugar free (mostly), plant-based diet. My diet has been my lifeline. I eat the way I do so I can get very old and very gray. It is something I plan on doing forever, so it is not a “diet”.

The way I eat keeps me at a healthy weight, but lately I have become what is known by some as “skinny fat”. With my clothes on, I look thin and healthy, but I have no muscle. Zero. Zilch. I am weak and squishy.

I’m choosing to blame the kids. It is totally their fault that I can only squeeze in 15 minutes of exercise at a time.

So for the next 30 days, I plan to build muscle. That means I will be choosing mostly from the strengthing classes on Aaptiv, but I will also try out some others to give you a well rounded review.

So here are my arms before starting 30 days of Aaptiv. Let’s hope that there is more muscle in a month! FIND MY AFTER PHOTOS HERE!

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Aaptiv review before and after


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