'7 Minute Workout Challenge' Available for free From Apple Store App

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today updated its Apple Store app in the U.S., replacing the previously available Holiday Playlist with a new free app, the 7 Minute Workout Challenge. Seven minute workouts gained popularity in 2013 as a quick way to complete a rigorous workout, and 7 Minute Workout Challenge is one of the more popular fitness apps in the category, with a 4.5 star rating and a $1.99 price tag.

    The app includes a random selection of 12 different exercises that are each performed for 30 seconds with 10 second rest intervals in between. According to research, this seven minute workout is the equivalent of working out for more than an hour and it requires no specialized equipment.

    There are both male and female trainers that guide app users through exercises using video, audio, images, and text. There's also an included weight tracker and activity calendar to keep track of fitness levels, and the app includes achievements to motivate its users.

    To get a free copy of 7 Minute Workout Challenge, iPhone owners will need to download the Apple Store app and click on the "Jump into the new year" section. This will take users to the iTunes Store, automatically inputting a code for the app download.

    7 Minute Workout Challenge will be available until February 20, 2014, before being replaced with a new offering. The free app is limited to the iPhone version of the Apple Store app and is not available in the iPad version.

    The Apple Store app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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  2. macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Just when I was about to purchase this app... Apple is amazing.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Apr 5, 2012
    Phaselocking Psychos somewhere on Pandora
    I'll gladly take it, because I do indeed have an iPhone, but:

  4. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    These seven minute workouts are the equivalent of an hour workout? What kind of workout?

    I guarantee you that the hour I spend pushing heavy weights in the gym produces results that 7 minute programs can only dream of.

    If it's this or sit on your ass, then it's great. If it's stop with serious gym work and do 7 minutes without equipment, then they are full of it.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    It is like Apple saying do you even lift bro?
  6. iPhD, Jan 9, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014

    macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Can't find the link

    Can someone give me a nudge toward the "Jump into the new year" section?

    I can find the app directly but it is not free. Alas, I cannot find the breadcrumb trail as described above so that the code is entered for free-ness.

    Any help appreciated.

    a mere few seconds later... As Roseanna Roseannadanna would say: Never mind. I was in the wrong app app. Apple Store app vs. App Store app continues to trip me up.
  7. Kilamite, Jan 9, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014

    macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2007
    Oh my, check out the video of the girl doing jumping jacks in the video. I think I'll definitely get some workouts from this app!
  8. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Are you searching on your iPhone? It is free from iPhone store, $1.99 from computer. I couldn't find jump into new year either.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2011
    Same. There is no "Jump into the new year" section but the app is not free if you go to it directly.But there are other 7 minute workout apps that are free though.
  10. macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    You have to download the Apple Store app from the app store. Then open the Apple Store app, and scroll down. "Jump into the new year" is right after "Get in shape and stay there" and right before "Upgrade your iPhone."

    Then it will take you to a page where you need to "redeem a code" and then your download will begin automatically.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2003
    Is this like 7 minute abs from Something About Mary?
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    I finally found it. <sheesh> Using the Apple Store app, there is a Jump into the new year section just as pictured in the article.

    Magic happens and you are moved into the App Store app and the Redeem a code function. I clicked on … well, I don't know what I clicked on … I think Redeem and the app downloaded for free.

    Wow. I need caffeine. That was way too hard.
  13. Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Are you guys looking in the U.S. version of the Apple Store app? Sometimes it takes a bit of time to populate since it is an over-the-air update.
  14. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    I am in the US store and the last thing at the bottom of the page (both on mac and iPhone) is get in shape.

    Maybe hasn't refreshed. But as I said, searching directly from iPhone found it fine.

    EDIT: Now I understand it is the APPLE STORE App, not the APP STORE App. Confusingly similar names when you are looking for a free app, but it was my bad.
  15. macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Exactly what I thought. They did it as a joke and now they have it in real life. Kind of like how Pulp Fiction did a whole joke about a five dollar milkshake and now it's not hard to find those either.
  16. macrumors demi-god

    Oct 14, 2005
    Virginia Beach
    From the app:

  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2010
    Completely agreed, there's no short cut to health.
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2011
    It's not a joke, it's just not a "full workout program". However, it's a great way to energize in the morning and get your metabolism boosted for people who aren't quite ready to get into heading to the gym for an hour at a clip. Or for when you're busy and just need to get your heart pumping again.

    I guarantee you I can give you a workout that's 16 minutes long and needs nothing more than a pullup bar and you'll be pretty shattered by the end of it.
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2009
    Miami, FLA
    7 minute ABS

  20. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    This. Thanks for posting these details. Too often people use terms like "fit" or "healthy" without clarifying what they mean. I am diabetic, and a fitness buff so I take exercise very seriously and 7 minutes is going to be a big decrease for me, even if it saves me some time.

    However, I got the app, because it would be great to use when traveling if I don't have equipment at my disposal.
  21. macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2012
    Chicago, IL (Oak Park)
    Pushing heavy weights around is great for building muscle, but it actually does very little for your overall health. There are all kinds of people in the world with huge muscles but that couldn't run a mile if they had to.

    A 7-minute workout with no equipment almost certainly focuses on increased heart and breathing rate, which both do much more for your general health than large muscles.

    In short, you are right that this workout can only dream of the results your heavy weights provide, but the opposite is also true.
  22. macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    I meant that the movie There's Something About Mary did it as a joke. Sorry I wasn't more clear.
  23. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    True, and for the vast majority of people this will meet their needs and be a big improvement over being sedentary.

    I have other issues though. I have a specific arthritis that attacks the spine, so I do Yoga and Pilates. Yes, men do Pilates and if you want a rock-hard core it is awesome.

    I try to get in some treadmill work to keep the cardio in shape, but while Yoga and Pilates are not designed to be aerobic, they still seem to provide similar benefits.

    I actually wish I could only spend 7 minutes woking out, but I have a body that demands substantial exercise. As a side effect, I don't look anywhere near my age, but if I stop few even a few days, I start to get in trouble.
  24. macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2013
    You do these during your cutting phase, not a replacement for your bulk phase.

    I usually put on 2 - 5 lbs of fat for every 7 - 10 lbs of muscle. Stuff like P90X works wonders to trim the fat but you need to keep your macros in check to keep the muscle gain during the cut.
  25. macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    For people who are having problems finding it...

    It is not in the App store app: [​IMG] NOT THIS ONE

    It is in the Apple Store app: [​IMG]

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