I never even considered the idea that the Kindle could be used as a portable exercise tool until I found Anywhere Abs. This app is designed to help strengthen your core, and can be done anywhere that has enough floor space. No extra equipment is required.
When you get into Anywhere Abs, you’ll find two routines. Each routine has several levels that range from beginner to advanced. There are different timed exercises within each routine. A few examples include sit ups, planks, and other important core strengthening exercises.
The timer usually runs for 30 or 60 seconds, and it gives you a few seconds to get yourself situated. the more advanced levels have longer routines If you need help during the exercises, you can always press the menu button and review instructions or pause the routine.
The graphics are well done and easy to see. The only major drawback that I can see is the lack of audio. You have to watch your Kindle to monitor the time. After I noticed this, I checked the reviews, and most of them say the exact same thing. You also have to check it for the specific exercises. I think it would be very helpful to have audio guidance so the transitions between exercises can be a lot smoother.
Another suggestion is to add written instructions to explain each exercise. It took me a minute to figure out exactly what I was supposed to do. It is important to do the routines correctly so that you can prevent injuries.
As with any exercise program, make sure you are physically able to do the exercises before attempting these and risking injury.
Anywhere Abs is a great portable exercise tool. You can do this in your office or on vacation when the hotel doesn’t have a gym. Anywhere Abs is so much cheaper than an exercise video or gym membership!
“I really love how this is set-up, so anyone, no matter what level they are, can do these ab exercises, and you even choose between two different collections of exercises. I just wish that there could be an audible timer so one doesn’t have to keep an eye on the Kindle while attempting the workout. I am trying to get my husband to try this out as well. I just purchased the yoga version and am excited to see how that works out. ”
“These is a great idea and makes me take a break from reading and get the blood flowing. I REALLY wish I could access this (and anywhere legs) through the Kindle app on my iPad and iPhone!”