Skip to main content

NFL star Tony Gonzalez becomes your personal trainer with the FitStar app

fitstar android app news splash 01
Image used with permission by copyright holder
FitStar Personal Trainer is finally available on Android. The very popular video-based fitness app has been a huge hit on iOS where it received the Editors’ Choice Award, App Store Best of 2013, and Best of 2014 product.

This app is perfect for those who need some guidance on the best ways to conduct their workouts. That usually means spending a ton of dough on a personal trainer at the gym, but FitStar Personal Trainer offers something similar for a lot less money.

Personalized video sessions from NFL star Tony Gonzalez offer up coaching tips and motivation, along with instructions on exactly how to do each exercise. There are four goal-based programs: Get Strong, Get Lean, Get Moving, and Daily Dose. FitStar Personal Trainer also offers stand-alone workouts such as 10-Minute Abs and 7-Minute Workout.

Tracking your progress is key, an that’s why the app offers weekly and lifetime stats through the in-app dashboard. You will be able to see sessions completed, calories burned, and total workout time. You can track your progress from not only the Android app, but also using the web application on your desktop computer.

You can also share your session summaries and earned badges on many social channels directly from the app.

Those of you familiar with Fitbit will appreciate that the FitStar Personal Trainer syncs with your Fitbit account as well. You can also connect with popular devices and weight management apps like MyFitnessPal and Strava.

All of this costs just $8 per month or $40 per year. That’s less than what it would cost for a single personal training session.

Grab the app from Google Play here, and you can check out the web application here.

Editors' Recommendations

Robert Nazarian
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Robert Nazarian became a technology enthusiast when his parents bought him a Radio Shack TRS-80 Color. Now his biggest…
There’s only one reason I’m still using an iPhone in 2023
A green iPhone 15 lock screen.

It's not an understatement to say I am an Android smartphone fan, as an Android phone has been my faithful companion ever since I started using the HTC Desire in 2010. I've bounced from phone to phone in the 13 years since, and I've experienced good and bad phones alike. But in all that time, I've never spent much time with an Apple iPhone. I'm obviously not unfamiliar with iPhones, having used them during my time as a tech writer grabbing screenshots, downloading apps, and testing games — but never having used one as my primary smartphone is something of a blind spot.

The Apple iPhone 15 is a good reason to end that. After all, if I'm going to use an iPhone, it might as well be Apple's latest. Two weeks after booting it up and transferring my data to it, it's been ... a journey. While I can see the iPhone 15 is an excellent smartphone, too many of iOS's idiosyncracies rub me the wrong way. However, there's one feature I've grown to really love, and I'm going to struggle to live without it.
The iPhone 15 is a mixed bag

Read more
Google Maps got a major update, and people hate it
Google Maps running on a Pixel 8 Pro, showing the new colors as of November 2023.

Over the past few weeks, Google has been quietly rolling out a fresh coat of paint for its popular Google Maps app — and it’s been creating havoc over the holiday travel season.

While some people may understandably be frustrated at any changes made to such an established and widely used app, there seems to be more to this than just people being put off by unfamiliar colors. The many folks taking to social media to voice their displeasure with the redesign have been joined by professional user interface (UI) designers expressing similar, but more nuanced observations. Even a designer who once worked on Google Maps is pillorying the new design as a backward step for the service’s usability.

Read more
I found the perfect Android tablet to buy this year
Man holds Blackview Active 8 Pro rugged Android tablet in black color with a leather strap.

The iPad primarily dominates the market for tablets despite an exceptionally powerful battalion of great Android tablets. In the lower price ranges, however, Android dominates with countless offerings — often from lesser-known brands. With Google's reignited interest in the tablet segment, brands like OnePlus put up great competition -- even challenging the iPad -- in the sub-$500 segment. But as you go lower in price, you may find brands cutting costs to stay profitable in the competitive market.

The Blackview Active 8 Pro feels like an exception, with solid and reliable hardware, an everlasting battery, and a desktop-like experience that isn't seen on tablets higher up the price ladder. For just $360 (and potentially even cheaper during the holiday shopping season), this tablet feels appropriate whether you have an active lifestyle, are just looking for a secondary device to feed your appetite for sofa-tainment, or dedicate a device for your kids.

Read more