Gym Technik

It's been a while since I've written about Gym Technik, the two time CB Award winners for the "Best Health/Fitness App", and it looks like they've been quite busy ramping up for the New Year, as their team has sent me a note announcing that they've launched a new service. Gym Technik members now get direct access to a certified online personal trainer with the new Premium Plus plan.

Here's the gist for how this works... An assigned personal trainer sets you up on a customized workout plan, which is updated every 6 weeks based on your progress, which syncs to the BlackBerry app. Through the app you can access the workouts, instructions, and videos, and track stats. You can also message the trainer any health related questions you may have, using Gym Technik's messaging functionality. The trainer keeps you motivated and ensures you continuously improve, while pushing customized workout plans to your BlackBerry. You can meet the Gym Technik trainers here.

The price of this program is $24/month with the yearly plan, and $30/month with the quarterly plan, which they mention as being an affordable way to get access to a certified personal trainer. All you need is a BlackBerry, and your trainer figures out the best program for you based on your goals, needs, and access to equipment (or lack thereof).

For those of you with fitness goals in your New Year's resolutions, this may be just what you need - A personal trainer tied to your BlackBerry.

You can get access to a Premium Plus plan in two simple steps:

  1. Login to (New members will need to register for a new free account)
  2. Upgrade your account to Premium Plus
That's it. Gotta love it. If you're a BlackBerry user and need to make a change this year, there's no excuses. Check it out and give it a go. Now to figure out which member of the CrackBerry team is going to sign up for a few months to see how it goes... maybe it's time for another BlackBerry Fitness Challenge?!