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Kayla Itsines is solving a common problem for people who love to use workout apps.
The wildly popular Instagram fitness star is launching an Apple Watch app, Well+Good reports.
Though much of the app remains under wraps, it will solve the annoying problem of having to use an iPhone to follow workout instructions, Well+Good notes.
Customers will also get instructions on their watches, and they’ll be able to see their heart rate and the actual calories they’re burning, so they’ll know just how hard they’re actually working.
Itsines’ app, Sweat with Kayla, already earned more this year than any other fitness app, including Under Armour’s My Fitness Pal app, Bloomberg Businessweek reported.
Itsines rose to Instagram fame with her original PDF-guides – which required looking at photos and using a timer – called Bikini Body Guides. She told Bloomberg Businessweek she regrets calling it that, which is why she named her app Sweat with Kayla.
“Do I regret calling my guides Bikini Body? My answer is yes,” she said to Bloomberg Businessweek. “That’s why when I released the app, I called it Sweat With Kayla. Sweat is so empowering. I love that.”
Itsines has amassed a massive following; she has 5.5 million followers on Instagram, largely due to how she posts dramatic transformations from her #BBG girls, or “Kayla’s Army.”
I remember my first day in the gym like it was yesterday. I walked to every machine and I had absolutely NO idea what any of them did. I felt like I was too weak to lift weights, too embarrassed to get on any of the machines and too self conscious to try anything new. I felt like that for a long time. But one time a personal trainer came up to me and said “don’t cry, I know it’s overwhelming… just start somewhere” and I did ???? It’s been 7 years since I completely changed my life and I am so much happier for it. My skin cleared up, my energy is amazing, I feel so strong and I’m confident. What you do in your past does not define your present. You are under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago. Remember that. www.kaylaitsines.com/app #juststart #sweatwithkayla