Gyminee.com is a web based health and fitness tracking tool. Users create a profile in which they list their personal goals in a variety of health-related areas. These goals, in categories such as weight, waist size, and body fat, are then reviewable within their profile alongside charts and graphs of their progress.
Daily workout and nutrition logs are provide as well, allowing users to keep detailed records of what they’ve eaten and what they’ve done to burn it off. Workout logs can be as specific as you’d like, right down to the number of reps per set. Each workout can be saved and used again as required by your workout plan.
For those that are serious about staying fit and healthy, the nutrition logs are extremely helpful. For those that aren’t, they can be depressing. Calories, fat grams, carbohydrates and more are tracked based on what you submit in your nutrition logs. They are detailed so users can see where they stand in regard to their daily allowances. If you go over, you’re greeted with a bright yellow exclamation point, and you’re shamed for eternity.
Founded in 2007, Gyminee is a newer site aiming to help change peoples lives by filling a need in the health and fitness market. Gyminee is based out of Huntsville, Alabama but their impact stretches much, much further as the total calories burned collectively by all Gyminee users is over 19 million at the time of this writing.
WHAT WE LIKED
The first site of its kind that we’ve come across, Gyminee is a wonderful concept combined with an extremely user-friendly interface that gives its members the organization and motivation necessary to stay (or get) fit.
Combining physical exercise and workout plans with nutritional logs all in the same place is a feature that may seem like not such a big deal, but it makes reaching your physical fitness goals so much easier. With Gyminee you can bounce the calories you’ve consumed off the estimated calories you’ve burned to see how well you’re sticking with your plan.
One of our favorite features was the exercise library, which lists and describes common movements. Once you’ve signed up, you can create customized workouts and see video examples of how to perform each lift. The demonstrators have perfect form and the videos are of good quality.
Even if you don’t exercise regularly, or don’t want to keep such detailed records of your workouts, Gyminee provides another awesome tool. By registering you are able to create a personalized food journal that tracks all that you eat for a period of time. The site’s food database contains over 30,000 items so there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find the exact product you ate, right down to the brand name.
Perhaps the part we like best is that users are able to do everything that we’ve talked about above absolutely free. Of course there is an upgraded version that you can pay for, which enhances the available features and offers a few new ones. The total cost for Gyminee Pro is $15 for a three month membership. Actually a very reasonable price.
WHAT WE DIDN’T LIKE
The thought of entering all this information on a daily basis is a little bit overwhelming. Consider the irony. Gyminee is a website designed at motivating and monitoring you on your fitness goals. Essentially we are admitting that we are in need of guidance and a little push when taking care of our bodies. This is because we as humans are inherently (gasp)…lazy. That’s fine. We’re OK with that.
With that being said, Gyminee comes out and offers a service (a free one, mind you) that asks you to actually do MORE work. Granted for those that are looking to log all their nutritional and exercise information, or who do so already, Gyminee is a great, wonderful, helpful application. But for someone just starting out on the healthy path, Gyminee could be so tedious and so time consuming that the newbies quit exercising all together, just so they don’t have to enter that bag of Cheetos they scarfed down at 10pm the night before.
THE FINAL WORD
Despite our skepticism, we do find value in Gyminee and think that for the more disciplined and dedicated people this site can provide a useful service. Don’t go PRO, but do give the free version a shot for a month or two. You may find it helpful.