Weekly Moves is a program available via app from Madeline Moves. It’s a strength-based program that makes working out fun and fresh! Here’s my experience…
I’m trying to remember when I first signed up for Weekly Moves via the app from Madeline Moves. Maybe 8 months ago? Maybe a year? I honestly don’t recall, but I can tell you that over that time period I’ve become hooked. Madeline varies her workouts, and while they are always challenging, they are doable and leave me feeling accomplished- physically pushed but not overly exhausted.
My favorite things about the service are the quality of the workouts, the ease of having an app that is accessible from wherever I’m exercising, the instructional videos for each exercise movement in case I’m unsure of form, it’s adaptability to be done from a gym or home (as long as you have some basic equipment), and the fact that both David and I can do the same workouts. We workout together nearly every single day and I love that the workouts are also a challenge for him; he just uses heavier weights.
What is Weekly Moves?
Weekly Moves is a paid subscription service ($20 a month or $200 a year) via an app compatible with IOS and Andoid. They are workouts designed by Madeline and each week, on Sunday, five brand new workouts load to the app covering all muscles groups: Upper Body, Lower Body, Cardio + Core, and Full Body. Each workout takes 45-70 minutes to complete, based on if you choose to add the optional last circuit or extended cardio. However, she also offers direction on how to do each workout within 30 minutes in case you need that option.
Why Weekly Moves?
I was tired of googling for random workouts to complete whenever David and I went to the gym. Not only did it take time, the workouts varied on quality and length. I decided to look for a strength-based program that outlined exactly what I needed to do each week to hit all muscle groups. I mentioned this on Instagram and several friends recommended checking out Madeline. I have been hooked ever since.
Madeline Moves FAQ
Is it good for beginners? I think so! She is very encouraging to begin at your own pace and recommends dropping a round of each circuit (doing two rounds instead of three) while you build strength and stamina. The instructional video snippets for each exercise help guide you through proper form.
Is it a HIIT workout program? While some moves incorporated will get your heart rate up, like adding in 50 seconds of jumping rope between exercises, my personal opinion is no. It’s more of a strength based program. However, I feel she does a great job of keeping things mixed up. Some day will be lower weights and more reps, while others are the opposite. I’m never bored!
What equipment do you need if doing the workouts from home? Ideally a range of dumbbells, some resistance bands, and a step/workout bench from my experience. She also recommends a kettlebell and a medicine, but I have been able to complete all workouts just fine without those.
Do you have to count macros? Absolutely not. In her Tighter Together challenge, offered seasonally, you get a breakdown of your macros included in the purchase. While Madeline does discuss macros and nutrition on her Instagram stories, the workouts are not intricately tied to macros. Personally, I have my breakdown, but do not count or track them.
Any negatives to the program? I’m scouring my experience, but honestly, no. The only thing I can come up with is that my shoulders are often quite tight; I feel like we focus on them a lot. But that’s reaching!
Do you do all five days? Yes, now I do. I started just cherry picking two or three for the week, but now we do the workouts as outlined Monday-Friday and I appreciate how each muscle group gets attention. I typically take Saturdays off and just focus on movement like a long walk and Sunday, we try to get in a run.
What’s the best part about the program? Honestly, it’s just fun! The workouts always keep me guessing and I’m never bored. I always feel proud once I complete a workout because they challenge me. I highly recommend the program!
Any other questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them!