I’m not a fitness junkie. I haven’t taken a fitness class in more than four years. I don’t run. I don’t lift weights in the gym or at home. I don’t sweat it out in hot yoga. My idea of “working out” is taking my dog for a walk longer than 20 minutes.
All of that is why I was both eager and hesitant to try the new personal training platform Livekick. Founded by entrepreneur Yarden Tadmor and fitness expert Shayna Schmidt, Livekick isn’t your typical personal training app. Instead of leading you through either a live group class or letting you select pre-recorded training sequences for streaming, the easy-to-use service connects you to one-on-one sessions with a private trainer who crafts a 30-minute workout specifically for you. So, I gave it a go—and here’s what happened.