Most Gymondo workouts start with a 60-second Benchmark (formerly called a Challenge): Squats, Push-Ups, Crunches, Power Knees, Burpees, Lunges, and Mountain Climbers. After the 60-second time period, you enter how many reps you completed. This allows you to track your progress not only over the course of the program, but also in retrospect on your profile.
What do the Benchmarks achieve?
Benchmarks will get you warmed up with an effective full-body exercise at the start of the workout. The results of the Benchmarks will be saved in your fitness profile, where you can see your progress over time.
What should I look out for in the Benchmark?
The goal of the Benchmark is to do as many repetitions as possible. Equally important, however, is that you always do the exercises fully without cheating. That's the only way to train safely and effectively.
How do I count and perform the Benchmarks correctly?
At the end of the Benchmark, you'll need to enter how many reps (repetitions) you completed. A repetition is simply starting the exercise and returning to the starting position. You can find detailed information on how to perform reps for each Benchmark correctly below:
Progress for your Benchmarks over time can be viewed on the website or in the mobile app.
Web: Log into your account > click on Progress > click on See all > click on Benchmarks > select which Benchmark you'd like to view > select a 6, 3 or 1 month view
Mobile app > tap on Progress > tap on Benchmarks > tap on which Benchmark you'd like to view in detail
Are my Benchmark results visible to the public?
Only you can see the results of your Benchmarks in your fitness profile. Your personal data will be used solely for measuring your personal performance and it will not be disclosed to third parties.
I made a mistake. Can I edit my Benchmarks?
Yes, you can edit your Benchmark entries, however, this can only be done on the website. Simply click on the purple dot representing the Benchmark entry you'd like to update > click on Edit > enter the correct value > click on the check mark to save the new value.
What's the difference between Benchmarks and Challenges?
Benchmarks are contained within a workout, and they track how many repetitions of specific exercise you can do within 60 seconds. Your progress is tracked over time. Challenges are a group of workouts which you need to complete within a set number of days, like a mini-program. See this article for more information on Challenges.
Gymondo Challenges offer you the ability to commit to your fitness goals. Whether you join a yoga, HIIT or cardio Challenge, you’ll always find a way to put your commitment to the test.
Can I start Challenges alongside my active Programs?
Yes, you can start a Gymondo challenge individually or together with your active workout programs.
Where can I find them?
Challenges are available on our website and in the mobile app. Currently, this feature isn’t available for TV apps. You’ll be able to start Challenges, and view active, upcoming and completed Challenges here.
Web: Log into your Account > Click on Challenges
Mobile App: Log into your account > Tap on Fitness > Tap on Challenges
What if I want to do a Challenge on my TV?
There are 2 ways you could do a Challenge workout on your TV:
Start a Challenge in a different device (website or mobile app) > go to your TV app and search for the upcoming Challenge workout by name > complete the workout in the TV app and it will be added to your Challenge progress once you log into your Gymondo account on the website or mobile app again.
Open a Challenge workout on your laptop or mobile app > stream the workout to your TV using Chromecast, Apple AirPlay, Miracast or whichever streaming service is available for your devices.
Where can I find all my current Challenge info and progress?
You'll find all your current Challenge info by clicking into the Challenge either on the website or in the app. There you'll see how many days are left for the Challenge, how many workouts you've completed, and how many left to go. You can also view or play upcoming and completed workouts from there.
How many Challenges can I join at the same time?
You can join any number of Challenges simultaneously, but please beware not to over-train. Rest days and active recovery are important too!
Can I end a Challenge I no longer want to do?
Yes, you'll find the option to quit a Challenge by entering the active Challenge and clicking or tapping on Quit Challenge. Incomplete Challenges will automatically be removed from your Challenges view once the Challenge ends.
Do I earn badges for Challenges?
Yes, you earn a badge for every completed Challenge as well as badges towards general categories like number of workouts completed and type of workout completed.
What's the difference between Challenges and Benchmarks?
Challenges are a group of workouts which you need to complete within a set number of days, like a mini-program. Benchmarks are contained within a workout, and they track how many repetitions of a specific exercise you can do within 60 seconds. Check this article for more information on Benchmarks.