Fitness apps can make your journey a whole lot easier. It’s like having a little coach in your pocket telling you what to do and when.
While this may seem like a glorious idea, there have to be some people making apps that aren’t up to par, right?
Did MattDoesFitness follow this easily traveled path? Or is the Morsia app any good?
About the Creator – Matt Morsia AKA MattDoesFitness
Matt Morsia hardly needs an introduction, but I’m gonna give him one anyway. Matt quit his job as a teacher to pursue his career in fitness, and he’s been making progress ever since.
Now, he’s one of the biggest fitness influencers in the UK. With more than 2 million subscribers on YouTube (just shy of Bradley Martyn’s 3 million), Matt is driven to spread quality information about workouts, nutrition, and everything in between.
He’s released various books and programs to help the average person progress, which brings me to the next fact .. which is that Matt works with regular people – not athletes.
That said, he’s still successful enough to even have his own energy drink! That’s literally the dream. Monster, who?
The Morsia App Overview
Unlike other apps, the Morsia app was designed with no specific goal or individual in mind, and this adaptability is one of the major perks it has over other apps.
- Price: Starting from $99.49 per year
- Pricing Model: Monthly subscription
- Free Trial: 7 days
- Size: 73.1 MB
To start, one great benefit is the 7-Day Free Trial – which should be on all apps, in my opinion. Upon opening the app, you’re asked various questions about your training history and goals to determine how the Morsia app can be best utilized. They even provide a meal plan!
The app has a massive amount of methods for you to use in order to build muscle and strength or lose fat. The program most applicable to you will be offered first, but you aren’t limited to one program only – which is nice.
Morsia App (by MattDoesFitness) Details
As I’ve already said, the app has a knack for adapting and creating a plan based on your goal, which is a really nice thing to see. No dogmatic approach to fitness or “rules” based on what one person says and/or believes.
Training on the Morsia App
Upon filling in your measurements, goals, and other details, the app “loads” a few different programs for you to choose from, including:
- Bodybuilding workouts
- Hypertrophy workouts
- Home workouts
- Certain equipment workouts (dumbbells only, etc)
- Fat loss workouts
Because Matt has a history in the strength world, there are also a few strength workouts for you to choose from. Each workout has even more customizability in the way in which you decide how many times a week you train:
“5 Days a Week”
The workouts themselves are decent. However, it does seem a bit “copied and pasted” and isn’t as personalized as something from a professional coach would be. They tend to be higher in volume.
There’s also no real education about how to progress with mechanical tension and progressive overload, which is something that’s kind of essential, in my opinion.
Now, you can learn this from his YouTube channel. But a section of videos featuring him going through all the different aspects of training – like volume, intensity, loading, mechanical tension, etc. – would have been nice.
The strength workouts are better in regard to quality compared to the hypertrophy. There’s more periodization and specific lifts. It feels more developed and made with more attention to detail.
Sure, hypertrophy workouts are literally just “move more weight for more reps,” but they can be a bit more designed, in my mind.
Dieting on the Morsia App
The customized diet is also pretty good. Having selected the “vegan” option, I can say the meals are large, tasty, and reasonably easy to prepare… within reason. Each day has different meals, and each meal has a recipe!
Other available diets on the Morsia App include:
Again, a huge benefit of this app is the massive database it has to create programs specifically for you. The meal-tracking part of the app could be improved, though, and other apps like MyFitnessPal and My Fat Secret beat it easily.
Overall, it’s good enough. This app is also surprisingly better than what CBum’s fitness app offers nutrition-wise.
3 Morsia App Pros
- The range of offers it provides is something you won’t see everywhere. The plans are also not all based on one idea like “keto” or “eat liver like Liver King.” This gives each program the ability to be the best it can be rather than living by any one rule.
- The diet plans are actually pretty decent despite that part of the app needing more development. There are plenty of diets, and the meals that the program creates are rather good-looking.
- It’s somewhat affordable and has decent value for the money. But I just wish there was more information for users to use after they cancel their subscriptions.
3 Morsia App Cons
- There are other apps that have greater value for money, and they also create a forum/community for other users to discuss workouts, meals, and their lives.
- There’s very little education, which makes all the plans feel as if they were copied and pasted.
- The workouts are all very similar – the typical three sets of 10, etc. This should definitely be improved in the future, as more advanced users will need more progressive lifting techniques.
MattDoesFitness’ Morsia App – Final Thoughts
Having spent a few weeks with the MattDoesFitness’ Morsia app, I can say it’s reasonably okay. It’s nothing to write home about (except for this article), and it’s good enough.
That said, if I were to spend my own money on something like a fitness app, I would be looking for something more – for something with edge, character, and loads of information. Certainly not something that can be described as “good enough.”
Matt is an excellent entertainer, but the developers of this app didn’t do him justice, in my opinion. There are so many lifting techniques missing as well as some other stuff such as:
- Daily calorie intakes
- Daily sodium and other micronutrient intakes
- Any education series on lifting or dieting
- The tools to set up your own lifting plan in the future
- Tools to create your own diet
- The tools he uses to create his diet plan
These are all things you can actually get for free online, and the idea that you don’t even get those when paying for something is rather disappointing. I don’t believe this is all Matt’s fault. It may be just the app’s developers’ fault.
Rating: 3.0 out of 5