Fitbod’s Fitness Goals: Which One Should You Pick?

September 20, 2022

We all have goals. Some are simple: “I want to get in shape.” Others are advanced weightlifting projects. Fitbod knows how to handle both… And every goal in between. Working with Fitbod’s recommendations will help you achieve it.

Fitbod has six defined fitness goals for you to choose from:

  • General Fitness
  • Strength Training
  • Muscle Tone
  • Bodybuilding
  • Powerlifting
  • Olympic Weightlifting

Choosing your Fitness Goal

When building your Fitbod Gym Profile, pick a fitness goal that best matches what you want to accomplish. Don’t worry, though: It’s not set in stone. You can update it whenever you want. 

Fitbod’s algorithm will base your recommendations on the goal you select. So, it’s important to understand which one is right for you.

General Fitness

If you don’t have a specific goal in mind or just want a satisfying workout, pick our General Fitness goal. This total body program burns fat and builds muscle by using a variety of equipment to work all your muscle groups in different ways. Cardio is important here: It’s about a quarter of each training session.


Bodybuilding focuses on building and defining your physique. You’ll do higher reps of lighter weights with a focus on individual body parts, like the biceps, triceps, or glutes. The training split is up to you. Our app will recommend new exercises based on your recovery. Cardio is only a small part of this plan.

Strength Training

Strength training will help you get stronger, move better, and build muscle mass. This goal focuses on large muscles like the chest, back, legs, and shoulders, with some accessory muscle work, like biceps and forearms, too. You’ll perform compound movements to activate multiple muscle groups. Cardio’s not a big part of this goal: We add in about 12 minutes per hour of training.

Muscle Tone

This goal aims to improve your all-around muscle tone and is a good choice for weight loss. We’ll keep your heart rate high with a mix of compound and isolation exercises, higher reps, and shorter rest periods. Cardio is more important here: It’s nearly half of your entire workout.


Powerlifting builds strength and movement for the three key lifts in the sport of powerlifting: The bench press, squat, and deadlift. This goal recommends higher weights, fewer reps, and only a little cardio. Training can either be done in full-body splits or an upper/lower split.

Olympic Lifting

Olympic Weightlifting trains you to complete two lifts: The snatch and the clean and jerk. You’ll focus on compound movements and full-body splits that build strength and technique. This goal recommends more sets, fewer reps, and only a little cardio.