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Freeletics FAQs

Do you have any questions about Freeletics? Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions. Click on the question to see the answer.

Please note: These questions and answers mainly deal with aspects that are important prior to deciding to get or not to get Freeletics. You will not find questions and answers to issues that are relevant after buying Freeletics. For answers to those kinds of questions, or to exchange ideas with other enthusiasts, I recommend looking for an online Freeletics forum. The author is not liable for information presented here, nor makes any guarantees or warranties regarding the relevancy, accuracy, or completeness thereof. Information presented here is subject to change at any time! As always, the following applies: This is not the official Freeletics website, but a privately-operated site by a Freeletics fan 🙂
Freeletics payment interval

General Questions

[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is there a Freeletics voucher?” opened=”closed”] Yes, there are the occasional Freeletics vouchers. But that depends on when the Freeletics Team decides to make a voucher available. Generally speaking, it is not worth waiting on a voucher, because it could take months before one becomes available. But Freeletics offers a very interesting payment structure that can save you some money. As of March 2015 ( one-time payment):

  • 3 months: € 34,99 (= only € 2.69 / week)
  • 6 months: € 59.99 ( = only € 2.31 / week)
  • 12 months: € 79.99 ( = only € 1.54 / week)

Here is a video that shows how you can get this Freeletics discount. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”What is Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] Freeletics is a sport that works primarily with the weight of your own body. You therefore do not have to invest in expensive equipment. The goal is to get you in shape and to make the sport a consistent part of your life. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is Freeletics free?” opened=”closed”] Yes and no. There are a few Freeletics contents that you can access for free. But those are generally not enough to start Freeletics training and achieve the results that you would attain if you had access to the entire plans. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is Freeletics only for men?” opened=”closed”] No. While most of the Freeletics success stories and other reports on the Internet are by men, Freeletics is designed for both men and women. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can anyone do Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] In principle: yes. That means: if you are healthy (you don’t have any cardio-vascular problems or joint issues), then it is fairly safe to assume that you can do Freeletics. It also requires a good dose of willpower. If you want to do Freeletics seriously, you need to toughen up and get through the undoubtedly strenuous training exercises. The greater your inner drive for positive change, the greater your enjoyment of Freeletics. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How long do I have access to the contents of Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] Here we have to differentiate between the contents that are available for free, and the Coach or Training Plan that you have to buy. When you download the Freeletics app, you will get access to a few workouts and exercises. You can use these to start training on your own. On the other hand, if you choose to buy the Freeletics Training Plan, you have access to specific workout regimens for a timeframe of 3 to 12 months. Once that time limit is up, you revert back to the free content. You can resume Freeletics whenever you want, and start again where you left off. Because the training via the Freeletics Coach builds on your results, you can continue doing Freeletics as long as you would like. Freeletics is a sport that you can practice regularly and over a long period of time, just like a hobby. At every new start of the Training Plan, a one-time payment is due. The cost depends on the length of the training plan you select. Costs as of March 2015 (one-time payment):

  • 3 months: € 34.99 (= only € 2.69 / week)
  • 6 months: € 59.99 (= only € 2.31 / week)
  • 12 months: € 79.99 (= only € 1.54 / week)

Freeletics payment interval[/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is there a Freeletics forum?” opened=”closed”] Yes. But there is no forum that is officially operated by the Freeletics team. All Freeletics forums are operated by private individuals. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Where can I get the Freeletics Training Plan, or, specifically, the workouts?” opened=”closed”] You have two options: free of charge and purchase. Free of charge:

  • Download free Freeletics app (available for Android and iOS)
  • Free registration for basic membership.

Both of these option provide access to a limited number of Freeletics contents so that you can get a better idea as to what Freeletics is all about. Subject to charge: if you have the Freeletics app on your smartphone, you can register for the Training Plan/Coach via the app. You can also do this via your desktop or laptop. Just go to the Freeletics website, log into your account, and then buy the coach you want in your settings. Costs as of March 2015 (one-time payment):

  • 3 months: € 34.99 (= only € 2.69 / week)
  • 6 months: € 59.99 (= only € 2.31 / week)
  • 12 months: € 79.99 (= only € 1.54 / week)

[/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can I do Freeletics if I have health problems?” opened=”closed”] Your health is priority No. 1. If you have existing health problems, you should consult with your doctor and explain the Freeletics concept to him/her. Freeletics uses your own body weight, not extra weights, which should reduce the risk of injury. However, there are no guarantees — especially since it is human nature to try to establish a new personal record for a Freeletics workout at the expense of good form. You do Freeletics at your own risk. Consider Freeletics to be a sport, something that you will have plenty of time to master. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is registration free and non-binding?” opened=”closed”] Yes. Registration is free and you are under no obligation. You can then access the free Freeletics workouts and get a taste of what the Freeletics Training Plan would be like. Here can go directly to the Freeletics page to register. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”For how long is access to the Coach valid” opened=”closed”] Freeletics Training Plans span 3 to 12 months and that is how long your Freeletics Coach is valid. As you have probably already learned from previous answers, you have to decide between the option that is free of charge and the one that is subject to charge (Training Plan/Coach). You should know your options. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”What happens when the Coach expires?” opened=”closed”] After 3-12 months (depending on which Coach you selected) you will presumably be in great shape and proud of it 🙂 You can then buy another Freeletics Coach for another 3-12 months. Freeletics Training Plans are dynamic, meaning that they develop in accordance with your progress. Let’s get going on the next round! 😉 [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Does the Freeletics Coach automatically renew?” opened=”closed”] Yes. If you want to keep going with Freeletics you don’t have to do anything else to get another Freeletics Coach. You can cancel your subscription at any time in your membership section. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How do I register for the free Freeletics basic package?” opened=”closed”] Here you’ll get to the official Freeletics site, where you can register for the free basic package. Over the course of the next 3 weeks, you will receive weekly e-mails (every Monday) with the basic information. The Freeletics workouts available with the basic package can be accessed online or via the Freeletics app. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”What happens after the 3-week, free basic package has been completed?” opened=”closed”] The purpose of the basic package is to give you a better sense of what Freeletics is all about. For instance, try the Aphrodite workout. If you like Freeletics, then the next step would be to buy a Freeletics Coach/Training Plan (see cost structure in an answer above). [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How do I get started with Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] If you want to hold off on buying a Freeletics Training Plan, you can simply train on your own using the contents of the basic package or the expanded contents of the Freeletics app (subject to charge). How often you train is up to you, but 3-4 Freeletics workouts per week are recommended. This will help you get a better feel for the Training Plans and workouts. I highly recommend trying the Aphrodite Workout a few times. If you have a specific goal in mind, either losing weight or building muscle, then the Freeletics Coach (3-12 months) is the right choice for you to start your own Freeletics Transformation. Costs as of March 2015 (one-time payment):

  • 3 months: € 34.99 (= only € 2.69 / week)
  • 6 months: € 59.99 (= only € 2.31 / week)
  • 12 months: € 79.99 (= only € 1.54 / week)

Here is some information on Freeletics for beginners [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”What methods of payment can I use to buy or extend/renew my subscription?” opened=”closed”] There are various ways to buy the Freeletics Coach or the Freeletics Nutrition Guide. In the event you do not receive your activation of the Coach and there was no error message, please contact Freeletics Customer Support. Using PayPal is a simple and secure form of payment. As soon as you have submitted your order and have selected to pay via PayPal, you will be directed to the PayPal website. Then, either log into your existing account, create an account with PayPal, or log on as a guest to complete your payment. If you decide to return the Freeletics Coach (within the first 14 days), this amount will be credited to your PayPlal account. Credit card payments can be made with Visa or MasterCard. Cardholder information is encrypted. If you wish to cancel your Coach within the first 14-day window, the amount is credited back to your card. Payment for renewal/extension of Coach. If you already have access to a Coach, then your original method of payment (PayPal or credit card) will be charged on the day of the renewal. If you have terminated your Coach at some point in the past, you can convert it to a new subscription. Your selected method of payment (PayPal or credit card) will be charged on the day the extension begins. If your Coach has expired, you can renew it in your user profile. App purchases at iTunes or Google Play. Please inquire with the respective provider what methods of payment are accepted. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How can I cancel my Freeletics membership?” opened=”closed”] Log into your Freeletics account and go into your profile. At the bottom of the page, you will see ‘Subscription Status’, where you can cancel your subscription. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Why did I not receive a confirmation e-mail for my free access to Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] After you have registered, you should receive a confirmation e-mail from Freeletics. You must open that e-mail to confirm your membership. Please be sure to check you junk mail folder as well. It might be best to put the e-mail address info@freeletics.com into your contact list so you will not have any problems receiving e-mails from Freeletics. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can I cancel Freeletics Coach, and if so, how?” opened=”closed”] Yes, you can cancel the Coach but only within the first 14 days after purchase. To cancel, go to the Freeletics Support page to send a Support Ticket with the subject ‘Cancellation’. Please be aware that if you cancel after the first 14 days following your purchase, you no longer have a money-back guarantee. Of course, you can cancel your subscription in your member account at any time. That means that it will not be automatically renewed after it runs out. Once you have cancelled your subscription, you can still use the Coach you paid for until it expires. In order to expedite your return credit: If you used PayPal to pay for your Coach, please submit the following information to Freeletics:

  • your name, your PayPal e-mail address, the date of purchase, and the transaction code
  • the e-mail associated with your Freeletics account
  • reason for cancelling

You will find the cancellation form on the Freeletics Support page. If you paid for your Coach with a credit card, please submit the following information to Freeletics:

  • the invoice showing your name and the date of purchase
  • the e-mail address associated with your Freeletics account
  • reason for cancelling

You can find the cancellation form on the Freeletics Support page. If you purchased the Coach as an app through Google Play, submit the following information to Freeletics:

  • name, invoice including date of purchase and transaction code
  • the e-mail address associated with your Freeletics account
  • reason for cancelling

You will find the cancellation form on the Freeletics Support page. If you purchased your Coach as an app through iTunes, your money will be refunded by Apple, since they are acting as middleman in this transaction. Please contact Apple Customer Support to request a refund, for example, by phone. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How can I delete my Freeletics account?” opened=”closed”] If you really want to irrevocably delete your Freeletics account, you need to do the following:

  • Log into your Freeletics account.
  • Go to your profile.
  • At the very end, you will find the option ‘delete user account’.


Freeletics Workouts / Freeletics Exercises

[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Which Freeletics Coach should I select?” opened=”closed”] That depends on what goal you wish to achieve with Freeletics. Cardio: This Coach focus is primarily selected by women and endurance athletes. Cardio Coach can help you improve your endurance, without building a lot of muscle mass. Strength: As the name indicates, the goal here is to become stronger and to build more muscle mass without adding fat (lean muscles). Generally, this Coach focus is selected by athletes who wish to become stronger, and men who currently do not have a lot of muscle mass. Cardio & Strength: A combination of the two Coaches that improves endurance, builds muscle mass, and reduces body fat. The main customer group consists of individuals who are overweight (mostly men) as well as all-around solid athletes. This Training Plan provides the greatest variety of workouts. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How many calories will I burn with each Freeletics workout?” opened=”closed”] There is no way to provide a blanket answer. How many calories you burn depends on the intensity level of your Freeletics workout. If you give it everything you’ve got, then you will of course burn more calories than if you coast through the exercises. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Do I have to be athletic in order to do Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] No, not really. The goal of Freelitics is to get you in shape and make you stronger. Furthermore, via Freeletics, exercise should become a regular and important aspect of your life, unless, of course, you already get a lot of exercise. However, if you are currently not fit, you should take it easy at the beginning. You should regard Freeletics as a hobby, similar to playing football, basketball, etc., something that you can do on a regular basis and continue to improve upon, with the help of the Freeletics Coach/Training Plan. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How often should I do the Freeletics workouts?” opened=”closed”] As a general rule, 4-5 Freeletics workouts per week will be made available to you. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”When should I take a break during workouts?” opened=”closed”] Here, you should generally listen to your own body, but be careful not to give in to your weaker self. The Freeletics Coach (= the one subject to charge, not the free basic version) will provide you with 3-5 workouts per week within your Training Plan. That means that you generally have 2-3 days off per week. It is up to you on what days you complete the Freeletics workouts, but you should stick to the specified sequence. So, for example, you can do all workouts back to back and then take 2-3 days off, or do 2 workouts and then take a day off, and then 2 workouts again and so on. As mentioned before: listen to your body and eat like an athlete in order to give your body the nutrients it needs to do demanding training like Freeletics. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”What is the significance of the star associated with the workouts and how do you get one?” opened=”closed”] After every workout, you will have the chance to report whether you completed the workout in its difficult or easier version (the demo video for each Freeletics workout will show you what the respective easy and difficult version is). If you complete the workout in the more difficult version, you get a few extra points. It is not necessary for you to do all sets without interruption to receive a star. You can take as many breaks as you want during the workout, but in order to get the star, you have to complete it in the most difficult version. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Aren’t 4-5 workouts per week too much?” opened=”closed”] How much training is too much is different for everyone. It depends on your overall fitness level, and your level of intensity during these workouts. Here again, it is important to listen to your own body. Proper technique and your health are more important than posting a record time. Take the time necessary to complete your workouts using solid technique. As your fitness level improves, you will get a better sense of how demanding the Freeletics workouts are for you. The likelihood of overtraining, per Freeletics, is not very great. However, if certain symptoms appear, you should slow down, and, if you have any concerns, consult a physician. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”I am also active in other sports. Can I do these as well as Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] The Freeletics workouts will probably help you improve in other sports in terms of strength, endurance, and/or speed. If and when combining Freeletics with other sports becomes too much, only you can decide. In order to use the Freeletics Training Plan to its fullest potential, you should stick to the specified exercises. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can you take breaks between sets or spread the different rounds of the workouts over the whole day?” opened=”closed”] Spreading them across the whole day is possible in principle, but is not recommended since you should time your workouts. You can certainly take breaks between sets, but try not to let these get too long. Sometimes there are specified breaks within a workout, generally 60 seconds. These should always be observed. Also, make sure you are using good technique, as explained in the demo videos for the Freeletics exercises. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Do you get to see all of the weeks of the Freeletics Training Plan at once?” opened=”closed”] No. Every week, for the duration of your selected training plan, you will get access to a new week of training that contains all the workouts for those respective 7 days. This is because the Freeletics Coach establishes a dynamic Training Plan for you. That means: every week depends in the results of your previous week and the results of several thousand free athletes. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How often do you have to do the Freeletics workouts?” opened=”closed”] Generally, the Freeletics Coach will make 4-5 workouts per week available to you. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is it possible to change the Coach focus after you have already selected one?” opened=”closed”] Yes, it is possible. Log into your Freeletics account. Then go to your profile. At the bottom you will see the option ‘Coach Focus’. Click on the arrow on the right to open the overview of the three Coach focus options. Select your new focus. The change will be effective starting the next week’s training plan. This change will not affect your subscription. In the app, you can also determine which focus you want to have for a particular exercise: endurance, strength, both. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”I see several workouts in my training week. What should I do?” opened=”closed”] What you see in your weekly training plan are the Freeletics workouts for that particular week. You can decide which days you want to complete these workouts. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can you substitute one exercise for another within the workouts?” opened=”closed”] That is not recommended, for instance, substituting pullups with pushups. Because changing the individual exercises does not allow you to track your own progress in that particular workout or to compare your results with the results of other free athletes. Furthermore, it will impact the effectiveness of the training plan. However, if you need to substitute a particular exercise for another due to injury, that is a different story. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle]

Freeletics app

[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is there an app for Freeletics?” opened=”closed”] Yes, both for android and for the iPhone. Please note that downloading the app may incur charges from your cell phone service provider. If you do not have a flat rate for data transmission, it is recommended that you download the app while you are connected to a WiFi network. Please also note that using the app requires an Internet connection so that your results can be documented and stored in your Training Plan! [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Which workouts will I receive with the Coach that is subject to charge?” opened=”closed”] If you have decided to invest in your fitness, you receive unlimited access to all Freeletics workouts. You don’t have to pay or download workouts individually. You basically have everything at your fingertips, including total mobility (via the smartphone app) to do your workouts whenever and wherever you want. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can you do a complete training with the app?” opened=”closed”] Yes. With the app, you have access to all the workouts as well as your weekly Freeletics Coach which tells you which workouts to do. To have total access, you have to buy the ‘Freeletics Coach’, the 3-12 month Training Plan. If you only have the free basic membership, you have access to only limited content and no Coach/Training Plan — you are on your own. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Does the Freeletics app include a Training Plan?” opened=”closed”] Yes, but only if you also bought the Freeletics Coach (see previous question). In order to use the app to its fullest potential, you have to also by the Coach. If you only have the free basic membership, you only have access to limited content and no Coach/Training Plan – you are on your own. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Do you have to pay for the downloads of the workouts in the Freeletics app or are they free?” opened=”closed”] If you buy the Coach/Training Plan, you have access to all Freeletics workouts. Within the app, you can also download the respective demo videos (you may incur charges for this with your cell phone service provider, so it is best to do this while connected to a WiFi network unless you have a flat rate data plan.). Please note that the Freeletics Coach (= 3-12 month Training Plan) is not included in the price of the app. The Coach has to be purchased separately. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”How do I use the app for training?” opened=”closed”] If you bought the Freeletics Coach, you have access to the Training Plan via the app (please see the 2-3 previous questions on this topic). If you did not buy the Coach and only have the free basic membership, you can train on our own without a specified training plan. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle]


[otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Are the Freeletics recipes free?” opened=”closed”] No. In order to have full access to the Freeletics recipes, you have the buy the Freeletics Nutrition Guide. Freeletics purposefully does not include calorie counting, etc., in its approach to nutrition. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”What do you get with the nutrition guide?” opened=”closed”] The nutrition guide provides you with recipes and tips on nutrition. In an effort not to ‘overload’ you with information, you receive one tip per week as well as a few additional recipes. This allows you to support reaching your goals with nutrition right away. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Is Freeletics also suitable for vegetarians, vegans, paleo diet followers, etc.?” opened=”closed”] Not officially. The Freeletics recipes are meant to support you in reaching your goals. There are no specific meals for vegan, vegetarian or other special diets. On the one hand, that means that meat as well as some products containing gluten (for example, oatmeal) are included. On the other, it does not mean that the nutrition guide has absolutely no value for vegetarians, etc. The primary aspect of the Nutrition Guide is to identify which foods will support you in attaining your goal and which ones won’t. If you are a follower of a special diet, you generally know how to modify recipes to accommodate your special needs. While the Freeletics Nutrition Guide is not ideal for individuals who follow a special diet, it is not completely useless. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Do I get information regarding calories or nutritional value?” opened=”closed”] Quality over quantity, that’s why this type of information was purposefully omitted. It is more important that you eat the right foods, rather than counting calories. The Freeletics Nutrition Guide will help you with this. [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Do you get daily tips from the Nutrition Guide?” opened=”closed”] Over a period of several weeks, you will receive a few new recipes every week in the Nutrition Guide. There are no daily instructions on what to eat. You should develop a general sense for eating right. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Can you substitute different categories of recipes?” opened=”closed”] You are welcome to ‘experiment’ and prepare recipes for dinner at lunch, etc. It does not matter. What is important is that you apply the ‘Golden Rule” that the Freeletics Nutrition Guide is trying to teach you. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] [otw_shortcode_content_toggle title=”Contact Freeletics Support “] Should you have any problems with your access to Freeletics, please send an e-mail to Freeletics customer support. Please remember that this site is not the official Freeletics website, but a privately-operated Freeletics info site. I will not be able to help you with any technical issues. [/otw_shortcode_content_toggle] All information presented on this site is without liability and the author makes no warranties or guarantees as to its accuracy, completeness, or relevancy as the Freeletics Team reserves the right to change its content at any time. This is not the official Freeletics website, but a privately-operated site of a Freeletics fan. All information is subject to change, and not all information is up to date. (As of March 2015) For further questions that deal more with issues after the purchase of the Coach or the Nutrition Guide, please go to the official support page of Freeletics: Freeletics Support

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