Workout anywhere app Wakeout comes to the Mac for the first time

Wakeout On Mac
Wakeout On Mac (Image credit: Andres Canella)

What you need to know

  • Popular workout app Wakeout is now available on your Mac.
  • Users can start a Wakeout from their Mac with just a click.

Apple App of the Year award winner Wakeout has just released a Mac app, bringing its exercises to the platform for the first time.

Until now Wakeout was an iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch app designed to help people do miniature workouts from anywhere, without the need for equipment or dedicated space. Now, all of that includes the Mac — and all of the features you would expect are present and correct. It's sure to be one of the best Mac apps for fitness fans straight out of the gate.

Users can install the Wakeout app on their Mac and expect the following features:

  • Start a Wakeout right from the menubar with a click
  • Setup and launch your Active Timer from the menubar
  • Control your Active Timer from the menubar, like taking a break
  • Active Timer countdown on your menubar
  • Fullscreen Wakeout routines for an immersive experience
  • Compact design so that you can keep Wakeout at the ready

All of this comes under the same Wakeout subscription, so users will pay one fee and access Wakeout on all of their devices.

Here's how the Wakeout founders explain what the app does:

Wakeout is the most fun and easy way to make physical activity a part of your life. On the Mac, it becomes your wellness companion during your workweek.Wakeout is not a fitness app. Our growing library of movements are designed to lower stress, increase energy and put a smile on your face.Keep Wakeout open on your Menubar so you can quickly start a 1-minute routine with a click.

Having spoken with the Wakeout founders myself I can confirm that their energy is infectious — definitely give this a try if you're looking to move around more but don't have the time or inclination to visit a gym.

You can download Wakeout from the App Store right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.