Max Workout is a better value than Calm. It has purpose driven meditations backed by scientific evidence. It costs 15x less per month. And it has cardio and strength workouts. That's a good deal.

Meditate for a Purpose

Meditation can do more for you than traditional meditation practices let on.

Max Workout has meditations targeted for specific purposes. There are meditations to help you rest, consolidate learning, reduce your sense of fatigue, improve focus, improve mood, boost neuroplasticity, and improve sleep.

  1. NSDR Meditation. This is a 10 minute guided Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR) meditation. It's like a 3 hour nap. It lets you control the relaxation state of your nervous system and the overall state of your mind by using specific forms of breathing and controlled perception. By controlling your breathing, you put yourself in a deep state of relaxation, and you slow down your heart rate. It also directs your attention to control which sensations you are focussed on. This shifts your brain from a thinking, planning, and stress state to one of pure sensation and deep relaxation. This reduces your sense of fatigue and improves your focus. It can also improve your sleep, boost your mood, and boost neuroplasticity, which is the ability of your brain to change and grow. Use it after learning something to consolidate your learning gains.
  2. All-In-One Meditation. This a good meditation to start with. It's only 9 minutes long, and it was created by neuroscientist Dr. Huberman. He calls it an 'all-in-one meditation' because it helps you with everything: mood, relaxation, focus, and learning. It moves your perception and attention through time and space so you can be present and mindful in any life circumstance.
  3. Suzuki Meditation. In just 13 minutes a day, this scientifically proven meditation has been shown to improve focus, concentration, sleep, memory, and other aspects of cognitive performance. It also improves mood and reduces stress. All this is from a very simple meditation that anyone can perform.
  4. Physiological Sigh Meditation. A breathwork practice of performing physiological sighs for as little as five minutes is enough to reduce stress. This is the fastest way to calm yourself and protect against the detrimental effects of stress.
  5. Box Breathing Meditation. A breathwork practice of performing box breathing for as little as five minutes is enough to reduce stress. This is the fastest way to calm yourself and protect against the detrimental effects of stress.

Max Workout also has more traditional meditations, but they are still great for you:

  1. 10 Minute Unguided Meditation. It's only 10 minutes, so it won't take too much time out of your day. It's also unguided, so use your favorite meditation technique. Let the app gently guide your progress with a gong sound that chimes every minute.
  2. 10 Minute Relaxation Meditation. This is a guided meditation for relaxing both your body and mind. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to release any anxiety, tension, or stress you may carry.
  3. 20 Minute Relaxation Meditation. Ten minutes not enough? Go for twenty.
  4. Anxiety Meditation. Enter a deep state of relaxation. This is a calming meditation for letting all your cares disappear and feeling a deep sense of joy.
  5. Gratitude Meditation. Feel renewed, refreshed, and grateful. Think about the wonderful things in life.

Why does Max Workout have meditations at all? It's called Max Workout, not Max Meditate.

The reason can be found in the Max Workout formula:

A Long Healthy Life + Personal Transformation = Zone 2 + reHIT + Cardio HIIT + Strength HIIT + Purpose Driven Meditation + Better Sleep

It's all there. Plenty of research shows an important part of living a long and healthy life is to develop a meditation practice. Meditating is not easy.

One problem is apps like Calm and Headspace are very expensive. Max Workout isn't. I am the only programmer, so there's not a lot of overhead to support. Who am I? Todd Hoff. I'm not just the owner; I'm also a daily user.

And that's why I really wanted to include meditation in Max Workout. I figured if I could make an app that would help me meditate, even if it's not my favorite thing to do, it would help other people too.

So I've spent a lot of time researching and finding meditations you may not find anywhere else. These meditations can actually help you bring about real changes in your life.

Why would I spend all that effort? So we—me and you—can live better lives. That's the goal of Max Workout. To include all the things that can help us live longer and healthier lives in one simple, inexpensive app that we can use for the rest of our lives. And I think I've accomplished that goal. Please give it a try and let me know what you think.

Download Max Workout for free from the App Store.