EXi is a health platform, designed by physiotherapists prescribing a graduated physical activity plan. Based on a persons’ current health status, the app sets a prescription at the correct intensity level and will graduate over 12-weeks, tailored for 23 health conditions.
(The earliest compatible version for Android is 7.0 and iOS12.1).
Alternatively check out our ‘Getting Started with EXi’ video explaining each section of the
on-boarding process below.
How to get started on the EXi programme
Yes, it is important to capture as much information about your health so EXi can provide you with the best tailored prescription, advising your correct intensity for you to workout safely for your health conditions.
To set up a new Apple Watch and connect to your iPhone, please use the following link with 9 simple steps: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204505
Once your Apple Watch is connected to the iPhone, when on-boarding to the EXi app, you will be asked to consent via the Health app (please allow for this permission). The EXi Apple Watch app should be available on your watch automatically. If it does not, you will need to open the Apple Watch app on your phone, scroll down to apps available, then select EXi.
Starting an activity in real time.
- Home Workouts: A selection of exercise video content.
- Outdoors: GPS tracked activities such as walking, cycling and running.
- Gym: Indoor workouts such as static cycling, cross trainer and swimming.
- We also have an ‘Other Exercise’ option here where you can record sessions like live
classes or weights sessions or any other activity you like.
Recording an activity with EXi
If you’ve completed an activity and forgotten to log it or not had the EXi app handy, follow these simple instructions:
From the EXi Apple Watch app you can launch an activity such as walking, running and cycling as well as the gym workouts.
At the start of the prescription, we asked you for permission to access your Health app (if you have an iPhone) or Google Fit (if you have an Android).
Your phone tracks your step count in the background every day and stores the information in Health & Google Fit, so it is worth keeping your phone in your pocket to ensure this data is as accurate as possible. If you have an Apple Watch, this will also provide your daily step count and the app will take the information from there instead.
Each prescription is based on exercise intensity (low, moderate, or high), which follows the medical guidelines for physical activity. Exercise intensity describes how hard you are working, or how hard you perceive the effort to be, and EXi will personalise this for you based on your age.
Low Intensity: (used copy that is on our website)
Low intensity aerobic exercise will mildly increase heart rate and body temperature. We expect you to be working in the range of 0 to 3 out of 10 on an exertion scale (mild exertion). Heart rate will be in the low intensity training zone.
Moderate intensity aerobic exercise, raising your heart rate and warming the body, potentially sweating. We expect you to be working in the range of 4 to 7 out of 10 on an exertion scale. Heart rate will be in the moderate intensity training zone.
High or vigorous intensity aerobic exercise is where the heart rate has increased significantly. We expect you to be working in the range of 8 to 10 on an exertion scale (extreme exerting). Heart rate will be high intensity training zone.
If you have a good starting health profile, or if your fitness has improved, you will be given the option to do either moderate or high intensity exercise (which follows medical guidelines). The app will record each separately, but both will count towards your final totals.
EXi asks for 6 health metrics to be recorded: (optional, and differs for user)
It is not compulsory but taking the 6-minute walking test provides good information about your current fitness level and helps you to track your progress.
The EXi app is paid for you by your doctor, health professional or employer. The EXi app is made available to you by these organisations to better your health. Providing further support and keeping you accountable for completing your exercise prescription. There is no cost for you the patient/employee.
EXi’s non-premium app is available to download from the app store at no cost, with some limitation on the number of workouts videos you can access on the app.