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by Giusy di Francesco

The Wim Hof Method App

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Breathing. We all do it, just not in the same way.

Did you know that is possible to improve your immune system, increase your energy levels, improve your physical and mental health and even control your bodyโ€™s temperature just through your breathing?

If your answer is no, that means you never heard about Wim Hof, also known ad the Iceman, and its breathing method.

Overview: The WHM App
The Wim Hof Method is a powerful natural training tool, centred around guided breathing techniques that, if practised consistently, are believed to help ward off disease. This app promises to increase the level of energy, reduce stress levels and help in a faster recovery through consistent practice.

Free features

  • View instructional videos for breathing, cold shower, and several yoga exercises
  • Time your exercises with the stopwatch
  • Log your results with the interactive calendar
  • View your progress with an intuitive visual graph
  • Earn badges for unlocking achievements
  • Access your online video course content directly through the app
  • Fundamentals course owners get access to guided audio breathing sessions

Subscription features

  • Community: Share your exercises and cheer on your friends with the Community feature
  • Podcast: Play Wim Hof Podcast episodes directly through the app
  • Iceman speaks: Listen to bitesize chapters of Wim narrating his book The Wim Hof Method
  • Get access to additional exercises, including the ice bath, and an expanding range of yoga exercises
  • Do the 30-Day Audio Challenge: follow Wim on a narrative journey as you gradually extend your WHM practice
  • Set reminders for your preferred exercises
  • Follow 'Wim's Routine': complete monthlong health and fitness challenges to hone your commitment
  • Keep your breathing sessions in rhythm with the customizable Guided Breathing Bubble
  • Build up your cold tolerance with the customizable 20-Day Cold Shower Challenge
  • Maximize your immersion with the new dark mode
  • Link your smartwatch to monitor your heart rate, and measure other biometrics with future updates

Reviews & Ratings

After hearing so much about the Wim Hof Method we decided to download the WHM app and try its free and paid features for one month.

The final verdict? 
Read what Reflection X team said !

๐Ÿ”น What problem/goal were you trying to solve/achieve with the WHM app?

"I was looking to boost my body's immune system, reduce stress, have more energy and have see if I could gain a better control of mind and body." Rich, Co-Founder

"I aimed to increase my ability to work with the breath, hoping it would improve bodily functions and mental clartity/calm." Jordan, Head of Talent Search

๐Ÿ”น Did the WHM app help solve your problem/achieve your goal?

"Yes, I feel my energy levels are more consistent throughout the day. Also, I can now do 45 push ups in one set, whereas before I could only manage around 25, before need to rest and go again." James, CEO & Co-Founder

"Yes, it initially took some time to bring it into my every day routine but once I did it had great benefits. I utilised the breathing but I learnt a huge amount from the free explainer videos by Wim Hof himself." Freya, Director

๐Ÿ”น Which feature of the WHM app are most/least important to you? Were they paid or free?

"I started with the free version but will look into getting the paid version for more exercises - I utilised the breathing exercises, I liked that with practice I could hold my breath for longer eventually! I could hardly do it for 10 seconds at first. "Vy, Talent Researcher

"Definitely the cold showers challenge! I was very skeptical and I hate cold water but I took it as a personal challenge of mine (as I was extremely curious to see if I could get any of those benefits everyone is talking about) Well, what can I say, I have noticed that every single cell of my body was awake only after few seconds of my first cold shower! The increase of my energy level and the rush of adrenaline have become sort of addictive, sometimes I feel like I don't even need coffee anymore lol " Giusy, Digital Marketing Manager

๐Ÿ”น What features would you like to add to the WHM app?

It would be lovely if when you hold your breath you could choose to listen to a short guided meditation so your mind can wander while you hold. Also it would be great to have a more visual or easy-to-read section explaining the direct health benefits really simply. " Jordan, Head of Talent Search

It would be awesome to have a journalling section or maybe a note you can add after you get your result to help you remember the journey. Also you could have a ranking of stress levels before where you could click on an icon 1-10 and then repeat after to show the levels of stress reduction after the breathing exercises. Just an idea :) Freya, Director

๐Ÿ”น How often did you use the WHM app?

"At least 5 times a week". Giusy, Digital Marketing Manager

"Daily." Rich, Co-Founder

๐Ÿ”น How satisfied are you with the WHM app? How likely are you to recommend it to a friend?

"Very satisfied, I would definitely recommend it to everyone." James, CEO & Co-Founder

"Yes, I got all the benefits and I haven't even paid for anything yet!" Freya, Director

๐Ÿ”น After using the app for a month, what's the longest you can hold your breath?

0.41 Vy, Talent Researcher
4.09 Rich, Co-Founder
0.58 J
ordan, Head of Talent Search

๐Ÿ”น On a scale of 1 to 5, rate your experience using the WHM app

Our average score was of 4.5

About the Author

Giusy is the voice of our social media and the eyes of our website ๐Ÿ‘€
With 7+ yearsโ€™ experience in the Digital Marketing world, she is consumer-behaviour obsessed, strategy focused and social media expert. She also specialised in Sociology and the Psychology behind Marketing - yes, she loves analysing whatever you do on our website and socials and no, she can't read your mind. (but she will try! )
She has Italian roots, loves pizza and supports sustainability in every way she can.

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