Even before the start of the pandemic, many people relied upon fitness apps to keep them moving. Why? Because there is no commitment, you can make your own schedule and they are cheaper than a gym membership or elite spinning classes (some of the best workout apps are even free). You can pick a training program that doesn’t require any equipment. Moreover, depending on the app, you won’t even have to leave your house, which happens to be a huge advantage in a pandemic. We chose the 7 best fitness apps to help you stay active.
Nike Training Club
Widely regarded as the best workout app for no-equipment workouts, Nike Training Club offers over 100 easy-to-follow video classes. You can choose your fitness goal (flexibility, endurance, etc) and build a program to achieve it. A program includes nutrition advice and a series of workouts. Reviewers call it one of the least confusing fitness apps, which is high praise.
You can also check out Nike’s Youtube channel for more video workouts.
Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer
This app markets itself as your virtual personal trainer and rightly so since it was developed by a professional fitness instructor. It allows you to choose from hundreds of targeted exercises (abs, arms, cardio, butt, etc.) as well as 5- to 30-minute long full-body workouts.
It’s exactly what it sounds like! It also might be the only app palatable to those unenthusiastic about running. The app is basically an immersive running game. Every workout becomes an adventure, where you are the main character. You will be running to escape from zombies and collect supplies to bring back to your home base. It will all be happening to a mix of fast-paced audio drama and music from your playlist.
Can’t find the time to workout? With Seven you might just be out of excuses. This at-home fitness app offers 7-minute long, no-equipment necessary workouts. To start, you will need to enter your goal and fitness level. The free version gives you access to a limited number of workouts. A paid version, which has over 200 to choose from, costs $9.99 a month.
If you enjoy yoga, Asana Rebel might be the fitness app for you. It offers yoga-inspired workouts that will help you work on your balance, flexibility and core strength. The free version is limited but will allow you to get a taste of the beautifully-shot workouts.
A fitness app designed to fight boredom, Aaptiv offers over 2,000 audio workouts. There’s a variety of categories available: from stretching and yoga to running and rowing. All the workouts are trainer-led and music-based. The workout app updates weekly with 30 new routines.
There are many workout apps out there, but not all of them provide access to programs designed by celebrity trainers. Workouts available include barre, pilates, cardio, strength, dance, yoga and more. FitOn also allows you to make voice calls and share statistics and photos with your friends.