If you keep on saying you’ll start on Monday, this is the moment to do it!
Regardless of which form of exercise you prefer, getting fit has never been so fun thanks to the mountain of fitness and exercise apps out there for you to download. Naturally, there’s a point in all of our lives where we want to get up and get fit. Thankfully, we’ve found the 10 best exercising at home apps for you to kick start your new routine.
Get the activewear and glass of water ready as things are about to get sweaty!
Centr, by Chris Hemsworth
If you’re looking for the ultimate hub (and this time unfortunately we don’t mean hubby), Centr, by Chris Hemsworth is it. Within this one app, users will be able to find workouts, recipes, meditation tips and exercises all in the one place. Designed by the Australian actor himself, Centr’s goal is to introduce you to the best trainers, chefs and wellbeing experts- regardless of your goal, age, sex or fitness level. On Centr, your entire experience is tailored especially for you and what you’d like to achieve through their weekly planner which allows you to access new workouts, recipes and life hacks. If you haven’t downloaded it already, we suggest you do so now.
Couch to 5k Runner
Free to download with in-app subscriptions starting from $4.49, Couch to 5k Runner is the best app to get you up and on your feet in no time. Whether you’re got experience, you’re starting off or you’d like to be the next Forrest Gump, Couch to 5k will get you there in no time. With over 4.2 million users and counting, Couch to 5k allows its users to get in shape and ultimately lose weight in eight weeks. Needing only three 30-minute workout sessions each week over eight weeks, users will be guided through their workout adventure by the human in-app voice coach. Integrated with Apple Health, this app is perfect whether you’re outdoors or on a treadmill. Couch to 5k is also embedded with a distance tracker and GPS to monitor your progress.
Map My Walk by Under Armour
Currently ranked as the 11th best Lifestyle app on the Apple App Store, Map My Walk by Under Armour is the perfect day-to-day fitness tracker. Here, users will not only be able to track their walk on GPS, but, they will also receive audio feedback throughout their workout and they can also choose from over 600 different workouts. Plus, did we mention that you can even connect your Under Armour shoes to the app via Bluetooth? Also available in the App Store is an array of fitness trackers including Map My Fitness, Map My Run and Map My Ride.
Motivation - Daily Quotes
Like most beginners and even frequent fitness fanatics – we all have those days where our motivation to get up and exercise is admittedly low. This is where Motivation – Daily Quotes steps in. Although it is not a fitness app per say, Motivation is the perfect push you need for your daily routine, whether you’re working out or not. Completely customisable, Motivation sends positive reminders to you – one of the simplest and most powerful tools for mental growth. Plus, if you’re needing something extra, Motivation also allows users to save or share quotes, find motivational books and of course browse through their many categories including love, religion, sport, philosophy and more.
Ranked seventh in Apple App Store’s Health & Fitness apps, MyFitnessPal is the new friend you never knew you needed. Think of it as a library of fitness apps, MyFitnessPal allows users to connect to various other downloaded (and of course used) apps all in the one place. Not only can you log your exercise to over 50 apps and devices, but, you can also set goals for yourself whether that be with weight loss, weight gain and maintenance. Through MyFitnessPal, users are also able to track their daily food intake by searching through their food database (containing over five million options for accuracy) or by scanning barcodes, logging restaurant menu items and importing recipes. If you’re looking for the best way to track your calories, macros and more, this is the place to do it.
Nike Training Club
If you want to just do it, the Nike Training Club will show you how. Currently ranked 11th in the Apple App Store’s Health & Fitness apps; think of the Nike Training Club as your ultimate personal trainer minus the pedantic yelling and obscene gym membership bills. Featuring over 185 free workouts stretching out on everything from strength to endurance, mobility and yoga, the Nike Training Club also offers personal workout recommendations, flexible tailored training plans and workouts for all levels of fitness. Plus, if you’re needing some more motivation, you can now access some of your favourite athletes’ workouts including Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Michael B. Jordan and even Ellie Goulding.
Seven - Quick at Home Workouts
Perfect for those who just can’t commit the time to head to a gym, Seven – Quick at Home Workouts is the ideal app to get you starting to move all from the comfort of your own home. With over 30 million users, Seven allows its users to see physical and mental results from just seven minutes of fitness a day. Using workouts based on scientific study, Seven produces the best personalised workout plans to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your training. With no gym membership or equipment needed, users will have access to over 200 exercises as well as the opportunity to join in on live sessions from other users working-out.
Strava Training: Run & Ride
Sitting at first place of the best Health & Fitness app, if you love to run, walk, cycle, swim, hike, rock climb, surf and more, Strava can track it! Using the app, fitness fans will be able to access three of Strava’s training components including the ability to track and analyse statistics on distance, pace, speed and calories burned; new routes and maps for allowing you to mix up your training with the world’s largest trail network; and of course, challenging and competing with goals you’ve set for yourself or with your friends.
SWEAT: Kayla Itsines Fitness
The woman, the myth, the legend. Designed by renowned Australian personal trainer, Kayla Itsines, SWEAT: Kayla Itsines Fitness is the perfect app for those wanting to join the largest women’s fitness community worldwide. Offering a free trial for new members, the app allows users to train anywhere and anytime with Kayla’s personally designed workouts. Plus, SWEAT allows users to obtain access to nutrition guides, support, personal trainer hosted programs and of course, Kayla’s life changing Bikini Body Guide.
Yoga | Down Dog
Whether you’re after an introductory taste or an advanced level of yoga at home without the pressures of a classic yogi master, Yoga | Down Dog will become the ultimate companion easily stored on your very own device. Available in nine languages, Down Dog allows users of all levels of expertise to use the app, without the pressures of a traditional yogi master. With memberships starting from $7.99 per month, you’ll be able to venture through various practices including vinyasa, hatha, gentle, restorative, yin, ashtanga, chair and sun salutation. Plus, did we mention their music caters to the rises and falls of your breathing? Namaste.
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