10 Amazing Fitness Apps Your Body Will Love This Yearby | January 10, 2020
It doesn’t matter who you are and what year it is, everyone’s resolution comprises of one universal goal: getting fit. Whether or not you actually see it through, we are here, like a supportive girlfriend, pushing you towards your goal and cheerleading for you and your attempt to stay fit this 2020.
To that effect, we have curated a list of 10 fitness apps that will help you stay fit. Whether it is expert guidance for when you hit the gym, go outdoors for a sprint or simply a workout at home using bodyweight, minus equipment, these apps have you covered.
Sweat by Kayla Itsines
Fitness expert Kayla Itsines grew in popularity thanks to her app Sweat by Kayla. The personal training app featuring her and other female personal trainers comprises of 28-minute BBG (Bikini Body Guides) workouts. BBG caters to beginners that are looking at in-home workouts minus equipment, while BBG Stronger is to increase your fitness and strength at the gym. Itsines has added a new Post-Pregnancy program to bounce back into shape post-baby, having given birth recently.
Join: Download the app here. Pay $20 for a month or $120 for the entire year.
Kira Stokes is a personal trainer and a group fitness coach attributed with introducing her trademark Stoked Method that has earned her a loyal legion of followers. This includes fitness enthusiast Hannah Bronfman who swears by Stokes’ workouts. If you can’t attend her Stoked Series classes in New York, simply download the app to work out in your studio or in your living room.
Join: Download the app here. Pay $14.99 each month or for $144.99 yearly.
For those armed with a Fitbit Tracker, the Fitbit Coach app takes information about your daily activity from your Fitbit to recommend exercises and provide personalised guidance. The app has numerous workout videos with exercises broken down step-by-step for easier understanding. You can also customise your workout to music with Fitbit Radio that has stations playing tunes from hip hop to pop. If you already have the Fitbit, this is a no-brainer.
Join: Pay $7.99 a month or $39.99 annually. Download the app here.
Nike Training Club
The Nike Training Club app offers a workout library with a variety of exercises at different intensities and different time lengths ranging from 15 to 45 minutes. The exercises are aimed at specific body areas depending on your fitness objectives and you can choose from various bodyweight strength workouts. A premium subscription offers guided 4 to 6-week programs with nutrition and wellness guidance.
Join: Download the app for free, here.
You don’t need a Peloton stationary exercise bike to get fit. Now, you can simply download the Peloton Digital app that gives you access to their live-streamed classes to guide you with running, cycling, and strength exercises. Set your phone on the treadmill at the gym and follow along, or opt for a guided workout minus equipment from their floor, Bootcamp, yoga or outdoor classes.
Join: With a 30-day free trial, you can continue your subscription for $20 a month. Download here.
With audio workouts taught by trainers, Aaptiv offers a variety of workouts based on your goal and is accompanied by great playlists. You can select from over 2500 workouts that include everything from cycling, yoga, running, high-intensity interval training, marathon training, stretching, and elliptical workouts. With 30 new exercises being added to the roster each month, you can stream these on-the-go or simply download them for future reference.
Join: With a 30-day free trial, you can subscribe to it for $15 monthly. Start here.
Catering mainly to runners and cyclists, Strava records distance, speed, routes, and pace so you have all your stats readily available. It also helps you connect with other runners and cyclists, allowing you to share your workout with them and to compare your progress with others for added motivation. If you're a distance athlete, you can also share your location with other people with the Strava Summit Safety Pack for $2 a month as a security measure.
Join: Download the app for free here.
Sworkit gives its users no-equipment training plans, supporting it with guided videos. Catering to your fitness goals whether it is to stay fit, get leaner or be stronger, their plans range from beginners and intermediate leading to advanced exercises. You can also connect with personal trainers for guidance if you are seeking expert advice. Since the app provides you with a workout plan minus equipment, you can do these at home or on a holiday without any hassle.
Join: You can get started for free, to begin with, and then continue to use the app for $10 monthly. Begin here.
Yoga Wake Up
There’s no better way to start your day than with yoga asanas that will soothe the mind and body. The Yoga Wake Up app allows you to set your alarm to peaceful meditation and yoga chants, followed by audio yoga and meditation sequences that are designed to start in the bed itself, and that end with you on your feet. You can choose from slow and clam stretching to an energised faster-paced flow, depending on how you like your wake-up to be.
Join: Avail of the apps’ services by downloading it here and subscribing to it for $10 monthly.
A yoga-inspired fitness app, Asana Rabel has guided yoga routines along with regular workouts that have elements of yoga asanas in them. If you are someone looking for a balance between yoga and working out, this app gives you the best of both. It allows you to choose your goal, track your progress, and choose programs based on time, intensity, and your goals.
Join: Download this app for free here.
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