Keeping your body fit and staying in shape is vital for any human being to stay healthy. No matter how old you are, where you’re from or your gender, everybody needs a little (if not a lot) of exercise to stay healthy and flexible. But most of us have grown lazier and lazier; you aren’t the only one who lies in bed watching Netflix for hours. We also eat a lot more junk food compared to our parents or their parents.
Our generation is generally just so much lazier. So it can be hard to commit to going to the gym or get swimming lessons or go cycling. We feel you. But worry not! We’ve made a list of the best fitness apps you can download in your phones or tablets to help you work out at home. Check them out below.
Our favourite pick is Sworkit, because it’s a great place to start for beginners but also works best for people who already have a workout routine. Sworkit lets you work out for as little as five minutes and as long as an hour, depending on how much time you have. That’s because there are loads of exercise videos available on the application that vary for short exercises to longer ones. They’ve got specific exercises for specific parts of the body, and you can keep scrolling through their vast variety to select the ones that suit you best.
Sworkit also helps you make workout plans and schedules and sends you alerts so that you don’t miss out or forget when to work out. You can choose any plans that you like and get to exercising.
C25K is an application that’s a bit specific to running so if you’re interested in that, this application is one of the best ones. It sets a plan for you, so you’ve got to follow it. It keeps track of long far you’ve walked and for how long. It can also tell when you start running and when you slow down and calculates the number of calories burnt in the process. What’s different about it is that it keeps track of your daily and weekly running data, so you can always compare how much exercise you’ve gotten over a certain period of days. It’s like a challenge, so if you’re interested in trying it out.
#3 Daily Yoga
Yoga and meditation are as important as any other kind of workout. Stretching and meditating is always helpful in getting your body in shape. Daily Yoga has over 100 classes on different types of yoga for beginners, so if you’ve never tried yoga before this app will be a great way to help you start. The application also keeps track of your daily yoga, by calculating how many calories were burnt and how long you exercised.
#4 Nike+ Training Club
You know how serious Nike is about fitness so this application is one of the best ones out there. It’s packed with about 200 different exercises for you to practice, along with tips and recommendations on what type of workout would be best for you. For a newbie, this app is good guidance. It times you per exercise and even determines the difficulty level of the exercise. So beginners shouldn’t feel intimidated, there’s basic levels of every exercise there too.
Alright, we know the name is a little weird, but this app is going to make you sweat in a good way. What makes Sweat different from other applications is that it connects you to your very own personal trainer. So it’s like hiring a trainer or getting help from the one at your gym without having to drive to the gym. Everyone has different body types so by having your trainer helping you along the way; you can do exercise that will work best for you. However, this app isn’t free, and subscription needs to be purchased, but we think it’s worth it.
Aaptiv won an Editor’s Choice award for best fitness app on the AppStore and a good reason. The application has audio classes in 12 categories, so there’s a lot to choose from. The reason why we like this app a lot is because it motivates you to keep trying and not to give up. The members’ community regularly post-workout selfies which can be encouraging to look at and push you to keep exercising.
Edmondo is also like having a personal trainer, but one that can fit inside your pocket. You can set your own goals in this application, and it’ll help you keep track of them and tell you when you’re about to reach them. It also keeps track of your exercises and calories count. It’s helpful because the app tells you if you need to go faster or slow down the pace at which you exercise.
This app stands out because along with its wide variety of exercise videos and categories, it also allows you to upload your videos and exercises for others to see. You can use it for yourself or share your amazing workout routines with the world to see, with an easy user interface. You can choose weekly plans, stream music and keep track of your activity, all in the same application.
We did all the research for you so now it’s time for you to get off your couch and start exercising. No excuses, you’ve got so much to choose from!