Now is a great time to install a bunch of exercise apps to help you stay fit in your home. Whether you simply want something to use inside, if you’re stuck in your house, or are a senior citizen that doesn’t leave much, these are all great options. There are many apps out there that all provide essential services to keep you active. Below are the top 10 exercise apps to help you to stay healthy at home.
Peloton is the first app on this list and it is well known for its spin and sessions. The app features coaches who lead live workouts. These live workouts can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. There is a wide assortment of recorded workouts as well, and there are also indoor and outdoor options. The outdoor option is audio only so you aren’t staring at a screen while walking around. The classes that are offered are in different sections such as yoga, cardio, strength, and meditation. They are of good quality and include plenty of good advice. Subscription is free if you have a Peloton bike, if not it costs $12.99 per month. There is a 30 day trial for new members. Peloton is available for download for pretty much every device.
Aaptiv is another great app for exercises because it offers thousands of workouts (over 3,000 classes) that are voice guided so no screen is needed. The app also features coaches who work to motivate you. There is actually licensed music in the app to make the experience as easy as possible to set up. The app allows you to set goals and also enter what equipment you can use so that you are recommend workouts that are relevant. Also, workouts are put into different categories and shows an estimated time along with how difficult it is. Finally, the trainers are all very enthusiastic and are good motivators if that kind of thing helps you. The app costs $15 per month with discounts available and a free trial period. The mobile app is available on Android and the iPhone and Apple Watch as well.
3. 8fit Workouts & Meal Planner
8fit is another excellent option if you are on a diet plan. This can be added to a fitness plan in the app that gives you specific exercises based on your diet. There is a lot of emphasis placed on setting goals in this app, and you can even set specific exercise and cooking schedules. From there, you can watch a number of fitness videos, put down what you consume, and make meal plans with recipes. This is definitely great for those who want to go a bit further and embrace the entire healthy lifestyle than just the standard short workout. The app is available on both Android and iPhone. There is a free tier as well as paid one. The paid tier costs $80 per year or $25 per month.
Blogilates features trainer Cassey Ho, who is known for her enthusiastic workout regimens. Many of the videos are short but effective and run for 15 minutes or less. These workouts can be challenging but are great for those who are looking for something a bit more intense. There’s also other components to the app than just videos, such as a workout calendar, recipes, and fitness suggestions. The app is available on the web and also the iPhone. It is free, though it might cost you $0.99 for some workout videos and $0.99 each month for access to the workout calendar.
5. Asana Rebel
Asana Rebel is great for yoga enthusiasts who want to be healthy. The app gives you the ability to formulate plans for each day, has many workouts, and has a sleek design. There are also tools to improve your sleep habits and other lifestyle choices. Asana Rebel features meditation sessions, guided meditations and reminders to improve your sleep. The workouts are in sections like relieving tension and core work and seek to be the right match for your mood. The videos are high quality too, and there’s also a decent amount of male instructors making the app good for both males and females. Membership costs about $13 per month. The app is available on iPhone, Android, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
6. Fitbit Coach
The Fitbit Coach is another great exercise app that has a number of video centric workouts that can be done with or without a Fitbit. The app features workouts that are presented by professional instructors. There’s a great feature where if you tap on a particular exercise it will show you precisely how to do it safely. There’s both a free and a premium version for $10 per month. The premium version has more workouts available, provides audio coaching, gives you more trainers, and allows for personalized plans. Fitbit Coach is available on Xbox, Windows 10, Hololens, Android, iPhone, and the iPad.
FitOn has a fair number of features and is good for those who wish to be a part of an online fitness class. It is also great for those who wish to set long-term goals in this area. Upon installing the app, you are asked several questions about what you are looking for and then given recommendations from there. You can even join a meditation session if you’d like. FitOn is definitely a great way to feel a sense of community while at home. The app is free, but there is a premium feature that lets you join group classes for $20 per month. FitOn is available for Android, iPhone and on the web.
Zwift is good for those who like to run and cycle indoors, which means you should have some kind of equipment available to use in your house already. The app includes a strong virtual community and gives you good rewards. The cool thing about the app is the ability to do things like join a group ride and interact with others while you exercise. For those who want a sort of video game type experience while achieving weight loss, this is a great option. Zwift is free to try for 7 days and then $15 per month. Zwift works on most computers, Android, iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad.
9. Adidas Training and Running by Runtastic
This app from Adidas is full of audio and video guides that are completely free. The audio directions are quite clear, and users are able to create their own custom workouts. You can do this by specific body parts as well. The workout process is simple as you are basically told exactly what you need to do. Though much of the features are free, there is also a paid subscription available for $10 per month that gives you access to more extensive training. The app is available for Apple Watch, Android, and iPhone.
10. Nike Training Club
Nike Training Club has more than 190 workouts you can do at home at no cost. The service is easy to cast to televisions as well and enjoys a nice level of customization. The sign up is useful because it helps the app give you recommendations that you will best utilize. There’s also an ability to look at different workouts by categories like strength, yoga, and endurance. You can also filter for just short workouts or ones that don’t require you own any additional equipment. Another nice thing about the app is that it lets you switch a few features on and off as you wish, like music, audio guidance, or just turn off the audio completely. Everything is free in this app, there is no premium option available. The Nike Training Club is available on Apple Watch, iPhone and Android.
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