Whether you’re having trouble keeping up a solid exercise routine, or if you’re a beginner looking to get fit and healthy, you’ll have no excuse not to squeeze in a workout with these app recommendations!
Some people exercise better in groups and Fitocracy totally understands that. Apart from basic workout regimes, this app encourages users to join health groups and gives you the chance to expand your social circle to meet like-minded folks who share similar fitness objectives. Having a support system to encourage your goals is just as important as committing yourself to physical training, which makes Fitocracy a must-have on your app shelf.
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If you’re tired of having your lane blocked by other runners at stadium tracks, or having to wait for the gym junkie to be done at the machines, Yonder is a solution for an alternative workout at new places. Venture off the beaten track and discover new locations for activities like hiking, kayaking or rock climbing! The app also allows you to directly share photos or videos of your adventures, so your #Fitspo posts will literally be just a click away.
Your next workout could be made better with the Strava app. Other than acting as a GPS tracker for your runs or cycles, the app will also prompt you to constantly strive for your personal best – with varying monthly challenges to give you that added burn. Make the upgrade to premium from $8.98 for the option of having live feedback on your performance, so you’ll be able to adjust your workout on the move!
Bring peace and serenity anywhere with you by simply downloading the Pocket Yoga App – and be spoiled by the countless features it offers. You have the freedom of choice from 27 various yoga sessions to get into your Zen mode, each with contrasting durations, poses and difficulty. Why not have an educational journey as you attempt them too, as you uncover the benefits of the different stances. Namaste, indeed!
Map My Run
Mankind’s most basic form of exercise, running/jogging can do wonders for not only your health, but your stress levels as well. With Map My Run, you can mow chart your favourite routes for future jogging sessions, and analyse your performance with post-run statistics providing an in-depth view on aspects like calories burned and your heart rate. Pace your way to #Fitnessgoals in no time!
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There’s no excuse not to ditch your couch potato junk food eating ways! Get inspired to achieve a fit bod with the Sworkit app – not only does it help you work up a sweat without being daunting for beginners, you’re also able to choose from three main body goals for the course of six weeks: ‘Leaner’, ‘Fitter’ and ‘Stronger’, and from varying difficulty levels, to get the right routine for yourself. If that isn’t enough, the app’s bevy of body weight exercises gives you zero reasons to not attempt them. You want a fit body? You better Sworkit!
Getting caught up with school, assignments and social activities inadvertently leads us to neglect our fitness. Enter Seven, the all-in-one exercise app that only requires seven minutes of your day to help you stay in shape. Just grab an available chair and you’re all set – from customised workouts for different muscle groups, to multiple circuits for when you want to keep going. It’s challenging to stay motivated, so you also have the option of setting up daily reminders and even a voice command trainer to help spur you forward!
If you’re the sort that needs distractions to keep you driven while doing your cardio, Aaptiv offers an optimal audio experience for you to crush your sweat session. In addition to featuring motivational words, the app also syncs a specially curated playlist of songs according to the type of workout you select, making each time you exercise slightly different and more exciting. If you need an added boost, in-app purchases (from $14.98 a month) offer unlimited access to all classes.
This post was adapted from an article published in the May #341 issue of Teenage
What fitness apps do you use to work out? Share your recommendations in the comments below!