You don’t necessarily have to burn a hole in your pocket just to stay fit! As winter is about to set in, everybody is going to want to spend most of their time indoors. While this is great for binge-watching your favourite shows or for your video game backlog, it is also important to stay fit (especially with those delicious holiday meals coming your way). If the thought of commuting to the gym (speaking of which, Fit O’Clock happens to be the best gym and fitness centre in Jaipur) feels overwhelming, there are fitness apps ready for this cold weather snap.
When you choose wisely, the best ones can help you finally say goodbye to those pricey gym memberships too. Let’s help you find those. Read on!
8 Best exercise apps you should own
#1 Nike+ Training Club
Nike offers an extremely stylish and comprehensive app with 100+ workouts carefully added by experts. They help you build endurance, mobility and strength. Spare yourself 15-minutes out of your busy schedule and indulge in some serious workout sessions from the comfort of your home. This one supports AirPlay and Apple TV, plus Chromecast mirroring too.
You can have your instructions displayed on a bigger screen or even set up your speaker system. It features athletes like Serena Williams and Rory McIlroy sweating with you to keep you motivated. Furthermore, the Nike+ Run Club synchronizes your jogging efforts to your Nike profile to give a full review of how far along you are on your fitness journey.
#2 Yoga Studio: Mind & Body
Fitness is not just about squats and burpees. Rather it has a lot to do with yoga too. Yoga Studio helps you stay on track with your fitness goals with easily customizable HD video classes. There are unlimited options with a library guide of over 280 poses for beginners and experts alike.
You can choose yoga classes from 5 to 60 minutes duration or customize them according to your personal needs. They focus on relaxation, balance, strength and flexibility. From Hip Hop Yoga, Deep Relaxations, Sun Salutations, Yoga for Runners and Back Pain, Desk Series, the app has it all.
If you are not a fan of crowded gyms, Sworkit is the perfect app for you. Let the app know what type of workout you are looking for, and for how long you wish to exercise, it will come up with a customized list of workout tailored for you.
You can also choose your goal in the app. And once you do that, it tells you about your current fitness level. Plus, you also get a six-week program so that you can start working on your goals right away. The app features real trainers for advice.
Desperately want to get out of the gym without compromising on fitness? Well, Strava’s got your back! The app is perfect for runners and cyclists as it tracks the distance, speed, elevation, pace and calories burned to keep you motivated. With a built-in social network, Strava is ideal for your outdoor adventurers. The app is compatible with almost all running watches, activity trackers and cycling computers to save the day.
If you get yourself the premium version, you can enjoy personalized coaching plans, live performance feedback and detailed analyses after a workout.
#5 Fitness Buddy
Fitness Buddy is another excellent workout option to track your fitness activity. As you set up the app on your device, you get a plethora of workouts and meals options. Next, you can enter your body stats and choose the program (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) you want to enrol for. Which of course, will depend on your overall all fitness goal – lose weight, build muscle or just to get fit.
You also get options like gym, home, and top-rated routines when selecting a workout. The app makes sure that you are covered on strength, cardio, and stretching. To make exercising easier, there are both instructions and visuals for your aid.
Among most other workouts, Freeletics focuses primarily on high-intensity interval training or HIIT. There are four platforms that the app takes care of viz. Bodyweight Workouts and Training, Gym, Running and Nutrition.
The app will push you to your personal bests with jump squats, pull-ups, burpees, sprawls, sprints and more. You can watch the demonstration for each exercise in the form of videos in the app and get your moves right. The app also offers ‘Coach’ for premium users. You need to get a subscription for that though.
#7 Runtastic Training series
If you are into bodyweight strength training, Runtastic definitely is the app for you. It does a great work at shaping you up. When you start the app, it will ask you to keep your phone around and complete your reps. You will be given rest targets so that exercising does not get overwhelming and feels manageable.
Interestingly, you can also save your workout on the cloud and log in with some other device according to your convenience. Apart from the free version that only lets you cross level one, there is a pro version of the app series too.
8fit lets you create custom exercise and tailored meals according to your fitness goals, preferences and current stats. It asks for the number of workouts you can do, how many times you would like to eat and your preferred food. It also generates a grocery shopping list for you based on your preferences. Besides, you get endless workout options with personalized plans.
Try any of these apps. You ain’t gonna regret!