A gym membership is great but not all of us has a hundred odd dollars every month to spare for it. But if we have the discipline, keeping fit can be cheap or even free!
With a host of fitness apps at our fingertips, there’s no reason why we cannot workout anywhere and more effectively.
Our list of fitness apps comes with great reviews so download one, download two, or download all eight!
1. Nike+ Run Club
I personally really dislike running. It will take a great amount of motivation and a sudden spur of inspiration to get me to do a run. But I must admit that when I tried the Nike+ Run Club, the Nike+ Coach was great.
He taught me that running should be enjoyable and paced me accordingly throughout the run. No matter where you are at, the coaching is personalised to you.
The app also tracks your progress and lets you compete with fellow runners around the world. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
2. Nike Training Club
Want to create a training plan that you can keep to everyday? Try Nike Training Club, which is packed with over 100 workouts and visual guidance from experts.
The only annoying thing is that the moves don’t autoplay and you have to click on the play button after you complete a move for the next one. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
Don’t have a lot of spare time for exercise? What if we told you that you only need five minutes a day to maintain a fitness routine? With Sworkit, you can build your own plan based on your specific needs and goals.
Whether it’s to get leaner, fitter, or stronger, you will find suitable workouts that will help you achieve the body you want. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
8fit allows you to customise your workouts and meal plans according to where you are now and where you want to be.
Their five to 15 minutes sessions and daily tips complemented with easy and delicious recipes designed by nutritionists will certainly produce results. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
5. Daily Yoga
Daily Yoga has more than 200 guided yoga, pilates, and meditation classes that are suitable for people of all levels. They claim that two weeks are all you need to see a different and better self. So, why not give it a try? Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
6. Freeletics Bodyweight
You don’t need fancy equipment to improve your fitness. In fact, you don’t need anything at all except for your body. Freeletics Bodyweight is all about that – offering five- to 30-minute workouts with your bodyweight as the only tool. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
7. Charity Miles
A meaningful app, Charity Miles may push you to go the extra mile – if not for yourself, for charity! You can choose from over 40 charities to support just by walking, running, and biking.
The app tracks your progress and you can create teams with friends to make an impact together. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.
One of my favourite apps, Headspace boasts beautiful graphics and themed meditation sessions focused on health, happiness, productivity, concentration, and so on. Physical fitness is important, but mental fitness is equally important.
If you are facing challenges (e.g. insomnia, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, anger etc.) in your life, Headspace can help you deal with them via a series of bite-sized meditations. Even if you are not, the app can increase mindfulness, reduce daily stress, and improve focus in you. Available on Apple App Store and Google Play.