Have you ever started a brand new month or year and set a super vague goal like, “get healthy?” Don’t be embarrassed, we’ve all done this. Unless you have some sort of fitness superpower, creating a consistent fitness routine is not easy. Especially when you’re just getting into the swing of things, having online tools and apps can help you to have a plan, and stay motivated and on track. In addition to having an app for easy home workouts, using a digital health and wellness planner is a great day to create and maintain a plan that aligns with your fitness goals and helps you plan your workouts.
Here are 5 apps to help you stay on top of your fitness goals.
The Nike Run Club is described as, “your perfect running partner.” With the app, you’ll receive the guidance and motivation to become the best athlete that you want to be. For those of you familiar with the meditation and mindfulness app called, Headspace, you’ll love that Headspace actually has guided runs within the Nike Run Club app to give you that extra dose of encouragement as you’re running. The app also allows you to track your progress and receive personalized coaching to help you reach your goals. You can download the app for a free 7-day trial, and then you will pay $14.99 per month or $99.99 a year.
If you’re looking for an app with yoga, meditation, pilates, and other fitness classes, Glo might be a great fit for you. Glo shares that the app is designed, “to help you feel better in body and in mind.” When you download the app you can answer a few simple questions to personalize your practice and have access to over 4,000 classes on demand. There are also teachers all over the world and classes to accommodate all levels whether you’re an absolute beginner or have been practicing for years. They offer a 7-day free trial and after that, the cost is $18 per month or $162 per year.
Sworkit has been rated as one of the absolute best fitness apps for anyone that considers themselves a beginner. If you’re intimidated by working out, this would be the app for you. Sworkit shares that their mission is “fitness made simple. The best personal trainer app to help you get (and stay) in the best shape of your life.” This app can help you meet a variety of fitness goals from weight loss, increasing endurance, to improving your flexibility. Plus, if you’re short on time, Sworkit has workouts that can be done in as little as one minute. Or, if you’re looking for something more intense, they also have workouts up to 90 minutes. You can also receive personalized guidance with their “Ask a Trainer” program. This is also a much more affordable option compared to a gym, at $59.99 for an annual membership.
One of the great things about Daily Workout is that they have a YouTube channel so you can get a feel for the workouts for free, before committing to the app. In the app, you’ll find hundreds of workouts for abs, arms, butt, cardio, leg, and full-body workouts. And, if you decide to upgrade later on to the pro version, you’ll also have access to pilates, stretch, ball, and kettlebell workouts. The pro version also has custom workouts for you as well. The workouts typically range anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes long.
If you’re looking for good quick workouts, you’ll definitely love this app. They share that it is, “an app designed with your busy life in mind. Backed by actual research, the app can transform your body for a mere 7 minutes a day.” On days where you want something quick, this is the ideal option! The app is only $3.99 to download making it extremely affordable, with other bonus workout packs that you can download for under $1.50 each. As you’re doing the workout, you’ll have audio, text, and video instructions for each and every exercise. And, as you continue you’ll receive achievements and awards that you can unlock to make it even more fun.
If you’re not sure which app to choose, take a look at each app, read the reviews, and think about which would fit best with your overall goals, lifestyle, and the price you’re looking to pay. Also, remember that each person is different so it’s important to find the app that is ideal for you. In addition to the workout apps above, don’t forget that YouTube is another great option to find good workouts. YouTube can be a good way to try new instructors, programs, or to start a new fitness challenge.
So, I encourage you to take action! Think about what your fitness goals are. Look over the apps above, and download one today. If they offer a free trial, do that and see what you think. And while there are free options available, don’t be afraid to spend a little money if it means you’ll have a workout plan that you enjoy and can stick to. Remember, your health is one of the most important things you have in life, so treat yourself well!