One of the most challenging things to do in life is starting a new fitness routine or diet program. However, getting started can also bring with it a spark of hope and motivation. The beginning is always an exciting and relatively simple time. The workouts hurt but also feel very good, grocery shopping isn’t too bad, and you enjoy the process of meal-prepping. However, then as time goes on and weeks two, three, and four go by, the excuses start rearing their head. Some of these excuses include, the gym being too crowded, not having the energy to meal-prep, or your body is too sore from the workout before. Now, all of a sudden, that motivation you had, in the beginning, is gone and you need something to get you back on track.
Many people have been turning to downloading a fitness app for that help. It is a simple way that works for many. There are many fitness apps on the market for both Android and Apple products. Here is a list of some of the best fitness apps you may want to download.
Aaptiv is a great app that works as an in-ear personal trainer that can take your workouts to the next level, regardless of where you’re working out. Aaptiv offers over 2,500 audio classes along with fifteen that are creating new classes every week (at least 30 every week). By signing up for a subscription, you will receive unlimited use to every workout so that you won’t be doing the same workouts over and over. Plus, the audio-driven instructions makes the workouts easy to follow along. So whether you want to get into your running, lifting, cycling, or even race training, Aaptiv likely has classes that can help you get towards your goals. Subscriptions for the app cost $14.99/month or $99 for a full year, and it is available for both Apple and Android.
Let’s face it; if you feel like you don’t have ten minutes to set aside for a quick workout at some point in your day, then your fitness goals may not be that important to you. However, luckily even if you truly don’t have ten minutes to workout, the 7 FIT app doesn’t require that much anyway. Every workout on the app is a total of seven minutes long, and they all range from body-part specific to total-body routines. This app is a great start for those who do not have the time to spend an hour in the gym each day. Even on your busiest days, you can wake up 10 minutes earlier and use this app to get a quick workout to start your day. The best part about it is that the app is free and available for Apple products (7 FIT – 7 Minute Workout) and Android products (HiFit – 7 Minute Workout).
Strava is the perfect app for those looking to get out of the gym especially runners and cyclists. The app can track stats such as distance, pace, speed, elevation, and the number of calories you burned. It also boasts a built-in social network that allows outdoor adventurers to share their stats and join digital clubs with other fellow fitness enthusiasts. Strava is compatible with most GPS running watches, cycling computers, and activity trackers allowing you to check out specific points of your workout in detail with its segments feature. The initial app is free for both Apple and Android products. However, you can purchase the premium version for either $7.99/month or $59.99 for the year. The premium version gives you personalized coaching training plans, live performance feedback during your activity, and a more detailed analysis after every activity.