For different reasons, whether be it traffic, funding or simply not having enough time in a day, the gym is probably not for everyone. But with today’s technology, getting back into shape or even just starting a fitness journey could be hassle free! No more getting stuck in traffic, waiting long lines, or even spending too much. So here are 5 free workout apps that different kinds of people can download to get a good workout at home.

 

FOR THE ULTIMATE FITNESS ENTHUSIAST: NIKE TRAINING CLUB

 

To satisfy an intense work-out craving, Nike Training Club is the best pick. The app features numerous work-out videos which can be followed to suit every work-out mood for the day. What’s great about this app is that weights and other gym equipment are not necessarily needed to get a full work-out session in – just find a good enough space at home. The app also includes drills and audio guides from different professional Nike trainers. Plus, a glimpse of the different workouts of athletes and stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Ellie Goulding.

 

FOR THE NON-TRADITIONAL FITNESS JUNKIE: BLOGILATES

 

Blogilates was created by Cassey Ho, a Pilates-based fitness entrepreneur from the United States. Her workouts are geared towards being lean as can be without needing gym equipment – body weight is mainly used for all her routines. With a combination of HIIT, Pilates and cardio, Cassey’s workouts will definitely make its followers feel the burn on the mat. The Blogilates app directly links to her YouTube channel wherein her work-out videos are posted – there are also work-outs the are specifically put together for people who live in apartments or smaller spaces. The app also has additional features like healthy recipes, a direct shopping cart to her PopFlex merchandise, and a “before and after” inspiration tab. For a premium upgrade, it’s user will have access to the workout calendar plus a monthly workout plan that Cassey put together herself. With this app, self-perseverance and dedication is all that is needed!

 

FOR THE DIVERSE TRAINEE: SWORKIT

 

Switching up workouts is best with Sworkit . It offers different work-outs such as yoga, cardio, strength training and stretching. It is easy to follow and does not require really big spaces. With Sworkit, customizing workouts are easy, and the length of the exercise can be selected from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. This app is also recommended for beginners since video demonstrations are available for viewing before executing the movement. Additional features include an estimate count of calories burned, number of sessions finished and an overall progress tracker.

 

FOR THE BUSY BEE: JOHNSON & JOHNSON 7 MINUTE WORK-OUT

 

Johnson & Johnson 7-minute workout is designed by Chris Jordan, Director of Exercise Physiology. This app provides a high intensity work-out of cardio and weight training just for 7 minutes. For apple users, this app can be connected to the Apple Health App in order to track steps, heart rate and more. With the use of the Smart Workout Program, work-outs adapt to the user and progresses over time. This app is perfect for the busy ones, wherein a quick 7-minute workout is definitely possible even before getting ready for school or work. With this app, there is no excuse not to work-out!

 

FOR THE ALL AROUND FITNESS FANATIC: FREELETICS BODY WEIGHT

 

            If having a small space is the problem, Freeletics Body Weight will provide a full work-out with it’s 2×2 mode, wherein the exercises to be done will only be within a space of 2 meters by 2 meters without jeopardizing a good workout. Subscribing to its paid premium version will provide its users with two options: The Training Coach Program and the Training and Nutrition Program. The first will provide you with personalized training plans, while the latter will include diet as well. This app will help you build strength, and tone up within your own space.

 

 

Sources:

https://www.blogilates.com/

https://7minuteworkout.jnj.com/blog/high-intensity-interval-training/2014-03-10/7-minute-workout-really-work-official-7-minute-workout

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/702-best-workout-apps.html

Natasha Athab
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