Look, gym memberships are extremely expensive and we can’t all afford them. You have to pay monthly and upfront costs that really don’t seem to give you what you want. However, there are some other steps you can take to getting physically fit. Some of them don’t involve a gym membership – some of them involve just downloading an app. Here are some that you can download:
1. Fitness Blender Workouts
If you are going to do your workouts at home, consider downloading fitness Blender Workouts. This app streamlines videos that you can use from all different realms, from HIIT to low-impact cardio. You can even see some of the best yoga sequences that you can do at home.
2. Total Couch to 5K
Are you interested in getting into running but you don’t know where to start and you can’t afford a personal trainer? Total Couch to 5K has been a popular app for some time that puts you on a 9-week training plan that will prepare you to run your first 5K, or just to run at all if you don’t want to actually run that 5k. You can use the maps to see what your runs are like and get some great information about what each run takes. The calories burned stats are some of the most accurate and it pushes you to run just a little bit faster or just a little bit further slowly so that you barely even feel it, but by a few weeks in, you are running faster and stronger than you ever thought possible.
3. 7 Minute Workout
Never use the words “I didn’t have time to work out” again when you download 7 Minute Workout. This app will help you to fit a work out into any time of the day. This workout has been featured all over the place and some celebrities even use it, if that will entice you to do it. There are a ton of different options that will allow you to pick and choose which ones will work for you, what works with the equipment that you have, and how much time you really want to spend. This is a great way to build up your strength and addition to fitness.
4. Tabata FREE
Tabata is one of the hottest apps around right now. It is a four minute workout that is incredibly effective. Just like the app above, Tabata makes it so that you can never say, “I wanted to work out, I really did, but I just couldn’t fit it into my schedule.” Tabata leads you through a routine with eight rounds of exercise with 20 seconds of intense effort and 10 seconds of rest in between. You’ll be able to time your intervals using the app so you have to slow it down to show that you are doing the exercises properly.
For people who love yoga, Yoga-pedia has become quite a bit of a holy grail. This app gives you tutorials for 100 poses and mudras, which can help you when you are creating your own sequences. It can also help you if you are using YouTube videos or some other apps to do yoga. If you are new, there are a ton of different options for filters so you can find the ones that fit best with you.
6. Six Week Training
Six Week Training allows you to get physically fit in just a few weeks. This app is one of the top rated fitness apps in the world because it delivers on what it says. You will perform an initial test to help the app determine your fitness level and then you will get challenges to improve your fitness. You will be able to take periodic tests to see how you have improved.
Remember that fitness apps will really only work as well as you want them to work. You have to be willing to put in the work and do the actual workouts. You’ll also have to pay attention to your diet so that you can fuel your workout and lose weight at the same time. There are tons of apps on the market for that as well, and some of the above include food tips.