Fitness apps — What do you think of them? I’ve been a huge fan of them ever since I was approached to help spread the word a few years back. I find myself to be most successful staying in a fitness routine when the workouts are cheap, easily accessible and there’s some sort of contest or challenge involved. Yes, even those cute little badges make me want to go for more.
With gyms and public areas closing down, more and more people are finding a place in their home or in large public areas to work out — and fitness apps are the way to go. Have you tried them out before? Well, today we’re going to share with you 5 of our favorite fitness apps so you can stay in shape anywhere you are. We’ve also included some that have extended their free trial period.
5 Free Fitness Apps
This is one of my favorites, perhaps because I use it as part of my fitness routine. FitOn offers a selection of classes like Yoga, Strength Training and Cardio both on demand — and live classes throughout the day. The company also offers a variety of challenges like the 10-day kickstarter challenge and Sexy Arms and Abs, that will help you work towards your fitness goals.
Yes, the one that everyone is talking about. Peloton offers a variety of live fitness classes that will help you get into shape on your own schedule. Filter classes by type, length, time and fitness level — and find the perfect class. While the Peloton app is usually, $12.99 a month, they are currently offering a 90-day free trial.
You will have to enter in your credit card. Although, I loathe having to enter in my credit card, when have to do it — I set a reminder on my phone 1 week before the trial is up and set an alert. This reminds me to cancel before I am charges.
Our friends from Living on the Cheap turned us on to Fitness Blender. We’ll admit, we haven’t check it out yet, but it does offer a lot of free workout videos. Whether your preferred workout includes HIIT, Strength Training or Kettlebell, Fitness Blender has you covered.
The Nike Training app is another easy-to-use fitness app with workouts filtered by level, duration, equipment available, intensity and focus. A free version is offered, giving you access to 200+ workouts, along with with a premium version (starting at $14.99/mo) that gives you access to trainer-led workouts, nutrition and wellness guidance — and premium workouts.
Planet Fitness just launched Home Work-Ins. Free online workouts will be offered for a limited time streamed via Facebook live. Just visit their Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST to join in — or watch them later, as replays will be available.