In this wonderful world of technology there is basically no excuse for boring workouts. So many apps have great workout ideas (don’t even get me started on Pinterest). While I usually enjoy making up my own workouts everyone hits a lull at some point and needs something fun and different to switch it up and stay motivated. I decided to share some of my favorite fitness apps that I use when I don’t feel like making up my workout, want something new or exciting, or want to push myself a little more!
Some of my Favorite Fitness Apps
1. The Fitness Games
2. Nike Training
Here’s a quick glimpse and overview of what I like about these apps!
The Fitness Games: This app is more focused for the gym or at least most workouts require equipment. This is a competitive centered app, if you are motivated by competing with you friends or strangers; this is the app for you. You can challenge friends or strangers to complete the same workout as you, or challenge yourself! It was also the Winner of the Fall 2014 Best Mobile App Awards for Best Yoga and Fitness Apps. What I love most about the app is that it covers strength training (lifting), HIIT, body weight exercises, and cardio (running, biking, rowing, elliptical). For the cardio section you can plug in time and distance. It's great for sticking to a weekly plan and for tracking. I really like doing circuit training and if I’m stumped for what to for a lifting workout I can basically pick the area I want to work out from the app and have an awesome workout in store focusing on that muscle group. It even shows you how to do the exercise so I think this would be a great app for beginners and even vets at the gym. The timed challenges are my favorite, although I usually only challenge myself, it would be fun to start challenging others!
Nike Training: Variety of workouts whether you are looking for HIIT, weights, or targeting specific areas. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels… technically I guess I would be advanced level (averaging 3-5 workouts a week) but I usually select the intermediate level and still have an amazing sweat sesh. Most of the workouts are 30 or 45 minutes and the area focused ones are 15 which is cool because you can mix in a couple different ones to get a full hour if you desire. Each workout is different and there is a cute girl to show you each move if you are unsure how to perform it. Form is way more important than speed. The app also keeps track of minutes worked, how many workouts you've completed and awards you for milestones.
Sworkit: 3 different areas to choose from- strength and cardio, yoga and stretching, and custom workouts. You chose one and then chose the amount of time and the app walks you through each exercise or pose. These are workouts for at home, no equipment used, except maybe a mat or wall. Economical and effective approach to working out!
Have you used any apps for workouts before?? What apps do you like to use??