Maybe you can't make it to the gym as often as you'd like, or maybe you can't rationalize spending big money on a fancy fitness membership. No sweat. With the number of fitness apps available right now, you can easily find a workout that not only suits your schedule but fits with exactly the kind of exercise program you're looking for.
From HIIT to yoga to running, there's an app for every health nut imaginable. And you're in good company. According to the National Institute of Health, people who used fitness apps were more likely to lose weight, increase their consumption of fruits and veggies, and commit to daily physical activity.
So, what are you waiting for? These are the five best fitness apps you need to download right now.
After you complete a fitness quiz, which includes your fitness goals, you'll find programs and workouts that are best suited for you. From there, you're able to choose the duration, the trainer, and even the music of your tailored workout. With over 2,500 classes, including everything from strength training to yoga to stairclimbing, it's like having a personal trainer at your finger tips. For this 4.8 rated app on iTunes, there's a seven-day free trial. After that, prices vary from $9.99 to $99.99. Download here.
Sweat, a female community-based fitness app, is the brainchild of fitness and Instagram star Kayla Itsines. You have the option to choose among a slew of empowering female trainers, including Itsines' insanely popular HIIT workout series, BBG, as well as Kelsey Wells's two programs, PWR, a weight-training program, and post-natal training. Rated 4.4 on iTunes, this is a perfect choice for women who are looking to be apart of a fierce female community as well as getting their 'sweat' on. Monthly: $19.99. Yearly: $199.94. Download here.
3. Daily Yoga
Get your OM on with Daily Yoga's 100+ yoga and meditation classes. New to yoga? No problem. There's a whole series of beginner yoga tutorials. The app is rated 4.8 on iTunes and has been voted "Best Yoga App" of the year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Healthline, so it comes with a heavy pedigree. A three-month subscription costs $12.99 while the Gold Pro Membership, which includes unlimited classes for a lifetime, costs $199. Download here.
4. C25K 5K Trainer (Couch Potato to Running 5K)
This app delivers directly on its name. If you're a newbie runner but have dreams of getting off the couch to run your first 5K, then this is the app for you. For just 30 minutes a day, three days a week for nine weeks, this program will prepare you for your biggest run yet. Besides tracking time and distance, and giving you a virtual coach, you also have access to a C25K community that will keep you motivated. Costs range from $1.99 for basic to $49.99 for the year. Download it here.
5. Butt Workout
Simply put: this is a butt workout. You want to tone and tighten your buns, this is the app for you. With multiple workouts to choose from, including seven and five-minute sweat sessions, as well as customized workouts, your glutes will never get bored. The best news? It's free! Download it here.
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