FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – “New year, new you!”
For many of you, this means you need to improve your fitness routine.
If you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of apps out there for that. These ones for wellness is a little different.
I’ve been teaching group fitness classes for years, but in the past few years I’ve tried different apps.
I thought I’d share some of my favorites.
These are apps that I’ve paid for and used at various times over the past few years.
Peloton: $ 12.99 per month
Peloton is one of the biggest names in home fitness, but you don’t need an expensive bike to get the benefits. The app gives you access to a range of workouts, including treadmill bootcamps, bike workouts, yoga, and even meditation. The guided workouts contain videos and the app can be synchronized with your heart rate monitor. It can also help you track your progress over time.
Aaptiv: $ 14.99 per month
Aaptiv also offers guided workouts, but these only contain audio. It offers challenges and programs that are goal oriented. There are programs out there to help you run faster, get started, and even do maternity exercises. Aaptiv has options that you can do in the gym, at home, or outside.
Mount the radio: Free basic subscription or $ 9.99 per month for Premium
If your workout needs a music boost, this app can help. It’s essentially a pocket DJ. The app also includes guided workouts and even full programs from strength training to 5K workouts.
SWEAT: $ 20 per month
Stay focused and fit with the world’s largest female fitness community. BBG, PWR at home, FIERCE at home, LIFTING at home in the SWEAT app.
If you’re looking for something more comprehensive this app has a variety of workouts.
There are no equipment options as well as those that use a fully equipped gym.
The programs are geared towards your goals. Some examples: after pregnancy, building muscle, as well as body and mind.
The workouts are not guided, but there are video demos.
You’ll have to use your own music or it will work great with Fit Radio if your personal library is lacking.
SWEAT also contains menus and recipes. There is also a community page if you need help with accountability.
pear: $ 5.99 per month
Pear is similar to Aaptiv. The workouts are audio-guided. It has music or you can use your own, and there are a variety of workouts from running and walking to hit workouts, flexibility workouts, and yoga.
Some additional free options:
The best running and fitness music app, period. Our patented technology adapts the music to heart rate / BPM, GPS and other factors in real time for a personalized workout that motivates you to go the extra mile, whether you are a professional athlete or your first time running.
This is another great free music option. The app can customize the music to sync with your steps or heart rate. You can also adjust it manually. There are curated playlists and a range of options for any music that suits your workout.
This app has 72 exercises and 22 additional workouts that you can customize to create over a thousand variations.
The Nike Training Club offers over 185 free workouts ranging from yoga and body weight classes to high-intensity interval training. There are also instructor-led programs designed to help everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes.
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