When it comes to fitness, everyone wants to engage but not everyone knows exactly how to do it. Getting fit and maintaining that fitness through consistent workout routines is a necessary, but often overlooked, component of overall health.
Too busy? Not sure which workouts to start with? Can’t afford a gym membership? No matter your excuse, there just so happens to be multiple apps that will take care of all of those things and more.
The following apps not only offer quick workouts and workout tutorials, they are also free. You can do 10-minute workouts at home every morning without having to spend any money. It’s that easy. For the most part you can also download each one on either an iOs or Android operating system.
Nike+ Training Club (iOS and Android)
Have you ever read about a specific workout online, tried to repeat it and realized, to your discouragement, it was way too advanced for you? This doesn’t do anything for you other than make you feel like you’re way behind where you should be. Feeling down on yourself is the last thing you need when trying to talk yourself into getting fit. Download this app to turn your attitude around, fast.
This app lets you customize your workouts and workout schedule any way you want. You can choose workouts based on level of experience: beginner, intermediate or expert. You can choose whether you want to get lean, toned, strong or focused. You can watch step-by-step videos to guide you through each workout, which is extremely helpful if there are specific moves you are less familiar with.
Nike+ Training Club has over 100 available workouts for you to try so you can find the ones that fit your schedule and are most convenient for you. There is also a motivational component, so you have the option to take on a specific workout of the week and complete different challenges to earn achievements.
Daily Workouts (iOS and Android)
Are you one of those people who made a New Year’s resolution back in January to hit the gym consistently and didn’t even last a week? You are not alone. Thankfully, many before you have been through the same struggle, which is why there is a free, convenient solution available in the form of an app.
Working out consistently is not the easiest thing in the world to do. It’s easy to say you are going to come up with a specific schedule and stick to it, but how do you follow through? Downloading the free Daily Workouts app can help to solve your problem. You can choose the original app or select a Daily Workouts app targeted specifically to work your abs, arms and more.
If you don’t want to pay for the full version (and you do not have to in order to access most of the features), you can still take part in workouts ranging from five to 30 minutes, all depending on what you have time for. Using this app, you can work your arms, legs, abs, butt or your full body: it’s completely up to you.
POPSUGAR Active (iOS)
One of the toughest parts of sticking to a workout routine is finding ways to keep yourself entertained. Doing the same thing over and over again gets really tiring, really fast. A gym is severely limited in what it offers for you in terms of workout options, which is why this app is going to be perfect for you.
POPSUGAR Active, available for iOS, believes your workouts should be both fun and fulfilling. No more repetitive, tiring workouts that leave you feeling totally drained and bored out of your mind. The app offers workout challenges as well as fitness plans to help you build your own track and stick to it. Workout routines are also customizable, so you can work out the way you want.
Probably the best and most unique feature of this app is that it acts like the workout buddy you hate to love. When you schedule a workout, it sends you a push notification to remind you to get off your butt and get it done. New workouts are also added every week, so you will never get bored.
FitStar Personal Trainer (iOS and Android)
Sometimes it seems as though hiring and working consistently with a personal trainer is the only thing that is going to get you as fit and healthy as you want to be. Though they might be trained to push you to your limits, they can be a bit expensive. Yet you need someone, or something, to hold you accountable and help you reach your fitness goals. Is there an app for that? Of course there is.
It can be difficult to find motivation when you do not want to pay for a personal trainer. With this app, you don’t have to pay unless you want premium features (completely optional). FitStar really is like a portable personal trainer you can take with you wherever you go, whether you’re working to maintain your physique or you’re just getting started.
This app has everything you are looking for, including quick 10-minute workouts to get you moving even when you are lacking the motivation or time to get it done. Includes video workouts and plenty of ways to keep track of your progress. Set and reach your goals and even work out to your own music if you want to.
Getting fit and healthy is a common goal, but not everyone is willing to jump through the hoops necessary to actually make it happen. Free apps like these make it a lot easier to push yourself toward your goals without having to spend a ton of money and time while doing so.
Always remember that you are not alone. These apps were most likely created for people just like you: those who want to start working out, but pretty much have no clue where to begin. Download one or all of these apps and get sweating ASAP. You will be pleased with the results.