At Home Workout Apps:
With the Coronavirus and social distancing, many people have requested that I write a post about At Home Workouts and workout apps.
There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of workout apps out there. Not just workout apps, but now there is a rise in live Instagram classes in real-time or even Youtube videos. If you are looking to sweat in your home, it’s probably the easiest time to find a workout app for you.
There are all kinds of Free Workout Apps you can simply download to your phone. From those tracking your progress to high intensity, to daily yoga, strength training, to guided workouts. The list is endless! You can also start at any fitness level from the professional runner to someone who has never worked out.
I decided this week (week 4 of my calcaneus stress fracture recovery) to do some daily workouts. Nothing too strenuous or rigorous, but it’s nice to do some strength training to build some strength. Since no pool is open and it’s been pouring rain most days, I thought it would be fun to do some core work.
So How Can You Find the Right At Home Workout App for You?
Figure out What Your Fitness Goals Are:
- Do you want to strength train?
- Do you want a workout program or workout plan you follow?
- Get your heart rate up?
- How long do you want to dedicate to a workout app?
- Meal Plan?
Whatever your fitness goals are, figure it out.
My fitness goal is to strength train. I am lucky that I do have a few smaller weights at home, but it’s fairly easy to find random things around your house that weigh about the same.
Here are a Few at Home Workout Apps I Like:
There are plenty more workout apps, but I’ve used these and like them. Each app offers different workouts and like everything, some workout apps are better than others.
I’ve been using the Nike Training Club App (NTC) for years. I first found the Nike Training Club in college when I had an injury. I like the Nike Training Club App because workouts vary in length for 5 minutes to an hour. For me, I think 30 minutes is a good time frame that I stay engaged. You can choose exactly which body part you want to isolate from core to arms to legs to back to a combination. There are 185 workouts in the Nike Training Club App from strength to endurance to yoga. If you don’t know where to begin, the Nike Training Club App will also provide a training plan or recommendations based on goals (which is extremely helpful).
I recently started using the Fit On App when a good friend of mine, Danielle Pascente, began recording workouts for it. (PS: Her workouts are tough). I’ve started using Fit On App just because there are so many new workouts that I’ve never done. Plus, the Fit On App has a few guided stretching workouts that I think have helped immensely for me. Right now, the Fit On App is my favorite workout app.
I recently discovered the Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer. This workout app takes you through over 100 simple exercises that you don’t need weights for. I find the Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer App one of the easiest for core work. Most of the workouts on Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer are 5-10 minutes, but there are also full-body workouts that are 30 minutes long.
If time is your excuse, 7 Minute Workout has you covered. This at-home workout app is jam-packed for those 7 minutes and I didn’t realize it was so easy to sweat so much in 7 minutes. I use the 7 Minute Workout when I tell myself, “I don’t have time.” Which, I have plenty of time right now.
As most people know, yoga and meditations are not quite my thing. Since I have plenty of time, I’ve decided to try Yoga and I decided to download this workout app. I must admit that yoga does relax me and a lot of the workouts on Daily Yoga are tough. I am a complete Yoga newbie but is anywhere between new Yoga routines to 70 minute long sessions.
As most people know, I’m an advocate of mental health just as much as physical health. It’s essential to keep your mind healthy all of the time, primarily through these days. While the Shine App does cost, it’s worth it. Included in the Shine App are self-care advice, soothing music, and gratitude exercises, and 500 guided meditations. I’ve found it’s easy to disconnect and relax with the Shine App.
There are plenty of Free at Home Workout Apps out there. Especially in these times, it’s important to get exercise. Whether you run, walk, or do an inside workout. Plus, as many of us have a little more free time, it’s easier to fit in a short core workout.
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Questions for you:
Do you have a favorite workout app?
How do you get core work in?