9 training apps that your workout regime is missing
The apps you never knew you needed.
If your workout routine is staring to feel, well, routine (read: boring), then maybe it’s time to invest in a training app. However, with an abundance of options on the market it can be tough to find the ones that are best suited for you. Luckily, we’re here to help. Keep scrolling to see some of our favourite fitness and training apps. All that’s left to do is download the right one for you, and your workout.
9 training apps to help make you fitter, faster, stronger
This app is based on the 7-minute workout featured in New York Times Magazine. It guides you through 38 7-minute workouts and features over 200 exercises. You have three lives to begin with, and you lose one every time you miss a day. Losing all three lives means your progress will reset. Talk about motivation to get out of bed each morning!
Fitocracy acts as a social network for exercise. It offers you an expert coach/personal trainer that completes a fitness assessment and plan. The app then explains your personalised nutrition plan and tailored workout. Your coach works with you every day on motivation and accountability to ensure that you stay on task.
Workout Trainer features thousands of instructed workouts. After a fitness assessment, the app will recommend certain exercises based on your ability and fitness level. There is a huge assortment in what the app offers. Training ranges all the way from weight loss to yoga programs, meaning there is a workout for everyone.
Whether your goal is to improve your health and fitness, or just feel great, Sweat With Kayla promises to make this possible. You’ll find quick and easy workout routines, daily meal plans and recipes, as well as heaps of relevant educational content. You can even compare your progress with side-by-side photos to keep yourself accountable.
Jefit focuses on strength training. It lets you personalise your workout, track and record your progress, and analyse the data to improve results. The app contains over 1300 exercises that you can use to create your own workout, and features 60 team workout routines to help get you started.
FitStar creates personalised workout sessions based on your physical capability. The workouts are designed so that you can complete them no matter where you are. The app lets you rate the difficulty of the exercise after completion, and uses this data to modify your program to a suitable level of difficulty. FitStar even syncs with other fitness apps to combine your training – genius!
Whether you’re looking for a high or low intensity workout, Nike+ Training Club has you covered. The app’s recent relaunch from Nike+ Running has seen several changes and updated features. Expect personalised workouts and training plans that are designed to help you improve and progress. Plus, clear audio and visual guidance means you’ll always be able to get the most from your workouts.
Sworkit creates a workout based on your individual goals, featuring different exercises each time you want to train. Sessions range anywhere from 5 minutes up to an hour, which means you’ll never be bored of the extensive variety the app has to offer.
Charity Miles lets you earn money for charities (through corporate sponsorship) as you run. Every time you go for a run, cycle, or even walk around the park, improving your fitness could raise money for charity. The app has raised over $2 million. All you have to do is choose a charity and start moving!