5 Workout Apps You Can Use at Home
Many people may not know where to start when it comes to working out, especially if they are without a gym. No matter what your workout woe, there are an amazing amount of smartphone fitness apps available to everyone no matter your experience level.
Using workout apps can give you a burst of confidence and a boost of knowledge through customized plans, nutrition options, fitness journals, and the ability to connect with others as a community.
Whether you’re new to working out or just want to switch up your routine and try something new, here is a breakdown of apps, what they offer and who they might be best for based on individual goals.
- Nike Training Club: This app allows you to browse over 130 different workouts, create custom plans tailored to your goals, and features videos by Nike master trainers. It even offers personalized workout recommendations and the ability to search by workout or equipment needed. Workout times range from 15-45 minutes, with beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels and intensity.
- Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer: This app offers targeted workouts, so if you’re feeling sore from working out your arms one day you can choose to do a lower body or core exercise the next day to give your sore muscles a break. This app also has videos to show you exactly how a workout is supposed to look, so you can know if you have the right form or not.
- SworkIt: Want to target your lower back and core? This app offers great workouts you can virtually do anywhere. SworkIt allows users to follow along to videos as well as use furniture and other easily accessible household items to build into your workouts. The best part is that you can get in a workout in as little as five minutes.
- Daily Yoga: Looking to slow things down and connect to your mind and body more? Daily yoga offers yoga sequences that you can practice to bring more flexibility and peace into your life. This app is a great way to explore yoga if you’ve always been curious about trying it
Exercise is an important component of health and wellness. Outside of weight control and physical fitness, exercise helps reduce the risk for heart disease, lowers blood pressure and can improve cholesterol levels. According to the CDC, it also helps improve mood, strengthens muscles and bones, and can increase your chances of living longer.
No matter what type of workout you’re into, or whether you like to work out at home or at the gym, your fitness goals are at your fingertips.
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