Just because you don’t have to work at home anymore (thanks, sick), doesn’t mean you don’t want to. Given the plethora of fitness apps, digital studios and virtual personal trainers you can live stream in your home, you’d be forgiven for reconsidering if it’s your extra membership. it’s true worth it. We’ve got some of the best apps on the market to be with you for every step of your fitness journey, whether it’s marathon training with Strava or doing your best workouts with Gymshark. Here are the best fitness apps for 2023.
Best for: Running
Price: £8.99 per month
Runners, and perhaps others in the capital, should know Strava – one of the best fitness programs designed to track your progress. Just press a button on the app before you start your easy run or marathon training to check your distance, time and calories burned before sharing it with friends behind Strava’s social media. However, what is not known is that Strava can be used for more than just running; there are 31 different sports, such as canoeing, rowing, alpine skiing, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding and yoga.
There is a free version but if you are concerned about your training you should upgrade. Behind the paywall, you can access the Routes feature, which offers suggestions for running in your local area, as well as advanced performance metrics and training plans for those considering long journey. Another feature is Beacon which allows friends or family members to track your location while you are driving so you can stay safe when logging in. your sweat
The health of silver linings
Best for: Dancing
Price: £40 per month
Calling all dancers, this is the fitness program for you. Founded eight years ago by Chrissy Sundt, Silver Linings Wellbeing is a holistic wellbeing platform that offers relaxation and home courses – and this year saw the launch of the brand’s first app, perfect for those who enjoy dancing. Offering ballet-style classes such as barre and yoga flow to stretching, HIIT and meditation, the app offers daily live classes and a 48- hours so you can practice wherever you live. There is also a library that offers short classes of 10 and 15 minutes to 30 minutes meditation and long yoga exercises.
Best for: Bike or leg training
Price: £12.99 per month
While many people find the Peloton exercise bike or bike to be a good value during the lockdown, now that we’re free training at the gym may not be on your budget. However, the Peloton app offers many courses that do not require its eponymous machines to tire you out.
Choose from fitness and workout classes, including yoga, HIIT cardio and Pilates, or use the stack feature to seamlessly combine classes or add comfort or relaxation. warm up your workout. If you don’t know where to start, choose one of the Peloton Programs: it can meet all your needs, whether it’s to get stronger, to tone your core muscles or to work out in your glutes. Plus, the new ones get the first 30 days free so you can try before you buy.
Best for: Community-led sports
Price: £9.99 per month
The brainchild of fitness guru Grace Beverley, Shreddy is an all-in-one fitness app that includes workouts, meal plans and its own community (so even if you’re working from home, you won’t feel only one). Choose a workout, from full body to glute day led by expert PTs, or join one of Shreddy’s workouts: online events gathered by over 500,000 people follow the same program for eight weeks and share the results.
This app is not only about exercise, it is also about food. Ditch the endless salads or shakes and enjoy hearty meals, like creamy ham and runner bean pasta or high protein mac and cheese, by following in-app settings. The app helpfully writes your weekly shopping list so it’s easier to find those essentials and food.
Best for: Active learning
Price: £6.95 per month
Les Mills is known for the cardiovascular training offered at gyms in 110 countries worldwide, and its fitness program aims to deliver the same calorie-burning experience at home. If exercise is what you need to get off the sofa, this app’s animations, loud music and engaging instructors will ensure you find exercise and fun. Choose from Bodypump — one of the brand’s most popular classes to help build strength with dumbbells — or Bodybalance, Bodycombat and Barre and Tone (to name a few). Les Mills+ also caters to novices with its beginner’s guide, low-cost options and short courses that can be accessed on a regular basis.
The TRX training team
Best for: A home workout with a difference
Price: £5.99 per month
If you’re comfortable with burpees or you’ve never tried a bench press at home, it might be time to try a different workout. TRX is based on suspension training and uses a long rope with handles on each end (can be purchased through the TRX website) that wraps around the top of a door or tree to help for you to determine new muscle movements in rows, planks and squats. . Although you may need a little more space than other programs, there are more than 800 exercises to choose from, from yoga to strength and cardio. Live classes are available daily in seven different programs and can be found at different hours of the day. As the site says, all you need is “strap and app”.
Best for: Exercises
We’d bet you have a pair of Gymshark leggings hiding in your wardrobe somewhere, but have you tried the brand’s creations? We doubt it. Originally designed to help you build strength at home, the app has more than 40 plans and 300 exercises that focus mainly on weightlifting (so it’s helpful to have dumbbells at home). However, if you’re a seasoned exerciser and already know all the moves, you can create your own workouts and build sessions from scratch. With easy-to-follow exercises and subtitled video instructions, we have no doubt you can fill that important role.
Centr by Chris Hemsworth
Best for: Men’s workouts
Price: £8 per month
If Thor is your idea of #bodygoals, it’s time to download Centr. Launched by Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, this app includes mental exercises, meal planning and challenging exercises to help develop your body and mind. Although not mentioned, most of the exercises – think boxing, HIIT and strength training – in this app are designed for men and can be practiced at the gym or at home . If you need to relax at the end of a long and stressful day, we recommend listening to one of Centr’s leading minds (some of which are led by Hemsworth himself).
Best for: Women’s sports
Price: £14.99 per month
Sweat, designed by Australian personal trainer Kayla Itsines, was first launched in 2015 with a series of ‘Bikini Body Guides’ but has evolved into a great application for women to achieve their goals. fitness goals. The workshops are designed to meet different needs, whether it’s new moms looking to start a fitness routine after giving birth or helping women gain confidence in the Weight training or muscle building in specific areas, such as arms, abs and glutes. Exercise programs are organized into seven days and the app also tracks your steps, sets reminders and organizes your upcoming workouts in a calendar so you never miss a session.
Nike Training Club
Best for: Free sports
When the pandemic first started in March 2020, Nike created information on its free training program for 90 days to help those stuck at home to record a form of exercise. Three years later and the app is free, offering guided tutorials and routines focused on each puzzle group. From abs and core to arms and shoulders, you can choose the intensity level of the exercise and the duration – from five to 50 minutes – so you can do the right time for you. With more than 200 lessons on offer, it’s worth downloading thanks to its affordable price.
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