If you are one of our millions (or is it billions???) of devoted Her Beauty readers, you are probably too busy reading all of our incredibly captivating articles about relationship advice and Iceland tourist destinations to find time to workout. But our in-house fitness expert keeps insisting that if our readers were in tip-top shape, they would enjoy our articles even more. That seemed like a reasonable argument to us, so we’ve come up with a list of 10 workout apps that you should consider.
10. The Johnson & Johnson 7-Minute Workout
Are you the type of person who loves to get up at 5:00am and jog a few miles before starting your day. Of course you are! But not everybody has the same amount of time or dedication to do that. This is why this 7-minute workout app from Johnson & Johnson is a great solution. It offers a variety of short cardio exercise routines that can get your blood pumping before you plop down on the sofa for another NetFlix marathon. It also offers different settings based on your fitness level.
Results: We lost a ton of weight.
9. Down Dog
While attending yoga class in a room full of weirdos is not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, we suggest you do it in complete isolation, as far away from other people as possible. This is what the Down Dog app offers. It comes with music and audio instruction as well as short and full classes that are sure to get you closer to finding inner-peace. There is a highly-rated free version, as well as a pro version that costs $7.99/month.
Results: We found Zen.
For those of you who don’t have access to a running track, the Seconds app is an ideal way to time your intervals. The voice prompt can also help you organize HIIT training, Cross-Fit or circuit training routines.
Results: Our jogging routine is the most-perfectly timed ever.
7. Couch to 5K
If you are having a difficult time running to the kitchen to get that carton of ice cream out of the freezer, this app can help. In fact, this 9-week program for beginners can gradually improve your conditioning so you can eventually run 5 kilometers. That would be a lot of trips to the kitchen!
Results: We’re running marathons like nobody’s business.
Lack the time or discipline to make it to 7:00am fitness classes? This app is an on-demand video service that lets you stream workout sessions – whether it is yoga, zumba or more intense routines – from fitness industry experts!
Results: We’re looking hot these days.
If you want to train but can’t afford a trainer, Aaptiv is the next best thing. You’ll have access to numerous outdoor running, treadmill and strength training workouts featuring audio from a trainer. Your workouts can also be matched up with upbeat music!
Results: We’re sweating a lot.
This app allows you to choose various workouts (yoga, strength training, cardio, stretching, etc.) or a mixture of all of the above. The app includes a timer which you can set from 5 minutes to an hour. If you are a beginner, you can also see all of the exercises properly demonstrated before you try them!
Results: We’re super fit.
This GPS app allows you to track your cycling and running paces, which you can use to shatter your personal records. The basic app costs nothing, although there is a $7.99 subscription fee if you are interested in training videos, feedback and other features.
Results: We’re breaking all of our speed records
This app lets you search for gyms and studios nearby. You can even filter your search choices based on the type of workout you are seeking (i.e., yoga, boot camp). It also lets you track your favorites as well as your history.
1. Freeletics Bodyweight
If you want to build up strength without the weights and other equipment, this app is a great choice. Before starting the plan, the app has you take a fitness test and then customizes a program based on the results. Do you live in a cramped apartment? No problem. There’s even a 2m x 2m mode!
Results: We’re getting swole