We already spend so much time looking at our phones. What if we could use this tech obsession to our advantage? It’s easy to stay fit and healthy with the abundance of fitness apps available today. Here are five great free apps to get you moving and stay motivated.
1. Couch to 5K
Have you always looked at joggers and wished you could do that too? Well, now you can. Couch to 5K will turn you from a couch potato into a runner. It offers a free eight-week training program that gives users three workouts per week in preparation for a 5K race. Available on iOS and Android.
2. Run Keeper
This app isn’t just for tracking your run training. It also tracks walking, cycling and swimming, rowing, skating and even wheelchair activities. The GPS feature helps you see how far you’ve gone on a map, and allows you to save the route for the next time. The app also tracks kilometres, calories burned and heart rate. Available on iOS and Android.
Who says you can’t do a workout in under 10 minutes? Seven uses a form of training that is widely recognised as the most effective way to burn fat: interval training. Over the course of seven minutes, the app cycles through 15 different basic exercises for 30 seconds each. Expect to work out your whole body, performing jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups and more. One great feature is the choice of voice-over characters, from Kung-Fu Master to Hippie. Available on iOS and Android.
4. Daily Yoga
The devoted yogis out there will love this one. You’ll have access to more than 50 yoga classes, all shot in HD video, with just a few taps of the screen. Each class focuses on a different aspect of the practice, from increasing flexibility to strengthening your core. Available on iOS and Android.
Looking for a way to build muscle without having to buy equipment? Freeletics has over 900 bodyweight workouts, lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. There’s really something for everyone, and you can workout anywhere, anytime. Available on iOS and Android.