Finding the motivation to get into workout mode when you’re at home isn’t easy, especially when you’re in the same space as your bed and Netflix. Finding an activity that gets you excited is key and having someone that can cheer you along doesn’t hurt, that’s why many people use fitness apps. They provide the coaching, accountability, and fun necessary to make it through a tough workout.
Whether you’re looking for a new HIIT program, your first marathon training schedule, or 30-day yoga challenge to up your practice, there are a ton of great apps out there — all of which are cheaper than a yearly gym membership. We’ve searched high and low for the best apps to spend your money on that will get you excited to wake up and get your sweat on.
8fit (Android, iOS) is an app that provides both on-demand workouts and personalized meal planning. It asks you a few questions about your fitness goals and creates a plan for your diet and exercise based on the results you want to see. This app is great for those who need a lot of support, suggestions, and instructions. It gives you an honest account of how long it will take to reach your goals. The Pro version, which is $80 per year, $60 for six months, or $25 per month, unlocks every workout available, gives you custom meal plans, and a shopping list, taking the guesswork out of the equation.
FitOn (Android, iOS, Web) also has on-demand workouts based on how much time you have to workout and the level of intensity you can muster. It can connect to your heart rate monitor and show you your level of effort as you exercise. There’s also a leaderboard so you can compete with friends or strangers. To get personalized meal plans and connect to your Fitbit or Garmin, you pay $69.99 per year for a Pro account.
Forte.fit is a website where you stream live workout classes from wherever you are located. Find a day and time that works based on their class schedule and join in. You can see and hear the instructor, but no one can see or hear you. There is a 30-day free trial available and then you pay $39 per month or $288 per year.
Jefit is an awesome app for strength training and comes with routines that you can do based on which muscle groups they target. You can log reps in the app itself as well as track your workouts. Pay to get the Elite membership — it removes ads and unlocks advanced features for just $19.99/month.
If you want to torch a ton of calories in a short space of time, check out Keelo. It’s a high-intensity interval (HIIT) workout-on-demand app that lets you connect a heart rate monitor while you workout. While it’s best suited for a home gym or gym because of the equipment you need, it also provides alternative moves that don’t require equipment so you can still get an awesome workout in. You can try out some of the workouts for free and if you like what you see, pay $12.99 per month, $30.99 per quarter, or $93.99 per year.
Check these out and find one that motivates you. You won’t be disappointed.
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