6 Best Apps for Staying Active at Home
Over the past year most of us have had to spend a lot of time inside, which makes staying physically active a challenge. But as with many things in life, there are apps and online services to help.
Available for iPhone and Android
8fit is an all-in-one healthy habits app. There are fun and varied workouts, with new classes debuting every week. You can do stuff like kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, HIIT, stretching, running, and more. But there’s also functionality for meal planning, goal setting, sleep, meditation, and other types of self-care. The app is free, but classes are in-app purchases.
p.volve sells resistance training workouts. They specialize in high-intensity, low-impact exercise that’s perfect for people worried about injury, new to working out, or working out from a living room. They sell some basic equipment too, although it isn’t necessary. They have a free trial, and after that, memberships start at $20.
Step one: gather some of the world’s biggest fitness brands, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Prevention, and Cosmopolitan. Step two: put all their health and workout videos in one place, called All/Out Studio. Step three: choose from hundreds of possible workouts. The sheer scope of content is what’s impressive about All/Out Studio. Even if your workout tools consist of some running shoes and bare floor, you’ll have plenty of options. And if you want to get some use out of old workout equipment you bought with the best of intentions but forgot about a while ago, a class or two from All/Out Studio might be just the thing. Subscriptions start at $15.
Down Dog Yoga
If you like the idea of yoga but find it monotonous, you might try Down Dog Yoga. The routines change every day, and you can get a customized plan based on what you can do and what your goals are. They also have options for HIIT, prenatal yoga, meditation, and Barre. Subscriptions start at $8.
Workout Sesh offers a huge number of workouts presented in your browser as gifs. Basically, you search for a workout based on what you want to do, how much time you have, and what kind of equipment you have. Then you listen to the instructions and follow along. All in all, a very easy workout solution. Workout Sesh is free to use.
If you’re the kind of person who absolutely needs a trainer, then Openfit is for you. They have hundreds of trainer-led classes per week. They have 15-, 20-, and 40-minute workouts, so you’ve covered no matter how much time you need. They have a range of diverse exercises such as Pilates, Barre, and preparation for Tough Mudder races, so you’re covered no matter what flavour of fitness you prefer. And they have training available day or night, 24/7, so even the oddest of hours are no excuse. Subscriptions start at $10.