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Yes, there’s an app for your abs! The fitness goals we all set out to achieve in the New Year are shaping up to be a little challenging this year. Many gyms remain closed, and fitness classes and outdoor activities are permanently paused. If you set out to create new healthy habits in 2021, you might be wondering: how do you stick to your New Year’s goals?
You can find a coach to get you off your couch, but still stay indoors. The answer is right in the palm of your hand with awesome new apps popping up to get you moving. Whether working from home, traveling, or simply juggling a busy lifestyle, workout apps offer users a customized fitness regime that is flexible to any schedule. There are many free workout apps and subscription based models to choose from.
We rounded up the five best at-home workout apps to help you break a sweat at home.
You can find a coach to get you off your couch, but still stay indoors. The answer is right in the palm of your hand with awesome new apps popping up to get you moving.
You’ve heard of the Peloton stationary bike taking the world by storm, but did you know that you don’t need the physical equipment to use the workout app? A Peloton digital membership grants you access to thousands of classes ranging from cardio, boot camp, running, yoga and stretching, in addition to Peloton’s signature cycle classes. One major motivator for this app is that you participate in classes live and can join friends and family for a little friendly competition.
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APPLE FITNESS PLUS
There’s been a lot of buzz about the latest subscription release from Apple, that is perfect for tech lovers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Similar to the Peloton App, Apple Fitness Plus offers a variety of fitness classes within its platform, with a more flexible, watch-when-you-want model for schedule flexibility. The app syncs with your Apple Watch, giving you precise metrics and health data throughout your workout. Like everything within Apple’s ecosystem, this workout app will fit in seamlessly with all of your other Apple products.
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NIKE TRAINING CLUB
This app from the biggest fitness brand in the world goes beyond the class studio and offers a more personal approach. A customized fitness program is developed by one of Nike’s “Master Trainers” designed to fit each user’s personal goals, encompassing their extensive library of online classes, as well as lifestyle tips including nutrition, recipes, mindfulness and wellness for a well-rounded approach to fitness.
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COUCH TO 5K
If you are a goal-oriented person, you may be searching for an app that will keep you motivated and focused to accomplish your fitness milestones. One of the best workout apps for beginners is Couch to 5k,a great introduction to running for people who may be wondering how to get started and work towards their goals. Their methodical schedule starts from the very beginning and builds upon your skills and foundations, and you can choose your preferred motivational “coach,” ensuring that you can make your all-star running dreams come true! Whether training for a race or learning to enjoy a daily jog, this workout app is a great place to get started.
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The premiere yoga and athletic wear brand brings the yoga studio to you in its Alo Moves App. This app focuses primarily on yoga and mindfulness for a zen experience at home. The yoga powerhouse features specific styles to choose from, like ashtanga, kundalini, and even prenatal practices. Meditation is a big component of the yoga lifestyle, so this app offers the traditional breathwork and focus meditations alongside rituals like sound baths. Bring on the stress-free energy for 2021!