Yes, you can get fit on a budget. Sure, personal trainers do wonders, but there are plenty of ways to improve your fitness without one. Try out these FREE fitness apps on your smartphone to shape up in no time.
1. Office-Fit app
If you’re stuck in a cubicle and in front of a computer all day, it’s easy to lose your fitness fast. The Office-Fit app is built with office workers in mind and provides you with a variety of exercises that can be easily completed at your desk. There’s also a handy planner feature that allows you to schedule exercise breaks throughout the day.
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2. Map My Run app
When you’re on a budget, it seems crazy to spend precious cash on a GPS watch. Since many people run with their phones to play music anyway, tracking your progress with it just makes sense. The Map My Run app records your path on a map that shows you distance, speed and elevation. It even lets you save your favorite routes to run again. Also, you can share your progress with friends through connected social media networks.
3. Nike Training Club app
After testing numerous free fitness apps, Nike Training Club is my favorite for routines and strength training. You can choose from more than 100 targeted workouts that sculpt specific sections of your body. Just select your fitness level from beginner to advanced, then pick a workout that fits your timeframe and the areas you want to work. Each workout includes videos of every exercise to ensure you’re performing the exercises correctly. If you want killer abs, try the Core Crunch routine.
4. FitOn app
The FitOn app is recommended by Katy at Palm Beach on the Cheap, who uses it as part of her fitness routine. FitOn offers a selection of classes like Yoga, Strength Training and Cardio both on demand and with live classes throughout the day. The company also offers a variety of challenges like the 10-day kickstarter challenge and Sexy Arms and Abs, which will help you work towards your fitness goals.
5. My Fitness Pal app
My Fitness Pal is the app that goes with the FitBit. This app helps you track both your meals and your exercise. It includes a calorie counter. It also integrates with other apps.
And, a bonus for fitness enthusiasts who prefer DIY workouts: The Sworkit app lets you create customized workouts on any device, including your computer or Apple TV. The app comes with 50 workouts you can use if you don’t want to create your own.