Ralph Waldo Emerson correctly stated, “Health is Wealth” and the pandemic has yet again made the human race realise the importance of health.
Time and again, humans are reminded to take care of their health but we always seem to take it lightly. With coronavirus in the picture, people have got time to introspect, and many are taking fitness seriously.
But with the current financial constraint, it’s not possible for many to bear the gym expense.
Don’t you worry, we’ve got your back! Also currently, with lockdown into the picture, working out at home has become a popular trend and convenient.
This app is available for both Android and iOS. Nike Training Club has flexible training plans that can be customised to your needs. You should start training with a personal plan that will guide you according to your fitness goals. When you download this app, you get access to four 4–6 week training plans. And it has routine for all, whether you have access to a full gym or are training at home.
The app has a growing library of workouts led by Nike Master Trainers of which, you can get access to over 190 free workout plans. Session time ranges from 15 to 45mins.
They provide multiple types of workouts like:
Cardio and HIT
Mobility (For those trying to recover from injuries)
The best part about the app is you can find workout plans for all goals, levels and equipment availability. They also provide time-based and rep-based options.
This app is one of the most popular fitness apps. The main attraction would be that people can take lessons from celebrity trainers for free.
There are ample of varieties available to keep you motivated like:
They also provide meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Key features of the app are as follows:
You can select workouts based on target areas
There are health and fitness challenges that you can participate in
You can choose the length and intensity of your workout
You can enter the number of workouts you wish to complete each week and the time you are ready to commit for those workouts
Share pictures and workouts to your friends on FitOn to keep you motivated
There is a meals tab in the app that you can use to keep track of your nutrition and get fitness and nutrition tips from expert trainers.
It is available for Android and iOS devices.
Are you a busy-bee and struggle to spare enough time for a workout? The infamous Johnson & Johnson has come up with this brilliant app which only needs 7mins of your day to get you fit.
The interface of the app is easy-to-use with step by step video tutorials that are easy to follow.
There are 72 exercises and 22 additional workouts that can be customized and modified to create more than 1,000 variations to help keep you motivated and moving.
You can let the music or an instructor guide you and you can keep a timer or set the number of reps according to your goals.
This app lets you track your progress and share it with your friends. They also have a Smart workout feature that gauges your fitness, motivation level and recommends different workout programs along with intensity increases.
7 Minute Workout app is available on Android and iOS devices.
The app offers a variety of guided run options like getting started collection, speed runs, treadmill runs, short runs and long runs, a half-marathon run, and more. Or you can simply click the ‘Quick Start’ feature to start tracking your run.
There are several challenges that you can take part in, track your progress, view your achievements on the Nike Run Club app.
Additionally, there is a My Coach button that you can click to choose a workout plan for four to eight weeks.
This app is for people who have just taken up running. C25K is an 8-week long plan designed for beginners in a way that they can cover 5k distance in just 8 weeks!
Features of this program are:
You can alternate between walking and running until you build strength.
You workout 3times a week, ideally with breaks between days.
Each workout session will be around 30-40 mins long including 5 mins warm and 5 min cool down.
They have audio coaches that guide you when to walk and when to start running.
You can also track your calories and distance on the application.
This app is hands down the best app for yoga available out there. As soon as you open the app, there’s a screen full of numerous categories of yoga available for you to choose like:
Yoga for abs and more
They have a separate dedicated section named “Beginners Yoga” for beginners that will teach you all the basics that you need to know before proceeding forward with difficult poses. You can also increase the difficulty level of your sessions with the help of the expert guidance provided by the application. The session timings range from 7-14 minutes.
You can customise and build your own workout as you get comfortable and learn more about Yoga which is one of the best features.
Yoga for Beginners app also allows you to track your previous workout and daily weight.
People don't need to go to a gym or buy heavy equipments and incur huge costs to stay fit. Home workouts are equally effective. Do check these free of cost at-home workout apps out choosing as per your preference of exercise and fitness goals.
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