How’s everyone doing with their New Years Resolutions? It’s the beginning of February and right around this time our motivation seems to dwindle and our fitness goals usually start to come undone. Most of us are busy parents, working full time or even in school. Which means we don’t have the time or maybe the money to spend on a trainer or gym membership. That’s why using a fitness app is such a good idea. It’s a budget-friendly way to meet your fitness goals by having a personal trainer at your fingertips. Or maybe it’s a way to challenge your self without the commitment of monthly gym fees, and re-inspire you to become the best version of yourself.
This is my newest download and I honestly LOVE Melissa Wood Health. I started following her on Instagram over a year ago and was excited when she came out with this yoga and pilates-inspired app. Picture this, you’re a mom whose husband leaves early in the morning so there is no chance for you to go to the gym. Its too cold to go for a run outside and you’re already feeling overwhelmed with the day ahead. That’s where you pull up the MWH app and do a Full Body + Meditation session, and all is better in the world. Doesn’t that sound good?
I’ve been using the Sweat app by Kayla Itsines for over a year, and I loved it so much I ended up purchasing an annual subscription. There are real results that happen if you follow the program and they showcase it on #BBGTransformation. I like this because it’s very accessible to anyone of any level and is complete with at-home workouts and gym workouts that actually push you. One of the things I’ve really enjoyed about BBG (Bikini Body Guide) is the short 30-minute workouts because they are very effective when you have little time.
I love running, and I always will. I keep this app on my phone whenever I go for runs and I want to start tracking my progress. The app remembers your runs using GPS in your phone tells you the pace and even shows the number of calories you’ve burnt. But, my favorite thing about this app is that you can invite friends on the runs, share your progress and even do challenges with them. It’s great to keep you motivated and always helps to have a friend do it with you.
When we lived in Toronto I used this all the time! I loved taking advantage of the monthly deals and trying different gyms and classes. It was a great way to change up your gym routine, re-inspire your fitness goals and challenge yourself. I would often take boxing classes, spin, and even barre to once or twice a week. It was so much fun and a great way to try new classes without committing to a monthly membership. I just wish they had Classpass where we live now.
This is one I’ve never tried, but I wanted to include it in this guide because I’m going to start using it this week. It’s an 8-week guide for “couch potatoes to 5k runners in 8 weeks” according to their website. The guide alternates between walking and running until you build up strength and you only workout 3 times a week for 30 – 40 minutes with breaks in between. I’m really excited to give this a go because I want to start running consistently again and maybe even challenge myself to do a marathon this year.
If you have a fitness app that you love but its one I haven’t included it above let me know! I’m always interested in testing out new apps.1