Finding an exercise you enjoy is the best way to stay fit and healthy. Danielle Johnson, a wellness physical therapist, states that exercise shouldn’t be drudgery. She reinforces that it’s hard to consistently do something you hate – even if you know it’s good for you. So it’s better for all of us that we seek out an activity tailor-made to our strengths and exercise that helps you focus on the long-lasting results you’re looking for.
That’s where fitness apps come to fruition. They’re inexpensive, require little to no equipment, and you don’t have to step foot inside a gym – perfect if that’s not your scene.
79% of UK adults now own a smartphone – so why not put it to good use and try out some of these workout apps?
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If you’ve ever watched The Walking Dead, you’ll know how terrifying being amidst a zombie apocalypse can be. Now, transfer that terror into your workout, and you can see how the zombie theme might make you run faster…
A story, a game and fitness all in one – Zombies, Run! is a fitness app for gamers and the bored, alike. This fitness app helps you save the world and get fitter – what’s not to like about that? Gather supplies, rescue survivors and beat your personal bests.
If you struggle with motivation or you fancy a change to your running routine, this is the app for you.
This is what the Zombie’s, Run! dashboard looks like. Select a training plan or simply follow the story
You’ve probably heard of the app before. It’s free and created by Public Health England. The app promises to turn you into a 5K hero in just nine weeks – so if you want to get back into running or start running from scratch, this app could be perfect for you.
This app is packed with all kinds of features you can experiment with, from tracking progress to a handy half time bell, so you know when to turn back.
You can choose a coaching voice from a trained professional or a celebrity, including comedian Sarah Millican. The voice tells you when to walk and run and encourages you along the way – you can also link your music to the app.
The fact that you don’t have to keep retrieving your phone from your pocket is a fantastic feature – so you can focus on running.
Couch to 5k: this is the screen you’ll see when you start your first run.
Although you could easily do these exercises in the gym – using their equipment and the floor mats – it’s the ideal workout option if you want to stay at home. Staying at home has many benefits – it’s cheaper for a start, and you can fit the exercises around your busy schedule.
This app is an excellent option for you if you have a specific area of your body you want to work at: abs, arms, legs etc. and it’s also a good option for you if you’re after a full-body workout.
The app is free, quick and easy to sign up to. Once you’ve filled in your details, select an area of your body you want to work out. The next page has a real person to show you how to carry out the short bursts of exercise correctly. If you’ve used other fitness apps, you’ll know that a real person isn’t always used – it’s sometimes a caricature or just pictures!
This app easily explains each exercise and counts down for you until the next one.
The Daily Workout Apps is an app perfect for those with busy schedules!
We hope we’ve inspired you to try out some new and exciting fitness apps! Have you got a different tried and tested fitness app you use? Please share yours with us on our Facebook page.
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