Starting a gym routine is more than just getting a flashy water bottle, fashionable gym clothes, comfortable workout shoes, and a gym membership. Getting the right training also plays a key part. While most people run off to get a personal trainer, that is not the only option in the market today. Workout apps are also helping people improve their performance at the gym.
From customized routines to interactive workouts, the right app takes you one step closer to achieving your gym goals. Don’t know where to start? We’ve shortlisted 7 of the best gym apps you should download before heading for your fitness sesh.
1. TRX TRAINING CLUB
Compared to other fitness apps, TRX Training Club will not require you to have any fitness equipment. TRX Training is a thorough workout procedure that uses your body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core, and joint stability. The only thing you’ll need is a TRX Suspension Training Strap and a fitness app that will guide you on every step of the way by providing daily live classes, a replay button to replay those missed classes, and a list of On Demand Videos you can view at any time.
COST: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile | US$5.99/month after 30-Day Free Trial
2. LIFE FITNESS CONNECT
Life Fitness equipment is the go-to brand for a lot of gyms and fitness centers today. The Life Fitness Connect app helps you elevate your workout game by providing essential monitoring and tracking of your workouts. Being a market leader in fitness equipment they have everything from treadmills, exercise bikes, dual adjustable pulleys, and a lot more. The in-app QR code scanner allows exercisers to scan QR codes on Life Fitness equipment to log in directly or see videos on proper technique, alternative exercises, and workout options. Life Fitness took advantage of technology, by incorporating both the app and machines seamlessly and helping people track their workouts effectively.
COST: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile | US$6.99/month after 14-Day Free Trial
ViewFit is a fitness app that has the ability to connect with a variety of cardio equipment from matrix fitness, vision fitness, and horizon fitness. All you need is a Wi-Fi network and a few minutes to create an account for free, connect your equipment to the app, then you’re good to go. The app also allows you to easily track your workouts, monitor personal progress and share your workouts with friends and family. You can also join special challenges through the app to test your resistance levels.
COST: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile | 14-Day Free Trial
Advagym by Sony is a user-friendly training app that makes monitoring your workout very easy. More than just a workout app, it also helps you keep in shape no matter where you are. Looking to connect with a personal trainer? Connect with one of the in-house trainers to create a custom program. They also provide you feedback via the app to make sure you’re hitting those goals.
Cost: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile
Zwift is perfect for cyclists, runners, and triathletes who would like to achieve their fitness goals through riding. All you need to start Zwifting is one of the stationary trainers, your bike, and a playback device. Choose from a variety of rides on the app, each depending on the challenge level you are willing to take and transform yourself to a whole different world. You can also connect with friends and family from around the world and virtually workout together.
COST: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile | US$15.87/month after 7-Day Free Trial
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Would you like to make your indoor training more engaging? Kinomap is the world’s largest geolocated video sharing platform, it can help you elevate your indoor training by virtually taking you to any of your dream locations around the world. This app will allow you to access real-world video footage, it has a huge variety of routes which you can ride, run, and row. All you need to do is to pair your equipment with Kinomap, and connect Kinomap to your device.
COST: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile | US$12.70/month after 14-Day Free Trial
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7. APPLE GYMKIT
The Apple Gymkit app helps you seamlessly sync your apple watch to a fitness equipment (think apple pay seamless syncing). While the Apple Watch works best in tracking GPS and wrist motion, the Apple GymKit can track your pace, distance and actual heart rate. Apple Gymkit combines both data sources from the Apple Watch and Cardio Machines to better guide you on your personal progress and succession.
COST: FREE to download app for both Android and iOS mobile
If you don’t need a trainer, the app also helps you track your workouts easily. At a facility, simply tap the pucks as you progress through the workout programme. Your reps and sets are logged and saved automatically. Crunching on time and looking for a quick workout at home? You can browse through at-home programmes or manually enter in all your workout data throughout or after your workout. No matter where you are, Advagym makes sure you’re crushing your fitness goals.
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