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Thanks to great technology, we can now work out anywhere we want, be that at home or on the road
Not being able to go to the gym is not an excuse for skipping your workout. Both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are loaded with hundreds of apps specifically designed to help you work out at your convenience. Whether you want a 10-minute yoga session or a one-hour outdoor run, download a workout app to break a sweat anywhere, anytime.
No equipment? No problem! This app offers customizable coaching and workout sessions through the Freeletics AI coach. Workouts last between 10 and 30 minutes – and, all you need is your own bodyweight. With the premium version, you’ll also get extra features like workout goals, bespoke weekly training plans, and professional feedback.
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Think of this as Netflix, but for workouts. FitOn offers a wide array of exercise videos with easy-to-follow instructions. With classes for pilates, HIIT, barre, and more, you’ll find something for every training objective – and you don’t even need any equipment. Classes are with celebrity trainers like Cassey Ho and Katie Dunlop and you can even sync your friends to work out together.
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Nike Training Club
It’s no surprise that one of the biggest names in sports gear has a great on-the-go workout app. Pick your poison from workouts that target specific muscle groups, help you improve your performance, or only use your bodyweight. Taking a holistic approach, the app also offers a wealth of mindfulness, nutrition, and wellness tips. Best of all? Anyone can use this app – workouts are designed for all ability levels and range between 15 and 60 minutes. There are over 185 free workouts available, and new sessions drop each month.
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Pure Barre On Demand
If you’re a fan of the graceful, low-impact, and high-intensity workout that is barre, get this app for when you can’t make it to the studio. Instructors give great insight about using whatever’s available in your hotel room (or at home) for your session – think a chair or wall for support and water bottles in place of weights. Or, you could go totally equipment-free. With sessions ranging between five and 60 minutes, you really have no excuse not to exercise.
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Too busy to get your heart rate up? Not anymore. This workout app will make sure you can still get your exercise on in just a few minutes. This app is an extension of the famous “seven-minute workout” and leads you through a series of tough exercises with no equipment. With lunges, wall sits, and squats, you’ll still feel the burn.
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If you find yourself bored of doing the same workouts, this app is a great way to mix things up. Another fitness streaming service, this app has videos for everything from HITT and barre to yoga and strength training, all by the best trainers in the business. You can even download videos to your device in case you need to work out without a reliable internet connection.
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Like the idea of a personal trainer while on the road? This workout app gives you access to live trainer-led classes at any time, anywhere. You just have to tune in 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. Classes include running, walking, HITT, and strength routines and last 15, 25, or 40 minutes.
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For a truly whenever, wherever workout service, this video-on-demand app lets you stream expert-led classes at a time and place that suits you. Yoga at home or in your hotel room? HITT session at the gym? You’ll get it all here. If you prefer the camaraderie of a studio class, you can even tune into live trainer-led sessions.
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Map My Fitness
There’s nothing better than getting some local insight when you’re in a new city, and this clever app hooks you up with local workout knowledge wherever you are. If you’re running or cycling in a new city, you can ask other users for route advice. It also supports tracking for other activities like swimming and yoga, and syncs with most fitness trackers so you can track your goals and calorie burns. Pay for the pro version to get additional features like heart-rate monitoring and live location sharing.
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For those looking for Zen on the go, Glo offers more than 4,000 classes from nearly 50 teachers that focus on mindfulness, including yoga, Pilates, and meditation. Whether you’re looking for a class at a certain level, a particular duration, or for a specific body part, you can filter the classes to find exactly what you need.
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