The Workout Playlist + Apps You've Been Waiting For
I don't know about you but if I have a cute outfit, comfy shoes, good music and some structure, I can kill a workout. But, I need motivation, acountability and some fun to make it happen. If you're anything like me, I think these apps and workout playlist will definitely help.
Fitness apps are so fun because you can have several to suit any fitness mood you may be in that day. Yoga? Go it. HIIT workouts? Got it. Cycling? Got it. Just need someone to talk you through a workout? Got it. Seriously, anything you can think of, they probably have it. Lucky for you, I've tested a few out over the past year and here are some of the apps I love!
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The "Sweat" app by Kayla Itsines is intense! This is for those of you that want a fun workout that will make you sweat but feel oh so accomplished once complete.
Not only does the app offer high-intensity plyometric training, it also offers yoga training and a post-pregnancy shred program.
My favorite part about this app is that it's made clear that the goal isn't weight loss. Instead, "it’s to make women around the world be happy in their own bodies and be bikini body confident."
It's a 28 minute workout for $19.99 a month (less expensive than a gym membership) and you can do it all at home!
The "Nike Training Club" app is super fun because you can pick your intensity and your workout. If you don't have much time that day, it's okay! You can pick and chose however long you want your work out to be, what you want to focus on and the intensity.
This app is linked to your fitness app on your phone so it's keeping track of how many stairs you climbing with mountain climbers, how many miles you ran or how many calories those push-ups burned for you!
Sometimes I find myself getting super overwhelmed, easily tired or unmotivated halfway through my workout. My mind goes elsewhere and I'm not focused on pampering my body and sweating. If you're like me you've got to try "Aaptiv." It's a totally cool app that talks to you while you workout. You pick a trainer and they'll talk you through your workout and tell you to "keep going," "you're doing great" or maybe, "speed up!" How cool is that!? If you need motivation, here ya go!
I LOVE ME SOME YOGA! Yoga is the most fun for me because it's mixing the stretching and resting that my mind and body needs with the movement that will wake my muscles up. I try and do it on my own but easily forget the poses and moves to get my body moving. The app "Yoga Studio" helps me do that all at home. There's videos to follow so you don't have to try and figure it out from pictures, a countdown so you know how long to stay in those poses.
You can choose how long you want your classes to be too - they have a library of classes anywhere from 5-60 minutes.
THIS ONE IS SO SO FUN! I've been looking at Peloton bikes for a while and just drooling over the thought of maybe, somehow, someway having one in my home. But then I found this app that let's you have the Peloton experience without actually having to have a Peloton bike! You can download the app to your phone (I use my iPad for a bigger screen) and you can take live cycling classes, rewatch old ones or pretend to be cycling through a variety of scenery. Most gyms in hotels, apartment comlexes or gym memberships will have access to a stationary bike, this app is perfect for those. Great for traveling!