Though gyms are opening up and available for use again, working out from home can not only start you on a healthier lifestyle than you may already be living but also help to keep you in shape if exercise was already part of your daily routine. Luckily, most people in this day and age have access to a smartphone, and there are plenty of apps in the app store made just for at-home workouts. From tracking your workouts to giving you various exercise guides, these apps act as a personal trainer right in the comfort of your own home. For some of the best apps to choose from, check out the following list.
PEAR Personal Fitness Coach
The PEAR Personal Fitness Coach is a free app available on Android and iOS. It’s both eyes-free and hands-free, giving you audible instruction through different workout routines with varying intensity levels. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro, PEAR has workouts for you. What’s good about this app is that it’ll adapt its workouts and intensity based on the performance of what you did last, just as a physical fitness trainer would.
Another free app for Android and iOS is Skimble’s Workout Trainer, which offers both exercises and training routines for everyone, no matter your experience level. The app gives you a questionnaire to figure out your fitness levels and fitness goals, then generate recommended exercises and workout plans to help you achieve your goals. Workout Trainer will send you notifications, reminders, and streak stats to keep you motivated on your goals, and users can even hire one-on-one trainers through the app that have different fitness specialties.
Also free for Android and iOS is 8fit, an app that combines both workout training and meal planning to help its users achieve their fitness and health goals. The app initially starts with a fitness assessment to determine your level upon downloading, then matches you with workout routines and meal plans that are customized to help you reach your goals. The workouts 8fit provides are based on high-intensity interval training, the exercises being in short but intense bursts, and using your body weight as a workout tool. The meal plans provided by 8fit are recommended based on your fitness goals, personal taste, and dietary needs, going as far as giving you a grocery list along with foods you can and cannot eat.