In these apps are workouts, recipes, help with your mental health and general presence in the moment and more. Some are founded by celebrities, others based on algorithms and all of them have the potential to revolutionise the way you sweat.
Working out at home feels like a strange desecration of a sacred space for relaxing: until you try Fiit that is. Moving telefitness away from the Jane Fonda videos of yesteryear, Fiit has some of the country’s most qualified trainers take you through recorded – or live – workouts. If you love progress and data, it even comes with a heart monitor, which registers crucial data including your reps.
£10 per month. fiit.tv
If you’re devoted to classes more than any other form of exercise, you should probably be taking a look at Classpass. A sort of Netflix for exercise, you pay to get given an amount of points per month, which you can then use to pay for classes: some cost a lot of points and some barely cost any at all. This can include yoga, strength classes, boxing and spin among others and is a great way of being able to be flexible, both with time and geography, in organising your weekly schedule.
There are few things more intimidating than going into the gym and not really knowing what you’re looking to do and not wanting to waste time figuring it out. There’s also few things more annoying than when you know exactly what you need to do, but you’re currently stranded without the equipment you need – maybe because you’re travelling. Enter: Freeletics. An AI-powered coaching app that looks to solve these problems and more besides. When you sign up, you give some information on your background and your goals and it creates a personalised training plan for you.
From £2.16 a week.
It’s 2019 and everyone wants to look like Chris Hemsworth. Conveniently, the man himself wants to help you get there: set your intentions, preferred diet and personal details and you’re good to go. There are full video workouts, essays on all the different areas of wellness, and healthy recipes to get you through the week. The recipes are delicious, the workouts easy to arrange around your week and there’s even a section for meditation. But it’s worth noting you probably won’t see much of Thor once you slip past the payment screens. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though: with Centr, you’re always in capable hands.
£15.49 per month.
Designed by CrossFitters, Romwod (Range Of Motion Workout Of The Day) accelerates recovery, boosts performance and keeps muscle soreness at bay.