With gyms and public areas closed, more and more people are finding a place in their home or in large public areas to work out — and fitness apps are the way to go. If you haven’t tried one before, maybe give it a go. Here are 11 apps and/or online video libraries so you can stay in shape anywhere you are. Some are free, while others have an extended free trial period.
FitOn offers a selection of classes like Yoga, Strength Training and Cardio both on demand — and live classes throughout the day. The company also offers a variety of challenges like the 10-day kickstarter challenge and Sexy Arms and Abs, that will help you work towards your fitness goals.
Planet Fitness just launched Home Work-Ins. Free online workouts will be offered for a limited time streamed via Facebook Live. Get moving with their trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests for a 20 minute workout to relieve stress and stay healthy. Just visit their Facebook page at 5 p.m. MST to join in — or watch them later, as replays will be available.
Our friends from Living on the Cheap turned us on to Fitness Blender. It offers a bunch of free workout videos. Whether your preferred workout includes HIIT, Strength Training or Kettlebell, Fitness Blender has you covered.
The global fitness giant has partnered with Fitness On Demand to offer FREE 90-day global access to its diverse fitness library. You’ll find Sweat Factor, SH1FT, Daily Burn and many more. All content is geared to the at-home workout with little to no equipment and no studio required. Click on “Get 90 Days Free Access” and then you’ll have to type in your email address.
The YMCA is offering more than 60 free online fitness classes through YMCA 360. Among the classes: boot camp, barre, yoga, weightlifting, boxing, Tai Chi and more. I took a quick look through and found videos for all ages from kids to older adults. You can access the video library here. No membership is required.
The Nike Training app is another easy-to-use fitness app with workouts filtered by level, duration, equipment available, intensity and focus. A free version is offered, giving you access to 200+ workouts, along with with a premium version (starting at $14.99/mo) that gives you access to trainer-led workouts, nutrition and wellness guidance — and premium workouts.
Yes, the one with “that” commercial everyone is talking about. Peloton offers a variety of live fitness classes that will help you get into shape on your own schedule. Filter classes by type, length, time and fitness level — and find the perfect class. While the Peloton app is usually, $12.99 a month, they are currently offering a 90-day free trial.
You will have to enter in your credit card. Although, we don’t recommend ever giving up your credit card info, if you choose to do so, set a reminder alert on your phone (or some other prominent calendar) one week before the trial is up. This will remind you to cancel before you are charged.
A favorite youtube channel for the college students, it offers anything from 3 minutes quick workouts to tone abs to full body, 30 minute routines with weights and bands.
Has, among other videos, a 30-minute at home boxing workout on YouTube, gloves not required. There is a video, app, or podcast for every imaginable sport, exercise routine, or activity you might want to investigate, no financial commitment necessary.
An app that lets you specify the parameters of your yoga practice, including type of practice, level, length and more. Then it puts together a video for you. This way you’re not just watching the same video every day.
An app for meditation. It has tons of recordings to help you sleep, and to deal with anxiety and stress. In times like these, we need all the help we can get.