Not exactly nailing your New Year’s resolution to hit up the gym? We get it. When life gets hectic it can be hard to find the time (not to mention the motivation) to get your butt out the door. Well what if we told you that you could get in a solid workout from the comfort of your own home without spending a cent? These free workout apps make it easy to tone up and trim down on your own terms. From quick high-intensity sessions to easy-going yoga asanas you can do at your own pace, we’ve rounded up the best fitness apps for Android and iPhone to suit all types.
All you need is a yoga mat and a bit of space to start burning fat and building strength with Asana Rebel. This is one of the best yoga fitness apps out there because it features hundreds of workouts that focus on everything from finding your balance to perfecting your core and even just relaxing and breathing. There are also mini-sessions you can do when you’re strapped for time but still want to get your body moving.
Freeletics offers short but intense workout sessions where you use your own bodyweight to help build muscle and tone up that bod. Watch the tutorial videos and then start working up a sweat with moves like jumps, squats, burpees, and crunches. To start you fill in your data and fitness goals, and it will set you up with a plan that fits your lifestyle. You can also sign up for a subscription to get personalised training.
It’s all about high intensity strength training with Keelo. Choose from over 90 movements that focus on different areas of the body and can be done either at home with just your bodyweight or at the gym with equipment like barbells and rings. Extra features include a tracking system so you can see how many calories you’ve burned and which areas you’ve worked on, plus free coaching by email.
Nike Training Club consistently makes the lists of best workout apps for its easy-to-use interface and great mix of bodyweight-only exercises designed by Nike trainers and athletes. You can personalise your workouts to suit your goals whether they be amping up your strength and endurance or gaining more flexibility and learning a few new yoga moves. Workouts range from 15 to 45 minutes, so they’re easy to fit into even the busiest schedules.
This award-winning app offers 12 quick exercises that take just seven minutes to complete, but can be as effective as an hour-long workout. The idea is to do each high-intensity exercise in succession with just a 10-second break in between so that you get the heart pumping and the various muscle groups working. The app includes videos for each exercise and voice instructions so you can set down your phone and just focus on getting your seven minutes in.