Six Fitness Apps to Help You Kill Your Next Workout
There truly is an app for everything these days, which can make it difficult to actually find the ones worth downloading.
Whether you’re in search of a new workout routine or just need motivation to switch things up, finding a good fitness app is a great way to keep your workout fresh and accessible. Don’t scroll through the app store for hours to find a favorite. Here are six amazing fitness apps you should download before your next workout.
Price: Free for basic functions,
Pro — $9.99/month or $49.99/year
MyFitnessPal from Under Armour is a fitness lifesaver. From built-in recipes to a calorie/exercise log, you can monitor and plan every aspect of your fitness life in your hand. In their main feed, they even post articles from professionals with fitness tips, workouts and nutrition advice. There’s also a diary section where you can log your water intake, meals, exercises and make personal notes for your daily life.
Hear me out — this app can actually give you a great workout. During the height of the Pokémon Go craze, I legitimately walked an extra five miles once just to catch a Pikachu. Walking to Pokéstops, catching unique Pokémon and not being able to cheat walking with driving gives the game an added fitness twist. Another great part about this app? You might discover some pretty cool places you have never been before!
Price: Free for basic functions,
Pro — $12.99/month or $95.88/year
Meditation is a must when it comes to an action-packed college schedule. When you enter the app for the first time, Headspace makes you take a short questionnaire asking about your mediation experience, purpose and schedule to help make the perfect meditation plan for you. With an easy-to-follow meditation plan, daily reminders and inspiring quotes, Headspace will help you destress and focus without ever leaving your house.
Running can be the absolute bane of anyone’s existence. If your only excuse is not knowing where to go, you need to download Nike Run Club. The app uses your location to provide specific running plans. The Run Club will track your progress, keep personal goals, provide daily challenges and — most importantly — connect to your Spotify or Apple Music. Whether you’re a marathon runner or just running to relieve stress, this app guarantees a new and challenging workout every time.
This app offers you tons of professionally designed workouts — for free! Each workout come with voice and video guidance to make sure you do each exercise correctly. Not into any of the pre-planned workouts? No problem! You have the option to create your own with the app’s custom workout builder. And the best part? These workouts require no additional equipment, so they can be done anywhere!
Silver Pro — $12.99/month or $39.99/year,
Gold Pro — $19.99/month or $39.99/year
So many people want to try yoga but don’t know where to start. This app has countless exercise programs ranging from just one workout to a whole month to choose from. If you don’t need a workout program, no problem! Daily Yoga has audio and music you can use for your own yoga routine. Honestly, the free version of the app is perfect. But, with premium you get even more exercises and no ads! Overall, this app is definitely a top pick.
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And as always,
Be well, Auburn.
Photography by Hannah C.