Fitness apps provide users with an effective way to keep their bodies moving in novel ways and prevent boredom, track progress, and adapt workouts accordingly.
Some apps feature communities designed to help users support one another by sharing experiences. One such app is Clap Clap, which lets you give virtual applause after each workout session by giving virtual rounds of applause from Clap Clap users.
1. 7-Minute Workout
7 Minute Workout has quickly become one of the go-to workouts on social media and beyond, becoming an exercise staple. Although its promise may seem unrealistic for those without athletic experience but needing to save time on long workouts, 7 Minute Workout offers a quick way for busy people to squeeze some daily physical activity into their busy lives.
Four years ago, a scientific study that inspired this seven-minute trend noted that its key element was strategically organizing exercises so opposing muscle groups were working and resting simultaneously, creating an efficient yet effective routine that can help people improve their health and decrease body fat.
This app offers two distinct 30-second workout regimens with 10 second breaks between them and features 3D illustrations and simple text prompts tailored towards beginners. It syncs seamlessly with Apple Health App and costs $2.99 to use all its features – although a free version offers only basic exercises.
2. Beachbody On Demand
Beachbody On Demand is an on-demand streaming service from Beachbody that hosts its traditional fitness programs (P90X, Insanity, 21 Day Fix, FOCUS T25, LIIFT4 and 80 Day Obsession). Often referred to as the “Netflix of workouts”, Beachbody On Demand features these popular programs on demand for use whenever needed.
BODi stands apart from similar online workout services like FitnessGlo or Crunch Live by providing a comprehensive library of workouts, along with nutrition guides and workout calendars for each program. Furthermore, its app makes it possible to resume playback of previous workouts exactly where they left off.
Join a Team Beachbody Coach-led group and other members of your community – this can add accountability that not all fitness apps provide!
Peloton is an innovative spin bike company offering classes led by qualified instructors and building a community of cycling enthusiasts. A monthly subscription costs $44 and provides access to both live and on-demand classes; even recorded classes feature real-time leaderboards to monitor participation!
Peloton’s indoor cycling app differs from others by featuring instructor-led workouts with high intensity intervals – keeping riders motivated while also helping prevent boredom!
Peloton offers an abundance of fitness tools, from post-class metrics that demonstrate how hard your body was worked to combining short workouts to create full weekly routines. They recently added guided workouts led by fan-favorite instructors as well as training programs tailored specifically for running, strength or yoga goals.
4. The Sculpt Society
The Sculpt Society is an on-demand fitness method that combines dance cardio with low-impact sculpting exercises. Created by former professional dancer Megan Roup, its workouts have quickly earned a following among celebrities and influencers alike.
Roup has developed numerous programs tailored to specific goals and needs. Her prenatal classes include exercises for strengthening pelvic floor and core muscles as preparation for labor and delivery.
The Sculpt Society app features dance cardio and toning videos for 10-minute “Quickie” classes as well as 45-minute full body workouts. With fast, fun choreography that is easy to follow (but you will definitely feel it the next day), you can use this app anywhere at home or join classes at her Energi studio in New York City or Project by Equinox to experience her classes directly.
5. Apple Fitness Plus
Apple Fitness Plus is a video streaming service compatible with an iPhone and Apple Watch that provides access to workout videos from different instructors, and works in tandem with GymKit so that connected treadmills or bikes can track exercise data.
Apple Fitness Plus instructors are energetic and dynamic; they speak directly to you as though you were present. Furthermore, they encourage accessibility by offering low impact modifications for each class.
Peloton may offer more classes, but ClassPass provides a wider variety of workout types and integration with apps and hardware makes getting your exercise done easy and accessible. ClassPass’ integration makes it particularly well-suited to beginners looking to make fitness part of their daily life, making it much less costly than purchasing Peloton machines themselves.