Working out can be a challenge sometimes. I've heard all the excuses before, " I have no time", "theres no gym near me" , "I dont know what to do once I am in the gym", however, with the countless amount of workout apps on the market today, there is something for everyone!
I am going to do a short review on three of my favorite apps to use for workouts. I wanted to share a good mix between, free of charge, weight lifting, dance cardio, and community. Yes, I have all three Apps downloaded on my phone, and I use them all pretty frequently! Workout apps are great when the weather is gross and I want to stay in my pajamas, or I dont have time to commute to the gym and back, and the best is when I am on vacation all I need for a great sweat is my cell phone, and possibly a resistance band to challenge myself (an easy add item to add into my carry on).
1.) MAdeline Moves
This app makes me feel like a total badass in the gym. It breaks up your work outs each day by muscle groups, and gives you a weekly plan to follow.
I also love how with each exercise Madeline has a short video clip showing how to do it.
These work outs are NO JOKE! The little bursts of cardio in between weight lifting sets has my heart pumping and torching calories. I usually burn more calories in her weight lifting workouts than I do in a 50min cardio class! The app is $20 a month, and provides you with these new work outs weekly! You can log your workouts and revert back to older workouts if you want to repeat them at any point. You can download her app on the iTunes app store or google play, but first you need to head to her website to sign up, linked here
2.) TONE IT UP
The tone it up community is one of my favorites in the fitness industry. Everyone is so nice, and motivating towards one another! The great part about the app is that there is a paid and FREE version! The paid version is definitely more affordable than gym memberships, and most of the workouts require little to no equipment! (think a set of weights, resistance bands). For costs and sign up you can click here.
The best part about the paid version is you have the ability to sign up for classes and chat before and after with individuals all around the world taking the class at the same time as you! This way you get the same feel you would at a fitness class outside the home (I actually think I talk more to people in the app then I do in actual workout classes).
If you are not looking to pay, they offer for free their daily moves located on the home page. This is usually 5 moves that you repeat 3-4 times. I love doing the daily moves on the app when I need something quick, or I am traveling.
Do you ever see on Instagram people posting about all these cool fitness boutique studios and workouts with celebrity trainers and wonder how you can find something similar ? Well, Obe fitness app has tons of classes by celebrity trainers both live and on demand!
Workouts are 28min each but usually are broken out into 28min of sculpt, and then 28min of cardio. If I have time I like to stay for both the sculpt and sweat cardio session given by the instructor, but if I am in a rush I will choose one or the other. I love taking these classes when I want something low impact but bring a lot of burn (They do offer classes that use higher weights and HIIT classes).
This is a subscription based services ($27) a month, but they usually offer a free 7 day trial! Can access the free trial by clicking here
Looking forward to seeing what work outs you try! Follow along my workout journey by visiting/following me on Instagram @stephi.paige
Hi there, Im Stephi Paige!