Working out on your own can become very tiresome and boring after some time. When left to your own devices, without instructions or additional motivation, you will always get distracted by something else and quit exercising very soon. Ever since Covid-19 appeared, more and more gyms were getting closed, so people needed to find alternative ways to workout. Luckily for all of us, this is where modern technology jumps in. Whether you are a yoga enthusiast, marathon runner, or just a person that wants to have a good-looking six-pack, the apps on this list may help you achieve your goals.
8Fit (Free; Pro plan $80 per year; $60 for 6 months; $25 per month)
8Fit is not just about workouts, but it also helps you regulate your meal schedule. The app helps you customize the results that you want to achieve, and you can see a variety of workout plans and meal suggestions. This app is a perfect choice for people who lack self-motivation and constantly need to be reminded and guided. It will also show you how much work you’ll need to do in order to progress.
Centr ($29.99 per month, $59.99 per quarter, $119.99 per year)
Actor Chris Hemsworth (you probably know him as “Thor”) brings you this app for regulating exercises and meal plans. This app will help you build muscle, lose weight, or get fit. When signing up, you will choose a plan that suits you best, and through careful guidance and daily reminders, you will be able to improve your body. The app also includes “tutorial” videos in which professional trainers will explain to you how the exercises work and how to train.
FitOn: Fitness Workout Plans (Free; $69.99 per year for extra features)
This app has workouts on demand that you can find with ease, you only need to type how much time you have for training (on a daily basis), what level of workout intensity you want, and what type of exercises you’d like to do (yoga, butt, and thighs, chest, abs, etc). You can even see your heart rate on the screen if you wear a connected heart rate monitor while training. You can also track your results on a leaderboard and compete with others.
Forte (Free; $39 per month or $288 per year)
Forte.fit is a website that allows you to watch live workout classes and join them from home. You can see and hear the instructors and those who participate in the class, but nobody can see and hear you. Before joining a class, you can check out its duration, the number of participants, the type of exercises they will do, and so on. There is a 30-day free trial available and a plan for beginners.
FIT Radio (Free; $27.99 per quarter)
Fit Radio is a music-streaming app that also has playlists for those who want to do some exercises. It allows you to listen to some workout music or to have a narrator guide through the workout by telling you how to do training and what exercises you need. In the beginning, Fit Radio didn’t offer a free version of the app, but now it has one. The free app has limited content, while a paid Premium account unlocks additional training sessions and extra tracks that you can listen to.
Jefit (Free; $6.99 per month or $19.99 per year for Elite)
Specifically designed for those who want to build some muscle, Jefit comes with routines that you can do, and it also allows you to explore. Although focused on muscle training, this app can help you with other exercises as well. There is a working schedule available, so you will always know what exercises await you in the future.
MapMyFitness ($5.99 per month or $29.99 per year for MVP)
Suitable for beginners, MapMyFitness allows you to record nearly any activity that burns calories. When you decide to go jogging or to do some vacuum cleaning, turn on the app, and it will calculate how much time and calories you have spent. It also has constructive suggestions and plans that can help you train further.
Now that you’re all set up for training, make sure to spend the lockdown by trying to get some muscle. These apps are the perfect tools to help you do so, therefore, don’t waste the opportunity to improve your body. Besides, there is nothing else to do while being locked at home for sure.