EXERCISING ON THE GO
I tend to travel a lot around the UK, visiting family and friends or for work and it’s easy to be thrown off track from a fitness routine as gym is most likely not an option, unless the hotel has one. I don’t carry my MacBook everywhere as it’s not necessary and can be an inconvenience, meaning no fitness videos. So I end up resorting to fitness apps and use them wherever I’m staying or even when I cannot be bothered in going to the gym in general.
Nike+ Training Club – This is probably the best app to suit your fitness targets and fitness levels. After my mini Christmas weight gain rant (typical), Michelle from Daisybutter had introduced this app to me and am glad she did. There are so many workouts to choose from. Some workouts you will need equipment but there are plenty where equipment isn’t needed. You can view what exercises are in each workout. You can download the workout and do in time with the app. Once you’ve downloaded the workouts, you can use it without any internet connection.
Blogilates – If you follow Casey from Blogilates’ monthly workout calendars then this would be very useful for you. If you don’t then I would definitely recommend it. They will kick your ass! To get the monthly workout calendars within in the app, it’s 99 cents (around 61p) a month which doesn’t break the bank whatsoever. Once subscribed, all the videos you need for that day are in there so it saves you having to search for each one on youtube. You can tick off the videos you’ve done for that day. There are other features which you can use such as seeing the recipes she’s uploaded as well as the Blogilates community showing their progress and supporting one another. The only downside is that you need internet connection to view the videos.
7 Minute Workout – If you are short on time, this is the one for you. I’m sure you can spare 7 minutes of your oh so hectic lifestyle. I even do this during my lunch break if I’m heading home for the hour. The original 7 minute workout consists of high intensity interval training all around body exercises. HIIT is a great way to burn fat and to boost your metabolism for up to 48 hours. 7 minutes doesn’t sound hard but you will sweat. There are many 7 minute workout apps out there but the Johnson and Johnson 7 Minute Workout app is the best one out there. Not only there is the original 7 minute workout, there are many more workouts for you to do too. You don’t need internet to use this app. Bonus.
Daily Yoga – I love doing yoga to de-stress, clear my mind and to keep me supple. Within this app, you have sessions that are between 5 – 45 minutes long. You’ll have to download the sessions but you are able to use them if you don’t have internet. There are plenty to suit your health and fitness targets such as stronger back, toner arms, glowing skin and many more. If you’re a beginner, that’s completely fine. There are tailored beginners’ sessions. Some of the sessions are free to download whilst you’ll have to be a pro member to unlock the rest and have many more benefits. If know you will be using this app to its full potential, then the membership price is $4.99 (Android)/$7.99 (iOS) for a month or $39.99 for a year.
Are there any fitness exercise apps you use and would recommend?