5 Apps to Mix Up Your Workouts

It’s possible get active by using your smartphone. The following
recommendations help diversify your fitness routine and bring fun back into your workouts.

1. ASICS Studio

Erin Bailey, the director of fitness programming, cited affordability and flexibility as her primary goals for the ASICS Studio app. A variety of different trainers host on-demand classes ranging from a “Sprinterval” treadmill workout to a “No Equipment/No Excuses” bodyweight session. If you like working out with music, each workout provides a playlist matching the tempo of the exercise. The app
includes a one-week free trial and costs $49.99 per year.

Who should download: Whether you’re looking to build endurance, get stronger, or become faster, the app has a workout for everyone.

2. Sweat

The founder of the Sweat app, Kayla Itsines, achieved her fame in the fitness world with the publication of her Bikini Body Guide (known as “BBG”) in 2014. As the name may suggest, Kayla primarily focuses on women, but her exercises are guaranteed to challenge just about anyone. The workouts are 28 minutes long and are split into four equal blocks. Her app is $120 per year and also includes access to a detailed meal plan.

Who should download: If you’re looking for a community to help you get fit, Sweat offers online message boards and opportunities to post progress pictures for encouragement.

3. Sworkit

Sworkit’s early funding came from Mark Cuban after appearing on Shark Tank. The app offers four main categories of exercises, including strength, cardio, yoga, and stretching. The workouts are highly customizable, as you have the ability to elect exactly how long you want to work out for and how long you want your rest intervals to last. The app costs $9.99 per month after the expiration of the 30-day free trial period.

Who should download: If you constantly find yourself wanting to squeeze in a quick workout, Sworkit provides plenty of workouts that can be completed in under 15 minutes!

4. Nike Training Club

Nike’s app ranks high on scientists’ lists of effective strength training apps. The app allows you to customize your workout plan, keeping your specific goals and time restraints in mind. If you’d rather not commit to an entire fitness scheme, you have the flexibility to handpick your workout for the day from a wide array of offerings. Unlike other similar apps, Nike Training Club does not require any form of subscription.

Who should download: For health enthusiasts who are serious about getting toned, the Nike Training Club app seems to be the perfect fit.

5. Charity Miles

Charity Miles has donated over $2.5 million dollars from corporate sponsors to charity. Upon joining Charity Miles, workout enthusiasts choose which charity they’d like to help and earn money based on how far they go. Possible workouts include running, walking, biking, and even dancing. The app is free to download: all you need to do is find an activity you love.

Who should download: In the case you find yourself motivated by contributing to the greater good, you’ll love the satisfaction and sweat provided by working out with Charity Miles.

Author bio: Anna Blair is a freelance writer for Aceable.com based in Austin, Texas. She loves guacamole, Roman history, and her 2-year old Doberman Pinscher named Catullus.