In quarantine times, these apps can help you keep up with your workouts even without the gym equipment
In these times of forced quarantine, one of the things we often forget to do is to exercise. After all, even though it's great to be sitting in front of the computer all day or lying in bed watching Netflix, this lack of physical exercise can bring several problems to the body – and that could be avoided with a light physical activity.
But with gyms closed, a lot of people are lost on how to exercise properly. If you are one of those cases, do not despair: your smartphone can be a great companion at these times. So, here we list some apps that I will help to help those who want to start exercising at home.
An app that is perhaps the closest to having a personal trainer that you can carry anywhere. How Aaptiv It is possible to choose not only the type of training you want to do (such as, for example, exercises to be done indoors, at the gym or outdoors), but also what is the goal of it (lose weight, strengthen your arms, define your chest, compete in long distance runs, among others) and how intense it is (light, medium or heavy).
With that defined, the app not only provides you with a series of exercises geared specifically towards your goals, but also offers series of exercises with your own playlist and even motivational screams (in English) from a trainer, which will certainly help you feel who went back to the gym.
Of course, there are some disadvantages: in addition to the app being all in English, it requires that you register your credit card in order to use it for free for 7 days, but if you didn't want to use it, you need to cancel it before this period is over, because he will automatically charge monthly fees from his card – literally, the price to pay to have access to an application that is practically a personal trainer.
THE Aaptiv is available for both Android and iOS.
Nike Training Club
One of the most popular apps for those looking to exercise alone, the Nike Training Club offers more than 180 free workouts of different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced), intensities (lighter or more pulled) and focus (lose weight, create resistance, strengthen your arms, among others), and with options for those who want to exercise with gym equipment or for those looking for exercises that can be done indoors.
In addition, the Nike app also offers some specific workouts done by athletes and celebrities, such as the player Cristiano Ronaldo, the actor Michael B. Jordan, the comedian Kevin Hart and the tennis player Serena Williams, allowing you to experience an elite training routine.
THE Nike Training Club Free and available for both Android and iOS.
This application is one of the most famous in the USA, having already been recommended by several TV programs and magazines specialized in fitness. How Daily Burn, the user has access to more than 1000 training options – most of them with explanatory videos – for different objectives, levels and at different intensities.
In addition, the app also offers users the Daily Burn 365: a 30-minute daily video training, aimed at beginners, which is broadcast live through the app, and even includes the option of live chat so you can clear up your doubts, in addition to the appearance of special guests who talk about the benefits of daily exercise.
The biggest disadvantages of the app is that it is only in English, being necessary to understand the language well to use it and understand what is spoken in the videos, and the fact that it is paid for, offering only 30 days for a free trial.
Daily Burn is available for Android and iOS.
Home Workouts – No Equipment
This app developed by Leap Fitness Group provides a series of training routines for those who want to continue exercising but cannot go to a gym, with different exercises to strengthen specific parts of the body (such as arms, legs, chest, among others) .
One of the differentials of this app is that it provides not only an exercise routine, but also a stretching routine, thus decreasing the chances of you stretching any muscle during exercise. In addition, it also provides animated and video guides for all of these series, helping you to make no wrong move.
Home Workouts – No Equipment It is a free app, and is available for both Android and iOS.
Home Workout For Women – Women's Fitness
Developed by the same company as the previous app, it works in the same way as the Exercises at Home, but with activities aimed more at burning localized fat and weight loss than at strengthening muscles.
Suitable for both beginners and those who already practice physical activities, the app also has animated and video guides to teach you how to perform all movements correctly, in addition to making a kind of weight loss diary so that you can monitor its evolution.
Home Workout for Women – Women's Fitness It is a free application and is available for both Android and iOS.
Another application that promises to be a digital personal trainer, in the Freeletics you can define what your goals are and receive training geared especially to what you need, even offering options for activities that do not require weights and gym equipment.
The great differential of the app is a mental coach option, with special exercises that help to improve not only your body, but also your mind, improving the ability to concentrate and the motivation to continue exercising. The only downside is that this method is only available to premium users, and with lessons in English.
THE Freeletics Workout can be found for both Android and iOS.
Considered as the best app for Yoga practice available on the market, the Daily Yoga It is an application aimed at practitioners of all levels of this type of exercise, offering more than 50 courses and more than 400 asanas for its users.
The app also offers video instructions so you can see exactly what the correct moves are, and has a lesson plan module that allows you to not only plan times and days of practice, but also record sessions so they can be reviewed later , allowing you to find out more easily if you’re doing something wrong.
Daily Yoga is available in both Android and iOS versions.
While other applications try to be an alternative to a personal trainer, BTFIT goes the other way, and serves to put you in direct contact with a professional who will give you an exclusive training sequence for your need.
Another differential of this app are the so-called collective classes, lasting between 12 and 35 minutes, which will make you feel like you are back at the gym participating in a class together with other people – a feeling that many people miss in this time of forced isolation.
The biggest disadvantage of BITFIT is the need to pay a monthly fee to use it, but the application is available for both Android and iOS.
Developed for people who do not have much time to dedicate exercise practice, this app promises to put you in shape with a daily exercise routine of only 7 minutes and that only need a wall and a chair as training equipment.
The application also allows you to collect achievements for the results achieved and share them with your friends, creating a competitive climate that can serve as a motivator for you not to abandon training.
THE Seven is available in both Android and iOS versions.
Adidas Training by Runtastic
For those who like functional training the app Adidas a good choice. With 28 different training programs, it offers several options for those who are missing the gym at this time.
In addition, the application also offers tools that allow you to create personalized workouts and special programs for specific purposes (such as improving strength and fitness or special series to reduce the belly), in addition to offering a health and nutrition guide with tips on how to you can change your eating habits to optimize your training results.
THE Adidas Training by Runtastic is available in Android and iOS versions.
Source: TechRadar, Prevention