While I used to weight train at least two days a week, I just can’t seem to find the time lately (or the energy in my second trimester!), so when I need to get some activity in, I rely on apps to track my workouts and stay motivated. What I love most about using apps is you can literally exercise any time you want to, no matter what your level or goals.
Here are 5 of my favorites apps:
If you constantly find yourself saying, “I don’t have time to work out!”, this 7-Minute Workout app is for you. Each of the 12 exercise routines take just seven minutes and requires nothing other than your own body weight to complete. Take the app on your next vacation for a quick cardio boost you can do in your hotel room.
Strala Yoga founder Tara Stiles gained a big following on YouTube years ago, and now you can take classes from anywhere with the FitStar Yoga app. Geared toward yogis at all levels, the routines automatically customize based on your goals and feedback. You can even connect the app to your Apple TV, MyFitnessPal account, and Fitbit device for an even more in-depth experience.
If you’re looking for something more high-intensity, try the Nike+ Training app, which offers more than 100 audio and video workouts led by Nike trainers. You can choose the length and intensity based on your goals, and the app even creates a personalized training and tracking plan for you.
Even if you’ve never worked out at all, the first step to wellness is to add more activity to your routine – and walking to get coffee or taking the dog around the block counts! To give you extra motivation, the Charity Miles app tracks your movement and donates to the charity you choose based on the distance you travel, whether it’s walking, running, or riding your bike. A great reason to go the extra mile!
As I recently mentioned, we’re expecting Baby #2, which means I’ve been modifying my usual workout to be more pregnancy-focused. I love that the Sculpt My Pregnancy routines are developed by physical therapists and trainers to specifically target pregnancy-related issues like lower back and pelvic pain, and adjust based on the month of pregnancy you’re in. You can also track your progress, likes, and dislikes so you can stay on top of what works for you.
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