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Did you know that you can access thousands of easy and fun workouts straight from your cell phone? It’s quite amazing! Some will help you gain confidence if you’re just heading back to the gym and others are perfect for helping you do a workout in the comfort of your own home!
When I need inspiration I love using apps for a fun change. There are also great apps for helping you to track your caloric intake and track your activities. Getting fit is really in the palm of your hands 🙂
So grab your phone and hit the app store to get these 10 awesome FREE fitness apps for beginners.
- JeFit (Free) – Is composed of workouts submitted by personal trainers that you can access via the app. All you need to do is put in your fitness goals as well as what level of fitness you’re at and several options will pull up for you to choose from. They offer animated graphics to help you see how the moves should look. This is especially great if you are new to weights and weight equipment.
- SWORKit (Free) – Allows you to pick the type of workout that you would like such as strength, cardio, yoga, or stretching and then you can choose the amount of time you would like to work out, anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. All exercises are done using your body weight and a cute little British gal demonstrates all moves for you.
- Daily Yoga & Fitness – Daily Yoga offers over 500+ asanas and guided yoga, pilates, meditation, and 50+ workout plans. This app is perfect for a beginner and can help you begin your journey into Yoga no matter your what your current skill level is.
- Map My Run (Free) – If you are just getting into running or even walking this is a great one to track your speed and mileage. That way you know how far you have gone and how fast you did it so you can see how much you’re improving. It will also save all your workouts so you can look back and see where you started. You can connect with other friends and challenge them too!
- FitOn(Free) – Is awesome because it ties right to your Apple watch and your AppleTV making it super easy to use for Apple users. It has thousads of workouts by some of your favorite celebrity fitness trainers! You can put in your goals and what types of workouts you enjoy and it will spit out recommendations just for you!
- Nike+ Training Club (Free) – The app offers more than 100 workouts crafted by Nike master trainers for people of all fitness levels. Select your specific fitness goal (get lean, get toned, get strong, or get focused), and you’ll find easy-to-follow workout plans. Video tutorials are available for each workout.
- Charity Miles (Free) – Whether you are running, biking or walking, you can do way more than just get fit. For every mile, you exercise you can earn money for dozens of different charities! With the help of corporate sponsors, Charity Miles donates 10 cents for every mile biked and 25 cents for every mile walked or ran. As those miles add up, you can make a big difference for an organization that matters to you. How cool is that! Definitely an added benefit to getting in shape and an extra motivator to help others!
- My Fitness Pal (Free) – Pretty much the gold standard of caloric trackers! It easy to use and will provide great information to help you learn to track your nutritional intake! You can also connect with other friends to help motivate and cheer each other on!
- The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Trainer (Free) – With only 7 minutes and a chair you can get a full body workout! A workout can include jumping jacks, push ups, wall chair, high-knee running in place, crunches, plank, side plank, tricep dips using a chair, and a few other moves. The app coaches you through each move as it comes up in the workout. This is a great one if you’re short on time and need to squeeze in a workout!
- High-Intensity HIIT Workouts (Free) – HITT or High-Intensity Interval Training is a great way to get your heart rate up fast and keep your metabolism going throughout the day. And the best part is you don’t need a lot of time! So, if you only have four minutes to spare, that’s plenty according to the High-Intensity HIIT Workouts App. The program regimen is just a handful of exercises, each one lasting 60 seconds. These exercises are taught by real trainers and you can choose the type of routine you want to have, featuring Tabata 4 minute workouts, HIIT 10 and 20-minute workouts.
These fitness apps for beginners are all easy to follow and are ideal for all fitness levels! And the best part is that they are all FREE! So really there are no excuses to make your move and Get Fit! The hardest part is getting started, and these are all great option. They will help guide you and provide real or animated tutorials while you’re getting used to and learning the new moves!