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Whether you’re a gym freak or an at-home workout obsessive, there’s an app to help you exercise more effectively. We’ve rounded up the best workout apps to help you build a more active lifestyle in the new year. From strength training to yoga, have a look at these 5 fitness apps to help you reach your goals.
Get real-time personal training and reach your fitness goals faster with P.E.A.R. The app provides users with guided workouts for a variety of fitness levels and intensities that adapt based on your performance. P.E.A.R has a free tier with a limited selection of workouts, but you can choose the premium subscription (R89.99 monthly) to get unlimited access to the workout library and extra features. P.E.A.R is available for Android and iOS.
2. Skimble’s Workout Trainer
This app offers users thousands of free workouts with timed step-by-step video instructions. Whatever your goal, Skimble’s Workout Trainer has a routine for you. Users can access the app’s library to build their own custom routines and share them online. A premium subscription (R97 per month) unlocks more features, such as HD workout videos and more exercise routines. Skimble’s Workout Trainer is available for Android and iOS.
Sworkit is a simple app that offers great workouts for those wanting to stay in shape. The app guides you with video workouts for your specific needs that can be done at home in as little as 5–15 minutes. Sworkit provides fitness plans created by personal trainers to help you accomplish your individual goals. You can subscribe to the premium subscription for R92 a month. Sworkit is available for Android and iOS.
4. Daily Yoga
Yoga is amazing not only for relaxation and flexibility; it’s also a great tool for staying fit. This app explores ways of staying fit and in shape with yoga. All the routines are under 30 minutes and there are 50 classes available. Each session is categorised according to the body part you want to focus on. If you’re a jogger, check out the Yoga for Runners workout. Daily Yoga is available for Android and iOS.
Seven sets you the challenge of working out for seven minutes a day for seven months using only a chair, a wall and your body weight. The app provides workout plans adapted to your fitness level and you can access over 200 exercises and workouts to vary your training. Premium access costs R63 per month. Seven is available for Android or iOS.