7 Fitness Apps To Use At Home If You Hate The Gym

By Astrid Carter |
7th January 2020

Whether you have an aversion to the gym or simple want to save on your membership this year, we’ve rounded up the best fitness apps to download. From yogis you can put in your pocket to apps that will get you on your way to a 5K and the latest health app from a Hollywood star, here are our top picks.

Centr

Centr

If the gym or a class fill you with dread but you quite fancy subscribing to an A-list worthy health and fitness plan, Centr is the app for you. It’s been created by bona fide Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, his wife Elsa Pataky and the hand-picked team of experts that ensure they’re in tip top shape to pull in the big bucks.

It’s open to all levels of fitness and has a 360 approach to getting you back on the wagon, from daily workouts curated by some of the world’s best trainers to healthy meal ideas from A-list loved nutritionists. And in true La La Land style there’s even meditation tutorials included. Hemsworth has enlisted the help of everyone from his own personal trainer, Luke Zocchi to chef and nutrition consultant for athletes and celebs, Sergio Perera. If 2019 was all about working out like a Victoria’s Secret Angel, 2020 is all about working out, eating and chilling out like the A-list. 

Website: www.centr.com

Sweat With Kayla

Sweat With Kayla

She makes a set of burpees look like three weeks in Barbados and has earned herself a cool 11million+ followers on Instagram – there’s no wonder Kayla Itsines was named the world’s top fitness influencer. The 28 minute-long workouts are quick, simple, can be done in the tiniest of London square footage and, most of all, work.

Download the app for less than £15 a month and save serious cash on a gym membership. 

Website: apps.apple.com

Nike Training Club App

Nike Training Club App

You can trust the world’s biggest sports brand to deliver an app to kick you into shape. The Nike Training Club App offers a wealth of workouts as well as tips on nutrition, mindset and even sleep. Pick your plan (it’s suitable for all fitness levels) and start smashing your 2020 fitness goals. 

Website: www.nike.com

J&J Official 7 Minute Workout

J&J Official 7 Minute Workout

If you haven’t seen a dumbbell since the last decade, this fuss-free, unpretentious app is for you. The workouts are just seven minutes long so you can build them up to fit in with how much time you have and no fancy gym equipment is required. The app offers 72 exercises and 22 workouts so that you’ll never get bored and you’ll be spurred on by the app’s creator and world-renowned trainer Chris Jordan. 

Website: apps.apple.com

Pocket Yoga

Pocket Yoga

Whether you’re travelling or can’t make a class, this app is a must for you if you’re a bit of a yoga bunny. The cute illustrations and voice instructions show you how to nail over 200 yoga poses and it’s all available at the touch of a button and in your pocket for just £2.99 – no contract. That’s one reason to get your downward dog on. 

Website: www.pocketyoga.com

Runkeeper

Runkeeper

For many, running can be daunting if not downright dire, but trainer brand ASICS have created an app that makes it more fun, easier and might make you stick to pounding pavements.

Along with the other 50million runners on the app, you can track your workouts in real time to give you a much needed boost to get out there. You can set goals, be it smashing a PB or training for a 10K, and allow yourself to create a schedule with helpful (but not pushy reminders) to keep you motivated. You can also track a walk or a hike to keep things varied.

Website: www.runkeeper.com

Myfitnesspal

Myfitnesspal

If you struggle with sticking to a healthy eating plan and working out, this is the app for you. It helps you know how much you should be eating to be healthy and support your workouts – and that doesn’t necessarily mean eating less – as it calculates how much you’re consuming and how much you’re exercising. Users can keep a food diary to understand habits, search tasty, healthy recipes and stay motivated with 24/7 advice, tips and community support. 

Website: www.myfitnesspal.com

Looking to get back in the gym? Check out our ultimate edit of the best luxury gyms in London, here. 

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