The Best Fitness Apps For At-Home Workouts

Whether you’re a gym-phobe or an exercise enthusiast looking to shake up your routine, there's a whole host of new workout apps are causing waves on the fitness scene, from on-demand classes in the comfort of your living room to heart-rate-tracked running sessions, the future is digital…

Best For Class Pass Fans: Aaptiv

Love that post-HIIT class high but watching the pennies? Sign up to Aaptiv, one of the fitness world’s best kept secrets. An on-demand fitness app that brings together the power of a PT with curated playlists in the form of digital classes you can take anywhere, Aaptiv is one to check out. Think boxing, yoga and HIIT classes as well as 5k and marathon training plans – there really is something for everyone. The playlists are coordinated in time with the RPMs you should be hitting, making these classes easy to follow.

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Best For Downward Dogs: Daily Yoga

Offering the direction of an instructor-led class without the hassle of leaving the house or the cost of an expensive studio membership, Daily Yoga allows keen yogis to enjoy private classes in their own living rooms. Whether you’re just starting out on your yoga journey or are looking to take your practice to the next level, the app offers programmes for beginners and advanced yogis alike. There’s even the option to chill out with a meditation class.

£7.66 per month or £30.66 for the year


Best For Real Results: Fiit

If you want to get in shape, fast, new kid on the block Fiit is one to know. Dubbed the Netflix for workouts, this genius app will give you access to unlimited fitness classes from some of the UK’s most in-demand trainers, all of which can be done from the comfort of your own home. Streamed via your TV, the variety of workouts will keep fitness enthusiasts on their toes and a heart rate monitor strap (included with your subscription) will pit you against fellow class members to gauge how hard you’re really pushing yourself. Get ready to challenge your personal best every time.

From £20 per month


Best For Building Strength: Freeletics

With over 20m users worldwide, it’s not hard to see why leading fitness app Freeletics is so popular. Whether you want to gain muscle or lose weight, you’ll have to undergo a fitness test before you get going, in order to help you customise a weekly workout plan that’s tailored to your body type. And if that element of personalisation wasn’t enough, if you live in a small flat or have a small garden, there’s an even a 2x2 mode that provides workouts to fit in a two-metre by two-metre space, while keen runners can pound the pavements with Freeletics Running, a unique mode that’ll guide you through interval and hill workouts.

One month of training starts from £12.99


Best For PT-worthy workouts: NTC Nike + Training Club

Akin to a personal trainer – minus the over-enthusiastic small talk and hefty price tag – Nike’s iconic training app is an SL fave. The ultimate app for gym junkies who want an authentic sweat session, choose from drills and audio guides from a professional Nike trainer, athletes like Serena Williams, or even pop stars like Ellie Goulding. Simply enter how much time you have to work out and your goals and the app does the rest for you. There’s also the option to add the extra calories you burn around your workouts by logging walks, runs or gym classes.



Best For An All-Round Approach: Sweat With Kayla

If you’re a newcomer to this whole fitness thing and need a helping hand, look no further than exercise authority Kayla Itsines’s cult app, Sweat With Kayla, which guarantees to get both your body and mind in shape. The app now features all the classic Kayla HIIT workouts as well as yoga and LISS (low intensity) sessions so rest assured you’ll be able to mix up your routine. There’s also nutritional advice, healthy meal plans and a hydration tracker.

£15.30 per month


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