Get fit without a gym: these are the 4 best fitness apps for home

Sufficient exercise is not at all difficult, difficult or expensive. What you mainly need is perseverance, some time and the motivation to get fit(ter). Check? Then let us help you on your way with the fitness apps below with which you can exercise at home.

4 fitness apps to do a workout at home

The list is by no means exhaustive: the App Store contains hundreds, if not thousands, of fitness apps. We have therefore mainly tried to highlight some fine options, whatever your ‘taste’ and budget.

1. Nike Training Club

Nike not only has a running coach, but also a fitness app. Nike Training Club is packed with exercises that you can easily do at home. The free version offers more than 185 workouts including yoga, exercises that you can perform without training equipment and cardio challenges. On the screen you can see how to perform exercises.

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Don’t want to look at the screen all the time while exercising? Then turn on the voice-over and beeps. This way you know exactly when your workout starts and ends, and you know what to do. The workouts last between 5 and 60 minutes and take into account your level (beginner, regular athlete or true athlete).

If you pull out your wallet, you will have the opportunity to become fit(ter) on the basis of a personal plan. Furthermore, Nike Training Club has all kinds of nice extras, including the Trained podcast. This includes, for example, fitness experts. The conversations include ways to train smarter and eat healthier.

2. Basic-Fit and Fit For Free

Do you have a subscription to the Basic-Fit or Fit For Free? Then you’re lucky, because both gyms have workout apps for home in the App Store. It’s simply a matter of downloading the app, signing in with your subscription details and getting started.

Both applications have extensive libraries containing all kinds of exercises. These are sorted by muscle group (such as back or abdomen), or by type of training, for example cardio or interval. All training sessions indicate whether you need your own sports equipment, or whether you can start right away. A downside of both apps is that the animations, which show how you perform exercises, look somewhat wooden.

3. Asana Rebel

Yoga and fitness: that’s Asana Rebel in a nutshell. This very complete sports app is packed with challenges that challenge you to work on your physical and mental health. For example, Asana Rebel offers you articles that explain how specific exercises work and what effect they have. The app also informs you about the importance of eating well, sleeping and meditation techniques.

Are you not waiting for this? Then you can also use the application ‘normally’ as a fitness app. A definite plus of Asana Rebel are the clear, beautifully shot videos. In it, actors explain in detail how to perform a certain exercise. Asana Rebel is a paid sports app, but you can try the service for free for ten days.

4. Tone It Up: Workout & Fitness

Are you tired of fitness exercises quickly? Then try Tone It Up. This women-oriented app constantly presents you with new workouts. Developed by two fitness trainers (Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott), Tone It Up is packed with exercises you can do all at home. As you might expect from the name, the app mainly emphasizes certain muscle groups such as abdomen, buttocks and legs.

The training catalog is very extensive and ranges from yoga exercises, weight exercises to interval training. As mentioned, Tone It Up is aimed at women and therefore all exercises are shown by trainers. Tone It Up also offers special training programs for pregnant women and ladies who have recently given birth and want to get back on track.

Pay attention when exercising at home

As good as some sports apps are, the quality of experienced instructors should not be underestimated. If you have never exercised before and, for example, do not know exactly how certain (intensive) exercises work, it may not be wise to immediately start with fitness apps.

An injury is a small corner and it is annoying when you learn exercises in the wrong way. Always ensure a good warm-up and cool-down when you exercise at home. Does a certain movement not feel right, or does it hurt? Then it’s probably better to stop for a while.

Exercise with your iPhone

Movement is important for everyone. Running is an accessible sport. Besides a good pair of shoes and some sports clothes, you don’t really need anything to get started. It may be useful to build up your training and fitness on the basis of an app. In our overview of the best running apps we list the different options for you.

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