Whether it’s for physical strength, stress relief, or straight-up vanity (we’re not here to judge), sometimes we all need a little motivation to keep up with our fitness routines. On our quest for consistency, we’ve found a few exceptional fitness apps that truly motivate and inspire us to keep moving (no matter how much we’d rather drink wine on the couch). These apps offer the perfect mix of instruction and accountability to gently nudge you along your wellness journey.
Check out our favorite motivating fitness apps below!
NIKE TRAINING CLUB
The greatest thing about Nike Training Club is its versatility. The app offers personalized one-off workouts or multiweek programs for all fitness levels. Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, there’s a step-by-step workout plan for you—and the options cover strength, endurance, and mobility. The app also offers push notifications that encourage you to get moving!
Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K is the running app for people who hate running. As several of us can personally attest to, this app gently guides you from “I could never run more than a minute,” to “Wow, I just ran a few miles,” with increment-based cardio that increases in difficulty each week. You can also keep a log of your progress, which is a great way to push yourself just a little harder each time.
Sweat: Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Fitness Workouts
Cost: free seven-day trial; $19.99/month
Kayla Itsines has built a massive following on Instagram thanks to her motivating fitness posts and transformational photos. Her app, Sweat: Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Fitness Workouts, is an extension of this community, with step-by-step resistance and cardio workouts. For those seeking extra accountability, the app allows you to load and share progress photos, and lay out your fitness goals in a planner that offers push notifications.
Do you have any favorite fitness apps to add to the list? Let us know below!
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