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A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness apps

3 MIN READ • 31st August 2016

Can’t make it to the gym? Don’t let your fitness goals suffer with these no-excuses apps

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsNike Training
    When it comes to workout apps, there aren’t many slicker than Nike. With over 100 video workouts, you can perfect your technique and boost your results thanks to its expert tips led by Nike trainers and athletes alike. Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, sift through the options depending on your ability and fitness goals to get the most out of your time.


    Your app will create a personalised plan based on your needs. So, if you smashed your PB, Nike will automatically take your workouts up a notch to push you further. As we said, no excuses!

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsFitstar Yoga
    Let’s face it, the idea of flexing it with the best of them isn’t always an appealing thought when you can barely touch your toes. But thanks to Fitstar, you can wobble your way into warrior pose in the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re in a cramped hotel room or your local park, there’s a workout to suit all levels without the need for any equipment.


    If you’re looking for a familiar face, spot yoga superstar Tara Stiles in Fitstar’s videos.

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsFreeletics
    If personal training is an expense you can’t stretch to, Freeletics lets you keep one in your pocket. Developed by sports scientists and athletes, it lets you create your own bespoke fitness plans tailored around what you enjoy and what you’re trying to achieve.


    Forget baked bean cans or bottles of Evian – these workouts use only your bodyweight making them perfect to do anywhere.

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsSpotify
    As soon as we heard about the Spotify Running app, we couldn’t hit ‘download’ fast enough. The app is designed to use sensors in your phone to detect the tempo at which you’re running and then select music according to that tempo. The result? No faffing around with your playlists mid-stride.


    Dying to listen to the new Beyonce album? Spotify will play songs with the right tempo to match your steps per minute.

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsSpeedo Fit
    Although technology and swimming don’t often go hand in hand, Speedo’s swim app is a must-have for water babies. As well as tracking your distance, duration and sets, you can also find your nearest swimming pool wherever you are and learn how to perfect your technique from expert tutorial videos.


    Create your own swimming community by comparing stats, challenging your friends and keeping an eye on the leaderboard.

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsSweat with Kayla
    If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind those abs and the amazing reallife transformations on Kayla’s Instagram page, this is it. With 10 million subscribers, Sweat with Kayla includes 28 minute resistance sessions and a weekly meal plan to keep you on track and build lean muscle.

    USP: Join Kayla’s before and after club by taking advantage of the app’s weekly selfie option to track your progress.

  • A round-up of the best no-excuses fitness appsGym Hero
    Losing count of your reps is easily done when you’re in the zone and Beyonce’s new song comes on. Luckily, Gym Hero tracks your workouts for you including the weight, reps and what muscles you’ve used. You can even compare your past workouts to see when you were at your best.


    Build your perfect weight workout by copying a previous routine and adding moves to it.

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