5 great fitness apps to help you work out on the go

With the plethora of fitness apps available online, any excuses to not workout should be thrown out the window. Here are 5 of our favourite apps to help you get fit and keep in shape, all from your very own phone.

Nike Training Club
Nike Training Club
06 Nov 2015

Nike Training Club

This app is as good as having your own personal trainer in your pocket. We really enjoy that the app lets you easily customise your own 4-week programme.

Choose whether you want to get lean, toned or strong; your intensity level; or whether you’d like to add running to complete your programme. The app then comes up with a workout plan, with selected workouts from the app’s extensive range.

Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout App
Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout App
06 Nov 2015

Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout App

What makes this app trump other similar apps is its extremely user-friendly interface. With 36 exercises and 13 pre-designed workouts ranging from “easy” to “hard”, it provides extensive options for a free app. Furthermore, there is a custom workout feature that allows you to customise your own 7-minute workout.

Yoga-pedia
Yoga-pedia
06 Nov 2015

Yoga-pedia

Fret not if you’re unable to rush to the studio after work for your weekly yoga session! With this nifty yoga app, you’ll be able to practise your poses, regardless of how experienced you are.

With over 80-plus poses organised alphabetically and by category, along with images and a detailed write-up, you’ve got your yoga workout covered — any time, anywhere.

Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout, Trainer and Core Exercises
Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout, Trainer and Core Exercises
06 Nov 2015

Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout, Trainer and Core Exercises

It’s no secret everyone wants a flat, defined stomach. Start your transformation with this slick app. The free version provides you with up to 20 exercises to target your core.

There’s also a training plan option, where you select your trainer and activity level (you can only pick level 1 with the free version, though). The app then customises a core workout plan, with videos and instructions throughout the stipulated time.

Zombies, Run! 5K Trainer
Zombies, Run! 5K Trainer
06 Nov 2015

Zombies, Run! 5K Trainer

This insanely cool app might just keep you motivated to run. It sets you up to escape from hordes of zombies by placing you in a zombie apocalyptic story where only you can save humanity. It’s such an interesting and fun way to get you started on running — and probably not stop anytime soon.

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