Finding an AWESOME kick booty workout app can be a game changer in getting your at home workout on! Even better when you can find a workout app that is for real FREE and not trying to push a million different "premium" features on you!
When looking for my favorite workout apps, here is what I look for:
Here are TOP PICKS FOR MUST HAVE FREE WORKOUT APPS:
1) SWORKIT: ABS & CORE:
This is app - is part of the SWORKIT series. I love all the SWORKIT apps because A) they are actually free B) you have the ability to set the timer to go from 3 - 60 minutes. The "ABS & CORE" version shares that cool feature and allows you to choose from "Absolutely Awesome", "Back Strength, or "Complete Core" workouts. Every workout is body weight only and consists of a variety of exercises performed in 30 seconds intervals. If you are looking for extra core work (which is one of the biggest exercise requests from Fit Mama clients) the SWORKOUT core app makes it easy and realistic! Challenge yourself to one SWORKIT core set daily!
2) INTERVALS - INTERVAL TIMER
Ok - this app isn't going to tell you what to do for your workouts but as far as I'm concerned this app is the essential workout app you can have. Tabata (HIIT workout lasting 4 minutes consisting of 8 sets 20 seconds on/10 seconds off) is my go to recommendation for any client struggling with fitting in a workout routine. Tabata is also an awesome workout for anybody who gets bored easily. You can change up exercises every 20 second round of Tabata if you want - which makes for a fast paced and super effective workout! The INTERVALS app makes keeping track of where you are in each set completely mindless. Just press the start button and listen to spoken interval names and prompts. When you've completed all 8 sets, you'll hear "WORKOUT COMPLETE". That means - Wooohoooo - that round is done. Whether you have time for a full 20 minute Tabata workout (5 rounds) or you only have a few minutes - this INTERVALS TIMER app makes it extra easy. As a side note this app does have a lot of additional bells and whistles allowing you to sync to your Apple watch and customizing your workouts and HIIT times. As cool as that all seems - I love my totally free and easy to use FREE version!
3) NIKE TRAINING
I saved my super fave for last - NIKE TRAINING is SERIOUSLY AMAZING! This is my go to for days when I"m working out on my own but I want someone else to tell me what to do. It's like having your own personal trainer giving you a kick ass workout, while still having the sometimes needed luxury of being alone. You can choose from a variety of workouts based on what kind of workout goal you have that day. Their are a large variety of workouts that range from beginner to advanced. This app can be a perfect accompaniment to your gym membership being that quite a few workouts require equipment. I like that you can choose a workout to guide you through a workout that possibly uses equipment you may not have known how to use on your own. This app also has "Benchmark" workouts that help you track progress - along with having a feature to create a customized workout plan for yourself using a variety of the workouts they provide. Each workout is easy to follow along with and come in a variety of lengths. This is my number one most recommended workout to each of my clients! The models not only show each exercise but give helpful cues to make sure you are doing each exercise correctly. This app will give you a great workout and act as a learning tool teaching you proper form to ensure you are getting the most effective workout possible - without the help of an actual personal trainer being there to guide you.
Now it's time for you to share some of your favorites with me!! Like I said before - I like variety! It's great to learn about new ways to get my workout on when I'm on my own! Be sure to comment below and tell me what workout apps are your favorite!