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5 workout apps for beginners


02 December 2016

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Admit it: most of us have trouble getting started on an exercise routine and working out on a regular basis. All it takes is for you to start building momentum, and it’ll get easier from there. It’s not too late to start working out and lead a more active lifestyle, even if you have a busy schedule.

Since you spend a lot of time staring at your smartphone, perhaps you could take advantage of the many workout apps available that can help you get started. Regardless of your goals, be it losing weight or getting a fitter body, these five workout apps are perfect for beginners to build momentum and set a routine that’s hard to miss, no matter what you do or where you are:

 

Freeletics

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Although Freeletics emphasises on high intensity workouts, it provides the extra push and motivation you need as a beginner and is adaptable based on you and your needs. Focusing mainly on bodyweight workouts, the app features over 900 workouts that last from 10 to 30 minutes per session. The app also allows you to workout anytime and anywhere, be it in your office, the kitchen, or during your commute.

Price: Free

Available on: Android and iOS

 

Nike + Training Club

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Nike + Training Club is one of the best fitness apps with a sleek interface. The app has top-notch features that include customisable fitness programmes, workout routines designed by professional athletes and trainers, and sharing capabilities that allow you to track and compare your progress with other people.

Price: Free

Available on: Android and iOS

 

Sworkit

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Sworkit offers personalised video workouts based on the amount of time you’ve got (which ranges from five minutes to an hour) and the type of workout you prefer (such as stretching, yoga, cardio, or strength). There’s also an option to go Premium, which lets you set the areas of your body to focus on and number of reps to do.

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Available on: Android and iOS

 

Zombies, Run!

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For those of you who needs some extra fun and adventure to workout, Zombies, Run! could be the perfect app for you. With the app, running becomes a challenging game where you have to keep the humanity safe from the zombie apocalypse, collect materials for base camp, and carry out missions; which is a lot more intense than playing Pokemon Go. Though free to download, the app is reportedly addictive, with many users forking out money to unlock special features for greater workout experience.

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Available on: Android and iOS

 

 

Blogilates

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Some of you might be familiar with Casey Ho, the Internet’s Pilates princess. Ho, who’s a YouTube sensation with an activewear line under her belt, has now come with a fitness app of her own called the Blogilates. The app allows you to access all of her workout videos, monthly workout calendar and an online forum, among other features.

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Available on: Android and iOS

See also :  5 more productive things to do on your phone

Watch :  Fitness First Class S2, Sunday, 6AM MY/SIN/HK for your daily workout! 


Written by Dayana Sobri

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