Find a list of Free Workout Apps and Websites.
You don't need to pay a monthly fee to use a fitness app. There are free apps, websites as well as other online resources available that give you access to workout routines and programs designed by professional trainers for use by those at all levels of physical fitness. The apps and websites cover yoga, weightlifting, cross training, Pilates, cardio and countless other types of exercising.
Even if you don’t have workout equipment, you'll find a program that works for you. All these free apps are for both iOS and Android phones or computers. You can even get free wellness and nutritional information.
Free Apps for Android and iPhone
You have a busy life, and you don't feel like you have even a few minutes away from work each day to get some exercise in. If it seems too hard to go to the gym every day, these free fitness programs, apps, and websites may be just what you need. Always keep in mind though, tt takes several months for the body to begin to feel good about exercise, and you need to go the distance before you decide to waste that gym membership.
Luckily, there are apps that can help. They don't ask that you set aside much time. They only take whatever little time you manage to steal away from work, and make it interesting for you as you work out. All of the smartphone applications listed here are available for download from the Apple Store and Google Play. Just search for them by name.
Johnson & Johnson offers the free "7 Minute Workout app" where you'll find short fitness routines, most of which are less than ten minutes. The app also offers some longer workouts of around a half-hour. At last count, there were over 20 routines in all. In addition to that, there are more than 100 individual exercises as well, all of which are free to use.
You can use those to target specific areas and custom-build your own workout. The app includes access to high-definition videos and allows users to set workout reminders as well as alerts that let you know when you've been inactive for a specified period of time. Johnson and Johnson offers this app free on the Google and Apply stores, and all the routines were designed by the J&J Director of Exercise Physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
The free "Nike Training Club" app features programs that are several weeks in duration and include workout routines, wellness recommendations, and nutritional advice. Workouts available through this app range from five minutes to an hour in length. Select from a variety of low to high intensity workouts ranging from stretching routines to strength and endurance programs.
"Charity Miles" is a bit different. It does not offer fitness routines or training programs. This app allows its users to select a favorite charity that they want to give back too, then maintain a record of their fitness activities in the app. Based on your activities, the app's corporate sponsors make donations to your charity. This would make a great companion app for any of the other resources listed in this article. Use a free app or online resource to plan and execute your workout routines, then log them in Charity Miles. Everybody wins. Find other health care apps that pay you for working out.
Another fitness app that will pay you, or allow you to donate to charity, is Pact. If you're truly resistant to the idea of doing your body some good, a new app called Pact takes a different route -- they have you place a wager on yourself for how many days you will work out before giving up, put some actual money on it, and get started. When other members lose their bets, you win their money. The bigger the bet is that you place on yourself, the more motivated you are to not lose.
Online and website options (no need to install apps if you do not want too)
"Body Coach TV" is available on YouTube, for free, at youtube.com/c/TheBodyCoachTV/featured. Regardless of your fitness level, you'll find a video workout routine designed by a certified, professional trainer that meets your needs. Videos range in length from under one minute (demonstrating exercises, testimonials, etc.) to over a half-hour. You'll also have access to healthy recipes and more on the website that is associated with “Body Coach”. At last count, this site had over 2.75 million subscribers. Recently, the Body Coach founder announced the creation of a Body Coach app.
Zombies, Run! (zombiesrungame.com) is an augmented reality exercise game that you can use on a desktop, laptop, or smartphone. While regular augmented reality games put visuals in your camera's view, this game does it with audio.
When you begin running with the app turned on, you have a mission: to collect survival supplies like cans of food. Every now and then, you hear a Zombies detected! warning, when you must run faster. The best part is, Zombies, Run! doesn't bore you with continuous patter about zombies. Instead, to make it seem more real, the narration cuts into your regular workout music every now and then, complete with gunfire and wails of terror.
"FitOn" at fitonapp.com offers both free and paid membership options. You'll find celebrity trainers, yoga instructors, fitness gurus and maybe even some celebrities in the fitness programs offered there. You'll also find a wide variety of healthy recipes, dietary and nutritional advice, stress reduction techniques, wellness programs, and even skin care tips.
When you create your free account, you'll be asked to provide your age, weight, and other personal details. You'll also be asked questions that allow the site to build a custom-tailored training program for you. You can choose the types of exercises you're interested in (strength, flexibility, etc.), how long you have available to dedicate to your workouts and how often you can exercise each week, how many weeks you want your fitness program to last, and more.
Chloe Ting at chloeting.com is an Asian - Australian and a leading YouTube fitness guru. Her free workout videos have tens of millions of viewers, and her new videos are so popular that they can get hundreds of thousands of views within a few days of them being released. Chloe also has other fitness, lifestyle, and wellness vides - all of which are free.
If you just had to keep running or keep doing those yoga positions, you might get bored. What if you got to do a little of everything? This is where the free Sworkit (sworkit.com) app or website comes in. It offers exercises for different categories -- yoga, stretches, strength and cardio. You can set up whatever you feel like at the moment, watch simple demonstrations, and then perform those exercises while a timer counts you down. These are exercises that you perform with no equipment. You can do them anytime you have a bit of privacy. The app's motto: No gym, No excuse. Find it on either iPhone or android.
"Fitness Blender" at fitnessblender.com is similar to FitOn in that it offers both free and paid membership levels. The services it offers are also similar to those available at FitOn.
Looking for a free yoga app? Setting time aside for a special exercise routine can make it feel like a chore. Daily yoga (dailyyoga.com) does it differently. It helps you work yoga exercises into your daily routine. The moment you wake up, you begin your lung detox yoga routine, you limber up before you leave home, perform concentration routines at work and so on.
There are detailed instructions as well as free tutorials that were created by certified and experienced instructors, and the videos are easy to follow. Certainly, these exercises aren't going to replace a trained yoga instructor. They get you started with exercise without intruding upon your day, however. That's a useful trick.
Setting time aside for personal fitness can be difficult for those who are unmotivated. The trick is to get started with baby steps as your body gets used to the idea of exercise and no longer resists as much. With this challenge, these apps truly can help.
Using these free resources, you can access workouts, dietary advice, wellness support, stress reduction techniques, and other helpful information you can use regardless of your fitness level and it won't cost you a penny. You can use more than one of these free apps or website sites to create your own custom plan and even help out your favorite charity while you're getting fit. What are you waiting for?