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The best home workout apps for Android
It’s easy to workout in a gym. There is only one thing to do there and it is working out. However, you can achieve at least some results from home with a little discipline and the right attitude. Your smartphone can’t give you those things, but it can guild you during your home workouts once you feel like doing them. There are actually a metric ton of options in this space and most of them operate about the same way. We chose a list of apps that require little or no equipment for people of various fitness levels. Here are the best home workout apps for Android! We also have a massive list of regular fitness apps here as well.
Best home workout apps:
5 Minute Yoga
Price: Free / $1.99 per month / $5.99 per year / $8.49
5 Minute Yoga is a simple yoga app with quick and easy workouts. You create each session from a list of various poses and do a quick five minute run. It’s a simple app without a ton of extra customization. That makes it great for beginners or people who only have five minutes to do some yoga. The subscription costs are also very reasonable or you can fork out $8.49 once and never worry about it again.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month / $59.99 per year
BodBot is a digital personal trainer app. It lets you work build workouts for almost any environment and that includes at home where you may have limited equipment options. There are a lot of apps like this on Google Play. We like this one because it changes based on feedback from you. It also boasts support for things like Google Fit. The app has some bugs and the UI could be friendlier, but it does work once you get to know the app a bit.
Price: Free / $29.99 per month / $119.99 per year
This Chris Hemsworth-backed app offers several workout programs that do more than just build bulk. Those keen on honing their core, minding their meals, or upping their VO2 max can take advantage of programs developed by the actor’s personal trainers and other professionals. Centr also includes a mindfulness program or two, and can plug into the Apple HealthKit ecosystem if you’re not in the Android camp. The offering is by no means cheap, but you do get a week’s trial to test it all out.
See also: The best fitness apps to get into shape
Price: Free / $19.99
Daily Workouts is a simple app for simple home workouts. It offers workouts that range from five minutes to a half hour and regimens aimed at both men and women. The app also includes over 100 exercises that target various parts of the body, video tutorials on each exercise, and it includes a timer function along with offline support. The full version ($19.99) of the app adds more workout regimens, more exercises, exercises with equipment, and it removes the advertising. The developer also has a bunch of other apps for specific muscle groups as well as yoga.
See also: The best fitness trackers
Price: Free / $7.99 per month / $49.99 per year
5 Minute Yoga is a simple experience mostly for beginners or busy people. Down Dog is the complete yoga experience. The app features various yoga poses, various workout routines, offline support, and support for six languages. It is, of course, friendly for beginners but people of nearly all skill levels can probably make some use out of this one. You obviously don’t need any equipment although we do recommend a yoga mat if you can get one off of Amazon or Walmart. The subscription price is a bit expensive, but if you make this a part of your daily life, it’s not so bad.
Price: $5.49 per month / $54.99 per year
Fitify is a home workout app that works with limited equipment. You can find various workout regimens that use no equipment at all or readily available stuff like kettlebells, medicine balls, foam rollers, and more. It boasts a total of 850 exercises, 15 minute workouts, prebuilt recovery sessions, offline support, and more. The free version gives you a taste of the action but you really need the subscription to go all out. Those on a budget may want to look elsewhere first, but this one is good if money is no object.
Price: Free / $4.99 per 3 months / $7.99 per year / $9.99 once
Fitness22 is a developer on Google Play with several excellent home workout apps. The flagship product is the base home workout app (linked at the button below). It has a variety of workouts to choose from, a large database of various exercises and a bunch of neat little extras like audio cues to help you know when to change exercises. Some other apps by developer include two running apps for 5k and 10k distance training, a gym workout planner, and training apps to go from zero to 100 or so push ups, sit ups, etc.
Garmin Connect’s an essential piece of software if you own a Garmin device. It’s also a core part of the company’s health tracking experience, logging data garnered from smartwatches, heart rate belts, and more. This is great for those who wish to visualize past workout data to contextualize present gains. Garmin Connect also acts as a bridge for accessories to connect to Strava, MyFitnessPal, and other apps.
Price: Free / $9.99 per month
Leap Fitness is another developer on Google Play with a bunch of home workout apps. Its flagship app makes home workouts that require little to no equipment, including both warm-up and recovery routines. You can customize the workout to your needs and the app has video and animation guides for each workout it contains. The developer also has apps for losing weight, developing a six pack, counting steps, drinking water, and even an app solely for stretches. The main app has a lot of free options and an optional $9.99 per month subscription if you need it.
Price: Free / $5.99 per month / $29.99 per year
MapMyFitness is a developer on Google Play with four truly excellent home workout apps. Well, technically, you don’t do the exercises from home. The developer’s apps include Map My Ride, Map My Walk, and Map My Run. All three of these apps do basically the same thing. You can map out your jogging route, your walking route, or your bike riding route. You then do the routes, compare stats, and try to improve. The developer’s fourth app, Map My Fitness, is a gym app so it doesn’t quite work for this list, but the other three are great if you want to walk, ride, or bike around and track yourself doing it.
Price: From $12.99 per month
Peloton is an excellent home workout app. It packs a host of guided workouts across several disciplines, including treadmill running and strength training. In addition, Peloton also includes basic logging features, keeping track of workout streaks. When used with its range of bikes, you’ll gain access to additional info snippets, from power output to cadence and heart rate data. Peloton isn’t cheap, though. You’ll need around $13 a month to access the app, while the hardware (if you want it too) will cost you even more.
Price: Free / $7.99 per month / $59.99 per year
Would a fitness app list be complete without Strava? Unlikely. This is a remarkably versatile app for those training beyond the home and under their roof. Many disciplines are available to track, too, including elliptical training, stair stepper tracking, yoga, weight training, and general workouts. The app records your heart rate data via your sensor and the total time of the workout itself. It’s probably not the most fleshed-out experience compared to other apps on this list, but if you’re already a Strava user, it’s a feature worth knowing.
You Are Your Own Gym
You Are Your Own Gym is one of the most unique home workout apps. It doesn’t require any actual workout equipment. However, it makes creative use of everyday household items to aid in workouts. For instance, you can use a towel and a door knob to do a neat hybrid squat. The app includes over 200 exercises, each with guides on how to do them. There are DVD-style workouts available on Google Play as well for extra money. This is definitely something a little different than you’d find in most other apps and it has a single, up-front cost with no subscriptions.
Price: Free / $5.99 per month / $34.99 per year
Zombies, Run! is a neat workout game. You simply go for a walk or a run around the block while the app is active. The app tells you a story of a zombie apocalypse as you gain distance. From there, through the magic of storytelling, you’re basically running for your life from hungry, violent zombies instead of just going for a jog. The game includes over 300 story missions to play through and you can put them to your own custom playlists for added motivational bonus.
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