With warmer temperatures and sunny days, spring is the ideal time to reboot your exercise schedule. Your favorite running trails are finally rid of ice and snow, and suddenly, those morning fitness classes don’t seem too early. But even with all of this seasonal inspiration, hectic schedules and long work hours still make it difficult to fit in a workout. Luckily, fitness apps can make it easier and more enjoyable to exercise during busy days, by providing motivating tools right in the palm of your hand. Check out these top-rated, free apps and get that “spring” back in your step!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Benefits: Work out from the comfort of your own bedroom or living room. With Sworkit, you can choose strength, cardio, yoga, stretching, or Pilates exercises that range from 5 minutes to 1 hour. This is the perfect way to sweat in between classes, study sessions, or meetings. All routines feature videos with demonstrations by personal trainers to keep you motivated!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Benefits: Love running but tired of your usual playlist? Download Spring to get a personal mix of songs that match your pace for every workout. Whether you’re heading out for a long, steady run or a short interval workout; Spring’s personalized playlists will keep you on track, just by running to the beat!
3. MINDBODY Connect
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Benefits: With MINDBODY connect, you can search for fitness classes near your location, sign up, and pay for them right on your phone! The app even lets you explore other wellness businesses, such as salons, doctors offices, or food stores, and book appointments. Keep track of your health and fitness by syncing your appointments and class times with your phone’s calendar.
Lizzie McManus is a first year graduate student at Drexel University pursuing her M.S. in Human Nutrition. She plans to become a registered dietitian specializing in plant-based and whole foods nutrition.
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