Gyms and yoga studios may be reopening in some areas, but the threat of COVID-19 makes going to these establishments a risky move. Just as bad is being inactive for months. If you’re not careful, days of coronavirus-related stress and anxiety and stress-fueled eating can prove detrimental to your health in the long run.
Fortunately, there are ways to help you lose unwanted weight and stay active within the safety of your home. Among them are free-to-download yoga and workout apps. Whether they are for iOS or Android devices, these apps can help bring the much-needed focus on yourself while you keep your body and mind active at your preferred pace. All these without the need to be put in harm’s way.
1. Fyt Duo
Fyt Duo lets you enjoy personalized training with an expert coach anytime and anywhere — at home or outdoors. Setup is simple: just apply for a Fyt membership, take a short quiz before picking one of the trainers that offered based on your answers. Fyt-approved mentors are no ordinary trainers. They are all NCCA-accredited trainers that have the experience, skills and track record to help you succeed regardless of your fitness level.
Unlike most workout apps on the market, Fyt Duo supports full biometric and performance tracking, meaning it can sync with data from Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin and other Bluetooth-supported smartwatches, providing your personal trainer of choice with valuable info that can help him/her modify your workout program based on performance, activity and behaviors, as well as lifestyle, schedule and medical condition.
Start your 14-day free trial now.
Inner Dimension TV is a great choice if you are looking to practice yoga anywhere you go. Founded by renowned yoga instructors Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom, this monthly subscription platform is packed with high-quality cinematic yoga, meditation and personal growth content, including but not limited to Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Gentle yoga, Restorative yoga, Pranayama yoga, and even Yoga for Beginners. Once you sign up as a member, either on a monthly or an annual basis, you’ll receive unlimited access to the platform’s yoga programs and classes, in addition to its Meditation videos and Wisdom talks.
You can start your 10-day free trial today, then you can pay either monthly or annually. Once done, download the app and enjoy your unlimited streaming of yoga classes wherever you go.
3. Auro Fitness App
Looking for workouts that do not involve staring at big or small screens? Then the Auro fitness app is just what you need!
This audio workout service is loaded with hundreds of motivational screen-less workouts, including strength, cardio, high-intensity interval training or HIIT exercises, yoga, meditation and more — all offered based on your lifestyle, goals and preferred workouts.
The app lets you work with 13 expert trainers to coach you on your form, technique and keep you motivated throughout your workout session. It also tracks your heart rate, calories and heart rate zones in real-time to get results faster, being compatible with Apple Watch and more than 20 heart rate monitors.
Once you are finished taking an initial quiz, you can start your 14-day free trial now.
With YogaDownload, you can enjoy over a thousand yoga classes at home, regardless if you are a beginner or a yoga studio regular. It brings yoga to your devices by providing pre-set yoga and workout classes that you can stream and download for use at any time.
YogaDownload offers courses for various yoga styles in various difficulty levels, including Beginner yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal yogas, Power yoga, Yin yoga and more. These in addition to teaching yoga with weights and pilates. It also gives you the option to do yoga either with music (on headphones) or without.
For as little as $10 per month (if you choose an annual subscription), you can stream over 1,600 online yoga classes that you can download to be learned at a later date plus you can enjoy free access to the YogaDownload website, as well as its mobile app and Roku channel app.