Maintaining physical fitness may be more of a struggle now that gyms are closed due to COVID-19. If this is something that rings true with you, keep on reading!
It’s easy enough to say to ourselves that we are going to make the best of these wild times by getting in shape or trying out those new healthy recipes, but actually doing it is a whole different scenario.
Some people are more “fitness savvy”. Knowing the best workouts, equipment, and fitness apps comes naturally to them.
If you are like me, you are more prone to moving your body aimlessly in hopes of looking like Jennifer Lopez by summertime.
We live in an age where anything we need guidance with is right at our fingertips, including fitness!
Here are the best health and fitness apps for staying well during this pandemic.
What kind of person would I be if I didn’t start off with a biased opinion?
This is the app I use EVERYDAY and in my opinion, surpasses the other apps I am about to mention. It helps me track my calorie input and output, which is vital during this pandemic because boredom snacking is a very real thing.
This app is extremely customizable to your current health state, your goals, and how much activity you are willing to put into to reach your goals.
It has TONS of free workouts based on whatever you are trying to target. Both step by step and video routines are available.
The best part is the massive food database you can use to track your food/calorie intake. It has over 6 million food entries you can add to your food log as well as having the option to customize your food entries yourself.
The only downfall of the large food database is most all of the entries have been made by other users, so you might have to fact check if the calorie numbers seem off.
There is also a barcode scanner in the app for instant access to food item details.
Annnnddd… IT’S FREE.
For 9.99 monthly of 49.99 yearly, you can get premium features and track your macros more accurately. I find enough satisfaction in the standard but if you do desire to upgrade, premium on MyFitnessPal is significantly cheaper than other apps!
What makes this app COVID-19 worthy is that you can virtually compete in workouts with friends! Most of the workouts are short spanned, high-intensity focused, and can be done anywhere with no equipment! Free with in-app purchases!
3) Workout For Women
Don’t let the name fool you, men can definitely break a sweat from these workouts too. This app is flooded with questions but rather simply gives you an option to answer questions for customization, or simply skip to the workouts. This app is easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing.
The best feature is that the main home page features workouts based on;
- Difficulty level
- Body targeting
- Time of workout
- HOW MANY CALORIES ARE BURNED?!
That’s pretty rad. If you eat a cookie that’s 46 calories, you can burn it off in 10 minutes!
4) Yoga For Beginners
Want to try something new that will calm the chaos of the coronavirus? This app is straight to the point for the user; main page featuring what the user might be seeking. Whether it be winding down for bed or toning your bum, it has it all. App made by the same designers as Workout For Women , thus having a similar format of displaying workouts’ traits front & center.
You read that right!
Freelancers aren’t just writers and web developers, most are online health coaches!
Instagram is flooded with entrepreneurs who post their at-home workouts and share nutrition & wellness tips!
Follow these accounts:
@workoutfitvideos @ashleyfloresfit @thedesailifestyle @darrentomasso @venus2bfab @julia_terpak
Try these Hashtags:
#workoutathome #workoutroutine #workoutvideo #fitnessvideo #fitnessworkout #fitnesscoach #weightloss #fitnessmotivation
We have more access to crafting healthy lifestyles than ever before.
Get creative, make it fun, and get in-tune with your body!
Written by Hannah