Whether you’re pounded with work or just too exhausted at the end of the day, it seems difficult to get in a good workout for the week. The chart below provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention gives you the general guidelines we need for physical activity.
Now, most of you are probably looking at your schedule wondering how in the world that’s going to fit in your to do list. As a college student I can already tell you the words workout plan crosses my mind, but is never put into action…sadly.
Here’s a fun fact: The average user picks up their phone more than 1,500 times per week. If my calculations are correct that’s 214 times a day! Crazy right? Well, think of it as good news! Since you may not have time to go to the gym every week, you definitely have time to tap the app store and download some amazing workout apps. Using your phone to workout can help add a much needed workout plan to your daily routine no matter where you are.
Workout Trainer became one of my go to apps during the summer. I was able to use this app at home, the gym, and outside. What’s so amazing about this app is the variety of workouts to choose from. They have categories for full body, abs, cardio, weight loss, yoga and more. There’s also different intensity levels and time frames catered to your liking. Another beneficial feature are the training programs offered. You can do a 4 week weight loss workout, 100 crunch challenge for 2 weeks, or slim & trim bootcamp for 3 weeks. Here are some more features:
- Human or digital voice coach
- Create custom workouts
- Video illustration of each step
- Shows how many calories burned during and after workout
- Ability to play music straight from app
No gym, no excuse! Sworkit provides you essential workouts that can fit into your everyday schedule. In as little as five minutes you can achieve a workout routine no matter where you are. Simply choose a workout category and how much time you have available. Categories range from full body, yoga, stretches, strength, cardio, and custom workouts. Here are some more features:
- No equipment required
- Images and videos for all exercises
- Track daily totals and calories burned
Fitstar Personal Trainer
Named the #1 personalized training app, Fitstar is perfect at home, work, or when you’re traveling. You don’t need fancy equipment to get the job done. Once you customize your fitness and health goals, Fitstar personalizes your workout plan. This app is amazing because It’s never the same workout. After each workout you answer simple questions such as “how long did you keep up?” or “how hard was that?”. Once you honestly answer these questions it starts to recognize your strengths and weakness, then personalizes your workout routine around those results. So if you’re looking for a personal trainer Fitstar is the one for you!