Sick of paying that monthly gym membership fee and never having the time to go and really make the most of it? Or tired of being jealous of those with personal trainers, kicking their butts with daily workout plans and exercise routines tailored to suit?
Well, now your fitness plan has changed. No matter what your goal, whether it’s to lose weight or get into daily yoga or fitness classes, your new workout best friend is actually… your phone (or other device!).
And by this, we mean fitness apps.
Workout apps usage has increased by over 330% in the last three years, a trend that is growing year on year. With Fitbit, MyFitnessPal and S Health (for Samsung) leading the way according to Statistica, people are becoming more and more accustomed to creating their own custom workout routines in their own time and becoming their own PT with the help of a trusty training app.
In fact, Market Watch has estimated the global market net worth for fitness apps to hit a huge $14.7 billion by 2026.
So, as we love to keep our noses to the ground and pick up on trends in both the fashion and lifestyle sectors, we wanted to take a good look at these platforms and find out the best workout apps for women for 2019 and beyond. Looking at what each app offers as well as the best parts of each one and what makes them special.
OBVIOUSLY, here at Shop It To Me, we’re into our fashion and clothing. So, we couldn’t let a fitness related blog come and go without a little side-track into the fashion corner of the subject! If you want to know what we’re thinking about workout clothing must-haves, keep scrolling and you’ll find it down at the bottom of the page!!
But for now, it’s back to the apps!
Nike + Training Club
Built for iPhone and Android, the Nike + Training Club app offers a huge variety of training plans and daily workouts to get you in the mood to get in shape. Get ready for a serious sweat session with custom workouts put together to allow you to really focus on your personal fitness goals. From hiit workouts to celeb-led audio drills, this is seen as one of the best fitness apps for this year by many different publications.
Another of the top workout apps right now in terms of popularity is the MyFitnessPal app. This app was bought to us by one of our favorite workout clothing brands, Under Armour and is proving just as popular or more so than the clothing collections themselves.
With MyFitnessPal, however, you don’t just get a fitness and workout motivator, but you also get a calorie counter and diet tracker so that you can attack your workout goals from every angle in one central place. Keeping on top of both your exercise and your food is what makes MyFitnessPal such a bestie for women globally.
Built to help you along with a great cardio session, the Aaptiv app knows the need for awesome music when you’re working out and has just the selection up its sleeve to really get you running.
Yoga Wake Up
Attempting to change the way we wake up every day, the Yoga Wake Up app is there to stop you heading straight to your emails or Instagram page the moment you open your eyes and instead, wake up to do soothing and relaxing yoga stretches to ease you gradually and calmly into the day.
It might not offer high intensity or heavy sweat workouts, but how nice would it be to wake up like this every day? Imagine your change in mood throughout the day.
A great choice if you’re looking to get started building muscle and toning your body, the Freeletics Bodyweight app allows you to do an initial test, which then helps you to create a customized training plan for your current ability and strength and your goals.
The best part about this app is that it’s also perfect for you if you’re working out at home in a smaller space, which can often be a huge off-put. But now, you can work out no matter where you are. Switch the app to the 2-meters by 2-meters dimensions and you’re set to get a sweat going in the smallest of spots.
From yoga and Pilates to running and strength training, Sworkit is your home fitness hub for even the most beginner-y of beginners. You can also set the difficulty levels depending on how much you want to be pushed that day and the home workout videos come with options from as little as 5 minutes to a full hour workout program.
7-Minute Butt Workout
The seven-minute butt workout app has one clear focus when it comes to a body part. Can you guess what it might be? Thanks to the likes of Kim K and Beyoncé, rounded butts are one of the biggest trends when it comes to beauty and fashion and the look isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
So, you know what that means? It means we’ve got to download the 7-minute Butt Workout app and work on our glutes as we’ve never done before! Luckily, it really is just a 7-minute workout so it’s not going to take over your life.
Couch to 5K
Designed for those who are keen to get into running but don’t know where to start, the Couch to 5K app is a must-have if you want to get up and go but you’re not sure where to begin! Focusing on 30 minute workouts, this is the app to get for Apple and Android that promises to get you race day ready in nine weeks.
Daily Ab Workout
If you want a free app that gets to the point (and the point is great abs!!) then Daily Ab Workout is your guy. Packed with quick and easy to do workout videos, this app offers you a free workout every day, guaranteed to get your heart rate up and a daily burn to get your abs popping!
Best Workout Clothing?
Ok, so we’ve looked pretty closely at some of the best workout routine apps on the current market and you’ve picked your favorite. But what gear do you need to get into your new fitness regime? Hey, it’s not all about looks here. But it doesn’t hurt to look and feel good to get you in the mood to workout, right?
We’ve looked at this before on the blog so it’s best for us to point you in the direction of some of our more detailed workout clothing blog posts. We looked at the best workout clothing brands, where we featured labels like Koral, Outdoor Voices and Asics and we also looked at the best women’s athleisure brands if you’re looking for something that you can wear to workout and head out on the weekend wearing. This blog looked at brands like RTA, Cotton Citizen and classics, such as Nike and Reebok.
Here, we’ve just added a selection of some of our current favorite workout pieces. So, whether you love high-intensity interval training or calm and relaxing yoga classes, we’ve got you covered.
Just to add – everything we’ve picked out here is on sale. Why? Because we sourced every piece on Shop It To Me, the platform that finds you the best sale deals for the exact brands and sizes that you need. If you haven’t signed up yet, today is the day!!
Whatever your fitness level and whether you love strength training or have body weight-focused fitness goals, workout apps are rising to the top as one of the most popular ways to get in shape. Choose the app that works best for you and your goals and don’t forget to dress the part with a little help from Shop It To Me.