Guys, I’ll be honest. Before the pandemic, I was the type of person who hated to work out at home. I always felt like I worked harder when I was at the gym, so I usually just paid for a gym membership and did my sweating outside of the house.
But now, I’m pretty sure I’ll be happy to never set foot in a gym again. I’ve found so many great fitness apps during quarantine that I’ve actually been more active and excited to work out! (Well, as excited as I ever am to work out, but you know what I mean.)
Today I’ve rounded up all of the fitness apps I’ve tried and enjoyed so that you can take advantage of the free trials to see if you love them too!
I liked the free trial of the Peloton fitness app so much that I ended up becoming a subscriber! I don’t have a Peloton bike, but you can modify the rides to work with a regular stationary bike, which is nice.
Truthfully though, I mainly use the Peloton app for the studio classes. They have a huge library of yoga, Pilates, cardio, strength, meditation, and stretching classes. They also have treadmill walks and runs that you can follow along with, which is great for when I need extra motivation.
You can sign up for a 90-day free trial here! After that, a monthly membership is $12.99 for access to just the studio classes and $24.99 for access to all of the Peloton app features.
2. Obe Fitness
Obe Fitness is one of those apps that suckered me in with Instagram ads and the allure of a free trial. I don’t need a million different fitness apps, but I’m always looking for something new and fun to make me want to work out more.
Obe classes are super high energy and a lot of fun. They have more than 20 live classes every day on top of a HUGE library of on-demand workouts. You can do dance HIIT, sculpt, boxing, barre, power yoga, and even trampoline workouts!
It’s super easy to sign up for a free trial, and if you decide to keep your subscription, they have a few different billing options that start at $27 per month.
3. Daily Yoga
Daily Yoga is the first fitness app that I subscribed to right before the pandemic really kicked off. Even though I’ve since subscribed to a few other apps that offer yoga classes, I still use and enjoy my DY subscription.
Daily Yoga is different from the other apps that I’ve mentioned so far because you can use it even without a subscription. They have a separate library of free, on-demand yoga classes and meditation exercises that you can access from the Daily Yoga app.
However, if you want a more personalized experience, it’s worth it to pay for the Pro. They run specials and offer free trials regularly, so you can get a premium subscription for as little as $5 per month.
The Daily Yoga app is available to download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
4. Down Dog
Down Dog is also a yoga app, but it’s so different from Daily Yoga that I happily subscribe to both! Daily Yoga has a great library of classes that encompass all difficulty levels and targeted practices, but Down Dog offers auto-generated classes based on your own set of customization options.
You get to choose the length, music, difficulty, type of practice, type of savasana, and any special areas of focus. You even get to choose the instructor’s voice and the level of instruction they give!
I love Down Dog because of just how much you can customize your practice. I also love that when you pay for a subscription, you get access to their HIIT, meditation, prenatal yoga, and barre apps as well.
You can get a free 7-day trial when you first sign up through the app. If you enjoy it, I highly recommend signing up for a subscription via their website because you automatically get an additional 33% off!
5. Daily Burn
Daily Burn is new to me, and I’ve only just signed up for their 30-day free trial. They offer group workouts as well as one-on-one training sessions, which is an interesting feature!
When you sign up, they ask questions about your fitness level, workout interests, and overall goals so that they can tailor a training program to help you get fit. They’ll compile a schedule of workout videos (that you can modify if you want!), and they offer nutrition plans and tips for your rest days. The app also gives you detailed tools that help you track your progress.
Get Fit For Free
I’m always up for trying a new fitness app, especially if I can test drive it with a free trial before committing to a subscription! Have you tried the apps I mentioned? Do you use others that I should know about? Tell me about it in the comments!