Top 3 Favorite FREE Workout Apps

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Ahh the 80’s they brought us so many good things. Well, me for starters, 😉 but also Slap-bracelets, Gummi Bears, epic Synthesizer music, AND the fitness craze.  Thanks to Jane Fonda and her Leg Warmers, individuals too shy for the gym could now work out in the comfort of their living rooms.

 

Fast forward 30 years. We now have the option to workout just about anywhere thanks to our Smartphones.

 

This year, if one of your goals for your No Small Life is to get healthy, you’re not alone. The #1 Resolution every year is to get in shape/lose weight/exercise more. So today I’m here to help with that most popular of resolutions. A while back, I showed you my Top 3 Coupon & Shopping Apps. And today I thought I’d feature my Favorite Workout Apps.

 

The great thing about these Apps is that they are:

 

  1. FREE

  2. They each contains tons, we’re talking in the hundreds, of workouts

  3. They can go with you anywhere!And since they’re mobile, they’re an excellent option for sticking with an exercise routine while you’re traveling. And if your temperature gauge is reading 15 degrees like mine is right now, doesn’t a vacation sound amazing???

So lets get started. First up is the Nike Training App.

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This was my 1st download in the land of workout apps and it did not disappoint. This app lets you pick your goal, your level and your length of workout.

 

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They range from 7-45 min. What I also love about this app is the preview option to review all the moves before you commit to the workout. It will also sync to a playlist on your phone if you tell it to 🙂

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Each workout will walk you through with voice prompts, but there are also demos available in both still and video.

 

Next up is Workout Trainer. JZWdc04HPNryqhHKWi_2ufsk3eDQ17an3l84EtzZkb1TvHwr6ksA3vTgDif3dNc2t5HL=w300

Now, Workout Trainer is a Free App with loads of free workouts. However, you can upgrade, within the same App, to Workout Trainer Pro ($1.67/month) or Workout Trainer Pro + ($3.33/month) to have access to all of their workouts, forums, and to make the app totally ad free. Full Disclosure, I just use the Free one 🙂

 

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This app is very easy to navigate. I love the “Filter” option which lets you look at workouts based on time, target area, equipment needed and level of difficulty. You can also you the “Browse” option to look through everything from Fitness Tests to Stretching. My favorites are their Ab and Core workouts. Ooo, and this one also syncs to the playlist of your choice 🙂 Very important stuff.

 Last but not least is PopSugar Active.

 

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PopSugar let’s you choose your type of workout: Strength, Running, Yoga, or Cardio and then your focus within that workout.

 

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Say you’re wanting to squeeze in a 15 min arm workout or you’re looking to shake up your elliptical routine, it’s got you covered. This app has full length videos (my favorite) as well as printable charts and guides depending on what you’re looking for.

 

 

In my opinion, these smartphone apps are a no brainer. You all know I love my Workout DVDs, but those cost money 😀 If you’re wanting to get in shape, but have no budget, you will love these apps.

 

 

If you’re already in the habit of working out but looking for a way to shake up your fitness routine, you’ll love these apps. This morning I did a quick 10 min on the treadmill followed by “Total Body Scupting” from the Nike Training App. And let me tell ya, Booty. Kicked.

 

 

 

And to stay safe and healthy, here’s a post I did to help keep you from injury or recover from one faster.

Hope this helps you in your New Year Health & Fitness endeavors! Do you have any favorite workout apps?

Until next time,

Meg

 

 

 

PS…For you’re throwback viewing pleasure, I bring to you the  80’s workout this pre-teen heart secretly always wanted.  Sadly, weighted bracelets we’re not my destiny.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these! I have so many apps downloaded that I never use … it’s nice to have some that are already vetted:)

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  2. Thank for sharing these, they look great!

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  3. I have both the nike and the popsugar apps and LOVE them! coming from the mix it up monday party! Nice to find your blog!

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  4. Hi Lori! Glad you’re liking those apps too 🙂 so glad you stopped by!

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  5. How cool! I didn’t know the apps themselves had workouts! Awesome!

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  6. Thank you for posting this- I just started Piyo twice week but I know I need to do more if I actually want to see a difference and money is super tight right now. I will look into all of these 🙂

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    • I so glad this was helpfu! Ive heard a lot of really good things about Piyo, but it is always good to mix it up! 🙂 check them out and let me know what you think 🙂

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  7. balmtomysoul says:

    Thank you for the tips! I love that we can workout at home without spending an arm and a leg. Getting healthy!! Pinned.

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  8. Thanks Elizabeth! Hope you like 🙂

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  9. Oh my gosh, I remember my mom rockin’ out to Jane in the 80’s. What fun memories. I love these apps! Sharing!!

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  10. desertmeanderings says:

    Thanks for sharing these. I use FitStar but I’ll have to check these out as well.

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  11. These sound like really great apps! I’ll have to check them out.

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  12. Thanks for sharing these-will check them out for sure!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing these apps, I’ve been looking for good options, and you explained them all very well! thanks! 🙂

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  14. I’ve got the first app but need to check out the other two. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  15. Thanks for tips. I hop these will keep me motivated to work out at home on days I don’t make it to the gym (too often to admit). Found you on Hump Day Happenings

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  16. I love this! I had never heard of that nike training app!! I am going to pin this now!

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  17. Pinning. I got bored with my workouts so I stopped and I really need to get busy getting rid of this blogger behind.

    found this on Hump Day Happenings.

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  18. I love to use the Nike Fitness App! (: Thanks for sharing these here.

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  19. What have I been missing?! Pop Sugar looks pretty cool! I am going to have to check it out! Thanks for sharing:)

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  20. Dang, I wish I could twirl a baton like that… But in all seriousness, I love that these apps have workouts that don’t always need equipment–if I’m going to exercise, I’m taking time to spend money too! 🙂 (Found you on SITS Sharefest, by the way!)

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  21. I’ve been wanting to use an app for workouts for a while and haven’t actually started searching. Thank you pointing me in the right direction!

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  22. Where have these been all my life? Totally saving this for my travels! p.s. I featured you in my Sunday Funday top picks today! 🙂

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  23. Thanks for sharing! I think I’m going to download and try the Pop sugar one tonight!

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  24. What a great post! Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. That would be so awesome.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  25. brittpenney says:

    This is such a great list! I love how you actually spelled out why you like the apps and what exactly makes them so great! Thanks for the suggestions! Pinned!

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  26. Just downloaded the Nike app, looking forward to using it

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  27. Here from the link up! Have not heard of the PopSugar app! Need to start getting active again so I’m definitely going to check that out. 🙂

    -Jan
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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  28. Great tips and information! I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – We hope to see you again next week.
    -Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  29. Awesome picks! I’ve used Popsugar in the past and I think I’m going to hit it up again! Thanks. Found you on Friday Feature Linky!

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  30. So glad I found your post…I didn’t know about these apps. I will definitely be checking them out!

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  31. Found you from the blog link up. Those are great apps – thanks for sharing. I use Strava for running or biking, but I’m going to check out your selection.

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  32. Thanks for sharing this on Turn It Up Tuesday! Had no idea that workout apps had this type of info.

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  33. The PopSugar app sounds awesome! I read their articles all the time, so I can’t believe I haven’t seen the app before! It’s always nice to shake your workout routine up every once in a while! #loulougirlsfabulousparty

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    • Its honestly such a great find. You can find a lot of the workouts on youtube as well, but the app is mobile and really easy to navigate! Hope you like it Aimee, thanks for stopping by!

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  34. I have used pop sugar and its great. I love the ‘get in shape girl’ at the end… very funny.

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  35. I use the Nike App for workouts and love it! Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Party!

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  36. Very cool! I also like Rock My Run. Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  37. Wow Megan! These are great! I need these and I’m sure many other people would love to know about them. Thanks for sharing and linking to our TIps and Tricks Party. These are great tips. I love it when people share their favorite apps. Thanks again!

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  38. One of the things on my to do list this week is to develop an exercise plan. I need to get in shape and my husband wants to lose some weight. I downloaded all the apps on my phone. I’ll have to explore them later on today. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  39. lindseytradup says:

    I’m all about FREE and staying fit in 2016! ❤

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  40. MisfitAlexa says:

    I love these tips, thank you so much!

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  41. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    Is it counter productive that the easier it is to sneak in a workout, the more likely I am to try it!? These apps look perfect for busy lives, which most of us suffer from anyway. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Tweeted!

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  42. Thanks so much for sharing these. I’m gonna add them to my phone. My 2016 body thanks you too ;]

    Thanks for linking up at the Tips & Tricks party. That’s where I found you. Hope you’ll be back on Monday night!

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  43. Stephanie says:

    I’ll have to check these apps out!!
    Thanks for sharing at #homemattersparty!

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  44. I must say that I am ashamed that it never occurred to me to download a fitness app. I may have to try the last one next time I’m trapped at home with a sleeping child and just itching to get some movement.

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  45. Ahahaha the video had me laughing out loud… love it! Definitely will be checking out these apps! Though I think I would do a lot better if I could do them WITH you, instead of motivating myself to do it alone in my living room. Come work out with me!! ;P

    Thanks for sharing at Friday Frivolity!!

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