Our Favourite Fitness Apps & Online Workouts

If you can’t make it to the gym or just looking to change things up, we’ve rounded up our favourite fitness apps and online workouts, which you can conveniently do from the comfort of home.

With all that’s happening in the world, staying active, healthy and happy has never been more important. And as we know, one of the best ways to do all three is through exercise. We understand it’s hard to muster the motivation to exercise right now but thankfully, there is no shortage of at-home workouts to give you the push you need.

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Ahead, we list all the best fitness apps and at-home workout offers that will help you get more out of your workouts without leaving the comfort (and safety) of home.

LES MILLS On Demand

We’re all for supporting local first and foremost – New Zealand owned and operated gym Les Mills offers a web-based streaming platform, Les Mills On Demand. The subscription service encompasses a wide variety of at-home workouts to choose from with new ones added monthly and customised workout plans suited to your needs. Workouts include all the biggest fitness trends ranging from HIIT sweat sessions through to slower paced yoga workouts.

What you get:

You’ll have access to over 800 workouts to try from the comfort of your home, including an optimised workout calendar to help you schedule your week. For non-members, this is priced at NZD$29.99 per month with a 14-day trial available before the subscription begins.

Glo

Finding your Zen has never been easier with Glo – an online mindfulness app comprising yoga, meditation and Pilates exercises. It’s beginner-friendly and can be customised according to your fitness level and concerns. The best part? There’s a wide array of international instructors to choose from!

What you get:

Downloading the app gets you a 15-day trial to see if you like it. From there it’s just $18 per month for unlimited access. Whether you’re looking for a five-minute meditation or a 90-minute vinyasa, you’ll find it all here. There’s everything from pre- and post-natal classes, to Pilates, kundalini and even partner yoga.

Sweat: Kayla Itsines Fitness

Aussie fitness superstar Kayla Itsines gained cult status on Instagram thanks to her before-and-after pics from clients using her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) e-book. She’s recently made her guides even more user-friendly by launching Sweat, a workout app complete with a fitness tracker and curated meal plans. There is also an online SWEAT forum available where participants can talk to other women, share their experiences and feel supported throughout their fitness journey.

What you get:

After the seven-day free trial, for AUD$19.99 per month or AUD$119.94 per year, you get access to a variety of different workouts, including Kayla’s signature 28-minute HIIT (high-intensity interval training) sessions, yoga, post-pregnancy workouts and weight training with other female instructors. Because the workouts are designed to get you stronger each week, the exercises progress with you along the way.

Centr

In case you didn’t know, Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor) has his own fitness app – I mean we could pretty much just end it here, because who doesn’t want to get fit with CHRIS HEMSWORTH? The Centr app releases new workouts weekly, so you’ll never get stuck in a rut and has different workouts available suited to one’s fitness level (beginner through to advanced), so there’s no need to feel intimidated.

What you get:

For $10.42 a month (or you can buy a full 12-month membership for $124.99) you get access to a range of 20 to 60-minute-long workouts based around HIIT, boxing, yoga, strength training, MMA and more. The website also offers meal plans and recipes from world-class chefs and automated shopping lists to make things easy. And if you just need a little R&R you can treat yourself to a guided meditation or sleep visualisation session to help you wind down after a long day.

Aaptiv

The unique thing about Aaptiv is that unlike most fitness apps, this one talks you through each routine instead of demonstrating. This eliminates the usual prop and peek that happens when exercising with our phones and tablets, and allows us to better focus on the workouts themselves. It is completely customisable, with goal-setting being the first prompt on the app. Workouts are also split into categories, like bodyweight training and stretching and come with estimated duration and difficulty level. There are also star ratings from other users to let you know what workouts are popular at the moment.

What you get:

Unlimited access to over 3,000 workouts (with more than 30 new classes added every week); licensed music, meaning you don’t have to worry about setting up a playlist with a different app; and multi-week plans curated for weight loss, race training, flexibility and more – all for AUD$26 per month. Each subscription begins with a free-trial period, so you can try it out before making the commitment.

Keep It Cleaner

Keep It Cleaner, or KIC, is the brainchild of models and wellness advocates Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw. The fitness app was launched in 2017, with the goal to empower women through effective workout routines.

What you get:

For AUD$19.49 per month, you will find a mix of bikini-body inspired workouts, boxing sessions and daily meal plans with vegetarian and gluten-free options. Additionally, users have access to a library consisting of meditations, life advice and more.

Freeletics

If you’re after an app with workouts fit to your needs, then look no further. Freeletics uses an AI-powered digital coach to help you work on your fitness anywhere, anytime – but wait, there’s more! This app is completely free and can be accessed by Apple and Android mobile users, as well as being available on the website.

What you get:

Customised training courtesy of Freeletics’ digital coach, applicable to all training combinations. The app also provides workout guidance for both beginners and advanced athletes, as well as various fitness programs that can be personalised according to your preference. There is also a premium subscription available starting at $34.99 for those who want a more involved coaching and training program.

As you know, here at Vitally we’re all about personalisation. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, so it’s important to find an app that suits your unique goals and fitness abilities. Also, don’t beat yourself up if you’re not breaking a sweat every day, a rest day is just as important!

Note: all prices were correct at the time of writing.

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