Looking for a fitness app to aid your workout this autumn? Try these out for size to inspire your next session.
Whether you get your kicks from working out in a fancy gym or on your bedroom floor, fitness apps are great way to monitor your progress. Depending on exactly what it is you want to achieve, the right app can motivate you, show you how far you’ve come and even support your development by offering meal and workout ideas, too.
But with so many of them out there, it can be hard to know which ones to choose. Of course, if you know yoga is your thing then choosing a super specific app is the way to go, but what if you want something that offers a range of exercises with a decent tracking method?
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We’ve checked out some of the best fitness apps in the business, paying attention to those that seem geared to women specifically.
From Workout for Women which has been created to most meet the needs of women, to fitness influencer Kayla Itsines’s amazing app which offers a female-led community for support and advice, there is an app for every woman at every level of fitness.
So, check out our top pick of fitness apps to aid your workout and if you want a little extra inspiration online, check out these female weight lifters that you simply need to follow on Instagram.
Fiit gives you unlimited access to workouts by prominent fitness trainers including Richie Norton, Cat Meaffan, Chessie King, Steph Elswood and Alex Crockford. They guide and motivate through routines that you can do in the comfort of your own home. It also comes with a heart rate monitor and you can compete against other members.
How much is it? £20 a month
What is it good for? Core, yoga and cardio workouts (a bit of an all-rounder)
Asana Rebel takes a mindful approach to fitness, with an emphasis on empowering you to work out in a way that suits you and your lifestyle. The creators have done this by building catalogues of workouts that can be done anywhere (the bio describes the app as the perfect trainer whether you’re in a hotel room or at the beach) and in a selection of timings.
How much is it? Free to download, but it costs £4.91 a month to use all the features.
What is it good for? Gaining access to all different kinds of exercise from free weights workouts to yoga.
Sweat: Kayla Itsines Fitness
Personal trainer, entrepreneur and author Kayla Itsines is world-famous for her incredible workout ideas and social media accounts which have documented her fitness journey. As her success has grown, as has her empire, and her app is one of the best out there.
Specifically geared towards women, the app serves up Kayla’s self-developed routines such as Bikini Body Confidence with Sweat and Kayla Itsines BBG Program, as well as meal plan options, too.
Another big focus of the app is gaining access to a huge female community of fitness enthusiasts, who are there to help and inspire each other.
How much is it? £14.99 a month
What’s it good for? Kayla has collaborated with the likes of Kelsey Wells, Stephanie Sanzo, Chontel Duncan and Sjana Elise Earp to create the workouts on the app, so if you’re a fan girl of them you’ll love getting their guidance.
Workout for Women
If this is your first foray into the fitness world, Workout for Women is perfect. The app has created workouts that focus on being short and easy for beginners to get the hang of, making it super accessible. Some of the routines are only seven minutes long, meaning you can get fit gradually without letting it take over your life.
All the workouts can be done at home, which is also important as Workout for Women recognises that someone who is only beginning their fitness journey may not have access to a gym or lots of equipment. This way, you can dip your toes in the exercise pool without too much commitment.
How much is it? Free
What’s it good for? Super short workouts.
Sworkit is a simple-to-use, exercise-focused app which guides you through workouts you can do at home. The step-by-step format means you can pick which parts of your body you most want to concentrate on and select moves that will target these area specifically.
How much is it? £4.99 a month
What’s it good for? The app aims to help you see results within six weeks, so if you have a short-term goal in mind you might find it helpful.
Stylist Strong is a fitness brand specialising in strength training specifically tailored for women. Our classes are designed to build both physical and mental strength in a smart and informed way.
So, whether you’re a beginner or already have strength-training experience, Stylist Strong has a class to suit you. Come and try our strength-based classes at our own purpose-built studio at The AllBright Mayfair.
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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.