7 fitness apps beginners may want to check out – MarketWatch

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Indeed, thanks to fitness apps, we can access countless thousands of at-home workouts right from our smart devices


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Spring is coming — and some of you may finally want to make good on those promises to start a fitness routine, even if this season has plenty of April showers. Thanks to fitness apps, we can access countless thousands of at-home workouts right from our smart devices. Here are seven apps to check out that can help you get motivated, energized and fit.

Free

Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout® App 

This popular — and free — app was designed by the Director of Exercise Physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. The exercises and workouts can be mixed and matched to create over 1,000 variations. You can opt in or out of a warmup, cool down, and choose how much time you want to work out.  During your workout, you can listen to the trainer alone or layer in your own music (which is great, because — IMO —some workout music is intolerable.) As you use the app, you can fine-tune your preferences by giving workouts a thumbs-up or thumbs- down. And it can also be synced with the Apple Health app. The workouts have a pretty clinical aesthetic, so if you like more atmosphere in your workouts, this app may not be for you.

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Fee-based

STRÅLA HOME

If you want start gently, try this app created by Stråla Yoga founders Tara Stiles and Mike Taylor. It offers thousands of videos of varying lengths, and regular opportunities for live virtual instruction. The workouts combine elements of tai chi, yoga, qigong, and traditional Chinese medicine to help to increase your fitness level and flexibility, and reduce stress.

Price: $19.99 per month or $199.99 per year. Free 7-day trial.

THE FITNESS APP

This app by fitness guru Jillian Michaels has won “best of” awards from both Google and Apple. Customizable fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness features can help you meet your goals with a workout routine that suits you, no matter your fitness level or time constraints. Workouts range from yoga, HIIT, kickboxing, and weights, to prenatal/postnatal, booty bands, and 5K training. Plus, you’ll have access to content from Michaels’ DVD collection. The app syncs with Apple Health, Apple Watch, MyFitnessPal, and many other devices and platforms. There is no live instruction. 

Price:  $14.99 per month, $34.99 for 3 months, $119.99 per year. Free 7-day trial for new customers.

CROSSFLOW – Heidi Kristoffer 

In this app, super-bendy yogi Heidi Kristoffer fuses yoga with other disciplines …….

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