The 12 Best Workout Apps To Download Right Now

Can’t get to the gym? Download it to your phone

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It’s no secret that we rely on our phones to get through the day—and more than ever, that includes exercise. The fact of the matter is that going to the gym isn’t always convenient (or, in the era of self-isolation, physically possible), and that’s where fitness apps and live-stream classes come into play. But between the cost, variety of workouts, trainers, and added features, there are several factors to consider before giving up that valuable phone real estate. From yoga to running to HIIT, we’re breaking down the 12 best apps out there, and why they’re worth it.

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1. The Sculpt Society

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There’s a reason Shay Mitchell, Hunter McGrady, Elsa Hosk, and just about every other celeb is obsessed with Megan Roup’s dance cardio method: It’s a blast, and it works. No rhythm required whatsoever—but if you’d rather get your reps in, the app offers more straightforward routines, offered in four-week programs, as well.

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2. Work It With MG

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Fed up with diet culture, Madalin Giorgetta created Work It with MG to be a place for holistic health, without the toxicity. From workouts for all fitness levels to nourishing recipes (like vanilla banana pancakes, yum), it will be your new source for all things self-care.

For more information, click here.

3. Tone & Sculpt

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Krissy Cela’s popular app is based on more than just fitness, although it has plenty of strength and cardio workouts. You’ll also find a full archive of customizable healthy recipes for all kinds of diets, handy grocery shopping lists, and more tools for building a healthy lifestyle.

For more information, click here.

4. Alo Moves

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The brand behind your favorite yoga gear also offers classes (thousands of them!) to maintain your practice—as well as barre, pilates, guided meditations, and more. The interface makes it easy to log your workouts, bookmark your favorites, and track your progress too.

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5. Nike Training App

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With fitness sessions of all styles designed by Nike’s master trainers, you’ll find your perfect workout, whether you have a home gym, yoga mat, or just yourself. Beyond the workout, the app also has nutrition content, sleep tips, and more so you can manage your health holistically, all in one place.

For more information, click here.

6. Obé Fitness

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Looking for barre? Boxing? Dance cardio? There’s no chance of getting bored with Obé, which offers all of the above and then some, in varying levels and lengths. Access both their enormous library of on-demand options or any of their 100+ live-streams per week—all filmed in their signature neon-lit studio.

For more information, click here.

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7. Peloton

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You don’t need one of the brand’s stationary bikes to access their stellar app, which houses thousands of workout classes from running to bootcamp to yoga. The extra draw here is the trainers; their personalities leave you motivated and inspired long after finishing your sweat sesh.

For more information, click here.

8. C25K

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The name, short for Couch to 5K, explains it all: It’s designed to help you run over three miles in thirty minutes from scratch. It coaches you through three workouts a week over nine weeks, gradually increasing in intensity to help you reach your goal (and once you do, you may as well download C210k).

For more information, click here.

9. Seven

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If your workout philosophy is something along the lines of “if I must,” download this app. Each workout is seven minutes long—a.k.a. roughly the length of two Dua Lipa songs—and requires zero special equipment. It’s also handy for squeezing in workouts when time is especially tight or when you’re traveling.

For more information, click here.

10. Melissa Wood Health

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A favorite of wellness-minded women like Hannah Bronfman and Gabby Bernstein, Melissa Wood’s method is all about low-impact, targeted movements. She also has an extensive pre-natal and post-natal series, making it a great choice for pregnant women.

For more information, click here.

11. Shock

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Designed specifically for women, this app provides easy-to-follow (but intense!) strength exercises depending on your desired results. Connect it to your Apple Watch for a coach on the go; it will vibrate when it’s time to switch circuits or take a breather.

For more information, click here.

12. SWEAT

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get toned with celeb trainers Kayla Itsines and Kelsey Wells, here’s your chance. With three no-nonsense, strength-building programs to choose from (plus recipes, shopping lists, and other healthy-living extras) this app lives up to its name.

For more information, click here.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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