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10 Best Fitness Apps To Try at Home

The 10 Best Fitness Apps to Try at Home

Many of us are feeling a bit cooped up right now and have had to adjust our daily routines, including the way we exercise. On-demand workouts have been growing in popularity, with new streaming options popping up regularly. No matter what your health goals are, research has found major benefits to physical exercise including a boost in immunity, relief from stress and anxiety, combating diseases, and improving mood. 

We’ve rounded up 10 top-rated fitness and exercise apps that will help you find the right at-home workout for your needs. From stretching, barre, and yoga, to higher impact training like running, lifting, and kickboxing, this list includes options to help you support a new routine, no matter where you are.

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Fitness classes to try from home

1. Yoga Download — Access to a global library of classes

The Cost: Free 5-day trial before registration is necessary. Free 15-day trial after registration. After your free trial(s), membership costs $17.99 per month or $119.99 per year (breaks down to $9.99/month but billed annually).

About this app: Yoga Download allows yogis to access teachers, styles, and settings from around the world by offering over 1,500 classes led by yoga teachers with international acclaim. No matter your experience, ability, or location, this app will guide you through yoga, barre, pilates, and fusion workouts ranging from 20-30 minutes in length, as well as meditations for when you want to slow things down. Explore this app class by class using their helpful filters or dive into one of their 50+ curated programs to work toward a goal like healing back pain, prenatal sessions, and beyond.

Available on: iOS and Android.

2. Xtend Barre — Mixing cardio, pilates, and ballet

Tablet showing a group barre workout class with a trainer holding onto a chair.

Image via Xtend Barre.

The Cost: Free 14-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $13 per month for 3 months, or $96 per year (breaks down to $8 per month but billed annually). 

About this app: Traditionally only available in studio, Xtend Barre teamed up with online streaming app Open Fit to offer their barre classes to everyone, anywhere—no barre needed, just grab a chair! Classes range from 15-30 minutes in length, and there are extended fitness plans available for those looking to work toward a goal. This app also features meal plans, suggesting foods to fuel you as you work toward a stronger, more toned body. Xtend Barre LIVE features classes with live instructors, with the option to turn on your camera so the instructor can see you! Using this function, you can receive feedback on your form and technique as if you were there in class together. 

Available on: iOS, Android, desktop, Roku, or Chromecast.

 

3. Daily Burn — 30-minute workouts across genres

Kickboxing group workout from Daily Burn At Home app.

Image via Daily Burn.

The Cost: Free 60-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $14.95 per month.

About this app: If you’re in the exploratory phase of your fitness regimen, and unsure which types of workouts are best suited to your lifestyle, Daily Burn’s At Home workouts are a great place to start. You’ll enter some quick details about yourself, and Daily Burn will tailor a program specific to your goals and fitness level. The full plan made just for you will include a schedule of 30-minute cardio, yoga, dance, pilates, and other types of workout videos to follow each day (as a virtual group or 1:1 based on your wishes), nutrition plans, built-in rest days, and a supportive community. It’s a great way to set yourself up for success!

Available on: iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Fire TV. Download via Amazon here.

Good to know: In addition to At Home, Daily Burn also offers separate apps specific to certain disciplines: Running (free 7-day trial, then $7.99 per month; available for iOS only), Yoga (free 30-day trial, then $9.99 per month; available for iOS only), and HIIT (free 7-day trial, then starts at $9.99 per month; available for iOS only)

 

4. CorePower Yoga On Demand — Yoga classes with added intensity

Group of men and women doing a yoga class together.

Image via CorePower Yoga.

The Cost: Free one-week trial. After your trial ends, membership costs $19.99 per month. Some free classes are being offered temporarily.

About this app: CorePower Yoga is designed as a high-intensity yoga class with targeted core exercises throughout each session. You can design your ideal experience by choosing your class format (beginner to advanced) and the desired length of class (5-60 minutes). You’ll also have access to meditations, lessons, pose how-tos, and more. 

Available on: iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, desktop, Roku, and Fire TV. Download via Amazon here.

 

5. NEOU — Filter classes by target area

Three iPhones showing screenshots of the NEOU app's functions and features.

Image via NEOU.

The Cost: Free 30-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

About this app: NEOU offers 60 different fitness concepts—boot camp, dance, and barre to name a few—with classes ranging from 10 to 90 minutes long. You can filter the classes by type, duration, and body focus, and choose your workouts based on level. There are multi-day programs and challenges offered, as well as options for postpartum exercise and treadmill routines. This streaming service also offers classes you can do as a family! 

Available on: iOS, Android, desktop, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku.

 

6. Tone It Up Studio — Workouts for women, by women

The Cost: Free 7-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year (breaks down to $8.33/month, billed annually). 

About this app: This app makes home workouts feel personal, inclusive, and fun. Tone It Up founding trainers Katrina and Karena built their fitness community as a supportive, empowering space for women to get moving. Workouts range from 10-40 minutes and are great for any fitness level. The app features hundreds of guided workouts of various types, like yoga, weight training, HIIT, cardio, barre, boxing, kettlebell, strength, and more. It also offers perinatal workouts and meditation. Along with membership comes a strong community that invites app users to make new connections and keep each other motivated!

Available on: iOS and Android.

 

7. Pretty Muscles by Erin Oprea — Fun circuits with a celebrity trainer

Pretty Muscles app featuring trainer Erin Oprea demonstrating a deadlift into curl circuit workout.

Image via Erin Oprea.

The Cost: Membership costs $12.99 per month or $74.99 per year.

About this app: Erin Oprea is the celebrity trainer who works with Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood, and her energetic workouts are available to you via her Pretty Muscles app. Her fitness philosophy is to mix it up and, most importantly, have fun—so, you can expect workouts that use minimal equipment, modification suggestions, a Tabata timer, and exercise games. With your membership also comes access to hundreds of clean recipes from her bestselling cookbook, The 4×4 Diet, a macro calculator, a grocery list generator, and meal delivery integration.

Available on: iOS.

 

8. MIRROR — A cool gadget bringing thousands of workouts into your home

Athletic man workout out using Mirror.

Image via MIRROR.

The Cost: Free 30-day trial with purchase of MIRROR. The mirror itself costs $1,495 + companion app costs $39/month.

About this app: For a different take on home workouts, MIRROR is indeed a mirror, but that turns on and displays in a screen-like manner when paired with its coordinating app. The MIRROR library includes over 10,000 on-demand workouts across 20 fitness genres like cardio, strength, yoga, and pilates, but you also have the option to tune in for live classes taught by instructors in NYC. The companion app to the wall-mounted or stand-supported mirror is necessary to access workouts on the device, but it is also available on your iOS and Android smartphone or tablet instantly upon purchase.

Available on: MIRROR Digital is available to MIRROR owners only, on iOS and Android.

 

9. Peloton Digital — Workouts for your stationery bike and beyond

Woman using hand weights for a home workout using the Peloton home app.

Image via Peloton.

The Cost: Free 90-day trial. After your trial ends, membership costs $12.99 per month.

About this app: You’ve probably heard of Peloton’s Bike or Tread, but what you may not know is that Peloton also offers thousands of boot camp, strength, and outdoor workouts through their Peloton Digital app—no Bike or Tread purchase necessary! You can stream spin classes to use on our home bike trainer (or in the gym), run locally with their guided runs set to energetic playlists, or enjoy guided meditations and relaxing yoga classes. They offer live classes to give you an in-studio feel, and the Peloton community is extremely engaged.

Available on: iOS, Android, desktop, and Fire TV. Download via Amazon here.

Good to know: The Peloton Digital membership ($12.99/month) is intended for users who do not own a Peloton Bike or Tread. The Peloton All-Access membership ($39/month) is the companion app meant to be used with a Peloton Bike or Tread, and includes free Peloton Digital access as part of membership.

 

10. SWEAT by Kayla Itsines — 28-minute circuits that pack a punch

The Cost: Free 7-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $19.99 per month or $119.00 per year.

About this app: If you’re up for a challenge, try SWEAT by Kayla Itsines. Her 28-minute Bikini Body Guides (BBG) workouts have gotten millions into shape and have launched her Insta-famous Itsines army. Designed for women at all fitness levels, these workouts are demanding, but Itsines encourages consistency over perfection. Programs range from beginner to the more advanced BBG Stronger—and, pregnancy and postpartum circuits are offered, too—and can be done from home or at the gym. The app also provides users with weekly meal plans and coordinating shopping lists.

Available on: iOS, Android, and desktop.

 

 


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The Best Fitness Apps to Try at Home

Written by Salina West

Salina is a fellow subscription addict. She was an early adopter of Stitch Fix in 2014 and is still a customer. With her crazy travels, she is always looking for ways to bring balance and continuity to her life with digital subscriptions. Her day is incomplete without using a meditation, fitness, wellness, or streaming app. Current favorites include Headspace and the Peloton app.

Comments (13)

  1. I love Peloton. I use the app everyday. Mediation before bed. 30 min work out before work. Was having a hard taking breaks so they have 10 min anywhere yoga i would do on my breaks ( no equipment or outfit needed). They added dance cardio that i am awful at but i have fun. Husband like strength workout and we have a bike. Recommend Denis Morton for yoga.

  2. Our family loves Peloton! We have both the bike and the tread. However, they also have guided outdoor runs, yoga, cardio dance classes (just added-take the Cody Rigsby and Emma Lovewell one for a good laugh) and strength classes. I highly recommend Robin Arzón, Jess Sims, and Olivia Amato. My husband is a big Alex Toussaint fan. They are all amazing instructors.

  3. Peloton is good.

    I would also highly recommend Fitplan. You can check off each set as you do your exercises and it shows your progress with reps and weight. I used it and loved it before I joined a hiit style gym.

    • Checking off each set as you do them sounds so satisfying!!

  4. The Ballet Beautiful subscription is 60% off this month, I think it ends tonight. I really love Daily Burn and have been using it on and off for 2 years, I think they have really great trainers.

  5. I love DailyBurn! It actually helps me exercise more than I usually do))
    Thank you for recommendations! I might try other apps too)

  6. I think this is great that you all are doing these recommendations like the what to watch one and this one. Thanks for these suggestions, it helps me from losing my mind in the house 24/7 🤪.

    • So happy these lists are helpful to you, Vi. That’s definitely our goal—we’re all in this together!

  7. Wow, $1,500 for the mirror and they only give you a free month of the app. That’s three years worth of my gym membership.

    • Hey Caroline! So they technically give a free month of the whole mirror—basically, you can have it delivered, with white glove service if you wish, and then after a month if you’re not feeling it you can return it for free. (I’m an equipment minimalist when it comes to exercise so I’m not entirely sure that’s much better but I thought I’d be remiss not to point it out!)

  8. It would be great to see some reviews on these. =)

    • Thanks for reading, Holly! I’m not sure reviewing these apps are in the plan right now but if we were to consider it, which ones would you like to see reviewed? 🙂

  9. DailyBurn is my favorite! I really love the Inferno program with Anja Garcia. I’ve noticed that they offer promotions fairly frequently, as well.

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