The doors to your local gym may be closed but the world of online fitness is right out there for you with myriads apps, virtual classes and streamed workouts to choose from. Whether you’re a fan of working out in a group class or solo, with weights or without and like things high-tempo or low and slow, we have you covered with these health and fitness apps.
One of our long-standing partners, Barry’s Bootcamp has closed its UK studios for now and is offering live streaming workouts on Instagram. Although there’s no treadmill work involved, the sessions are guaranteed to get your heart rate up. Muscle groups, intervals and workout segments vary to keep you guessing, and the instructors ensure that you maximise your potential while making every class feel new, fun and exciting. Discover more at barrys.com
Working out at home might seem like a chore but devotees of this app – dubbed the ‘Netflix of fitness’ – swear by its addictive sessions. You’ll exercise along to live and recorded 20- and 40-minute sessions focusing on areas such as HIIT, strength training, mobility and Pilates. You also have an option to order a tracking device so you can see your own progression over time. From £19.99. Available on IOS and Android.
With Les Mills, you don’t just get a 20-30 minute video to work out along to – you can order equipment to supplement your training, too. Combining all this with a powerful soundtrack, these sessions can be high-energy and sweaty but also upbeat and fun. Our members are invited to discover the Les Mills programmes with a free 30-day trial, and you can then enjoy a 30% discount on membership of the standard £12.95 per month. Available at Les Mills.
Turns out there’s a lot you can achieve in just seven minutes – jumping jacks, lunges and push-ups included. Based on the premise that forming small habits can lead to big wellness gains, Seven is loaded with programmes to get you moving. They might be just several minutes but these workouts burn, and you’ll feel the difference. Free with in-app purchases from £9.99. Available on IOS and Android.
Kayla Itsines became a household name after her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) was shared around the world, and she went from personal trainer to fitness-empire maven. Her 28-minute workouts can be found on her dedicated app and often feature high-intensity killers like burpees and mountain climbers. Free with in-app purchases from £9.99. Available on IOS and Android.