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Exercise Anywhere With These 5 Effective Workout Apps

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
August 31, 2016 · 2.9k Views

These days, we can do, and we will do, just about everything from our smartphones. With today’s technology advances, we can even workout with these little gems! From downloading various workout programs to staying organized and on track with our workout routines, there are so many apps that allow you to workout from just about anywhere - no bulky gym equipment or gym membership needed! Take a look at these 5 awesome apps that will help you to get your workout in anywhere!

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  1. Zombies, Run!

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    Some people love to run. They make it a hobby. The ability and ease just comes naturally to them. I am not one of those people. In fact, I’ve always hated it, and it has always been my absolute least favorite form of exercise. However, that totally changed when I had to run from deadly zombies and collect various supplies to save my life on Zombies, Run!. This app is SO. FUN. As you run, you collect data (in the game) and each step counts towards supplies needed to survive the zombie apocalypse. In the app’s first 2-weeks on the market, it ranked as the highest grossing download in the app stores. The basic version of the app is free, but in order to get upgrades and more game options, you do have to spend a little bit of money.
  2. Spotify

    Source: digitaltrends.com
    Smartphones are great for playing music during workouts. If you think about it, that’s kind of why the iPhone was created in the first place, remember? It was an iPod turned into a smartphone. Nowadays, tons of people stream their workout music from sources like Pandora and Spotify, as these apps if you many playlist options. If you’ve ever done this, though, you know how frustrating it can be when you put your playlist on to go for a run, and one of the songs that comes on is just way too slow. Well luckily, Spotify created a solution for that. This Spotify extension for running actually calculates your speed and chooses songs with similar tempos to match your pace! How awesome is that?! Now, whether you’re on the treadmill at the gym, doing laps around your neighborhood, or even running in place in your living room, Spotify can make your run so much more enjoyable no matter where you are!
  3. You Are Your Own Gym

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    You Are Your Own Gym is a bodyweight training app created by bodyweight training expert and author, Mark Lauren. The YAYOG app contains more than 200 instructional videos and various bodyweight workout regimens that require only your body and your surroundings. They are super easy to follow and include exercises at all different levels of difficulty. Because these workouts are quick, convenient, and don’t require any equipment, you can do them pretty much anywhere, at anytime!
  4. Daily Yoga

    Source: igeeksblog.com
    If running and weight training isn’t quite your style, and you prefer something on the more calm and relaxing side, then you’ve got to try Daily Yoga. This yoga app offers over 50 HD-yoga videos, each one designed to target a specific area or region of your body, and meant to increase your flexibility and strengthen your muscles in these areas The app includes step-by-step instructions on how to complete the various yoga workouts, a health data log to track your workouts and food intake, and a global community of millions of other yogis to share information with, learn from, and communicate with!
  5. Gorilla Workout

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    Gorilla Workout was one of the most popular and most frequently downloaded apps in the year 2015, and was even named app of the year by iPad Health & Fitness. Gorilla Workout is fast-paced and effective, offering over 175 various workouts with more than 40 unique exercises. The bodyweight-only workouts combine cardio and strength training (targeting core and abs, arms, legs, back, and chest), so they are great for people wanting to lose weight, get in shape, or increase muscle strength. There are 4 different difficulty/experience levels to choose from, and with absolutely no equipment needed, each workout can be done anywhere at anytime!


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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.

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