The school year is coming to a close (aka stressful finals), the school gym routine is getting more boring by the second (aka no motivation), and the summer bod you’ve been craving is getting totally trumped by the chicken strips you always seem to end your Saturday of dartying with (aka beer belly).
Don’t give up on hopes of looking your best this summer just yet. Read on to discover five apps that will make your workout routine more fun and affordable.
Why get a membership to just one gym? Well, because money. However, with ClassPass you have access to thousands of classes in your area without spending the extra bucks. You just need one purchased pass starting at $65 a month.
The class options are endless, so you can constantly change up your workout. Cycling, hot yoga, barre, and TRX are just a few options.
Who It’s For:
This app allows you to visit each studio three times a month, so if you’re on the hunt for your perfect fitness studio fit and looking to sample tons of different gym options, this app is for you.
#SpoonTip: If you fall in love with a studio, you know it’s worth getting the bang for my buck!
Calling all bargain shoppers. ZenRez is the perfect way to keep your workout routine spontaneous, fun, and cheap. At 9 pm, ZenRez opens up available spots in local fitness classes at a discounted rate.
You only pay for the classes you want to take without the monthly fees or memberships. Plus, it even offers free classes. Perfect option for that college budget, am I right?
Who It’s For:
Zenrez is only available in the Bay Area, LA, and Pittsburg. If you live in these areas and are interested in Orange Theory classes for discounted prices, this app is for you. Other classes include TRX, barre, hot yoga, and cycling.
Your very own personal trainer, right in the palm of your hand. Use can use it anytime anywhere, it’s all for free, and there are hundreds of different workout routines to choose from.
The amount of workouts on NTC are insane. The app features anything you can think of, including abs, butt, arms, or legs. They’re guaranteed to have workouts for your area of choice and at all different levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). This app is not only free, but talks you through each exercise and keeps time for you.
Who It’s For:
Celebs like Serena Williams and Hope Solo motivate you through each workout on this app. It also features partner workouts, so there’s no excuse not to grab your BFF and get fit together.
Cardio is a love/hate relationship. We usually hate doing it, but love the results. However, as much as we despise running, we all need a little sweat session in our lives. Keep rack of all your runs on Nike’s interactive running app and see your progress, all for free.
This app features a GPS signal and can track how far you run, where you run (you can log if you are running outdoors and it will take terrain into account during your run), and it tells you when you have completed each mile.
Who it’s for:
Literally anyone. If you are training for a marathon, you can choose programs on the app that tell you what kind of run to do each day. If you are an off and on jogger, this app keeps you motivated by keeping track of all the miles you have booked and even gives you little ribbons when you run your farthest or fastest.
*J. Cole voice*: “I wanna see you Sworkit for me, Sworkit for me.” Whether you want a pre-made workout or if you want to customize your own workout, Sworkit will help you get the bod you Swant.
This is app is similar to Nike+ Training Club because it has awesome pre-made workouts with different levels, body parts, and times. However, Sworkit sets itself apart from other apps by offering a cool feature where you can customize your workout. You can pick each and every move you want to do and how long you want to do it for.
Having the busiest day of your life? Sworkit has your back by giving you the option to shorten a workout by subtracting minutes. If you want to add extra minutes to burn off the one too many glasses of wine you had the night before, Sworkit can do that too.
Who it’s for?
Anyone can make this app Swork. No joke, though: This app is every fitness junkie’s dream. I like that the pre-made workouts include areas in strength, cardio, stretching, and even yoga. By following videos of real trainers while they do the workout with you, this app is sure to keep you motivated.
According to the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and Science, when you do the same workout everyday your muscles adapt to it and you do not get the best results. So go ahead and switch it up by using these apps to get your summer bod in no time.