Fitness apps are my equivalent to Andrea's YouTube videos! I LOVE them. While I too love working out to videos, I'd have to say that I probably utilize apps more. They are so easy and while some cost a couple dollars, there are plenty of free ones that you can download. I turn to my apps when don't have much time on a specific day or I'll add it to the end of my workout. Another thing I love about apps is that they introduce me to new exercises! I've been dedicated to fitness for years, and for a while I felt like I knew every exercise in the book. Wow, I've never been more wrong or more excited to be wrong! Every once in a while I'll just be cruising through my apps and I'll come across a new exercise that I really enjoy. Anyways, here are some of the apps I've downloaded that really help me squeeze in a workout no matter how busy I am:
30 Day Squat Challenge: This app was free to download, requires no weights, and is extremely simple but still yields great results. The app is easy to navigate and you simply click on the day that you're on, it tells you how many squats to do, and you check the completed box when you're done each day in order to unlock the next! It's exactly what it sounds like, 30 days worth of squats. If you stick with it, you will notice a
significant difference in the strength and tone in your lower half by the end of the 30 days. If you can't download apps on your phone, click here for a challenge that has small differences in the daily amount of squats, but is fundamentally the same and will give you the same results.
Hot5: Hot5 is the latest addition to my fitness app collection! This app has tons of pages of 5-minute workout videos that are simple and easy to follow. 5 minutes. That's what sold me on it and I think that's something that a lot of us are drawn to. How can we say that we "don't have enough time" to workout when there's an app that offers 5-minute workouts!? I use Hot5 in addition to my workouts as something fun and different, however these videos can certainly be used as workouts on their own. Hot5 offers workouts for your abs and core, butt and legs, cardio and agility, muscle and strength, and yoga and flexibility. Between all the options for workouts and varying difficulty levels, it has something for for everyone. And if you aren't cramped for time on a certain day, you can mix and match workouts and come up with some pretty good routines! This app is also free.