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Health and Beauty | 29 December 2020

A few fave fitness apps if you want to get moving

With much of the country stuck at home again, it's handy to have some good fitness apps to turn to 💪

Here's my pick of the apps out there...

Nike Training Club

Lots of good free stuff on here...

  • Get workouts, nutrition advice and expert help
  • Join the 'You Can't Be Stopped' challenge, with 20 workouts over 5 weeks
  • Try 4 x 4-6 week training plans
  • Access over 190 free workouts (15-45 mins) across strength, endurance, yoga and mobility
  • Get guidance from Nike Master Trainers


This one is £10-20 a month, depending on whether you pay yearly, quarterly or monthly.

But it's rated 4.8 and 4.9 in Google Play and iOS app stores, plus you can try it out with a free 14-day trial...

  • 600+ workouts and 20+ training plans from world class trainers
  • On-demand classes, group workouts and training plans – from entry level to advanced
  • Classes include strength, mobility, cardio and yoga
  • Track your workouts with Fitbit, Apple Watch, MyZone and more

The Body Coach

Joe Wicks' app is another popular one, especially after his YouTube workouts kept the nation fit during lockdown.

It's currently on offer for £69.99 for the year which works out at costs £5.83. Or it's £12.66 per month if you pay quarterly or if you pay monthly it's £14.99 a month.

  • Live workouts with Joe each week
  • Access to Joe's January Bootcamp – five live workouts each week, starting 4 Jan
  • Home workouts for all fitness levels
  • Meal plan with recipes tailored to you and your body
  • Fitness planner to keep you on track
  • Access to a library of previous recipes and workouts

One You's Couch to 5K

One of the most famous fitness plans, particular around the New Year.

Follow a 9-week plan to build up to running 5k.

  • This one's created by Public Health England and BBC Get Inspired
  • Designed for people with little or no running background
  • Run 3 times a week for 9 weeks
  • By the end of the plan, you'll be up to 30 min runs (or roughly 5k)
  • Choose your trainer: radio DJ Jo Whiley; comedian and actor Sanjeev Kohli; athlete Michael Johnson; comedian Sarah Millican
  • You'll build up the time and effort gradually towards your 5k goal


Over 100 free workouts to check out here...

  • As of this week, the PureGym app is available to non-members, and will remain free throughout lockdown (it's usually only available to members who pay £19.99/month)
  • You can access over 100 workout classes, with new ones being added each week
  • Workouts range from 5 minutes to 60 minutes long and you can choose from beginner, intermediate and advanced classes
  • There are a wide range of classes available, including strength training, toning, cardio, equipment based workouts, yoga, Pilates, mindfulness classes, and outdoor based exercise
  • Workouts vary between audio recordings and pre-recorded videos

There you go. A handful of smart apps you can use if you want to get started. Got any amazing recommendations I've missed? Let me know on and I'll share them with other Snoopers 👊

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