Exercising and staying fit in the 21st century is made easier with the help of apps and various gadgets. The problem is that there are so many of them that it is hard to choose ones that are best suited for you. That is why we made this list of best gym workout apps and gadgets for women in 2020. Hopefully, our reviews will help you make a decision. You can also see premiumtoplist.com for the best sport watches for women.
Motify allows you to take your training sessions everywhere. You don’t need a gym, you can take your phone and complete your training in a park or your office. “It’s truly a one stop shop app. It includes cardio workouts, strength workouts, Pilates, yoga, flexibility, meditation, and nutrition! There’s no need for multiple apps,” says Hannah Davis, personal trainer. The first thing you need to do is set your goals. It can be anything, from “get ready for summer,” “ease back pain,” or “strengthen your core” and the app will suggest the most appropriate exercise program. You can also connect with your friends and compete with them. “I like these they have trainers from all over the world creating workout programs because it’s so valuable to be able to learn from different training styles and approaches,” Davis explains.
As the name suggests, this app is intended for people who enjoy Pilates. “They have the broadest spectrum of Pilates styles from New York, Classical, West Coast, Santa Fe, and Contemporary, or fitness-focused Pilates,” explains Juliet Kaska, ACE and NASM-certified personal trainer. You can try a different form of Pilates, like fusion fitness challenges. “There are over 3,400 videos on all levels, all styles and on all equipment including an extensive library of zero-equipment Pilates workouts,” Kaska says. Pilates Anytime can help you when you travel and don’t have access to a gym. You can do your training in your hotel room with it.
A combination of a running app and GPS, RunKeeper is ideal for people who like to run. “It stores all of my routes (a map and all), my time, speed, and splits. Plus, there is a journal and photo option where I will drop notes for myself so I can see patterns in my performance,” says Juliet. If you have Apple Watch, you can leave your phone in your home during your run. “It syncs with the Apple Watch and lets you hear audio cues from the app, which is very helpful as I’m going along and don’t want to bother with looking down,” adds Kaska.
Alo Moves provides yoga, Pilates, HIIT, and barre exercises. Even better, it provides you with new exercise every day. “It contains over 1,500 classes and is growing. Classes can be chosen by instructor, style, difficulty, intensity, and duration,” says physiologist Jane Hanisch. The app allows you to try many yoga styles, from Hatha and restorative yoga to Ashtanga and vinyasa. “Another great feature of this app is that it contains classes on developing skills (handstands, floating), mindfulness, and fitness,” adds Hanisch. The best thing is that you don’t need any fancy equipment. “All [workouts] can be done with just a yoga mat or chair,” says Hanisch.
Designed for marathon and triathlon athletes, Training Peaks helps you customize your entire training schedule. “Training Peaks allows me to create and design my own workouts based off of my current goals,” says Keelin Eichert, personal trainer. The app monitors your heart rate and notifies you of your progress. “It also updates my workouts and speed as my heart gets stronger,” Eichert adds
If you can’t afford a personal trainer, Ladder is the app for you. “It creates customized programming for your specific needs with a real trainer,” says trainer Lauren Kanski. You can watch videos to make sure your form is on point and learn how to do exercises properly. “It’s like having a trainer with you everywhere you go,” Kanski adds. “I coach through it and would never be a part of something I didn’t love for my own clients!”
Beyond The Whiteboard
Beyond The Whiteboard is designed for cross-fitters. Apart from monitoring your progress, it also offers full programs to help you achieve your goals. “I use it to log in all my lifts, times, and distances on my run,” says trainer Sherry Ward. “The bonus here is how it keeps you connected with your community at the gym or amongst your squad worldwide, showing the same workout performance on a leaderboard.” It will also notify you of your weaknesses and suggest how to deal with these problem areas.
Another app for cross-fitters, SugarWOD has a handy feature that lets you connect with your friends and see their exercises. “Being able to give your workout buddies ‘fist bumps’ when you see them kick ass (and vice versa) is a great motivator,” says trainer Margie Welch.
PowerDot Electrical Muscle Stimulator
Post-workout recovery is a part of training many of us neglect. Now we have a chance to perform it without spending any additional time in the gym. Just hook up PowerDot Electrical Muscle Stimulator and let it relieve you from stress and fatigue. The gadget gently stimulates your muscles, providing an essential recovery that can prevent serious injuries in the future and help you get ready for another session in the gym.
Skulpt Performance Training System
With the Skulpt Performance Training System, you don’t have to guess your body fat percentage or muscle mass. It will calculate all that for you and give you a precise picture of your body composition. This will allow you to precisely tailor your training and focus on problem areas.
Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale
Fitbit is known for its fitness trackers, but the company also makes this excellent bathroom scales. It can calculate your BMI and track your body fat percentage. Oh, and it also measures your weight.