13 Aug 2020

Top 5 Personal Trainer Apps (and Why You Still Need a Real-Life PT)

Personal training

Nothing can replace the person-to-person motivation and tailored guidance of a personal trainer.

But during times when meeting with your PT or going to the gym isn’t always easy or safe, it makes sense to have a backup in your pocket. And that backup could be a personal trainer app on your phone or tablet.

A good PT app can help you stay on track with your daily routine and work towards your long-term health and fitness goals. Let’s look at 5 of the best personal trainer apps available.

#1: Keelo

  • Available on: App Store, Google Play

If your fitness goals involve strength, stamina and endurance, Keelo could be the personal trainer app for you. It uses an AI-based algorithm to provide you with a personalised program that will work out your entire body with high-intensity exercises.

This PT app’s catalogue features over 180 movements, each of which comes with an HD instructional video. You can also select bodyweight-only routines when you don’t have your exercise gear handy.

#2: Jefit

  • Available on: App Store, Google Play

Jefit isn’t just one of the best personal trainer apps around – it’s also an active social network with close to 9 million members ready to share their tips and support.

When you use Jefit, you’ll enjoy:

  • Logging and tracking your workouts via a simple interface

  • Having access to a library of 1,300 exercises with instructions

  • Using handy tools such as the rest timer

  • Tracking your stats and results with simple progress reports.

This is a free personal trainer app if you’re happy with the basic plan. However, a monthly or annual subscription will remove the ads, let you compare stats with friends, and give you access to more advanced training reports.

#3: Nike Training Club

  • Available on: App Store, Google Play

Joining the Nike Training Club (NTC) gives you access to 4 training plans that each last 4-6 weeks:

  • Start Up

  • Lean Fit

  • Bodyweight Only

  • Gym Strong.

With its flexible approach, NTC makes it easier to find a workout routine that fits right into your schedule. There’s a wide range of exercises covering yoga, mobility, strength, high-intensity, cardio, and endurance – all guided by world-class Nike Master Trainers.

NTC also gamifies your fitness journey by rewarding you with trophies and badges as you achieve various milestones.

#4: Workout Trainer by Skimble

  • Available on: App Store, Google Play, Amazon, Galaxy Story

Developed by exercise experts and designed for people of all fitness levels, Skimble’s Workout Trainer can help you make consistent and trackable progress. From challenging yoga to fast-paced strength-building, this PT app has a little bit of everything.

Certified coaches take you through every routine with step-by-step instructions and audio. You can also subscribe for a PRO+ membership to access exclusive bonus workouts, forums, and more.

#5: Aaptiv

  • Available on: App Store, Google Play

Aaptiv may just be the best personal trainer app when it comes to replicating the true sound of fitness. When using this app, you’ll get to:

  • Listen to fresh and classic hits paced perfectly to match your exercise

  • Hear encouragement and technique advice from expert trainers while you work out

  • Make a program tailored to your fitness goals

  • Share your progress and selfies with over 200,000 other Aaptiv members

  • Access thousands of workouts across several categories (30 new classes added each week).

Now, let’s be clear: Even the best personal trainer app can’t replicate all the benefits of working with a real-life PT. But if you only see your personal trainer once a week, or you’re currently unable to attend your regular sessions, a PT app could be just what you need to fill in the gaps.

You can read more about how your smart devices can help you achieve your fitness goals in this article about wearable tech.

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