If 2019 is the year you’ve decided to make your health and fitness a priority, you may now be wondering how to start. Thankfully, there are several apps that offer great workouts for moms – – workouts that don’t require a lot of time or equipment, but that are still effective and fun. Here is our list of 7 of the Best Workout Apps for Moms.
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Perfect for moms who don’t have a lot of time is the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout. The app is designed by Chris Jordan, the Director of Exercise Physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. The app features a “fast, simple, science-based way to work out anywhere, anytime.” Moms can select from 72 exercises and 22 additional workouts that can be customized and modified to create more than 1,000 different variations. Other than a wall and a chair, no special tools or equipment are needed.
Moms Into Fitness features “200+ scientifically-backed streaming workouts designed by a mom, made for moms.” Workouts are designed for moms, in all stages of motherhood – whether you have a newborn at home, are adapting to being an empty-nester, or are somewhere in-between. You’ll also have access to over 150 kid-tested recipes and meal plans and a community of other moms all striving to be healthier.
As moms, we’re used to doing for others and putting our own needs behind those of everyone else’s. Well, with this app, you can “fool yourself” into exercising while focusing on the good you’re doing for others. You can exercise as often and as long as you want. “Just choose a charity and get moving. The app tracks your movement. For every mile you log, you help to earn money for your chosen charity.” A variety of charities participate, including those that are working with children, animals, veterans, and the environment so you’ll be sure to find a cause that is close to your heart. Moms can walk, run, bike, skip, or dance to earn miles.
The Nike Training Club App is described as serving as “your ultimate personal trainer.” The app features more than 185 workouts and audio and video guidance to make sure you are correctly doing each move. Additionally, you can input your “other” activities (a spin class, shooting hoops, swimming laps) which helps make the app “smarter” at “balancing your fitness routine.” Workout times range from 15-45 minutes and feature workouts for all levels.
The Fit Mummy Project App features more than 35 short, but effective, post-natal workout videos that moms can do at home with little or no equipment. The app offers a variety of exercises so you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for whether you want to focus on one body part or are looking to tone-up and strengthen your body as a whole. The app also features yoga and meditations.
If you’ve been reluctant to start an exercise program because you think you don’t have the time, then Sworkit may be the app you need. “Sworkit guides you with video workouts for your specific needs that can be done at home in as little as 5-15 minutes.”
Moms can select from over 50 workouts, or customize one that is designed around the type of workout you want whether it’s a daily stretch, a 7-minute workout, or an advanced workout for your whole body.
The Runkeeper app “helps people get out the door and stick with running.” For moms, it’s so easy to put our own needs at the bottom of our to-do lists. This app helps keep you accountable by keeping track of your runs (also your walks and hikes), as well as giving you encouragement to become active more often. Set goals, develop a personalized plan and routine, and see your progress over time.