No Gym, No Excuse

We all strive to get those buns of steel and washboard abs at some point of our lives, and in today’s increasingly fast-moving world, we need to make the best of our time to get fit as well as improve our mindfulness. These intuitive apps could go a long way to help you.

Nike+ Training Club

This is the easiest way to feel in control of your fitness destiny. The app offers more than 100 workouts crafted by Nike master trainers for people of all fitness levels. Whether your fitness goal is get lean, get toned, get strong, or get focused, the app will offer easy-to-follow workout plans that are well balanced and includes plenty of rest days depending on your workout intensity. Each individual workout comes with beautiful video tutorials, which makes Nike+ Training Club fantastic even for beginners looking to catch up.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Once you have a Nike+ Profile, you can easily add friends and more trainers to get motivated, obtain advice, share your achievements, take photos and share them, go for new challenges and more.


Moves is a handy-dandy app that does what it says and more — it automatically tracks your everyday exercise, commuting and time spent in important places. All you need to do is carry your phone in your pocket or bag with the app activated and at the end of the day you get to see your activities like on a storyboard.

The app also offers a complete exercise diary with nearly 100 activity types, with other unrecognised activities easy to add. In detail, Moves automatically tracks fitness activities such as walking, cycling and running, as well as recognizes places in your daily life, plots your routes on a map, counts your step and shows calories burned for any activity or for the entire day.

Seeing your everyday life in a new way can motivate you to move more. Set simple goals — e.g. 10,000 steps a day — and start with small changes that can lead to a fitter lifestyle and healthier habits.

7 Minute Workout

With more than five million users and counting, the 7 Minute Workout app is dubbed the number one fitness app in 127 countries. Don’t have an hour every day to visit the gym and burn some cals? Say no more. All the fundamental exercises in this app will only take — you’ve guessed it — seven minutes before or after your normal activities to keep your metabolism going and that calorie furnace burning.

The exercises are based on high intensity circuit training proven to be safe, effective and efficient in improving your muscular and aerobic fitness. All you need is a chair and a wall for some workouts and seven minutes every day. Depending on your work condition, you can even easily exercise in the office. The app is voice prompted, which enables you to complete the entire workout without looking at a timer or your device.


No gym? No time? No problem! Sworkit is designed with busy people in mind with high-intensity bodyweight workouts that you can make last as short as five minutes and as long as an hour. An in-depth personalization feature lets you choose the style of exercise you’re seeking: i.e. strength, cardio, stretching, or even yoga. Every workout set is super easy to follow with high-quality videos and a countdown clock of the number of reps you have left. Advanced fitness buffs can also go ahead and use the app to create custom workouts.

Runtastic Six Pack Abs

No matter who you are, getting six-pack abs is a daunting task. But strengthening your core has never been easier, thanks to Runtastic Six Pack. The app lets you choose your avatar trainer — Daniel or Angie — that will interactively show you effective and efficient workout programs that last anywhere from 10 days to almost a month. One of the reasons we favoured this app is how the virtual trainers show off the moves in a slow-motion-enabled video, which means you learn each exercise right the first time around and avoid injuries.