We are running out of excuses (no pun intended) on why we can’t get exercise. For those who can’t find time to go to the gym, your gym can be virtual. Online workout sessions can be the next best thing to a personal trainer. Here are a few of the best apps out there:
iBodyFit: This site, from one of Shape’s “Top 50 Trainers” Franklin Antoian, features more than 400 workout routines that get as specific as triathlon training or senior fitness. Full diet plans designed by certified nutritionists are also available. Cost: $49 and up
Charity Miles: This iPhone app allows you to give back and work out. Corporate sponsors are lined up to pay up to 25 cents per mile you walk, run or ride that goes to one of its dozens of participating charities. Cost: Free
Daily Burn: These commercials with The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper has favorably reviewed programs. Pick from a library of 30-minute workouts you can do from home. If you need a pick-me-up, converse with its extensive online community of fellow Daily Burners just like you. Cost: $15/month
DOYOUYOGA: It’s a simple question: Do you yoga? No matter, there’s a yoga routine here for you. Stream beginner or advanced yoga videos and sign up for its programs, like the 30 Days of Yoga Challenge. Cost: $12/month
To learn how to get exercise and stay healthy, with or without an app, visit SelfCare for HealthCare™.