#FitChicks: Your Phone Can Be Your Own Personal Trainer With These Apps

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Image Nike Training Club

Working out with a personal trainer sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Aside from the whole pain before gain thing, hiring a trainer almost guarantees that the personalized attention will make for some pretty splendid results.

Hiring a personal trainer can be a major investment. According to Women’s Health Magazine , working with a personal trainer can run you anywhere from $50 per hour to upwards of $500. SERIOUSLY. But if you're a fitness lover looking for an optimized workout with specific instructions OR if you’re someone who is just getting started on your fitness journey and you have no clue where to start, don't fret — you have other options and they start right there with your smartphone.

Lots of inspiring Fit Chicks on Instagram may get you excited to work out. But when you're ready to create a personalized fitness plan, you're going to want to shell out for a trainer or use an app (or several) to hone in on the best workouts for you, track your successes, and ensure you’re doing something with structure.

Ahead, we've rounded up a few (6 to be exact) apps designed to spare you the huge expense of a personal trainer AND keep your workouts interesting. Ready? Get your download on.

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JEFIT

Price: Free

Systems: Android, iOS

If you’re looking to focus on strength training and or bodybuilding, JEFIT.com’s app (Android, iOS) serves as an incredible resource. Thousands of routines in their database target specific body parts and come with complete and detailed instructions. The app also provides a workout planner, log to keep track of your progress and timers designed to help you keep rep count.

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Image Gaiaam

Yoga Studio by Gaiam

Price: $3.99

Systems: Android, iOS

If you’re going to pay for a workout app, Gaiam’s Yoga Studio (Android, iOS) might be the one. With a workout library that includes more than 70 yoga and meditation classes, you can choose a time limit (10 to 60 minutes) that works with your daily schedule. Filter between classes that focus on strength, flexibility or those that focus more on relaxation and balance. Each class is classified by duration, focus, and ability level. More advanced Yoga Studio users can create their own classes from the app’s library of nearly 300 poses as well as 20 pose blocks. You can also download the videos directly to your smartphone and play them later. If you’d rather pose in the comfort of your living room, you can also stream the classes using Chromecast or Apple TV.

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SworkIt

Price: Free

Systems: Android, iOS

If set exercise routines are your thing, Sworkit (Android, iOS) might be up your alley. If you want to build strength, do yoga, hit your cardio, stretch, try some pilates or build a custom routine, Sworkit offers tons of possibilities. If you’d rather be surprised, Sworkit even has the ability to build you a routine of randomized exercises that fit your exercise goals. Each workout is different, making sure that you stay alert and aren’t bored. We know how that is, right?

So, will you be trying any of these workout apps? What’s your favorite at-home way to workout? Let us know in the comments below.

XOXO,

Brit & Chan "Fit Chicks"

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