Having the intention to make 2022 your healthiest year yet is all well and good, but what separates the average gym-goer from the smart, diligent and dedicated all-round athlete is a sense of structure. Handily, you don’t have to spend hours pouring over-reactive spreadsheets and punching numbers into macro calculators to help your training gain a sense of regularity and progressive overload. Instead, you can start with loading your smartphone with the latest next-gen apps that are designed to keep you working towards your results. Below, we’ve scoured the internet for the very best fitness apps that will elevate your fitness game in 2022.
The Third Space app (iOS, Android), free to all Third Space members, is loaded with streamable workouts for you to try, including our signature WOD classes, full-body strength workouts, energising yoga flows, HIIT sessions and much more. Suitable for home workouts, and with an easy booking feature for your local Third Space classes, the app offers bespoke content that reacts to your training objectives. Just tap ‘TRAIN’ in the Third Space app to get started.
Nike Training Club
Signing up to the Nike Training Club (iOS, Android) gives you access to over 200 free workouts and smart training programmes that are targeted towards your goals. Each workout is led by a Nike Master Trainer, with sessions including yoga, cardio, HIIT, strength, bodyweight and mobility that can be as short as 10 minutes. You’ll have access to NTC’s video library, too, which helps when you need coaching cues or a nudge towards the gym. The best part? It’s free.
The Third Space app (iOS, Android) is loaded with streamable workouts for you to try, including our signature WOD classes, full-body strength workouts, energising yoga flows, HIIT sessions and much more. Suitable for home workouts, and with an easy booking feature for your local Third Space classes, the app offers bespoke content that reacts to your training objectives. Just tap ‘TRAIN’ in the Third Space app to get started.
Chris Hemsworth is no slouch when it comes to fitness and, with his training and nutrition app Centr, you can start stealing Thor’s training secrets. Working across six-week blocks with workouts ranging from 20 to 40 minutes, Centr uses disciplines such as HIIT, boxing, yoga, strength training, pilates and MMA to help you get a sweat on. You can adjust training variables such as intensity and skill levels, too. Outside of the gym, Centr supplies dietitian-approved meal ideas with gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian options.
Packed with workouts as short as five minutes and never over 30, specialists Freeletics have made a name for themselves in the digital fitness space by offering individualised training plans that are tailored to your specific goals. Pick your objective — hybrid strength, start strong, lose weight, strength and stamina, run and burn — and get sweating. With an optional nutrition guidance bolt-on, plans start at just over £1/week.
If you’ve got an Apple watch, you’re invited to join Apple’s new and exclusive fitness community: Apple Fitness+. Their USP? Watching real-time fitness metrics (heart rate, calorie-burn, distance and time) during your streamable workout, with disciplines including HIIT, pilates, strength, yoga, guided meditation and walking. You can stream Apple Fitness+ through your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Over 25 new workouts and guided meditations are added each week, making it the perfect antidote for fitness lethargy.
Armed with a mission to make personalised fitness accessible to everyone, Aaptiv uses audio-based training to help you reach your goals. In three steps, you’ll go from teaching the app about your health goals (including losing weight, running a race, building strength, reducing stress), picking a workout, timeframe and discipline that suits you; and, finally, owning the guided trainer workout. Handily, Aaptiv’s catalogue also caters to home workouts, gym sessions and outdoor blasts.