Where are you going to spend your holidays? We all know how busy we get during this time, but if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re probably like me: workouts are how I de-stress. When you’re traveling, it can be difficult to get to a gym, and you can’t run every day. (Well, some people can, but not me.) This is why I turn to some of the best workout apps for travel when I’m out of town. If you need to squeeze in a sweat session, check out one of my top workout apps picks.
The Best Free Workout App for Travel
Athex (iOS): One of the reasons why Athex consistently makes my list of the best workout apps for travel is because of the random workout generator. In the Functional Fitness screen, you tell it how long you want the workout to be (short, medium, or long) and what equipment you have (jump rope, dumbbell, kettlebell, etc.), and it gives you a random CrossFit-style workout. If you want to focus on strength and physique, you can select what muscle groups to work on, and it will give you a suggested workout based on duration, equipment, and your focus.
The Top Workout App with Free and Paid Options
Nike Training Club (iOS and Android): The NIke Training Club App is one of the top workout apps, even though you now have to pay if you want to play with some of the more focused and targeted workouts. However, in the free version, you still have plenty of choices by muscle group or workout type, from 5-minute quick hits to a 45 minute workout. A lot of the workouts don’t require any equipment, which is great when you’re staying at a relative’s house that’s far away from the nearest gym.
The Best Workout App for Frequent Fliers
OpenFit (iOS and Android): If you have a LOT of holiday travel planned, you’ll want to download OpenFit. (This is an affiliate link.) This makes my list of the best workout apps for travel because it offers five different programs to choose from to get you through the holiday season:
- Xtend Barre – Sculpt a strong, lean body in 30 days with trainer Andrea Rogers.
- T-Minus 30 – Get in shape for a Tough Mudder in just 30 days.
- Rough Around the Edges – Train with a badass crew of professional stuntwomen.
- Yoga52 – Transform your life with 30 days, 8 weeks or one year of Yoga.
- 600 Secs – Get fit fast with focused 10-Minute Workouts.
OpenFit did send me a code so that I have a free subscription for a year. I love the Yoga52 program; the classes are 30 minutes long. The 600 Secs workouts are short and quick, ideal for when you’re pressed for time. I’ve tested out a few different workouts from each of the programs, and they all have something different to offer. The T-Minus 30 workouts do require some equipment, but the Rough Around the Edges workouts are cardio and bodyweight workouts that require no equipment at all.
No matter where you’re traveling this holiday season, there’s something on this list of the best workout apps for travel for you. What’s your favorite app to use when you travel?