Update - 19 August 2021
Gyms are reopening *confetti alert* after a period of time, but WFH still remains as a default for most of us. While we're extremely happy to be able to return to gym, here are some alternatives for those of you who aren't heading back just yet. We feel you and want to help you continue exploring your active lifestyle despite these obstacles!
Besides keeping our online store open 24/7, we hope these top 5 apps will help you get through the month.
Stay fit and positive, #KYDRASQUAD.
Get Fit Fast With These 5 Affordable Fitness Apps
The best at-home workouts require little to no equipment at all, yet provide the same satisfactory results as using one. That’s right — no dumbbells, resistance bands, or any other fancy schmancy gym equipment — just your bodyweight. Take your pick from a booty pump (we’re looking at you, hip thrusts), abs of steel (the never-ending list of crunch variations), or toned arms (your chance to master the pushup). Depending on your choice, at-home workouts will surely hit all muscle groups.
The key to a successful at-home workout is a reliable fitness app that provides clear guidance, never-ending options of fun workouts, and convenience. From strength training to a cardio or HIIT session, there’s a home fitness app for every workout need. Couple that with effectiveness and results, what more could you ask for?
Let your home become your training ground, your device as your personal trainer, and drive yourself to put in the work to achieve your fitness goals.
To kickstart things, we’ve compiled a list of fitness apps that’ll up your workout game and bring positive improvements —no hassle required.
If you’re looking to make transformational lifestyle changes through yoga, give this app a shot. Asana Rebel takes an all-inclusive approach to health by combining both physical and mental aspects of yoga, including wholesome diet plans. Along with a variety of yoga sequences, the app also provides diet plans and weight loss tips, as well as high and low-intensity workouts to choose from.
But it’s not just all heavy workouts and tracking fitness progress—we love how Asana Rebel emphasizes the mental benefits of yoga as well. The app invites its users to practice mindfulness with special music that enhances focus and de-stresses the mind. Sounds like a mini at-home retreat!
Average workout duration: 20 minutes
There are two types of people in the fitness world; those who know exactly what exercise they like and prefer to do, and those who are just navigating different exercises. No matter what type you fall under, ClassPass is your new best friend.
The app started off as a fitness platform that allows users the freedom of exploring various name-brand and local studios and gyms. Due to the pandemic, it now offers live-streamed classes from its long list of studio partners. Users can simply purchase in-app credits and participate in a virtual class of their choice. This is perfect for those wanting to try a class from their favourite studio in the comfort of their home.
Whether you’re in the mood for pilates, yoga, boxing or an intense HIIT session, ClassPass’ wide selection has got you covered for days.
Average workout duration: 45 minutes
Price: From SGD 9 per month, for unlimited livestream & video access
If you’ve been doing fitness for a while, you’ve probably heard of the BBG workout; the Bikini Body Guide, popularized by Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines. Designed to transform and sculpt bodies using quick, 28-minute workouts, the SWEAT app offers you access to eight additional fitness programs along with the High Intensity with Kayla program (previously coined as BBG) for variety.
Find yourself looking for a more challenging workout? Go for High Intensity Strength with Kayla, a program consisting of more advanced and intermediate moves to further strengthen those muscles.
To fully achieve your desired bikini body, the app also acts as a food planner and conveniently lists out a weekly shopping list with a day-by-day meal plan. To top it off, you'll have access to an open forum connecting you to a supportive community, who are on a similar fitness journey.
Ultimately, fitness journeys are not meant to be taken on alone.
Average workout duration: 28 minutes
Price: SGD 20 per month
We've all got seven minutes to spare. You could be brainstorming your next big idea, between work calls, or waiting for your dinner to cook. Busy bees, throw those excuses of having "not enough time" out of the door. Seven is the ideal fitness app for those in a time crunch.
Instead of devoting a full hour each day for your workouts, break it down into compact seven-minute workouts that require no fitness equipment besides your own body weight.
Users each get one complimentary workout routine to tackle each day, and if you’re looking for something more, a subscription opens doors to more than 200 different workouts. The first step is to get started - you’re just seven minutes away from your most fit and healthy self.
Average workout duration: 7 minutes
8Fit is the app of choice for those seeking to create healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes. If you’re looking at a specific fitness goal to smash from just the comfort of your home, 8Fit’s got you in good hands.
As a fitness and nutrition-focused app, it's designed to monitor, track and guide you throughout your fitness journey. Set your objectives and current fitness levels at the very first stage, and the app will customize plans for you to achieve your goals.
These workouts vary from endurance training to HIIT, all requiring none other than just your bodyweight. The best part? Workout durations are relatively short, running at just 15 to 20 minutes.
Average workout duration: 15 - 20 minutes
Price: SGD 6 per month