Most Affordable Workout Apps for Healthcare Travelers

Jan 5, 2022 | Allied Healthcare, Travel Nursing

We’ve turned a new leaf and have entered the new year. Reflection, resolution, and goal setting, as well as health and exercise, are typically top-of-mind for most people. As we set out to implement and maintain our 2022 New Year’s Resolutions to exercise our hearts, minds, and bodies, we’ve looked into and found the best workout apps for healthcare travelers.

Here is a list of the 6 most affordable and well-designed fitness apps to keep you motivated and inspired to crush your 2022 health goals.

 

 

Peloton® is known for its stationary bike and treadmill equipment, but also for providing millions worldwide with challenging workouts via their well-designed app. Their All-Access Membership is for anyone who owns a Peloton® bike or treadmill and gives the user access to the entire Peloton library of classes.

Their basic App Membership is perfect for individual users who are looking to utilize their gym membership and leverage the coaching and classes. They offer a variety of live and on-demand classes for biking, running, strength, yoga and more via professional Peloton® trainers .

 

  • MapMyFitness | Running +


    Compatible with iOS and Android devices

    Cost: Basic membership is free and offers unlimited mapped routes, workouts and goal tracking. An annual premium membership is $29.99 (or $5.99/ month.)

     

Built by Under Armour, this workout app is primarily built for the runner and cardio lover. MapMyFitness is free until you’re ready to take on the MVP status. Users have access to browsing and creating unlimited running routes, search routes by city, set goals, and log your exercise efforts.

 

The MVP membership offers additional features including heart rate analysis, mobile coaching, their Route Genius, interval training, live tracking, and more. Both memberships are great accountability and tracking tools to document your progress and overcome setbacks.

 

  • Sweat | HIIT

     

    Compatible with iOS and Android devices
    Offer: Get a 7-Day Free Trial
    here. A monthly subscription is $19.99/mo.

     

Kayla Itsines is widely known for her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) 28-minute workout program. Since its launch in 2015, the Sweat app has evolved to include not only her world-famous BBG program, and now offers several workout programs. Each program features well-known trainers including Kelsey Wells, Sarah Colquhoun, and Chontel Duncan to name a few.

Workouts vary from High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and strength training to Low Impact Training (LIT), yoga, and even barre exercises. The Sweat Community consists of millions of followers, reputable trainers, nutrition and motivation tips. If you’re looking for your “rah-rah” team, this is it!

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Who said workouts couldn’t be both challenging AND fun? Obe’s brand is bright, energetic and fun, and so is every class they offer. Every coach shows up with positive vibes, loads of energy and will make you cry-laugh so you forget you’re working out. Heck, they even have themed workout classes to make it feel like a dance party! Grab a co-worker, friend, or family member (near or far) and discover your love for fitness with Obe.

 

They offer a wide range of cardio, strength, yoga, and recovery classes, and their platform allows you to choose a class based on a body focus (ex. full body or core), instructor, impact as well as class length and fitness level. Their social community rallies around newbies and chants words of inspiration and motivation to keep you coming back for more.

 

  • Freeletics | HIIT


    Compatible with iOS and Android and devices.

    Current Offer: Free to download. Get 30% off their Training + Nutrition Bundle for 3, 6 or 12 months (starting at $1.55/week.)

     

If you’re always trying to beat your last personal record (PR), Freeletics is a fantastic app to improve endurance and motivate you be your own competition. The app uses artificial intelligence to customize workouts to your current fitness level and keep you challenged, avoiding plateaus. With the Coach Subscription, your personal AI coach will create a program for you and adjust training to your maximum potential.

 

Manual adjustments can be made to modify your program. Users can choose from three goals: to lose weight, gain muscle, or stay active. Each program varies from 6 to 12 weeks long and focus on equipment-free exercises, though some resistance training is involved for building muscle.

Freeletics may be more suited for intermediate and advanced fitness levels.

 

  • Future | Personal Training + Fitness

    Compatible only with iOS devices at this time.

    Current Offer: Risk-free for one month. If it’s not for you, you may ask for a full refund.

     

Future.io is planning to change the future of fitness by offering an app that provides 1-on-1 training, customized workouts, and daily communication/access form your personal wellness coach. This application is up-and-coming, quite a bit more expensive than other fitness applications and not currently offered to Android users.

Despite those downfalls, the accountability factor by having a coach personally text you to check in and see if you’ve completed your workout for the day can drastically keep you engaged and motivated to achieve your fitness goals.

 

When you embrace the healthcare traveler mindset and life, you come to realize that exercise is still imperative for your mental and physical well-being and can be done in almost any space. With today’s technology, fitness apps allow people to workout whenever, wherever they can, with minimal limitations. Many of the apps above do not require workout equipment or weights and offer on-demand classes making it easier than ever to get a daily workout in.

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