Have you been looking for a guided workout that does not require you to look at your iPhone? Check out Aaptiv. With many guided workouts to suit all kind of fitness goals, you can plug and and get sweating.
Aaptiv: On-Demand Audio Fitness Classes is an that offers audio-only guided fitness classes for all types of exercises that you might want. There is nothing to follow on the screen, as Aaptiv is entirely a listening experience. Choose the category or type of workout you want to do, and one of Aaptiv’s trainers will put you through your paces to a backdrop of his or her favorite tunes.
There are advantages and disadvantages to the aural format. One advantage is that you don’t have to try and hold or prop up your iPhone as you exercise. You just strap your iPhone to your arm or waist, or just place it on the machine you’re using, pop in your headphones and go. It’s easy and effective. I found that I burned a lot more calories on my elliptical machine using the guided workout on Aaptiv than when I watch TV.
A disadvantage is that if you’re trying an unfamiliar form of exercise, it can be difficult to check your form. I did a yoga workout, which is new to me, and I wasn’t sure if my form was correct just based on the instructor’s description.
See the Different Guided Workouts Aaptiv Offers
When you first open the app, you can see all of the different workout categories. The Curator Playlist spotlights a particular trainer each month. The other categories include Treadmill, Outdoor Running, Elliptical, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Strength Training, 5K Training Program, 10K Training Program, Half Marathon Training, and Full Marathon Training.
Each Month, a New Set of Challenges
You can go straight to the particular type of guided workouts you'd like, such as Elliptical or Indoor Cycling. Alternatively, you can choose the monthly curated challenges Aaptiv offers.
Get Started With a Guided Workout
Once you've decided which category and which guided workout to do, hit start. You'll be taken to a simple progress screen; there's nothing to look at here. This app is an aural experience. The trainer and the music he or she has chosen will get you sweating.
Aaptiv: On-Demand Audio Fitness Classes is a great way to get and stay fit all year long. Its guided workouts will motivate and encourage to work out harder and longer.
The app is free, but you must have a paid subscription to access the fitness classes. The subscription fee is $9.99 per month, but the price goes down from there if you purchase multiple months. I’d recommend taking advantage of the seven day free trial to see if Aaptiv’s guided workouts are worth adding to your fitness routine.