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Get Healthy and Fit with the Apple TV

Get Healthy and Fit with the Apple TV

Your fitness journey can start in the living room. We're highlighting some perfect Apple TV apps that can help you get fit and healthy.

Zova: Fitness Made Simple

Create health habits with this full-featured app

Zova: Fitness Made Simple
A number of different exercises

For Apple TV users looking to get fit using a number of different exercise styles.

Pretty much any workout style is available through the app and looks great on the big screen. As another nice option, you can choose a wide variety of workouts ranging from 3 to 30 minutes. You can also take part in a number of stretching sessions for rest and recovery. It’s universal and also available on the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. Apple Watch users can see the heart rate information from the watch on the big screen.

Why we love it

If you’re looking for an all-in-one fitness solution on your Apple TV and other iOS devices, Zova is hard to beat. Combining the different workout types and lengths should allow anyone to find the perfect fit for their lifestyle. And the add-on premium subscription brings other nice features like personalized training plans anywhere from 10 days to 8 weeks.

For those who...

  • You're not set on one particular exercise style and want to try a few different out to see what you like best.
  • You want a good amount of free content.
  • Want to vary workout length.
  • You are an Apple Watch user who want to see their heart rate on the TV screen.

Not for those who...

  • You don't want to pay extra to unlock more content
  • Aren’t interested in trying out different styles of exercise.
Daily Burn - Video Workouts

Burn calories and more, live

Daily Burn - Video Workouts
Workout and more

For Apple TV users looking for a fun and informative live workout show.

Other great features include a nice variety of workouts on-demand that include beginner yoga, high-intensity cardio, and strength training. Basic subscribers receive access to more than 150 workouts. If you’re willing to pay even more, you can become a premium member and access a full year’s worth of different videos.

Why we love it

Daily Burn is a perfect route for beginners. The live show is unique and should help get you started on the road to fitness. And the huge number of workout videos is also a huge plus.

For those who...

  • Are a beginner.
  • Looking for different type of workouts.
  • Interested in viewing a daily show with workouts and talk.

Not for those who...

  • Don’t want to start a monthly subscription to access content.
  • Aren’t interested in the idea of a daily workout show.
Streaks Workout

A perfect personal trainer

Streaks Workout
Warm-up time

For anyone looking to squeeze in a workout at home.

Instead of needing to head to the gym for a workout, you can take advantage of the app any time of the day on the Apple TV. There are 18 different equipment-free exercises to select from. As a nice touch, you can select from four different workout lengths - 6, 12, 18, or 30 minutes. There is a video demonstration of each exercise and even tips to help refine your technique.

Why we love it

If you've enjoyed the original Streaks app, Streaks Workout is definitely recommended. It's well designed, and the different exercises are easy to learn and really help you break a sweat. Being able to select the length of the workout really allows anyone to squeeze in some exercise daily.

For those who...

  • You want to be motivated without going to the gym.
  • Don't have much time every day to dedicate to exercise and want to fit it into your schedule.

Not for those who...

  • You're looking for a more full-featured exercise app.
  • You like to see more detailed views on how to complete the different exercises.
Yoga Studio

Apple and WWF are working together to bring you a yoga practice you can really feel good about

Yoga Studio
Yoga Guide

Yoga Studio is perfect for those who want to do yoga and help the environment at the same time.

Yoga Studio is perfect for everyone because it's totally customizable. You can actually filter classes based on ability, focus and duration. The app itself has been developed, performed and taught by extremely qualified yoga instructors so you know you're not only getting a great practice, but you can feel safely guided through your practice without injury.

Why we love it

We love that it's not just about getting in shape, since there a strong focus on saving the environment as you practice you can feel even better about getting onto the mat.

For those who...

  • You care about mother earth Are looking for professional yoga instruction Also want something to help you meditate

Not for those who...

  • You don't care about saving the earth Want instruction from cartoon instead of real people Don't want to pay the initial download.
Grokker Yoga, Fitness, and Cooking Videos

Everything you need for a healthy lifestyle in one place

Grokker Yoga, Fitness, and Cooking Videos
All-In-One

Doing yoga alone is great, but when you combine it with fitness and cooking it's even better.

Grokker is a monthly subscription service with thousands of awesome yoga, fitness, mediation and healthy cooking videos. Easily find and save the videos you want so you can come back to them whenever your'e busy life lets you. Grokker helps you lean new skills and lets you change things up. Getting bored is super easy if you're doing the same thing over and over, but with so much variety that's hard to do in Grokker. There are different series, you can track your progress and save whatever you love.

Why we love it

We love Grokker because there is so much variety. We also love that there is a free trial so you can try it out before committing to a full month. Regardless, the full month is way less than you way pay for a gym membership, or even one yoga class at a real studio. The cooking videos combined with the yoga classes make this the perfect app to help you overhaul your life and reach your fitness goals.

For those who...

  • You want more than just your basic yoga app.
  • You're looking to transform your body.
  • You want lots of variety in your workouts.

Not for those who...

  • You want a yoga only app.
  • You don't care about tracking your progress.
  • Want something more basic.
Beachbody On Demand – The Best Fitness Workouts

Proven workout programs

Beachbody On Demand – The Best Fitness Workouts
Design a custom workout program

For anyone looking to get fit and look great on the beach

After a free, 30-day trial, a full membership and access to the app cost $14.99 per month. You’ll receive full access to tons of popular workout programs. You can even build your own custom workout program. Members can also view bonus workouts from the slate of top name trainers. Those really looking to turn it up a notch can take on the daily Challenge Du Jour, a workout chosen by trainers.

Why we love it

While it might not be the best route for users looking to get fit, it is a perfect way for anyone who is happy with their body and wants to make it look even better. It’s also great that the system is available on an iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models.

For those who...

  • You are into the latest workout crazes like P90X and others.
  • You're looking for a universal system also available on the iPhone and iPad.

Not for those who...

  • You're looking for a lower-cost program that doesn't charge a monthly subscription fee.
  • You aren't into popular workout programs.
7 Minute Workout – Free Daily Fitness Routines

Burn calories in front of the television

7 Minute Workout – Free Daily Fitness Routines
Get ready

For Apple TV users looking for a quick and worthwhile workout.

There are a ton of 7 Minute Workout apps available in the App Store, but Wahoo Fitness' app does an amazing job of keeping it crisp and simple. View an outline of the workout or watch the video examples then perform the workout with the countdowns for each exercise and break. There is even voice prompting so that you don't have to look at the TV screen, but why wouldn't you?

Why we love it

This 7 Minute Workout should definitely be on the top of your list. Along providing a simple and quick way to workout, the app is universal and can be accessed on your iPhone or iPad. The free workout plan can also give you a great way to exercise your entire body.

For those who...

  • Looking for a quick workout that doesn't require gym equipment.
  • Are looking for a free workout plan that can help improve your fitness and lose weight.
  • Want to measure heart rate, reps, and intensity with an add-on external monitor.

Not for those who...

  • Prefer to exercise in longer workout sessions.
  • Like to use gym equipment.