5 Workout Apps That Will Whip You Into Shape

You ate, drank and were merry this holiday season but now it’s time to lose that cookie weight. Workout ideas, motivation and a new #fitfam are just a download away. So long, last 10 pounds. Bonus: No gym membership required.

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For those who secretly call the treadmill the “dreadmill,” consider Yonder. The app is like OpenTable but for adventure seekers. Enter your location and find places to hike, kayak, ski and rock climb. Browse other users’ travels and, instead of suffering from FOMO, simply add your must-see spots to the app’s bucket list. Free

Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout App

Banish “I don’t have time” from that two-page excuse list. The app has short workouts, including one that is only seven minutes long, that allow users to squat, step and push their way to a better bod in no time. Free

Nike+ Training Club

The Nike+ Training family of trainers boasts some serious resumes. I’m talking the likes of tennis great Roger Federer, Olympian Simone Biles and World Cup champion Alex Morgan. Users can choose from three types of intensity (moderate, intermediate and high) and levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and focus on endurance, strength or mobility. Free

Lose It!

Like a boutique spa, Lose It! provides people with a full menu of ways to stay well. Workout and meal planners help users get off on the right foot and never look back. There’s also the opportunity to compete with friends to see who can log the most exercise adding extra motivation. Peer support groups help people stay positive even after a disappointing workout or calorie-count slip-up. Free

Skimble’s Workout Trainer

Forget the personal trainer (save that money for a new wardrobe). Skimble’s Workout Trainer features workouts that do everything from getting users through their next big race to their first trimesters. It also allows users to build their own routines using the app’s workout library. Free

beth ann clyde

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Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.