Despite the fact that working out makes you feel amazing after you’ve finished, it’s a mind game getting motivated to keep that appointment with yourself at the gym. I get bored easily with the same-ol-workout, so when I found the app, Aaptiv, it’s been a game changer! And I’m sharing a free guest pass at the end of this post.
“In 2015, Ethan Agarwal was trying to stay fit during his business travels. It wasn’t easy—he found it difficult to stay motivated during runs. He wanted an audio-based guide that would be with him every step of the way. Not finding a product that suited his needs, Ethan started Aaptiv. Today, Aaptiv is the top audio-based fitness app on the Apple App Store, and the fastest-growing mobile fitness product on the market.
At Aaptiv, we believe that everyone deserves personalized fitness instruction, not just the few who can afford their own personal trainer. We’re not about six-packs, thigh gaps, or so-called “beach bodies”—everybody is welcome on our beach. We help people feel the joy of moving their bodies, the satisfaction of completing a workout, the thrill of beating a personal best, and the health benefits of fitness. We embrace all paths: a morning run, a midday yoga session, an after-work gym class, or a bedtime meditation.
Our vision is simple: we want to improve the lives of millions through fitness. Our journey begins with a magical combination of scientifically effective programming, empathetic trainers, and uplifting music. As we grow, our members can count on us to deliver the most convenient, personalized, and fun way to work out—an always-there partner that guides them to their healthiest, happiest lives.”
Basically, it’s trainer-led, music driven audio workouts. It’s like having a personal trainer standing right there with you, coaching, prompting and encouraging you through your workout. They have thousands of workouts loaded, and add 25+ new classes each week. You select your skill level, interests, how much time you want to devote to a workout, type of equipment you want to use – literally, there are endless options. Right now, I am following a Cardio for Weight Loss segment that runs for four weeks. There are four workouts per week and after you complete each one you tag it as finished, balloon emojis set out and you get a congratulations email from the trainer that led that session! This segment includes the elliptical, stairclimber, indoor cycling, weights, rowing and the treadmill.
If you don’t work out at a gym, there are home programs. Want to take a run or walk outside, there’s something there for you, too. There’s stretching and Yoga sessions and the list goes on. The best part for me is I do something different every day and the time passes quickly because I am not looking at the clock!
If you want to give a try – use this free 30-day guest pass code . If you decide you want to join, they are always running discounts on memberships. I believe when I joined I signed up for a year membership at 50% off. But, you’ve got 30-days to find out for yourself. It’s available on the App Store and Google Play. Let me know what you think!