7 Workout Apps for Jetsetters

Stay on track with your fitness no matter where you’re traveling with these fitness apps.

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If only there were some truth to the notion that vacation calories don’t count. But keeping active when you’re travelling is just as important to your health as it is when you’re at home. If the hotel gym is uninspiring or you’re at a loss how to workout when you don’t have access to your beloved SoulCycle class or that boxing studio you’re a member of, these fitness apps will help you break a sweat and burn some calories, and you may even want to incorporate them into your usual fitness regimen at home. Plus, all of these apps are free, which you’ll appreciate if you’ve depleted your entire bank account on travel.

The well-designed Nike Training Club offers a range of types of workouts, from strength training to cardio for a variety of levels. The workouts, which include options that target specific muscle groups, range from 15 to 45 minutes. Not sure what the proper form is for a particular exercise? Click to watch a short clip of how to do it. Make it more fun by adding friends who also work out using NTC and dress up those post-workout selfies with fun Nike stickers.

If “yoga every damn day” is your mantra, or you’re looking for something to help you decompress from a hectic travel day, download Yoga Studio: Mind and Body. There’s something for everyone on this app, whether you’re brand new to yoga and need to learn what downward dog is or if you’re a longtime yogi. The best features of this workout app include being able to select the background music and the feature that allows you to pull together different exercises to compose a custom workout for yourself.

You exercise regularly and are just looking to add targeted workouts to routine? Sworkit is the workout app that provides you with exercises to target the area you’re looking to improve. Their five-minute abs workout would be ideal for those travel days you have very little free time, for example. Or say you’re on a tropical vacay and have decided it’s your shoulder or booty you want to improve upon, Sworkit’s has workouts for those muscle groups, too.

Since you often don’t have access to weights when you travel, Freeletics is an ideal workout app for when you’re on the road as it focuses on exercises that don’t require any equipment. Choose from workouts ranging from 10 to 30 minutes, so you can be sure to find something that fits with your busy travel schedule.

No need to search for a workout that’ll be ideal for you to do in your hotel room? Skimble Workout Trainer features in its workout library sessions specifically for this. Choose your level of difficulty and for any moves that are new to you or if you’re unsure of how to complete it in proper form, watch the video that accompanies each exercise.

Sure, Daily Burn features 150 workouts (ranging from strength to yoga and cardio) but its best feature is its live daily workout. It airs at 9 a.m. but you can stream it for next 24 hours, and if you can’t carve out time to do it, well there’s a new workout come 9 a.m. again. Go for this app if you need a new workout to keep you engaged and motivated.

FitOn is a great option if you’re looking for one fitness app that delivers a wide range of workouts. Choose from strength training, cardio, HIIT, Pilates, yoga or dance. Plus, you can select how long you want to workout and the intensity. You truly don’t have an excuse to not exercise when there’s certainly a workout on this app offered in a duration that fits your schedule whatever your workout mood is on that particular day.

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