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Fans of Core Collective’s luxe studios will be pleased to hear the team has just launched an at-home platform. Offering its cult mix of yoga, strength and cardio, expect a mix of classes lasting between five and 45 minutes. You’ll need some equipment (ideally a kettlebell and a set of dumbbells for strength sessions) and a little bit of space to get going, but for results-driven classes that really do what they say, look no further.
BEST FOR: Boutique fitness fiends. Hook your laptop up to your TV to bring the studio to you.
£12.99 a month (£9.99 with an annual subscription)
Developed in collaboration with Chris Hemsworth’s trainers, health experts and nutritionists, Centr is your one-stop shop for health and fitness, providing a meal planner, PT and meditation coach in your pocket. Suitable for all levels of fitness, the app boasts thousands of workouts, with options to follow a coach or images and clips to work at your own pace. There’s also no-nonsense nutritional advice and easy-to-follow meal plans that accommodate everything from veganism to gluten and dairy-free.
BEST FOR: With a focus on strength training, this one’s ideal for those looking to build Hollywood muscle.
Free seven-day trial, then £15.49 a month
Use Gymshark’s extensive exercise library as a workout planner to create a bespoke routine. Whether it’s a strength training programme, cardio plan or single-leg workout, you’re in charge of your sets and your reps. Total beginner? There are plenty of ready-to-go programmes, with comprehensive video and audio demonstrations to help you nail technique and form.
BEST FOR: Those looking to set a PB –your workout history is all in one place, making it easy to track progress.
Free, or £4.99 a month for premium
Fiit connects to your TV and brings you classes from in-demand UK trainers such as Luke Worthington, Richie Norton and Chris Magee. With sessions spanning cardio, strength and recovery – as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced options – there’s something for everyone.
BEST FOR: Competitive types. Membership comes with a heart-rate monitor strap, which displays your efforts on-screen and ranks you against fellow participants.
Free 14-day trial, then £10 a month
Les Mills On Demand
A Les Mills On Demand class is a top workout from the comfort of your living room. The global group-exercise brand has collected its favourite workouts on the platform, from the strength-boosting BodyCombat to mind-clearing BodyPump. With more than 800 classes available and sessions running from 15 minutes to an hour, there’s no excuse not to get your fix.
BEST FOR: Beginners. With great playlists, high-energy workouts and non-stop instructor enthusiasm, these classes are a great way to build fitness confidence.
Free 10-day trial, then £12.95 a month
Cycle supernova Peloton recently released a fitness app that allows you to sprint, stretch and strength-train with the world’s leading instructors – without having to fork out thousands on its high-end equipment. Tune in for bootcamps beamed live at specific times from its NYC studio, or peruse the ever-growing library. Workouts accommodate all levels of fitness, while the informative instructors feel like your very own PT, but for a fraction of the cost.
BEST FOR: Those who like to mix it up – with 950 new pre-recorded classes every month, there’s no chance of getting bored.
Free for 90 days, then £12.99 a month
Nike Training Club
Nike’s all-star squad offers you more than 200 free workouts. Not sure where to begin? Sign up for a four-week ‘Start Up’ plan, featuring guided, balanced workouts designed to get your heart racing and build lean muscle. The more you train, the more personalised your recommendations are – a feature rarely seen on other fitness apps.
BEST FOR: Offering wellness guidance, including mindset, recovery and sleep, this app is ideal for those who take a holistic approach to staying mentally and physically fit.
Free with in-app purchases
Developed by a former athlete and sports scientist, this app champions workouts that don’t need any equipment (think burpees, lunges and squats), making it the ultimate home workout companion. Fork out for the premium Coach version and an algorithm will build you a killer bespoke training schedule depending on your fitness and goals.
BEST FOR: You need a decent level of fitness to get going with Freeletics – workouts are tough and not for the uninitiated.
Free, or from £2.16 a week for Coach
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