No Time for the Gym? We Got You Covered.
Everyone wants to get in shape, but actually doing it is so much harder. A job, schoolwork, spending time with friends…it’s difficult to find time to work out, let alone walk all the way to the gym. Well, fear no more. The solution to your workout and time management needs is right here: Sworkit.
Meaning “simply work it,” this free workout app is designed to offer three things taken from Sworkit’s website:
- Simple, enjoyable, and flexible workouts you can do anytime, anywhere on any smart device.
- Easy-to-understand and easily accessible answers to your fitness and nutrition questions and challenges.
- The largest, most supportive, global health and fitness community for at-home workouts.
You can choose from 50 pre-planned workouts like “5 Minute Abs,” or even create your very own using the hundreds of different exercises available. Each exercise is separated into Strength, Cardio, Yoga, and Stretching. If you choose to upgrade to Premium, you can choose to undertake workout plans and enjoy unlimited customizable settings for your specific workouts.
Now it’s time to start your workout! Choose your workout – or create your own – then choose how long you want to be working out, from 5 minutes up to an hour. Then begin! The app will give you 15 seconds to get ready to begin your first exercise, and then the workout begins. Each exercise will be for 30 seconds, with a 5 second interlude and the occasional 30 second rest period. If you want, you can always skip an exercise, repeat it, or pause the workout with easy-to-use buttons on the bottom of the screen. Each exercise is demonstrated by a recording of an animated person, so it’s easy to follow along if you don’t understand an exercise. After your workout is over, you’ll be able to see how many calories you’ve burned as well as the option to schedule your next workout.
Sworkit is also great for group workouts. You can get your friends together and follow the exercises together, or just share your accomplishments on social media or through text.
Sworkit makes it easy to find time to work out and stay in shape throughout the fall and winter, when it is just way too cold to walk to the gym. Take 10 minutes between midterm or final study sessions to get a bit of a workout in, or just use the Stretch exercises to work out that stress knot in your back. See how Sworkit can help you feel better about working out.
Try it on all Android and Apple devices!