In his most recent keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook presented Fitness +, a virtual fitness service specially created for users of the Apple Watch. While you are waiting for the international roll-out of this new exercise plan, you can always take advantage of free applications like Nike Training Club, Freeletics and 7 Minute Workout to stay in shape with or without an Apple Watch.
Nike Training Club
The longstanding application by Nike is a leader in the field of workout software. It features close to 200 free training sessions that enable users to work on stamina or particular muscle groups (abs, buttocks, arms, legs...). With an additional offer of intensive yoga, it caters to a very wide range of tastes. Most of the sessions last from 15 to 45 minutes.
Nike Training Club can be downloaded for free from App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
No need for a gym subscription to build up muscle. With Freeletics, you just have to closely follow the advice of the app's in-built virtual coach to develop awesome abs. With modules for warming up, intensive training and recovery, it has all you need to simply build muscle at your own pace and without risk of injury.
Freeletics can be downloaded for free from App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
7 Minute Workout
As the name suggests, this application allows you to stay in shape with short workout sessions, which only require a few minutes a day. Here again, users can choose the level of intensity of exercises as well as the muscle groups they want to develop. The short workouts are suitable for everyone and do not require any particular equipment. Better still, they can be done anywhere, all you need is seven minutes of free time.
7 Minute Workout can be downloaded for free from App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).
Apple Fitness +
Apple's idea is to offer personalized training with a constant flow of bespoke recommendations that are directly available on its smartwatch. There is a wide variety of choice with modules that cover treadmills, rowing machines, and exercise bikes, but also yoga, dance and core strength training. For the initial launch, Apple Fitness+ will be available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States at $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.