Fitness Apps: to Use or Not to Use

There are a lot of fitness apps out there—but finding one that works best can be tough.

For Tech on Tuesday, Alex Jokich from 9&10 News’ Michigan This Morning shows us Aaptiv, an app she discovered that helps motivate her long-term fitness lifestyle. She recommends using one to spice up a fitness routine that’s getting a bit boring.

“I’ve probably tried about 20 different fitness apps over the last five years… but I have to say this one is my favorite so far,” she says.

She adds she is not affiliated with the app company—she just likes it.

What she likes is that it’s customizable and works for both beginners and more seasoned fitness gurus.

“It’s like having your own personal trainer in the palm of your hand,” Jokich says.

It also works for a lot of different types of exercise, from running to yoga, stretching and more.

“You can pick the option, and then it gives you a list of different trainers, different music, different workouts, different lengths of time, so you can kind of customize it,” Jokich says.

Jokich says it guides you through a workout on your own, but feels like a group fitness class because of the music “and vibe.”

“I think it’s good for someone who maybe has a treadmill at home and is just bored,” she says. “I’m one of those people who gets bored running on the treadmill, especially during the winter months.”

Aaptiv offers a one-month free trial, then costs about $8 per month to continue.

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