Skip to main content

Ditch the gym and fulfill your New Year’s resolutions at home with Aaptiv

Image used with permission by copyright holder
Fitness goals were doubtless part of your New Year’s resolutions, but getting fit doesn’t have to mean going to the gym. At least, not if Aaptiv is involved. This audio fitness app provides users with unlimited access to a host of fitness classes, programs, and challenges, all curated by expert trainers. With more than 2,500 classes available on the platform, you can decide whether you want to take spinning, yoga, or a high-intensity interval training session, from just about anywhere you’d like. And best of all, Aaptiv’s entire catalog of classes are decidedly cheaper than your weekly SoulCycle addiction.

Whether you want a more regimented workout at the gym, need something to do at home, or are hoping to stay fit during a business trip, Aaptiv can be of service. Different classes require different equipment, so you can determine what sort of workout will work best for you in any environment. Thanks to a team of 15 active Aaptiv trainers, new classes are added to the app’s roster every week. Each class, the app claims, is produced in a professional recording space, and boasts state-of-the-art sound mixing technology to give the impression you’re in a class setting.

As it stands, some of the most popular of Aaptiv’s classes are running, elliptical, race training, strength training, and indoor cycling. But because you’ll have access to an unlimited number of classes through the app, you may find yourself looking into some workouts that you might have otherwise avoided. Indeed, the team notes that many of its 200,000 active paying customers have used the app for long-term fitness goals, from training for a marathon to getting into shape during maternity leave.

All classes are paired with curated playlists for a music-driven experience, complementing the auditory nature of the workouts. Most recently, Aaptiv has introduced an integration with the Apple Watch, helping users “wear” their classes. Rather than being tied to your phone at the gym, you need only to have your smart watch around. Aaptiv will set you back either $10 a month or $100 a year, and comes with unlimited, on-demand access to the entire catalog of classes.

Editors' Recommendations

Lulu Chang
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Fascinated by the effects of technology on human interaction, Lulu believes that if her parents can use your new app…
Best free workout apps for Android and iOS
wahoo tickr x heart rate monitor and workout tracker deal 2

If going to a public gym isn't quite your speed, and you seek a good workout at home or at the office, you can take advantage of a number of great workout apps accessible from your smartphone. There are plenty of paid workout and fitness apps out there ready to take your hard-earned money, and some of them may even be worth the cost. However, there are also plenty of other fitness apps that provide a fantastic foundation for a healthier life right from your smartphone completely free of charge.

We've pulled together a list of the best free workout apps to help you work up a sweat wherever you may be.

Read more
Nomad’s new Titanium and Steel Bands are the treat your Apple Watch deserves
nomad titanium steel band apple watch hands on photos price release date and bands

You’ve decided to treat yourself to an Apple Watch, so why not treat it to a new band. After all, the choice of bands and the way they are easily swapped is one of the joys of Apple Watch ownership, but don’t just choose any old strap. Instead, take a good look at Nomad’s new Titanium Band and Steel Band, because they’re two of the most attractive, well-made, and most desirable bands I’ve tried in a long time.
There are two different versions of Nomad’s new band. The Titanium Band comes in black or silver and is, as the name suggests, made from titanium. It has been covered in a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating for increased toughness and a beautifully high-quality finish, and the brushed texture means the bands perfectly match the finish on a Titanium Apple Watch.

The Steel Band is made from 316L stainless steel and also has a DLC coating, and comes in a spectacular graphite finish or a silver color. Again, these have been matched to the look of the stainless steel Apple Watch. Each band has a new magnetic clasp, rather than the butterfly-style clasp on the old metal Nomad Apple Watch bands, plus an oleophobic coating to resist messy fingerprints. In the box you'll find a special tool to adjust the size of the band, so you won't have to visit a specialist.

Read more
Tempo Studio adds new equipment for more of that gym experience at home
tempo studio adds new home gym equipment accessories lifestyle images 3 of

Tempo Studio is already esteemed for offering its users a complete home gym experience, due in part to its focus on strength training with its bundled gym accessories and equipment, but now it's being made even better with the addition of more equipment. Today, the company announced its suite of new accessories and expanded on-demand workouts to make the home gym experience even more personal.

Right from the onset, the Tempo Studio was unique in the world of smart fitness displays because it included weights, dumbbells, and a barbell that allowed users to challenge themselves when building muscles -- unlike its rivals, like Mirror, which merely focused on high-intensity workouts and your body weight for strength training.

Read more