Best Training Apps For 2020 To Help You Improve Your Performance

Fitness

Start (and maintain) a regular yoga practice right at home with this easy-to-use app. It offers sequences ranging from 10 to 90 minutes and easily caters to all experience levels.

The best part: Some stand-out music that flows with your practice. To top it off, each time you sign on, the app generates a new vinyasa yoga routine, so you never have to repeat the same thing. Genius, especially for those who get bored easily!

Swap that Netflix night for a few laps around your neighbourhood. All you have to do is download this app, which will get beginner runners clocking 5k in just eight weeks.

The best part: The plan is laid out so it’s super-easy to follow and requires you to do 30-minute runs three days a week.

Best for: Cardio

Price: R79.99 | R40.99

Get it: iOS | Android

Zwift

zwift training apps

This app basically turns your ride (or run) into a fun video game… but with the intensity of hardcore training! You can spin your way through central London, stride through New York City, train, race, make new virtual friends and find new competitors.

The best part: All you need is a compatible gym bike or treadmill to turn every ride and run into a game.

Best for: Cardio

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Get it: iOS | Android

FitGirl Fitness App

FitGirl

Aneeka Buys — the powerhouse behind the Women’s Health Shedding For The Wedding exercise plan — is a master trainer at the exclusive Virgin Active Silo District club in Cape Town, where her client list reads like a who’s who of celebs and high-powered business execs. But if you don’t have access to the Silo gym, now you can train with Aneeka through her fitness app. The app is free to download but you pay to sign up for Aneeka’s six-week challenges, which happen in real-time (watch her Instagram for start dates) and cater for different fitness levels, from new moms just getting back into exercise to those looking to torch fat and build muscle in record time.

Best for: Community and support — you can interact with Aneeka and others on your challenge through the app

Price: R399

Get it: Fitgirl.co.za

TrainingPeaks

TrainingPeaks training apps

Prepping for a marathon, triathlon, or other major athletic event and want to improve your endurance? This app can customise your whole training plan. It bases everything off your heart rate threshold. You can track your heart rate during all sorts of workouts, especially long-distance runs, and speed workouts.

The best part: It updates your workouts and speed as your heart gets stronger. This data will help you improve your stamina and resist fatigue in preparation for your race.

Best for: Triathlon training

Price: Free, with in-app purchases

Get it: iOS | Android 

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