Ten of the Best Fitness Apps for Busy Mums

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It’s tough balancing family and fitness. If you feel that you haven’t got a minute to yourself then hitting the gym is probably low priority. Find an app to help you keep on top of your exercise goals, motivate yourself and have fun. The Sunny D team has put together a list of the best apps out there.

Couch to 5k in 6 weeks

Designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 5 kilometers in just 6 weeks. You start with brisk walking alternated with short runs, and gradually build up to running longer distances.

Find out more: www.nhs.uk



Calling itself the ‘Personal Trainer for Everyone’, Fitnet offers a series of free exercise videos from abs to yoga, at all intensity levels. Fitness Live Coaches help you reach fitness goals with custom workout plans.

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Simply tell the app what kind of workout you want to do and for how long and it will deliver up the moves. Video demonstrations by real trainers are included and the premium version offers unlimited custom workouts and no ads.

Find out more: sworkit.com


Motion Traxx

This app says it will reinvent your cardio workouts. “Just pop on your headphones and leave the rest to us.” The simple interface helps you find the perfect workout fast and customized music tracks are provided for extra motivation.

Find out more: www.motiontraxx.com


Gym Pact

Yes it’s true, this app really does pay you to work out. Pact uses cash stakes to help you achieve your health goals, week after week. Use the app to track your progress and earn money for living healthily, paid for by the members who don’t!

Find out more: www.gym-pact.com


MyFitness Pal

Speed up weight loss by tracking how many calories you've eaten. This app allows you to quickly keep track of what you’ve eaten using the barcode scanner or by searching the database of more than three million foods.

Find out more: www.myfitnesspal.com


Nike Training Club

A great place to start out on your fitness journey. The Nike Training app has a choice of over 100f workouts from short to long, based on your own fitness levels. Audio and visual guidance from experts help every step of the way.

Find out more: www.nike.com


Pocket Yoga

If you’re too busy to go to a yoga class, you need Pocket Yoga. It’s your portable yoga instructor available at any time. Perfect for when you have a few minutes to spare and want to stretch away the stresses of the day.

Find out more: www.pocketyoga.com



Taking a different approach, this app focuses on specific muscles and suggests the most appropriate exercises and work out routines to help you tone in a targeted way.

Find out more: itunes.apple.com



This app challenges you to exercise just 7 minutes a day, every day, for 7 months. Using nothing more than a chair, a wall, and your own body weight, the 7-minute workout ensures the maximum benefit of working out regularly in the shortest time possible.

Find out more: itunes.apple.com