No shade at all if the last one sounds like your usual pace-and-elliptical workout routine. It can be challenging and frustrating to go into a workout without a plan, which is why a smart workout app could be your saving grace. Lots of highly sought-after personal trainers — including buzzy fitness pros on Instagram — have their own apps now, so you can always feel like you always have an expert there to hold your hand through the sometimes intimidating gym.
There are video-based apps, audio-only ones, and even apps that will provide weeks-long workout plans to keep coming back to. Whether you’re into yoga, rowing, or just cruising on the elliptical, these are the apps that are worth downloading — and they’re all cheaper than a workout class.