The best virtual fitness apps

Wildflower’s pick of the best home fitness helps

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Headspace

This popular meditation and mindfulness app counts Gwyneth Paltrow as a fan. Led by a former Buddhist monk, users are encouraged to take just 10 minutes a day to listen in and clear their mind. Benefits include increased alertness and instant calm.

8Fit

Users can personalise their workouts to their own strengths with this all-encompassing app, which is like having your own online personal trainer. There are even meal plans featuring easy-to-follow, healthy and delicious recipes.

Body by Simone

A collaboration between celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue and nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, this app offers personalised workouts and lets you stream live Body By Simone classes from studios in the US and UK.

Streaks

This is a great motivational app for those who love a challenge. Designed to help you take up some good habits — such as staying active, quitting smoking, reading more or learning a language, your streak is extended when you complete a task — but you’ll have to start from scratchif you don’t!

Pocket Yoga

Customise your yoga session depending on practice, difficulty level and duration in the comfort of your own home. Users feel like they’re in a yoga class thanks to a soothing voice that guides you through the moves.

The Body Coach

Brit Body Coach Joe Wicks has a strong selection of workouts on his YouTube channel that you can access for free. Or sign up for his 90-day plan if you want a real boost — plans offer recipes, real-time workouts with Joe and live chat support.

Deliciously Ella

The clean eating champion makes it easier to follow a more healthy lifestyle with her app, which includes more than 400 recipes, some with how-to videos, a meal planning tool and a shopping list feature. There are also yoga workouts
to follow, plus a wellness podcast to offer motivation.

Phasesix

Combining primeval techniques with conventional training methods — this aims to provide users with a strong holistic foundation to thrive physically and mentally.

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