Aaptiv is an app that allows you to keep several trainers on command on your phone. The app allows the user to choose from a variety of audio workout options for outdoor running, strength training, treadmill, indoor cycling, elliptical and yoga. Within each workout, there are choices of varying difficulty and duration of the workout which is paired with different genres of music such as pop and rock.
The app is perfect for people who are repelled by the idea of working out with a group of sweaty people in a tiny room but still want to get fit. The trainer tells you when to increase speed or intensity, and sessions last anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes. The app provides a range of different trainers, shown by their individual profile pictures, who all have their own style so that the user can find whichever style suits them best. Once you have been through a workout and intend to repeat it at a later stage, the Aaptiv allows you to add it to your favorite list.
For those who are planning to take part in a running race, the app includes a 5km and a 10km training program. Although it is significantly cheaper than paying for a personal trainer, it still requires the user to pay a subscription fee of $9.99 per month or $106 per year.
The app does claim to allow a one month free trial but requires you to select a payment plan and insert your details before you have access to the free trial.
It seems to be a worthwhile app whether you are a fitness freak or a couch potato who wants to get fit.