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Relieve stress and feel better with these 7 exercise apps

So you’re stuck inside your home for who knows how long. But you’re all stocked up on everything from toilet paper to canned veggies and you’re ready to hunker down. You even have your home office ready and the kids have educational games and homework to do.

Your basics are all taken care of, but what about your mental and physical health needs? If you don’t have a home gym, you should consider at least doing a little exercise. Tap or click to see how exercise can benefit your brain.

Just because you are unable to go to the gym, there’s no reason the gym can’t come to you. Here are seven apps that will help you maintain your workouts, even if you lack equipment.

1. PEAR-Personal Fitness Coach

This fitness app is suitable for all body types and fitness levels. You can choose from hundreds of unique workouts, including strength, yoga, HIIT, treadmill, spin and more.

PEAR Personal Fitness Coach provides curated workout packages and real-time training from world-renowned athletes. Connect with your smartwatch and easily track your health data such as heart rate and calories burned.

Compared to typical gym memberships, this app is inexpensive at only $5.99 per month or $39.99 annually. Start your free 14-day trial on your Android or iOS device today.

2. 7 Minute Workout

Here’s an app that provides you a full-body workout challenge to promote general fitness and weight loss. High-intensity workouts include exercises that are 30 seconds each with a 10-second rest.

Routines are voice-prompted, so no need to keep your eye on the screen. 7 Minutes Workout is available free for your iOS devices and Apple TV. Add-on options range from 99 cents to $4.99 as one-time purchases.

3. FitOn

Lose weight and get in shape with personalized workout plans that include HIIT, strength, cardio, dance, Pilates and more. FitOn offers full-length videos with both voice and visual instructions.

Suitable for all body types and fitness levels, FitOn offers options for everyone — even pregnant women. Need a pre or post-natal workout? Here’s the app for you — If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, always consult your doctor before starting a new workout.

Customize challenges, join a live class or take advantage of the 10-minute workout when you’re short on time. This free app is compatible with GoogleFit and is available for Android mobile devices, PCs and TVs. It also offers in-app purchases.

4. Nike Training Club

Your fitness goals just got easier with workout collections by Nike trainers and athletes like Isaiah Thomas and Christian Ronaldo. Designed for everyone from beginner to advanced fitness levels, the workout times range from 15 to 45 minutes and promise to make you sweat.

Workouts include strength, endurance, mobility and yoga that can be completed with or without equipment. Start your free 7-day trail today on your Android or Apple mobile devices. Want to subscribe? It’s $14.99 per month or $119.99 per year.

5. Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout

This app provides a science-based workout designed to fit any schedule with 22 preset workouts that vary in intensity and range from seven to 32 minutes in duration. Its smart workout feature assesses your fitness and motivation levels and tailors a variety of workouts specifically for you.

The 72 high-definition video tutorials make learning exercises easier. Ideal for all fitness levels, Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout is free to use on both Android and iOS devices, without forcing you to spend big bucks on exercise equipment.

6. Sworkit

Here’s an exercise app for the whole family. It includes free content for kids and uses an algorithm to give you the workout you need.

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With more than 800 exercises and 400 workouts, including cardio, strength, yoga and HIIT, you can create the perfect routine for your fitness level — even if you’re going through physical therapy. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new fitness routine.

Start your free 7-day trial today on your Android or iOS device. Subscriptions are $9.99 monthly or $59.99 yearly. Offers in-app purchases.

7. 8fit

Offered in six different languages, 8fit makes both fitness and nutrition easy with customized workouts and meal plans. Routines take 15-20 minutes and require no special equipment.

8fit is ideal for anyone who needs support and guidance along their journey to better health. Start your free 7-day trial today on Android and Apple mobile devices. Subscriptions are $9.99 monthly or $59.99 annually. Offers in-app purchases.

Any time you are stuck at home, you can enjoy a gym-worthy workout with these fitness apps. So stay home, stay safe and get your workout on!

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