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Online fitness: Train successfully using fitness apps, fitness videos and online gyms

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Digitalisation has also opened doors in the fitness industry. Today, effective workouts can be supported by a variety of technological solutions: From various apps that measure and verify successes to fitness videos for your workout at home to online fitness studios that can bring professional training to your home. Read this article to find out who benefits most from online fitness and how digital training gadgets can help you reach your fitness goals.


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  • Online gyms
  • Fitness videos
  • Fitness apps
  • Pros and cons of online fitness
  • Online fitness for beginners

Online fitness: Which option suits your needs?

Online fitness is as varied as the potential training goals. Here, we present you with a few digital training options.

Online gyms – professional training at home

The digital fitness industry is booming: If you are looking for an online gym, you can choose from many different providers. Pure online gyms usually offer a range of courses and training programmes.

Depending on the provider, you can select training packages at various levels of difficulty, that will help you achieve your goals (e.g. reduce weight, build muscle, increase mobility) or book a personalised workout.

Online gyms mostly instruct using detailed training videos. However, some providers also offer live-stream courses for you to take part in. Keep in mind that these live courses are not always set up for interactive training, which is why you should carefully read the description prior to registration.

Tip: If you seek more direction during training, you can book an online personal trainer or fitness coach who can develop a personalised training and nutritional plan, consult, and guide you through your workouts.


Bear in mind that…

You can recognise reputable online gyms, if they provide detailed explanations of training units (ideally in video format), and if they offer a wide selection of workouts.

Fitness videos – free every-day training

On platforms, such as YouTube, you can choose from a wide range of video workouts, for example to find new training methods. Discover dance workouts, yoga routines, guided meditations and much more. (Amateur) athletes may upload fitness videos with valuable tips and recommendations to create a more active lifestyle.

Tip: To detect which providers are serious, take a look at their profiles on blogs and social media: Competent fitness bloggers are often certified instructors or have some sort of formal education in sports.

For instance, if you want to relieve back pain or work on your mobility, you may benefit from free fitness videos as a guide. However, keep in mind that video workouts cannot replace support or individual consultation. Inexperienced athletes should therefore not solely rely on fitness videos, but merely use them as an additional resource.

Fitness apps – for more fitness on the go

If you are looking for a cost-effective training guide, a fitness app could be just right for you. To start training, all you need is normally just a smartphone, and perhaps headphones. Depending on the provider, you can also connect a heart rate monitor or other types of fitness tracker to the apps.

Fitness apps can be a useful tool to complement online fitness training: They monitor your training progress, provide tools to keep an eye on your nutrition, sleep quality and other health factors, and they motivate you with push-notifications and community functions. The following types of apps may help you integrate every-day fitness in your daily routine:

  1. Fitness apps with training and nutritional plans as well as tracking functions
  2. Meditation apps for more life balance, relaxation, and better sleep
  3. Recipe apps for healthy nutrition to support your training goals
  4. Habit tracking apps as a (playful) reminder of your next workout and reward for completed challenges

Fitness games – be active during gaming

If you want to become more active in your every-day routine, you can do this by gaming: On various platforms you can find exergames, which are sporty fitness games, perfect for you to get a full workout. Usually, you will need a controller with motion sensors. There are also virtual reality games that will motivate you to break a sweat. Here is a short-list of well-known examples of these active gaming genres:

  • Just Dance: Dancing game for Nintendo Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
  • Beat Saber: VR music game for PlayStation 4 or PC
  • BoxVR: VR Box game for PlayStation 4 or PC
  • Ring Fit Adventure: Fitness game for Nintendo Switch
  • Wii Fit: Fitness game for a Wii

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