Exercise is healthy – we all know this! But sometimes there is a lack of motivation, time, or maybe it’s a bit of both. Sports apps are changing that. They make it possible and easy to exercise at home, set goals, and see what you enjoy doing the most. To help you, we list 3 fun and free sports apps in this article. Forward the tips to your employees or colleagues and motivate each other to get fit!
Why exercise at home?
Besides that you get fit from sports, it has even more benefits. Did you know that 79% of employees are more productive on the days they exercise? It is also the ideal time to end the (working) day. After an hour of exercise, you immediately feel more relaxed. Many employees indicate that they have ‘no time’ to exercise or prefer not to go to the gym after work.
Exercise with a sports app
To get some extra motivation when exercising, we recommend using a fitness app. This pushes you in the right direction. The advantage is that you can see achievements, set goals, and keep track of when they have been achieved. Challenge your colleagues to a friendly competition.
Many employees indicate that they have ‘no time’ to exercise or prefer not to go to the gym after work.
Our top 3 free sports apps
Anyone can start today with the apps below! The 3 most popular sports apps are all free to download for iOS and Android. You often need little or no sports equipment when using the apps. Just make sure you drink enough water or bring a sporty water bottle with you for the road. It’s even more fun if you invite a colleague and go for a walk or mountain bike together.
The Runkeeper app is perfect for running or cycling. Your sports performance is tracked via GPS. Here you get the choice to select training courses and receive guidance. Runkeeper is clear and easy to use. The app keeps track of your performance and this allows you to compare your previous performance with the performance of friends and colleagues. You can easily share the sports activity you record with Runkeeper on social media via the app.
2. Nike training club
The range in this app is huge. It contains more than 185 workouts, devised by personal trainers from the Nike brand. The training sessions are accessible and you can choose from training in the field of cardio, yoga, steps, fitness, and more. Each exercise is extensively demonstrated through video, in which the trainers explain how you can apply the technique. You can easily adapt the training to every level, which makes the app suitable for everyone.
With Strava you can measure almost all sports activities. The app focuses most on cycling and running. You can also measure hiking, mountain biking, and skating. It also allows you to track your progress. The uniqueness of this app is that there is a competition element in it. You can compare performance with other users in the app. And also compares previous with previous performance so that you can set a new personal best.
Start a competition in the workplace
In a previous article, we explained how you can get your employees moving and how you can organise an annual challenge. Did you know that in most sports apps you can compare your performance with your colleagues? Organise a challenge and keep track of the score in the app. Most sports activities are easy to perform during or after work. Consider taking a walk outside during a meeting or end the day by cycling straight to work. This ensures that you stay healthy.
Organise a challenge and keep track of the score in the app. Most sports activities are easy to perform during or after work. Consider taking a walk outside during a meeting or end the day by cycling to work.
Tip: motivate your employees by giving them personalised sports items as gifts. For example, think of a sports towel with a name, a sports bag, a t-shirt with your company name, or perhaps a drinking bottle with logo! This way you immediately provide a piece of internal branding and you motivate them to get started today.
Now that you are familiar with the 3 best free sports apps, nothing stands in your way!