Staying fit while living on the road can be hard. It’s tough to keep a gym membership and most exercise equipment won’t have a hope of fitting into an RV, truck camper or van.
Here are two apps (available on iOS and Android) and one website that require minimal equipment and offer a variety of workout routines.
Nike+ Training Club has over 100 workouts. Even though it seems like a lot of the workouts require dumbbells, a medicine ball, or a box, there’s just a few moves in the workout that need them. You can get just as good of a workout without using anything. Most of the gear can be replaced with everyday items around you if necessary.
The workouts vary from high interval cardio drills, strength building, plyometric exercises, and some yoga. Workout lengths vary from 15 – 45 minutes.
This is my favorite workout app. It has a very clean and straightforward interface, and it’s totally free without the need to pay to unlock any additional features.
The main page highlights the “Workout of the Week”. The “Find Workouts” button lets you choose from 5 different categories: Popular; Get Lean; Get Toned; Get Strong; Get Focused. Within those categories you can choose a workout based on difficulty. You can also favorite workouts to find them more easily later.
Within each workout page, you can see the list of moves in the workout along a slideshow preview of them.
If you want a more hands on experience, click the “Do Workout” button and the app will track and save your workout in your profile, time your workout, provide verbal tips, and let you watch short videos of the moves.
I normally prefer free apps, but Yoga Studio is worth $3.99. This app provides 65 ready-made video classes. The videos have soothing background music with teacher commentaries that replicate being in a yoga studio without the class fees.
There’s a collection of video classes to choose from based on your level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), duration (15, 30 or 60 minutes), and focus area (strength, flexibility, balance or combination).
All of the HD video classes can be downloaded onto your phone and played any time and anywhere.
The file sizes are kept really small so your phone doesn’t fill up quickly and it’s easy to delete a video to make room for new ones. There’s also a “Schedule” tab in the app so that you can plan out your classes. Yoga Studio automatically syncs with your calendar.
The Poses tab offers over 280 poses with detailed instruction, advice, modification, and benefits to let you practice the moves safely.
This is a cool website-based free fitness resource.
Darebee provides hundreds of individual workouts that you can filter on the website based on type, theme, focus and equipment. Workouts are compiled onto a card that has pictures of people breaking down the moves, how long to perform each workout and number of sets.
The individual workout cards can be downloaded as a PDF file or used online where the website will track time and sets for you.
Darebee also offers a variety of 30-day long programs. Each program consists of pre-chosen daily workouts for the month so you don’t have to spend time deciding what to do. Entire programs can also be downloaded so you don’t need internet access to workout.
There are also monthly workout challenges you can take on, great fitness and nutrition articles, meal plans, and recipes.
Now you don’t have any excuse not to work out!
Photos are all screenshots from the apps/website.