As the world continues to evolve, our habits and lifestyles are changing to match. Remote work is now the norm for many and an increasing number of individuals are living as digital nomads, working from various countries for short periods. To cater to these modern lifestyles, the fitness industry has adapted and flourished, offering a plethora of digital fitness services for active people on the go.
From Apple’s innovative service to an independent app designed for desk workouts, we’ve curated the best digital fitness services to help you stay fit and healthy, no matter where you are.
Touted as the first fitness experience built around Apple Watch, Apple Fitness+ brings studio-style workouts to your iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. Led by professional trainers, you’ll have access to popular workout styles such as HIIT, strength, yoga, dance, core, cycling, treadmill, rowing and mindful cool-downs. With seamless Apple Watch integration, intelligent workout recommendations and an Activity Sharing feature to challenge family and friends, Apple Fitness+ is the ideal companion for staying in shape anywhere, anytime.
From £9.99/month at Apple
Online+ by Virgin Active
To keep fitness enthusiasts engaged, Virgin Active introduced Online+, a digital membership that grants access to hundreds of remote workouts led by expert trainers. From yoga to intense cycling classes, this subscription offers a diverse range of activities to suit your fitness goals. With new classes added weekly, the personalised My Plan feature and the exclusive Virgin Active Minds podcast, staying motivated has never been easier.
From £9.99/month at Virgin Active
Famed for their high-end smart bikes and treads, Peloton App offers over 10 workout types to stream on demand, including yoga, stretching, bootcamp and meditation. Access the app via your smartphone or Apple TV. For runners, guided runs led by Peloton instructors are available, along with GPS support for pace, splits and elevation metrics on iOS devices. The dedicated Apple Watch app tracks your heart rate and other metrics during workouts.
£12.99/month at Peloton
Fitplan, available on the App Store, offers a range of workout options including home workouts, bodybuilding, HIIT, booty training and weightlifting. With over 1.4 million subscribers, the app provides step-by-step instructional videos, tools to track weights, reps and time, and exclusive motivational content and tips for enhancing exercise and nutrition. The dedicated Apple Watch app allows for outdoor workouts without needing your iPhone.
From £15.99/month at Fitplan
Apple’s App of the Year winner Wakeout brings the gym to your sofa, with over 1,000 exercises and hundreds of routines designed to break sedentary habits. Whether you’re on the sofa, at your home office desk or even in bed, stay active with quick routines and short breaks, like ‘pillow crunches’. Filter location-specific movements by mood and enjoy ‘Wind Down routines’ before bedtime for improved sleep.
From £4.99/month at Wakeout