This Audio-Driven Fitness App Will Motivate You to Exercise

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Cost, convenience, and (lack of) variety are three major factors that either hold people back from working out or make it difficult for them to work out consistently. But Aaptiv removes all of those obstacles with its audio-based fitness classes, programs, and challenges led by professional trainers. For $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year, Aaptiv gives you access to over 2500 classes with more being added each week. Plus, there are classes designed for the gym, working out at home, and even for working out while traveling. I honestly didn’t expect to like this app as much as I do; it’s audio-based format is completely different than any other fitness class app I’ve seen, and that’s what makes it shine. Check out more on what Aaptiv does and why we love it below.

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Aaptiv ($14.99/month, $99.99/year)

What It Does

Aaptiv has a huge library of fitness classes. When you open the app, the Discover tab is the star of the show. At the top of the Discover tab, you’ll see recommended Programs, which are a series of classes meant to be completed over multiple weeks. Below that you can browse all of the categories, which are:

  • Outdoor Running
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Rowing
  • Stairclimber
  • Strength Training
  • Stretching
  • Workouts for Weight Loss
  • Ab Workouts
  • Programs
  • Yoga
  • Walking
  • Meditation
  • 5k Training, 10k Training, Half Marathon Training & Full Marathon Training
  • Partner Challenges

Phew; that is a lot of categories. But that’s also a whole lot of value. Classes vary in length and equipment needed, which means you can find exactly what you need in the moment. Today, I spent the last ten minutes of my lunch break taking a yoga class with Jade via the Aaptiv app. And I was able take the class at right at home. After, I felt refreshed and clear-headed, ready for the second part of the work day. That’s what makes Aaptiv great for everyone—whether you’re a traveling business woman, a stay-at-home dad, or an avid gym-goer, everyone can find something they’ll enjoy.

Why We Love It

I want to go over a couple features I haven't mentioned yet. First is the ability to search classes by trainer; I love this because I've quickly become attached to certain trainers. Already, Ackeem and Jade are two of my favorites. Since the classes are audio, the attitude and vibe the trainer creates really makes you form preferences as though you've gotten to try a bunch of different personal trainers and pick your favorites.

Another feature I really like is the Saved tab. Here you can create several Lists and give each their own name. This allows you to save your favorite workouts, have a list of workouts you want to try, or even create your own Programs by compiling various classes into a list. Within the Saved tab, there is also a Downloads page. You can download classes for offline listening, which means you don’t even need an internet connection to get a workout if you plan ahead just a little.

I’m excited to continue trying other classes, and plan to use Aaptiv to add some at-home workout days to my current in-gym routine. I’d also like to train for my first 5k, and Aaptiv has lots of great classes for that too. Overall, I love the endless possibilities and variety of Aaptiv. It makes me genuinely excited to try different workouts, and the audio-based format is so much better than trying to watch someone else do the moves. Aaptiv lets you get lost in the workout and totally focused on the training, while also providing lots of moral support from the trainer all the way through. Give Aaptiv a try and let me know what you think!

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.