It’s January, so you’ve probably turned your mind towards health and fitness. Which is great. Especially if you fell off the track towards the end of last year. And I mean, who didn’t? Finding time to exercise can be difficult. Especially if you’ve got any kind of demanding job and family responsibilities. I am not trying to help you find excuses, but that’s the hard truth of it. Working out usually means getting up at the crack of dawn, heading to your local gym and sweating it out for an hour. But it doesn’t have to. In fact, there are more and more ways to workout at home. Yesterday, we did a post on the best audio fitness apps that you can download. If that’s not a great way to get your workout in, I don’t know what is.
But maybe that’s not enough for you. Maybe you need to workout more, but you’re not sure how. Well, there is an XBox One version of the Fitbit Coach app. What does that mean exactly? It means you can sneak in guided fitness routines in between whatever it is you’re doing. Maybe you’ve been playing XBox for four hours. Get up and turn on a workout in between your games. What’s great about this is that you’ll get a range of audio and video workouts, personalized training programs and custom streaming music to keep you going. And, of course, this ties in with your Fitbit device, so it will keep you keep track of your fitness throughout the day. This feature is also available on mobile and PC’s.
The XBox coaching app is available now. It’s free if you’re happy with one personalized program and a handful of additional workouts. If you’re not happy with that, you will have to pay $40 for a Coach Premium subscription. That is per year, but it’s not a bad price considering what you get. While I love these apps, and I benefit greatly from them. I need some level of accountability. Are you the same? These apps can definitely work, but you have to put in the work. For me, going to the gym or signing up for a class gives me that accountability because I’m there with other people. So how do you stay on track if you want to use one of these “home” methods?
It may be easier said than done, but you really have to make a schedule – and stick to it! Take a look at your week and honestly, put it int your calendar. When you can see that it’s on the calendar for Friday at 9 am, you’re more likely to do it. You might even want to consider finding a workout friend or group. You don’t necessarily all have to work out together, but having some kind of accountability (and even competition) within a group of friends, is going to push you to do your workout. Your friends might give you a hard time if you don’t finish your workout. And that’s good. They should be pushing you to the next level. Let us know if you’ve used this app – either on your mobile device, your PC or your XBox One.