Show of hands: is working out regularly a challenge for you? Me, too. I'm the kind of person who needs extra motivation to exercise and a way to push myself during workouts. Throwing in the towel too early on a workout or just feeling bored was way too common for me. It wasn't until I discovered Aaptiv that working out finally seemed to click for me. I was able to find my groove and stick to regular workouts. What exactly is Aaptiv and how did it get me out of my procrastination cycle? I have your most burning questions answered.
What is Aaptiv?
Aaptiv is an audio-based exercise app with a variety of fitness classes designed and taught by certified personal trainers and set to curated playlists. Workouts are organized by exercise, music choice, intensity, and trainer, so you can choose the type of workout you're looking for. Aaptiv also recently launched it's AI Coach feature, which is designed to help you curate a fitness plan that's built just for you.
Why do people use it?
People use Aaptiv because it guides you through a workout and helps you stay motivated and on course along the way. Classes range from a quick stretch under 10 minutes to running, strength training, elliptical, yoga, and meditation. With Aaptiv, you can get in a workout anytime, anywhere while listening along to upbeat, motivating music. The AI Coach creates a custom plan with all of your wellness goals in mind. So whether you want to feel less stressed, learn better eating habits, or shed a few pounds, Apptiv will customize a plan just for you, and clearly show you the steps you need to take to attain your desired goal.
How is it different than just having a personal trainer or going to a fitness class?
Aaptiv is different and unlike anything else because you have your coach in your ear guiding you through the exercise with the music pumping you up in the background. You can work out at your own pace and on your own schedule. After you fill out an in depth questionnaire, Aaptiv's Coach will make recommendations on the types of workouts you should be doing. You can choose to incorporate the trainer led workouts into your plan, or workout solo if you're feeling super motivated.
Do I need workout equipment?
Nope! There are plenty of classes that can be done at home, outside, or at the gym without any equipment. However, there are classes that require certain equipment like some strength training classes, and others that incorporate machines like the treadmill, elliptical, and indoor cycling classes.
Can I do it anywhere?
Yes, that's the idea! While Aaptiv can be used along with a gym membership, there are still plenty of classes that don't require going to the gym or the use of equipment at all. Some classes like - yoga, ab workouts, stretching, and interval training - can be done in the comfort of your own home or outside at the park, like Aaptiv's outdoor running program.
Can I choose the music?
You can't pick the exact songs, but you can choose your genre. You can filter workouts based on your mood and preferred music vibe. Each class has a carefully curated playlist to match the rhythm and intensity of the workouts, and when the trainer talks, the music adjusts so you can hear them.
How much is it?
The million-dollar question. You can pay monthly or annually - either $14.99 a month or $99.99 for the entire year.
Am I locked in to the subscription?
No! You can cancel at anytime. No questions asked.
Seems like you're a fan, why?
Aaptiv has helped me find my motivation and find a workout routine that works for my schedule and my mood. I love that I have plenty of variety with the type of classes, the different trainers, and the music, and am always excited to discover new classes every week. Aaptiv's Coach helped me feel more confident in setting a fitness goal, because it clearly shows me each step I need to get there. I've finally found an exercise life hack and actually look forward to my next work out. But don't take it from me, try it for yourself.
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