Becoming a mother changes every single aspect of your life and, as rewarding and amazing as it is, can bring about feelings of overwhelm and stress. Many new moms can feel lost and not know how to best relieve their stress and rule out yoga and working out as an option. That would make sense since gym memberships are often expensive and hour-long yoga classes just aren’t viable when you need to be present for your baby all the time. However, workout and yoga apps are a great alternative that is often overlooked; many of them are free to use with options to pay for more workout options, are noncommittal, take up only a small part of your day, and are plentiful in options— there is one for everybody! Here are 10 of the best at-home workout and yoga apps for new moms:
5 Best At-Home Workout Apps:
Baby2Body is a prenatal and postnatal-focused wellness app that has workouts, mindfulness exercises, recipes, and general health tips carefully made just for mothers. This app is perfect for mothers who want a holistic wellness virtual companion during and after pregnancy.
7 Minute Workout is just that: an app that is very time-conscious and offers effective exercises focusing on all parts of the body that is perfect for moms who are exceptionally busy or any mom who can only spare a few minutes for a workout.
Wakeout is an app geared for those who want to take moments throughout their day to stretch with 30-second routines at work, home, or in bed. The workouts may be short, but you can do as many or as little as you would like. This app is perfect for moms who don’t necessarily want a full-on workout routine but still want to stay active.
Sworkit was made for busy-at-home and on the go people wanting to get a quick workout in. There are different levels of workouts (from beginner to athlete) and frequent safety messages to ensure that you’re in proper form while working out. There are also options for those without workout equipment like kettles and dumbells and resistance bands and those with. Another great thing to note is that there are workouts for kids, making this a great app for families who want to become more active together.
Nike, as one of the top athleticwear brands, is a trusted name in the fitness world, with an app that doesn’t disappoint. Nike Training Club, or NTC, offers workouts anytime you wish. The workouts range from 15 to 45 minutes at all levels of experience, intensity, and equipment availability. You can also plug in other forms of activity that you do for a total fitness tracker. One of the best parts of the app is the daily “picks for you” workouts that offer personalized recommendations aligned with your fitness goals.
4 Best At-Home Yoga Apps:
DailyYoga offers personalized yoga flow routines from 5-70 minutes long in 7 different languages, meditation classes, and a community of yogis to join for support, tips, and encouragement. This app is perfect for moms who want to join a community and get into yoga and meditation.
Yoga for Beginners is just that— an app created for beginners to yoga and meditation. Every workout is completely free and is a great way to build your experience and confidence in yoga.
3. Glo Yoga
Glo offers yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes for every life stage, level, and need to form a customized routine. There are prenatal workouts and classes for even the busiest of moms, making this a great app for anybody who wants to focus on mind and body wellbeing.
5 Minute Yoga offers 5-minute routines and flows full of simple but effective moves that are perfect for beginners or busy moms who want to incorporate yoga into their busy days. There are routines curated for every need and desire: destressing from the day, increasing flexibility, toning, starting the day well, or even just unwinding before bed.
An App for Any Form of Fitness Routine:
Youtube is the perfect app to find out how to do anything you’d like— fitness and health-related or not. There are plenty of channels dedicated to showing yoga and workout routines catered to any form of audience. Often overlooked as an option for fitness videos, Youtube offers absolutely anything you could possibly want to learn for free and at ease.
Time for YOU!
It’s important as a mom, new or not to take time for yourself, no matter what that looks like. Having a way to be able to work out and physically rejuvenate and relieve yourself with ease and convenience makes it easier to take a little time throughout your day for yourself. Remember that even though you’re taking care of your little human, you also need to take care of yourself. Have you tried any of these apps or others that have worked for you? Let us know in the comments!