These At-Home Fitness Apps Will Keep You On Track In 2016

Now you have absolutely no excuse for missing that workout.

By Lexie Hammesfahr | January 1, 2016

OK, so it's 2016 — new year, new you, am I right? Your resolution is to get fit, but who has time to actually get to the gym? And let's be real, gyms are notoriously overcrowded in January — ain't nobody got time for that.

Luckily, there are quite a few companies and apps that can make your fitness feats 10 times easier.

The JEFIT app is great for people who have a target body area they want to strengthen. You can select workouts like "Building A Bigger Chest" and "Building Bigger Calves" for specialized workouts broken down day by day. And if the preloaded exercises aren't doing the trick, you can customize the workouts.

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Peloton is a cycling studio that live streams spin classes on a daily basis. Riders can just download the app or invest in the Peloton bike — which comes with a one-year subscription to the studio classes. It's great if you're really into cycling but don't live near a studio, because you can take a top-notch spin class in the comfort of your own home. 

If you love Pilates and barre classes, New York-based Physique 57 streams videos that let you customize your workout based on how much time you have. Plus, there are workout programs to target your needs.

A subscription to celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson's video service gives you a new workout every Wednesday, including — wait for it — dance cardio. Her clients include Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Robert Downey Jr. But be ready to pay like a celeb — a monthly subscription is $90. 

Racked called fitness guru Jillian Michaels' FitFusion service the "Netflix of fitness videos." (Sign me up for the Netflix equivalent of anything.) A subscription gives you access to a variety of fitness videos from trainers around the country. It even includes prenatal exercises and recipe videos.

Taking classes from New York-based Ballet Beautiful will finally give you that Victoria's Secret Angel body you've always wanted. This might be the priciest membership, falling at $280 per month, but if you want that Alessandra Ambrosio or Lily Aldridge body, you gotta do what you gotta do.

And if none of this gives you the consistent motivation you need to get through your fitness goals, try GymPact. By setting goals that you stake money on, you either make money or you lose it. When you meet your goals, you get paid by other users who don't. If you don't meet a goal, you pay other people. Nothing says commitment like waging bets, right? 

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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