Between working, taking care of children, cooking and errands, squeezing in time for the gym can seem nearly impossible for many working adults. Various time constraints can make it tempting to want to skip working out altogether. We get it, sis!
However, a busy schedule should never force anyone to put their health and wellness on the back burner. As an actor, an entrepreneur and a family man, Boris Kodjoe knows this struggle all too well. That’s why he and his wife, Nicole Ari Parker, decided to launch their KOFIT app to give folks with as little as five free minutes in their day to make fitness work for them. At the 2019 ESSENCE Festival, Kodjoe spoke about the app’s compatibility with on-the-go users. “The time factor is a huge deal for people,” he explained. “We all have jobs. We all have families. We have careers. We have stuff to do. We never find time to go to the gym. We don’t have the equipment. We don’t have the access.”
If you go through the app store, you’ll find that KOFIT is only one of many apps that get your heart rate and endorphins going in 20 minutes or less. So before you wake up the kids for school or while dinner is in the oven, you can get your daily cardio in without stepping foot outside your door.
Scroll through the gallery and check out these ten fitness apps with 20 minute or less fitness routines.
Power 20 App
Got a chair at home? Yes? Great! You have just what you need to get your burn on. Power 20 offers carefully curated workout routines to get in shape fast. Perfect for home, office or travel, these 20-minute full-body workouts don’t require equipment.
12 Minute Athlete
12 Minute Athlete is a HIIT workout regimen consisting of incredibly short, effective workouts based on calisthenics, cross-training and functional fitness. You’ll be surprised at the progress you can achieve with these intense yet brief exercises.
It’s virtually impossible to get bored with Aaptiv’s extensive list of quick exercises. Whether you prefer running, calisthenics or yoga, there’s something here for everyone. With 30 new classes added each week, there’s a workout for every interest and fitness level. Best of all, customize your workouts based on the time you have.
Dive into your own personal gym, with full access to hundreds of quick workouts. From getting in shape to building strength, from yoga flows to HIIT. All it takes is pressing play.
Nike+ Training Club
Looking to tighten that core. Want to focus just on leg day? Nike+ Training Club has it all and it won’t cost you a dime. Workout times range from 15 to 45 minutes, so they’re perfect for those on a time crunch. Link it to your streaming apps and the audio instructions will play along perfectly with your favorite tunes.
Touted as the number one Black fitness app, GrpFit is a safe, encouraging and uplifting community of people from all levels of fitness. You can access guided workouts and fitness classes that range from 15 to 30 minutes and target all of the areas you’re looking to improve.
7 Minute Workout Challenge
As the name suggests, all workouts last seven minutes or less. For this app, researchers have selected 12 exercises that are performed for 30 seconds with ten-second rest intervals. The best part? The exercises are simple to perform, require no equipment and can be done anywhere!
7 Minute Workout
If you only have a few moments to work out every day, this app was made for you. Just select the type of routine you’re looking to do and enter in how many minutes you have to spend on the workout, and then the app will create a routine to for you based on that information.
Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker created the KOFIT app to take the mystery out of fitness and nutrition. The app gives you effective yet nonintimidating routines that are never longer than 20 minutes. You can also find other wellness tips about nutrition, meditation and daily mantras that keep you inspired.
HIIT Workouts by Daily Burn
Break a sweat and build endurance with Daily Burn’s convenient HIIT (high-intensity interval training) Workout app. Since HIIT burns calories quickly, you’ll always find a routine that fits. Choose from 10-, 20- and 30-minute videos that are ready when you are. You can even add in a workout on the fly for the ultimate in flexibility.