These affordable apps will make it easy to exercise while the gym is closed.

Just because the gyms are closed and you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t stay in shape! There are some great fitness apps out there packed with live and recorded classes for everything from strength training to yoga. Most of them don’t require any special equipment, and you can stream them to a smart TV or just use your phone.

Peloton | 90 Days Free

When you think of Peloton you probably think of the home cycling system (remember the controversial ad that came out around the holidays?). But the company has recently launched a fitness app with live and on-demand classes that include boot camp, strength training, cardio, and more. The app is $12.99 per month after the 90-day free trial.

Beachbody On Demand | 14 Days Free

Beachbody On Demand is a fitness company that evolved from the popular Shakeology protein shakes. The fitness app is available on iOS and Apple as well as Roku and Chromecast. Beachbody subscribers have access to more than 1,100 classes as well as a custom-designed food plan. After your trial is up, you have a variety of subscription options that start at $39 for a 3-month plan.

8fit fitness app

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8fit | 14 Days Free

8fit is an app that helps support its users with nutrition guidance and self-care in addition to fitness classes. Choose from strength training, HIIT, yoga, core, and more. The app provides its users with positive reinforcement and is available in six languages. Membership is just $60 a year after the free trial. 

Daily Burn | 30 Days Free

Daily Burn has a new live workout every day at 9 a.m. EST, as well as other live and on-demand fitness classes. Choose from a variety of strength, running, yoga, HIIT, and cardio classes, as well as specialty classes like pre and postnatal, and something for first-timers. Daily Burn also has audio classes and one-on-one training. Available on iOS and Apple as well as a variety of streaming devices, the app costs $19.95 after your free trial.

Open Fit | 14 Days Free

Open Fit is an app that combines live classes, food planning, and advice to meet your fitness goals. The app can be used on a variety of platforms and includes pilates, yoga, strength, and cardio, and even some simple 10-minute workouts. Open Fit also has an online community where you can share and get advice from other users. Open Fit starts at $39 for 3 months after the free trial.

Do you have a fitness app you're using? Tell us in the comments!