Cool factor ***Usability ****Value for money *** Get a jump-start on those workout resolutions with the Aaptiv fitness app. It’s audio based, and available for iOS and Android users. The app is well established in the US, where it launched in 2016, and was last month made available to 20 more countries, including the UK, Australia, Singapore and SA. The offering is simple but smart: audio-guided workouts you can do at home, while travelling, or in the gym. Some of the workouts require access to equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical trainer or ergometer (rowing machine), but many don’t, and there are over 2,500 workouts to choose from.

They cover a variety of activity categories, such as running, stationary/indoor cycling, yoga and strength training, and Aaptiv promises to add fresh content weekly. On opening the app you will be asked to state a goal for yourself and provide some basic information, including ranking your level (from beginner to advanced). The app then sugge...

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