A Personal Trainer for a Fraction of the Price

Aaptiv will work with you--on demand-- to get you in great shape.

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As the weather gets warmer, you might find yourself thinking about your version of a beach body or you might find yourself looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors without being sedentary. Whatever your reason for wanting to get moving, I applaud you. The first thought is the hardest part. Once you decide you want to start moving and shaking more than your usual routine, you might find yourself wondering what to do—that’s the second hardest part.

You might find yourself—like I have so many times—wishing you were as rich as a Kardashian so that you could pay someone to wake you up every day and get you on the move. But we’re not Kardashians and Kardashian-level personal trainers aren’t in the cards for all of us. For those of us that can’t afford personal trainers, we’re not left to fend for ourselves.

Aaptiv steps on the scene with a new approach to getting moving, accomplishing your fitness goals and integrating them into your regular routine. At only $14.99/month, Aaptiv is one of the only personal trainer apps that actually has real trainers available to you—at a fraction of the price you’d pay for competing apps or in-person training sessions.

Try it for free for a week and I assure you, you won’t look back. Conventially located in your smartphone, with 7 trainers and their 7 specialties, you’re not limited to running/cardio, yoga, strength training or any combination of them. You’re also not limited by how much you access your personal training. Unlike traditional in-personal trainers, you are able to access any number of thousands of pre-recorded training sessions on demand with more than 40 new classes added every week so it always stays fresh.

Think of it as the Netflix of personal training. You can select a work out and if you don’t love it within the first 10 minutes, you can turn it off and try another one until you find the right thing to binge to your heart’s content. With the help of Aaptiv, you can go from someone who thinks about walking sometimes to actually being able to run for your chosen period of time. You don’t need me to tell you the benefits of regular excerise—you’ve been putting it off for decades already—but if you start with even 15 minutes a day, you might just find yourself having an easier time waking up in the morning, less mood swings throughout the day and an easier time lugging your heavy garbage bags to the curb once a week.

At $14.99/month, the risk of trying to improve your life is minimal, but should you decide Aaptiv isn’t for you, it’s easy to cancel at any time. Though, after only one session, I can say confidently that I’ve found my summer workout buddy and can stop harassing my friends to join me on this journey.