Sunday, August 7

5 Exercise Apps for Your Android Smart TV


Spring is here, and it’s time to get fit and fabulous. If you’re not too keen on breaking a sweat at a packed gym, then fear not, there are plenty of ways to get fit in the comfort of your own home!

When the two-week lockdown was first announced last year, who would have thought that over 18 months later many of us would still be spending most of our time at home? Now, with the year almost coming to an end, many of us are still trying to juggle working and doing everything else from home. With everything that’s going on, you’d be forgiven for exercise being the last thing on your mind. However, a personal trainer may be closer than you think.

If your goal is to get fit and healthy this spring, then the answer to your prayers is in your living room. That’s right, why not let your TV help you get into shape this spring? Anyone with an Android-enabled smart TV, or a media player, will have unlimited Google Play Store access, which means your exercise possibilities are limitless.

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Also read: 5 Simple Stretches to Do While Watching TV

The following exercise apps are ideal for helping you get fit and stay fit this spring:


Peloton is a great workout app covering everything from strength training to cycling. Plus, you can join other people across the world in live workout sessions, all without leaving your living room.

Nike Training

Nike Training is the ultimate personal training app with 185+ workouts from strength to endurance and yoga. It provides plenty of personalised training plans that you can adapt to help maintain your current fitness levels or lose some of the extra kilos you may have gained during lockdown.


Also read: Top 5: Best at-Home Fitness Equipment Products

Adidas Training by Runtastic

Adidas Training by Runtastic is another great workout app you can use to boost your energy and fitness levels with short, quick workouts. The app offers different modes such as a custom workout creator, strength regimes, and 180+ bodyweight workout videos including instructions.


With more than 100 million workouts, Sworkit provides a great workout planner on the initial setup of the app. It has an amazing at-home and on-the-go workout system.


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Yoga apps

If yoga is your thing then you will find loads of great yoga apps on the Google Playstore. Yoga is amazing for building strength and suppleness but, unless you’re a yogi master, solo sessions can be quite tough. This is where having an instructor, real-life or virtual, is so important. The other big yoga benefit is the mindfulness it encourages. It’s not just about stretching, it’s also about breathing some calm into your day. Download a great yoga app, and it will be as good as being there in person. Keep Yoga or Simply Yoga have lessons for all levels – and there are lessons suited for different times in the day and what you want to get out of your session.

Kids’ fitness

Don’t forget about the little ones. Spending time at home all day means they’ll have plenty of energy to expend. For kids, yoga is a great form of exercise. It improves their strength and flexibility – which will really help them when it comes to other sports and activities. An app like Cosmic Yoga makes yoga fun and also comes packed with games and activities to keep the little ones busy.

Need a new TV?

Skyworth 86” SUC9500

If you’re still spending way more time at home then why not invest in a champion smart TV to really convert your living room into a home cinema, at-home video conference space, and gym? Skyworth has just launched what they’re calling ‘the biggest Android 10 TV in the country’, the Skyworth 86-inch SUC9500, and it’s a TV well worth splurging on.

The 86” SUC9500 isn’t simply a TV it’s your home’s entertainment hub, and one that you can control from up to five metres away. The Hands-Free Voice Control means no more fussing with a remote when you’re in the kitchen, in the room next door, or you simply don’t feel like getting up off the comfy couch to find the remote.

The TV’s Boundless Screen makes it easy on the eyes, whether it’s on or off, so no more trying to hide your TV in a cabinet or with a piece of art, it’s a work of art in itself. Other features include the latest Android 10 Operating System, Super Hardware Configuration, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Two-Way Bluetooth Transmission and Castplay, to name a few.

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Invest in a media player

Xiaomi Mi Stick

Don’t have the budget to upgrade your TV to a smart TV just yet? No worries, there’s an affordable option waiting in the wings. Xiaomi makes the magic and convenience of a smart TV accessible to a lot more people with the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. A simple plug and play solution, the Mi TV Stick turns almost any regular TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV that can connect directly to the internet. Read the full review of the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick here.

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