5 Best Free Kindle Fire Exercise and Workout Apps
Free Apps for Kindle Fire HD
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is still one of the most popular E readers on the market. The problem is that most of us still only use it to read the eBooks we have downloaded. Amazon does seem to forget to remind us of many of the excellent free Apps which are available.
Your Kindle Fire HD does come pre programmed with some apps, but I know from other users that we often do not download many of the other free apps which are available. Free apps for your Kindle HD range from games to help on how to track and manage your finances.
Kindle Fire HD is a popular tablet amongst business travelers. Traveling on business can sometimes be very lonely, and have a Kindle full of books to read is absolutely great. Business travelers also often complain that keeping fit and healthy away from home is difficult, but with your Kindle Fire HD this is far from true. You can down load some excellent exercise and keep fit apps. The apps available range from Yoga to Tabata so whatever exercise routine suits you is available as a completely free app.
I travel a lot so I have had the opportunity to try out quite a few of them, and they have all become an important part of my exercise routine.
Top Five Free Exercise and Work Outs Apps for Kindle Fire HD
This is one of the best yoga apps, or on line yoga work outs which I have come across. I especially like this app because you can choose the workout length. This is a really great idea as you may not have 60 minutes available for a full length work out. Simply Yoga lets you set your own time, and you can choose from 20, 40 or 60 minutes.
It also allows you to select routine one or two, so you don’t have to stick to the same work out every day. Routines can easily become boring any may not challenge us enough. You can also easily go to a specific routine such as the sun salutations or the warrior poses.
Another neat feature of Simply Yoga, is that it allows you to start from a certain pose which is great for people which will certain poses benefit them more.
The spoken instructions are very clear, and unlike any other free apps it is a real person performing the exercises. If you are not familiar with yoga, or do not like going to yoga classes, this is an excellent app to have on your Kindle.
Yoga Guru is another free yoga app available for Kindle Fire HD. It is a very well thought out app, and I am surprised it is not downloaded more. Many of my friends have tried it, and they are now saving a fortune by doing a complete yoga work out at home instead of going to expensive classes.
It is a bit more in depth than Simply Yoga, and from the starter menu you can choose from Physical Yoga Exercises, Meditation Yoga Exercises and Medical Yoga Exercises. The Medical Yoga section is great, as it clearly shows you safe and effective yoga exercises for some of the most common ailments.
It also allows you to choose the yoga regime which suits you the best. All you need to do is to click on the icon in the top hand right corner of the screen, and the drop menu will give you a choice of Beginner, Intermediate, Advance or Customized regimes.
The spoken instructions are in a slight Indian accent but you will soon get used to that. The steps on how to perform each pose are also explained along with the benefits and cautions. I also like that many of the breathing exercises are included such as Alternate Nostril Breathing.
You can upgrade to a Pro version for $1.99 but I have not upgraded mine.
Apps for Exercise and Work Outs
Have you tried using exercise or work out apps?
This is another great work out from the same people which put together Simply Yoga.
I love this one because you don’t need a lot of space to do the routines. So if you only have a small area available, you don’t need to worry.
A lot of the Simply apps run on the same theme, so you don’t need to familiarize yourself with another app. Just like on Simply Yoga you can select the length of your work out.
Daily cardio lets you choose between 5, 8 or 10 minutes. All three routines are really good, and if you are after a quick cardio workout this app is for you. Sometimes you may only have five minutes to spare but five minutes is better than nothing.
You can choose from workout routine one and two, and both are not too hard work but still of definite benefit. The spoken instructions are clear, and the screen clearly shows the exercise.
Abdominals in eight minutes
This app allows you to focus on your abdominals. Our abdominal muscles are really important to us, as they give us core strength and help us to support our backs.
A well toned stomach also makes us look slimmer, and belly fat can be really bad for us so it can really help to focus on this area.
What I like about this app is that it has many different routines to choose from including a four minute work out for women. You can even do a super fast three minute work out, so no excuses for not trying this app. There is even a mixed chest and abs work out.
All the exercises come with motivational music, and there is a special rock edition. Overall, this is a brilliant app if you need to work on your abdominals.
7 Minutes Work Out
This is a seven minute workout for the super busy Kindle user. It was originally published by the American College of Sports Medicine, and became a popular article in the New York Times.
The only equipment you need for this fund work out is a sturdy which should be used in some of the exercises. It is a bit like a Tabata work out a friend of mine says but don’t let that put you off if you are not in to Tabata. This app delivers 12 exercises in seven minutes. Each exercise takes 30 seconds, and there is also a ten second recovery period between each exercise. It is based on interval training, and the exercises are clearly explained. A timer counts you down, and you can choose to do the exercise again.
There are many more apps which available, and some apps which are not free also offer excellent value for money. Gym memberships are expensive, and gyms are not for everybody.
With Kindle Fire HD you can take your exercises with you anywhere you can go in the world, or just down to the local park. Share them with friends, or do them on your own.