When it comes to hitting the gym, there’s no shortage of excuses – it’s “too far, too crowded, too intimidating” and of course, you’re always “too tired”. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or a couch potato, there are days when you just don’t want to leave the house. We get it. So, why not bring the gym to you? With so many fitness apps on the market, it’s easier than ever to get your sweat on at home. Say hello to five fitness apps that can help you stay on track sans gym, with little to no equipment required: Nike Training Club Want the abs of soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo, balance like Olympic gymnast Simone Biles or the stamina of tennis star Serena Williams? Then Nike Training Club is for you. One of the original fitness apps developed in 2010, it now has more than 190 workouts ranging from five to 47 minutes long, with many inspired by superstar athletes. Choose from endurance, mobility, strength or yoga and filter by muscle group and equipment needed – all exercises are clearly shown in high-quality video by fitspiration-worthy Nike-clad models and accompanied by clear and constant audio feedback. And should you feel the need to reward yourself after a workout, the Nike online store is just a click away. Rating: 4/5 Price: Free 12 wellness apps which will improve your life Sweat Co-created by the long and lean Australian fitfluencer Kayla Itsines, what started out as a humble PDF called Bikini Body Guide (BBG) in 2014 has now become one of the world’s bestselling fitness apps used by millions of women around the world. Alongside the original BBG workouts, the app now comes with sister programmes by fellow fitfluencers including PWR by Kelsey Wells, Fierce by Chontel Duncan, Build by Stephanie Sanzo and Body and Mind by Sjana Elise. There’s a reason Kayla has a cult following on Instagram (just check the #bbg hashtags to see jaw-dropping transformation photos) – the 28-minute workouts of just four exercises repeated in two circuits are deceptively simple, and you’ll be lying in a puddle of your own sweat before you know it. Rating: 4/5 Price: HK$158 per month billed monthly or HK$938 a year billed annually (HK$78.16 per month) Adidas Training Formerly known as Runtastic, the newly rebranded Adidas Training app is packed with more than 180 body weight exercises (such as burpees, curtsy lunges and the slightly more vague “beetle”) that you can do at home, each with its own high-quality mini-movie shot from multiple angles, with slow-motion shots, on-screen instructions and pumping music. Customise your workout by choosing the body parts to focus on and the duration of each workout, and the app will create a unique mix of exercises for you. Preprogrammed workouts (from Alpha to Zulu) are also available ranging from two to 90 minutes long – look for the home icon for a jump-free, neighbour-friendly workout. Rating: 3/5 Price: Free or HK$78 a month (HK$18.20 per week) or HK$318 for six months (HK$12.37 a week) 7 best walking apps for people who hate fitness apps – and walking Sworkit Simplicity is key for Sworkit (short for “Simply Work It”), a no-nonsense fitness app with four essential types of workouts: strength, cardio, yoga and stretching. Using body weight, dumbbells, kettlebells or resistance bands, there are even workouts tailored to runners, older adults and children. Sworkit’s monthly challenges take the guesswork out of everyday workouts, while custom plans can be created based on your fitness goals (get leaner, fitter or stronger) and level (beginner, intermediate or advanced). All exercises are shown against a stark white background, but the audio coach’s English schoolteacher accent wasn't exactly the most motivating. Rating: 2.5/5 Price: HK$78 monthly or HK$469 per year 7 personal training gyms to help you get that killer beach bod 8fit With its clean and minimal design, 8fit isn’t just a nice-looking app – the workouts are meant to work with a personalised meal plan to maximise your results. Start by defining your fitness plan based on your goal (lose weight, get fitter or gain muscle), current weight, body type and percentage of body fat you currently have and want to achieve. 8fit’s workouts are less than 20 minutes long and shown in calm, Muji-like home settings, but don’t expect them to be a breeze. Using high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you’ll continue to burn calories after your workout, leaving you plenty of time to start meal prepping for 8fit’s meal plan. Rating: 3/5 Price: Annual pro plan HK$39 a month, 6 months pro is HK$58.17/month Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .