Whether you’re a regular at the gym or you’re just starting a new exercise routine - Alexa can be your personal fitness coach. We’ve crunched the numbers, swam through the reviews, and jump-roped our way through the skill store to find the best Alexa skills that will have you feeling healthier and fit in no time.
The 7-Minute Workout is a scientifically proven set of workouts designed to burn fat, increase your metabolism, and lower your stress levels. A little commitment to this workout on a daily basis can have huge benefits for your health and energy. 7 Minute Workout allows you to
- Choose between different workout styles - low-impact, standard, and advanced.
- Randomize the order of your exercises to keep you on your toes.
- Amp up your energy and motivation with music.
With a customizable workout in under 7 minutes, it's no wonder that it has thousands of positive reviews. We found that this skill gets even better if you have a smart display like the Echo Show 5 because it shows you descriptions and detailed illustrations of the exercises. Begin your journey with 7 Minute Workout today!
As we all know, good nutrition is the key to better health and bigger gains. My Better Nutrition helps you discover deliciously doable, nutritional choices at home or on the go. This skill was developed by dietitian Ashley Koff, to help you make better dietary choices by giving you access to delicious (and healthy) recipes as well as answers to all of your nutritional questions. The content is tailored to your particular situation and updated frequently to provide you with the best nutritional tips!
Sample questions to ask My Better Nutrition:
- What can I eat to help my skin look better?
- Which fruits are the best to eat?
- What’s a quick remedy for the flu?
- What breakfast will give me more energy?
- Do you have a healthy kids snack?
- Looking for the best avocado toast recipe
Home-cooked meals are such an integral part of a healthy diet. All you need are some good recipes! Klove chef by IOK Labs Inc. makes it super easy to discover healthy recipes and stick to your diet with delicious and nutritious meals. If you’re looking for something with seafood, for instance, just ask Klove chef for seafood recipes and it will respond with some mouthwatering options. The skill also caters to vegetarians and has a host of vegan recipes.
4. Easy Yoga
We get it, not everyone wants to do high-intensity cardio, heart pumping workouts everyday. The good thing is - you can always try slower, more mindful forms of exercise with Easy Yoga. Use this Alexa skill to talk you through yoga sets and guided meditation ranging from 10 to 60 minutes to accommodate your daily schedule and needs.
If you’re really trying to lose weight then Calorie Counting should be at the crux of your routine. But calorie counting in a notebook or mobile app can be inconvenient.Track by Nutritionix helps you track your caloric intake with a simple sentence! Everytime you eat something, just ask Alexa to add it to your daily log. You can also ask Alexa how many calories your meal contains. Counting calories this way only provides an accurate estimate of your daily consumption, and helps you keep yourself accountable!
The Fitbit is one of the most popular activity trackers in the world. And now you can pair your own with the Fitbit Alexa skill! Want to keep track of your daily caloric intake? Fitbit will do it for you! Addicted to tracking your steps? Fitbit will tell you how close you are to your daily goal! You can also ask about yesterday’s data, and even out when your tracker needs to be charged.
Give your exercise routine a one-two punch with My Boxing Coach. Boxing is a fun activity that also happens to be a full body workout with many health benefits. Just tell your coach how long you want to workout and it will take care of the rest!
8. Water Log
Drinking enough water is one of the best and easiest ways you can improve the way you feel both physically and mentally.
Water Log keeps an accurate track of your daily water consumption throughout the day. Just tell Water Log to add x ounces of water to your log. To check on your consumption so far; ask how much you've drank today. Accidentally entered an inaccurate amount? Ask to remove x ounces of water and update your total. There's little to not like here!
Other things you can say are:
“Alexa, ask Water Log how much water I drank yesterday
“Alexa, ask Water Log how much water I have consumed today”
"Alexa, tell Water Log to add 8 ounces of water”
It’s hard to stick to your diet and exercise if you don't have someone pushing you everyday. My Health Coach gives you just the boost you need to lead a stay motivated everyday. It allows you to align your health goals by asking important questions from Alexa, such as how many miles you’d have to run to burn off the chocolate dessert you had after dinner! This Alexa skill comes packed with information. The more you learn about your body, the more you’ll be able to stick to your health resolutions!
Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. You may not know this but it is also incredibly important to reach your fitness goals as well. Without proper sleep and nutrition it doesn’t matter how much time you’re putting in at the gym.
Sleeptracker has one goal: to turn your bed into a smart bed. Just slip the Sleeptracker sensors between your base and mattress. Sleeptracker will track up to two sleepers at one time - offering actionable advice to help you have a good night’s sleep. You can ask Sleeptracker to set alarms, record your sleep or just record how long you sleep each night, amongst many other features.
With these 10 Alexa Skills - you're set to start a fitness journey that you can actually get through. Now, get your butt off the couch and get moving!