5 Treadmill apps to level-up your Workouts

Here at Kinni, we want to ensure you get the most out of your Workout. Whilst Kinni can provide the Workouts for you, we want to ensure that you have the most fun possible on your treadmill.

We have put together a list of the best treadmill apps to level-up your Workout in a variety of different ways. 

Best for Virtual Worlds: Zwift

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Zwift is a popular virtual training platform that has gained significant attention in the world of cycling and running. It provides an immersive and interactive experience for indoor workouts, making them more engaging and enjoyable. Zwift is primarily known for cycling, but it also offers running and even triathlon training options.

Key features:

Virtual Worlds: Zwift offers various virtual worlds or environments that users can explore. These worlds are rich in detail, including different terrains, landscapes, and weather conditions.

Smart Trainer Integration: Users can connect their treadmills to the Zwift platform. Runners can use foot pods or compatible treadmills.

Avatar Interaction: Users create their avatars that navigate through the virtual world. As you run, your avatar’s speed and position are determined by your real-world efforts treadmill.

Best for Training and Automation: Kinni

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The Kinni app is a customisable running app designed for any runner. Perfect for tracking, planning and creating indoor and outdoor running workouts. The guided workouts using custom voice prompts also enable a virtual coaching experience.

Key features:

Bluetooth connectivity: Connect and control your treadmill to run hands free-workouts. All you need to do is run! Choose a workout from the library, follow a training plan or create one of your own!

Workout library: Build your own workouts with goals in mind, just how you like them. Uses blocks and splits to define your workout structure based on time, pace and elevation. The addition of your own voice prompts by split offers motivation on the go just when you need it most.

Workout builder: Build your own Custom Workouts to suit your goals. Custom Workouts consist of many Splits. Depending on the type of Workout you would like to create, each Split can have instructions for speed, incline, and duration.

App Integration: Easily connect to multiple third-party apps, using FitCast, such as Zwift, Kinomap, Rouvy and many more to keep your training sessions exciting!

Training plans: Kinni offers a variety of training plans for all abilities for distances between 5k – marathon. All you need to do is download it to your Kinni app, and you will have an easy to follow training plan.

Best for Fun: Zombies, Run!

“Zombies, Run!” is a unique fitness app that combines storytelling and gamification to make running more engaging and entertaining. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

The concept behind “Zombies, Run!” is that it turns your running sessions into a post-apocalyptic adventure. As you run, you listen to an audio story that unfolds through your headphones. In this story, you are Runner 5, a survivor in a world overrun by zombies. The audio narrative guides you through missions, storylines, and challenges, immersing you in a fictional world where you have to complete tasks, gather supplies, and avoid being caught by virtual zombies.

Best for Group Classes: Peloton Digital

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Peloton Digital is a subscription-based fitness app offered by Peloton and provides access to a variety of fitness classes that can be done with or without Peloton equipment The Peloton Digital app is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

Key features:

Fitness Classes: These classes are led by experienced instructors and can be done in the comfort of your home or wherever you have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Guided Workouts: Instructors lead the workouts in various fitness disciplines, providing guidance, motivation, and music to enhance the workout experience.

Community and Social Features:Peloton Digital has a social aspect that allows users to interact with others, join challenges, and stay motivated through the community engagement.

Best for Real-Life Scenery: Treadmill Trails

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If you’re looking for a more scenic experience, Treadmill Trails offers videos of various outdoor locations to make your indoor runs more visually appealing.

Embark on a 30-minute getaway right from your treadmill all while immersing yourself in your personal music playlist.

Whether you’re walking or running, you can traverse breathtaking paths in Hawaii, explore National Parks, roam through bustling cities, and journey through ancient hill towns. Feel the sand beneath your feet on the beach, conquer peaks as you ascend a mountain, and cross majestic canyons.

Set the tone with your favourite music, kickstart your chosen trail, and begin moving forward in a world of wonder. Let the journey unfold. Happy Trails!

Still favouring Kinni and looking for more inspiration? Check out Kinni’s support articles on running in virtual words via FitCast.

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