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Motion Traxx

We have the best of intentions when it comes to working out. We pack our gym bag the night before and block off time on the calendar. But 10 minutes into our workout, whether we’re going for a run or chugging away on the elliptical, we’re already bored. It’d be great to have a personal trainer or fitness instructor to give us that motivating oomph to get over the hump, but we’re not about to deplete our bank account.

That’s where the Motion Traxx comes in. The app—available on iOS and Android—comes with audio coaching from top fitness experts for all kinds of cardio workouts, including treadmill, indoor cycling, and elliptical. The coaches guide you through the workout, give you a heads up on what’s coming next, and pepper in just the right amount of motivation to distract you (in a good way).

Plus, Motion Traxx comes with ActionSync, a technology that provides soundtracks that match the intensity of your workout. The music won’t be the top 40 you’re used to singing along with, but as long as you keep up with the beat, you’ll break a sweat in no time. The app is free to download, but you’ll want to upgrade to the pro version ($4.99/month) to get access to unlimited workouts.