The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.

— Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft

As most of us continue to stay at home, we are relying on technology more than ever to stay connected.  This week, I wanted to provide you with a list of recommended apps.


Calm: Calm is one of the most popular meditation apps.  Believe it or not, Calm has a narrated meditation by Matthew McConaughey.  Alright, alright, alright! You can try it for free.  

Headspace: Headspace is a meditation and mindfulness app based on research.  It offers a variety of meditations and you can spend as little as 10 minutes in practice.  Best yet, the app has partnered with the New York State and is offering free subscriptions.  Click the link to find out more.


Down Dog: Down Dog is by far one of my favorite apps.  It actually has several apps – yoga, barre, HIIT, and more.  Down Dog is currently offering everyone free access until May, and teachers and health care professionals can receive a free subscription until July.  What I particularly like about this app is the ability to customize your workout.  For example, maybe you want to do a 20 minute barre workout targeting your glutes.  Or maybe you need a deep stretch and choose a 45 minute yin yoga session focused on you hamstrings with spiritual tunes.

One Peloton: Interested in a spin class, but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on the bike?  Try using the Peloton app with a less expensive spin bike.  Of course, if you are not familiar with their metrics, it might be a bit confusing at first.  But, if you have taken spin classes as a gym, you will probably understand. Peloton also offers classes for walking, running, bootcamp, and more.

Stay Focused + Earth Day

Forest: Forest is an app designed to help you stay focused and away from your smartphone.  I can see some of you cringing.  But let’s be real, sometimes it is good to walk away from your phone.  Those notifications will be there when you get back!  Forest partners with a real tree-planting organization, Trees for the Future.   The more time you spend away from your phone, the more virtual trees grow, which leads to real tree planting on your behalf.