Wellbeing Apps

Whether you’re a busy city worker, a full time parent, or just generally London living – things can get pretty stressful and sometimes a little guidance wouldn’t go a miss. We’re all for the wellbeing movement and since its 2017, so is the digital tech-world. Meet the 5 Wellness apps that you need on your smart phone and no, Tinder didn’t make the cut.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep cycle

If you have trouble switching off, this one’s for you. Using the iPhone’s accelerometer to record your sleeping habits during the night, Sleep Cycle takes the scientific approach of sleep cycle theory and aims to wake you at just the right time to ensure optimal rest. You set a window of time instead of one set alarm time, and then the app judges when the right time is to wake you. Some say creepy, we say cool.

iOS: Download from Apple Store
Android: Download from Google Play



Take the Headspace app for a 10 trial-run and you won’t even think twice about upgrading to a premium subscription. They describe themselves as a “personal meditation guide, right in your pocket”, offering hundreds of themed sessions from stress, to sleep.  There are even ‘SOS exercises’ for you to work on if you have a sudden melt down in the office (we’ve all been there), say bye-bye stress, hello Zen.

iOS: Download from Apple Store
Android: Download from Google Play

My Fitness Pal

My fitness pal

Well, they don’t say abs are made in the kitchen for nothing! This genius app is an easy way to track calories, macros (queue Google search), and you can even scan your food with a barcode nutrition scanner/ recipe importer. Who’d of thought that nutrition could become so digital savvy let alone simple? It’s just a shame you’ll no longer have an excuse when reaching for the cookie jar…

iOS: Download from Apple Store
Android: Download from Google Play

7 Minute Workout

7 Minute

Some may call it fitness for dummies, we call it a life saver in one click of a button! If you haven’t got time to head to the gym, or need a little help with workout inspo, 7 Minute Workout goes off scientific studies to provide users with the maximum benefit workouts in the shortest time possible. Tailor workouts to your needs, from HIIT to Cheerleading – gentlemen, this one’s for you.

iOS: Download from Apple Store
Android: Download from Google Play



Forget travelling to your next beauty appointment in an Uber, or soon to be black cab (boohoo!), we deliver the Spa to you. Our Sparista’s travel straight to your door, whether you’re at home, at a hotel, or even in the office, making it far too easy to increase your monthly massage to a weekly one – it would be rude not to, right? Providing a range of wellness and beauty services such as facials, eyelash extensions, massage and more, we’re one app you’ll want to save your battery for. WARNING: You will get hooked.

iOS: Download from Apple Store
Android: Download from Google Play


With the arrival of January 1st, the inevitable New Year, new me hashtags are once again coming out in full force. You make the same old “new” promises to yourself that you did last year, knowing very well that once the daily routine kicks in, you’re very unlikely to keep them. Except this year, with a little bit more motivation, and the help of these on-demand services, you actually might.



First of all, make your resolutions realistic. A realistic resolution will not only be easier to make into a habit, but also to maintain as a lifestyle. So start small and build on that. If you’re planning to quit a bad habit, don’t quit cold turkey, instead, reduce gradually. If you’re planning to achieve an ambitious weight loss goal, don’t plunge into a 5-day a week gym routine, start with 2 days a week and increase gradually. Moderation is the key to long-term sustainable results.


For those that want to detox this January, signing up to a detox juice programme has never been easier. Try our favourite 3-day juice cleanse programme from Plenish, which can be specifically tailored to your needs. Plenish delivers right to your door, so all you have to do is open the box and drink up.


Want to try personal training but have no time to go to the gym? TruBe has you covered with their easy to use app, which brings expert trainers to your home. With exercises ranging from yoga and boxing to Pilates, and appointments that fit your schedule, it’s hard to find an excuse not to get in shape.



Being more calm and relaxed will improve your overall health and concentration and can help prevent things like depression, and chronic fatigue. One way to get a regular dose of endorphins, “the feel good hormones” which fight off stress, is to get a regular massage. Thanks to USPAAH, booking your treatment in the comfort of your home has never been easier. Simply download the app or book online, and an expert Sparista will arrive at your door, transforming your room into a blissful spa with rejuvenating AromaWorks Oils. USPAAH also offers facials, nail treatments and other beauty services. You can book an appointment via the app or website at www.uspaah.com