Among Alexa’s many skills are ones that can shout out exercises like a disembodied personal trainer. Ask Alexa to start a five-minute plank, start a new workout for abs, talk you through a chest workout, or launch into a seven-minute routine. Your Echo can even personalize and keep track of your workouts, so you can simply tell Alexa to “open my workouts,” and she’ll know just what to do.
In some cases, you may first have to enable an exercise before you can perform it, which you can do in the Alexa app. Here’s how to get that heart rate up with your Echo.