From food to fitness, here’s our pick of apps to make your life in Manchester easier.
KOR is shaking up Manchester’s fitness scene. They’re here to provide a slick service that fits seamlessly into the lifestyles of Manchester’s professionals. At KOR’s Northern Quarter studio, effective training comes together with challenging group workouts in a luxurious setting.
Forget pricey personal training sessions and annual gym contracts, at KOR there’s no joining fees or payment plans, you just download the KOR app, credit your account, book on and head to a class. At KOR, it’s all about 45-minute small group workouts only that promise big results. You’ll be in and out in under an hour, so you can fit a class in before, after or even during work.
Choose from 2 classes: Revolution and Resistance. Revolution is Manchester’s first ICG indoor cycling group studio, fully equipped with brand new IC7 bikes. Resistance combines HIIT and strength training to create the ultimate calorie burning workout.
Make no mistake, their sessions will push you, but if you follow KOR’s week of workouts that combine the best of HIIT, strength training, top trainers and a buzzing studio energy, you’re set to work off the fat and the stress.
Find out more at madebykor.co.uk.
I Love MCR App
Delve into Manchester’s food and drink scene with the new I Love MCR app. The app is set to be a hit with Manchester’s foodies, offering top deals and discounts at restaurants and bars around the city.
Download the app for free or upgrade to a VIP membership which gives you access to exclusive offers, events and rewards for just £5 a month. As every offer has a value of £5 or more, VIP members will save their membership fee from their first use of the app.
If you’re a Manchester police, fire or medical worker, then you can enjoy VIP membership for free as a little thank you for all your hard work, courtesy of I Love MCR. Not only this, but users are able to give back to the city through optional donations of any savings from the featured offers to the We Love MCR Charity, which helps to improve the lives and life chances of people across Greater Manchester.
For a tailor-made experience, just switch on your ‘Location Services’ and the app will show you the best offers near where you are in the city at that moment, so it’s easier than ever to take advantage of great deals. The app might just help you find your new favourite watering hole or brunch hotspot!
Find out more at ilovemanchesterapp.com.
Make the most of Manchester’s buzzing nightlife scene with app Viper. Together with our city’s best bars, Viper creates upgrade packages that promise to take your night out to the next level. Whether you’re looking to queue jump, upgrade to VIP or get yourself a drinks package, Viper has got you covered.
We’ve all had those nights out where everyone’s set to have a good time but the venue you’re heading to isn’t able to provide what you had in mind. Download Viper, let the bar know you’re coming ahead of time and choose exactly what you’d like from cocktail packages to VIP booths. The app works in real-time, so you can stay updated with the best that each bar has to offer throughout the night. From Impossible to Manahatta, there’s a nightlife spot to suit us all.
Find out more at vipernights.com
These days, with our busy schedules it can be hard to find time for a touch of luxury. This is where Artisté step in. From time-strapped professionals to stay-at-home mums, Artisté is here to bring their luxury on-demand beauty service whenever and wherever we want it.
At Artisté, it’s all about being who you want when you want. Never focused on re-creating the season’s trends – each Artisté look is tailored to suit you and your personality. Everything from sophisticated, smooth blow drys to voluptuous curls are on offer as well as sleek makeup looks designed by celebrity makeup artist Armand Beasley.
Download the app, book your appointment when and where suits you, and make any modifications you need along the way. Whether you’re heading to an early-morning meeting or are off to a festive party, Artisté’s experts are there to provide signature makeup and hair looks 7 days a week from 5am-10pm.
Find out more at artiste.co.uk.