Best Fitness Apps
For those who are passionate about taking care of their bodies, we've pulled 10 great reviews we could find to give you a quality list of the Best Fitness Apps out there.
1. Nike Training Club (free, iOS and Android) is a great workout app for beginners.
This is the ultimate app for people who want a lot of direction — or don't want to spend hours at the gym. Nike Training Club creates a comprehensive four-week plan based on your fitness level and goals. Workouts are targeted toward getting leaner, stronger, or more toned and range from 15 to 45 minutes. If you hate running (or are injured), you can even choose to eliminate running from your program.
A voiceover guides you through the workout, and you can double check your form by playing the video that comes with each exercise. I love using AirPlay on my iPhone to beam the exercises to my TV. If you have an Android phone and a Chromecast, you can stream videos to your TV as well.
2. Sworkit Lite (free, iOS and Android) is built for busybodies.
Open the app, tap "Fit in 5 minutes," and you're already working out. Sworkit puts the exercises you want right up front. Three categories are included: strength, cardio, and yoga. Videos play automatically and guide you through each exercise. There are no complicated programs to follow and, unlike other workout apps, no signup information to input. Sworkit is ideal for people who travel frequently or want to workout in their own homes.
There's also a stretching sequence for your cool down. If you're looking for something specific, you can search from a comprehensive list of exercises.
3. Zombies, Run! (free, iOS and Android) is a running app with a deadly twist.
Calling all Walking Dead fandom! This app forces you to run for your life. Listen to the story of a town overrun by zombies, while you run in real life. ("Careful, there's one behind you!") As you jog, you'll also collect the supplies necessary to complete your mission.
There are 5k, 10k, and 20k missions, as well as an interval training pack. The app includes 150-plus audio stories (it's free up to Season 3). After that, pro membership costs $8 per year for existing members and $20 per year for new members.
4. Fitnet - Personal Trainer for Everyone
Fitnet If you’re one of those people who barely have any time in their day to even breathe, then Fitnet can become your absolute best workout buddy. All you need is 5 minutes and you can fit a daily workout into your hectic schedule; how crazy is that? What’s even more awesome is that it will give you real-time feedback. How in the world can an app give you real-time feedback, you ask? Well it’s super easy. Just use the camera on your electronic device to video your workouts and the app will be able to analyze how synchronized you are with the trainer in the video.
5. Bodeefit (free, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) features one free simple-but-challenging workout per day.
You'll get a new workout every day with this app. Each workout can be done at home and requires no equipment. Handy GIFs walk you through each exercise and a large timer keeps track of intervals. These exercises aren't for the faint of heart. You'll definitely feel sore the next day.
C25K by Zen Labs will take you from the couch to running a 5K in only 8 weeks. Complete three, 30-minute workouts a week and you’ll be ready to participate in your local 5K race. Each week your workouts increase in intensity to build your stamina. You don’t have to be a runner to use this app and reach your fitness goals. Bonus, this is the only 5K app to partner with MyFitnessPal for completely seamless integration.
A true blessing for people who don't have the (mental) strength to wake up for a 7 a.m. workout class is this on-demand video service that lets you stream classes from experts in the fitness industry—whether you're looking for a fun zumba routine, morning yoga, or a more challenging HIIT workout.
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8. Freeletics Bodyweight
If personal strength isn't your strong suit and you're still working on nailing the push up once and for all, Freeletics Bodyweight will help you build up muscle and tone your body. Big perk #1: the app has you undergo a fitness test before you start to help you customize a weekly workout plan that's tailored to your body type and physical needs. Big perk #2: if you're stuck doing exercises in a cramped apartment, it even has a 2x2 mode that provides workouts that can be done in a 2 meters x 2 meters space.
9. Daily Ab Workout
If you're focusing on your core, the free app Daily Ab Workout is one of the best ways to tone and strengthen abdominals as if there were a trainer next to you helping you count reps. Prop your phone up to watch the fitness model and get to planking.
10. Daily Butt Workout
Hate doing butt exercises for a gym full of people to see? We hear you. Daily Butt Workout has you covered with targeted methods for following exercises like squats and donkey kicks at home, all in the pursuit of a firmer bottom.