15 Top Fitness Apps to Guide Your Workoutsby: Dustin Hawley | Monday May 27, 2019
With some of the top fitness influencers on Instagram all seemingly developing their own apps and brands, it can be tough to sift through them all in order to find which one is right for you and your fitness goals. While some people think they've 'HIIT' the gold mine on how to become an Instagram influencer (you see what we did there?), creating a successful fitness app is no easy task. But we digress...
Influencer or not, fitness apps are used every day by millions of people around the globe to help guide their routines and help them achieve their fitness goals. Let's break down 15 of the best apps on the market today.
1. Fitbit Coach
You may be one of the many who already wear a Fitbit (and use its handy app to track your vitals and workouts), so it makes sense that the company offers an additional option to keep you active. You can use the app for guided video and audio workouts, including personalized recommendations based on your fitness data tracked through the program.
2. Peloton Digital
Peloton has home fitness world by storm with its futuristic smart hardware. However, the company also streams group fitness workouts for those who don't have the means to shell out a few grand for its stationary bikes and in-home treadmills.
The Peleton app allows you to stream classes anywhere, with 20 live studio classes uploaded daily for $20 per month.
3. Nike Training Club
The Nike Training Club app features more than 180 routines from trainers in a wide range of categories like yoga, strength training, and more. Anything from bodyweight training to the full gym setup. One of Training Club's most appealing features is its content from Nike athletes and personalities like Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, and more.
This GPS-powered app from Under Armour is great if you're exercising outside and you want to know exactly where you've been, where you are, and where you're about to go. You can track almost any activity and get direct feedback and stats about your workout. You can also share your routes and stats with your friends and on social media.
The days of walking around the gym with a notepad to write down all your individual exercises are a thing of the past. This app will replace that notepad and allow you the ability to track your routines and work from a library of weight training programs. The app's social component is another appealing component, and you can use a free version for the basic experience, or pay up to $7 per month for the Elite tier.
6. Asana Rebel
Asana Rebel allows users to add yoga to their fitness routine without having to step foot inside a studio. You can from 5 different styles of workouts, depending on your goals, or even add in a mini-session between your other regimens. You can track your progress on their workout calendar, and subscription tiers start around $10 per month.
ClassPass began as a service that allowed users to try out just about any type of fitness class they could imagine. It's now evolved into a fully-fledged workout platform. ClassPass Live offers subscribers unlimited at-home HIIT workouts, which users stream through a Chromecast device directly into a TV set.
Not simply a fitness routine based app, track everything you eat to stay on top of your nutrition with MyFitnessPal. The app has consistently been one of the top downloads in the health and fitness category because of its massive database of foods, its quick bar scan capabilities, and user=friendly connectivity with other popular apps like MapMyFitness and Fitbit.
Freeletics gives you the ability to skip out on the gym experience and all of the equipment that goes along with it. The apps focus is built around creating a digital personal trainer experience through bodyweight HIIT routines, which allows you to workout anytime and anywhere you'd like. Users input their own custom tweaks to the experience, which allows the app to "coach" you by suggesting new methods to improve your technique and your approach to your workouts. Pretty cool, huh?
Do you love group fitness classes? If so, then Aaptiv is the app for you. It's an audio-only app that gives you access to high-level instructors you'd find in a studio setting right, all from at your fingertips from your phone or mobile device. Aaptiv allows you to choose from over 2,500 unique sessions in 12 categories, all led by 20 top-level trainers so you never have to repeat a workout. All you need is headphones to hear the directions, and you are set to go.
Feeling a bit tight after high-impact workouts like CrossFit? Then you should check out this app to get a good stretch on. ROMWOD's daily guided routines are designed to optimize your body's range of motion. ROMWOD is also more than just an app. You can also stream its content on your computer—though iPhone users can access all of the content natively on their device. ROMWOD boasts an impressive library, but it will cost you a bit over $15 per month.
12. Daily Yoga
Whether you are a beginner or expert level when it comes to practicing yoga, Daily Yoga lets you partake in a session anytime, and on any device. This app can also add some serenity to your life by offering more than 100 yoga classes, solid personalized data, and even playlists to help you get your true “om” going on.
For those looking to get fit, bulk up, or even just maintain a routine at the gym, Fitbod is the app to go with. It uses artificial intelligence to learn from your past workouts and recommends personalized exercises based on your preferences, struggles, and available gym equipment.
Finding the perfect route for your long-distance workout can sometimes prove to be even more difficult than the workout itself. That's where Strava comes in. The app is built with features for athletes because its made by athletes. Strava allows you to challenge yourself by picking routes that athletes around you have curated on the app, then compete head-to-head with them. So those with a competitive streak and an affinity for fitness, this is your ideal platform.
ACTIVEx is far more than just your run-of-the-mill HIIT workout app — it's a community-based app of individuals motivating each other to get fit. It allows you to create a "Pack," which is a group of like-minded friends committed to following (and holding each other accountable) to the same exercise plan. Those who enjoy working out in a community focused fashion will love ACTIVEx.