Sticking to a fitness goal can be hard. Especially when you don't even know if you're squatting correctly or if your leg is the right spot for that yoga pose—honestly, it can feel like you'll never get to where you need to be. Thankfully, in the digital age, there are a ton of custom fitness apps ready to help you hit your goal, whatever it is. Below, 31 intuitive workout apps that will help you tone up and earn some much-needed endorphins, on your terms.
If you often travel for work, or just like to try out new activities, this app has you covered. The service helps you find thousands of gyms near you and pick the one you want based on activities you've selected. Once you get to the gym, all you have to do is show them your Zeamo pass on your phone. Grab a day, week, or month pass, and you're good to go.
Created by Adidas, Runtastic (yes, we know, the name is great) tracks your runs—but you'll also get audio feedback as you get those miles in. One of the coolest things about this app is that is tracks how many miles you put on a certain pair of running shoes, so the app will let you know when it's time to get a new pair.
Follow along with instructor and creator Chris Jordan as he guides you step-by-step through the workout. The app features 72 exercises and 22 additional workouts, with more than 1,000 ways to style how you'll get your sweat on. All you need is a wall, a chair, and the app to get down to business.
If you love CrossFit, then you'll be familiar with their famous whiteboards that list the workouts of the day. Find your perfect workout from over eight million different available whiteboards, track your macros in house, and challenge friends in some healthy Crossfit competition.
Keelo is designed to leave no muscle behind when it comes down to your workout. Every workout is designed with you in mind; the app considers muscles you've worked on before, how long your workouts usually are, and how often you do them. You can do these exercises at home or at the gym. Either way, the app will be there with HD instructional videos along the way.
If you don't follow Kayla Itsines on Instagram, you've likely heard of her #BBG program. The Sweat with Kayla app is where the magic happens, allowing you to join a community of people across the world who are transforming their bodies. With an active subscription, you can use the app to follow daily gym-based or targeted workouts based on where you're at in the program, keep track of your progress, and connect with other #BBG members. Consistency is key.
One MarieClaire.com editor swears by 8Fit...so much that she cancelled her gym membership after she started using it. The workout and nutrition app helps you customize workouts, create meal plans, and provides a step-by-step nutrition guide to help you meet your fitness goals. Consider it an app dedicated to creating healthy habits.
Noom claims that most users lose an average of 18 pounds in 16 weeks. (Though, of course, actual results depend on if you're truly honest about your eating and exercising habits.) The app allows people to build healthy lifestyles through customized meal and fitness plans, food and weight trackers, and personal coaches to help you determine what's really stopping you from shedding the pounds on your own.
Throughout the day and night, live trainers are available on Gixo for 15-, 25-, or 40-minute sessions, guiding you through running, walking, HIIT, or strength routines that you can do without having to leave your apartment. No more excuses about not being able to find a trainer you like, either! There are plenty on here that are bound to be a fit.
Strengthen your core with Six Pack in 30 Days, choosing which level of ab workouts you can handle and working your way up. No equipment is necessary, and it's suitable for even total gym newbies—the app demonstrates how to do classic core workouts like Russian twists and reverse crunches.
Strava keeps track of running or cycling distance, speed, and endurance—especially useful for those hoping to compete in a marathon or triathlon in the near future (or at least dream about it). Compare your performance over time and share stats with friends on the app to give each other that extra push towards the finish line.
The community of women on Studio Tone It Up will guide you through workouts to get your body strong and toned, including yoga, cardio, barre, boxing, kettlebell, and strength training. New classes every week prevent you from getting sick of the same routine and the app even offers up daily moves to focus on if you don't have time to attend the 20- to 40-minute digital classes.
Couch to 5K's motto is quite literally “from the couch to the 5K finish line,” targeting beginning runners who want to train for their first race. The best part? It only requires sweating for 30 minutes per day, three days a week for nine weeks (that's not as much as it sounds, trust me).
Do it for the booty. Hate doing butt exercises for a gym full of people to see? I feel you. This seven-minute butt workout has you covered with targeted methods for improving your glutes, like squats and donkey kicks.
Under Armour’s app MyFitnessPal is a three-for-one diet tracker, calorie counter, and exercise motivator. The app personalizes your goals based off of your body type and the food you’re eating. There’s about 5 million foods in their database to choose from so you’re not just typing in “chicken"—which means you can determine how many calories you're actually taking in and burning off.
Yoga Wake Up prompts you to start your practice as soon as you roll out of bed by playing calming audio sequences that eases you into 10 minutes of morning stretches. Try it as soon you open your eyes rather than, you know, scrolling through Instagram. Soon, you won’t even need an alarm clock.
Sometimes the strength of a good workout rides on the music accompanying it (see our running and workout playlists for inspiration). Keeping this in mind, Aaptiv combines hundreds of classes with music that has high beats-per-minute to keep you motivated all the way through your cardio session.
This on-demand video service is a true blessing for people who don't have the (mental) strength to wake up for a 7 a.m. session. Qinetic lets you stream classes from experts in the fitness industry, whether you're looking for a fun zumba routine, morning yoga, or a challenging HIIT workout.
If 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: You first undergo a fitness test to 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 has a 2x2 mode that provides workouts to fit a 2 meters x 2 meters space (NYC dwellers, this means you).
Kill two birds with one app. Charity Miles allows you to donate to good causes while you burn calories. Sponsors like Johnson & Johnson, Chobani, and Humani donate a few cents for every mile you move biking, running, or even walking to charities like the ASPCA and Habitat for Humanity—even more incentive to lace up your sneakers and get to stepping.
For those who want to be a little bit more zen on a daily basis and don't want to worry about falling over in yoga class while doing warrior pose, Daily Yoga offers a personalized coach and plenty of poses to choose from. There are also meditation classes available for people who want to de-stress and feel more focused.
Nike + Training Club is the ultimate app for fitness enthusiasts who want to experience an intense sweat session with a variety of options for their workout—so you never get bored. Choose from drills and audio guides from a professional Nike trainer, athletes like Serena Williams, or even stars like Ellie Goulding.
So, you've done the cardio, the crunches, the planks, and even the downward-facing dog. What's next? Stretching and a good night's sleep for your body to recover. Relax Melodies allows you to cool down to a range of calming sounds including rain, wind, and white noise (i.e. not the sound of email alerts).
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