Fitness apps are ideal assistance for health, fitness, and weight-loss because they are always with us. And they’re quite personal as well. It is true that maintaining fitness requires daily habits and lifestyle changes; with this in mind, it becomes easier to know that a few little nudges in the right direction from your mobile phone might actually make the difference.
Fitness apps are tricky. While it’s always nice to have some guidance when you’re motivating yourself to go for a run early in the morning, there’s a fine line between healthy motivation and obsessively tracking all the calories you burned through movement on any given day.
Fitness is not about the miles you run—It is the total picture. It’s the yoga you do, the minutes you spend being mindful. Which is why we rounded up these fitness apps that will help you get the results you want without the negativity.
So, why not grab your phone as we hit the app store together for some awesome fitness apps.
Different types of fitness app
1. Yoga Wake Up
If you’re guilty of spending the first 10 minutes of your day reading emails and scrolling through your Instagram feed, Yoga Wake Up is the way to go. This app syncs with the alarm on your phone, guiding you straight from sleep into a gentle 10-minute yoga practice. Some sequences also include breathing and meditation segments.
Best for: Starting your day on a positive, healthy note
Length: 10 minutes
When it comes to fitness, a positive community is key. PumpUp calls itself the “world’s most positive fitness community,” and for good reason—it has 5 million members in over 150 countries to cheer you on in the activity of your choice, whether that’s running, walking, weightlifting, and more.
Best for: Getting a group workout in without the high price point
Length: Any—whether your workout is two minutes or two hours, every moment counts.
Cost: PumpUP is free, with extra perks like certified coaches for $6.99 per month (or $39.99 per year) for the pro version.
3. Nike+ Training
If you think of hard-core marathon runners when you think of Nike, you’re not wrong—but the Nike+ training app takes each and every activity into account and encourages a balanced fitness routine. In other words, if you biked to work, that counts as exercise. Log it!
Best for: Those moments when you need to remind yourself that yes, spending a perfect summer day walking around the city with your friends counts as exercise.
Length: Any. Log that 30-second plank!
4. Adidas ALL DAY
This summer, Adidas is rolling out an app that tracks it all—the minutes you spent meditating, sleeping, moving, and more. At the end of the day, you’ll get to see how many hours of that day you spent taking care of your body, not just the hours you spent exercising.
Best for: Those days when you’re craving meditation more than the treadmill.
5. SWORKit (Free)
SWORKit is one app that allows you to pick the type of workout that you would like; be it cardio, yoga, or stretching. You can also choose the amount of time you would like to work out anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes. All exercises are done using your with consideration to your body weight.
6. FitStar (Free)
FitStar is an app that creates for you customary workouts based on your fitness level. When you start doing a few workouts with the app, you give it feedback as you go about which exercises were too tough, too easy, or just right. The app then uses that information to create a routine that challenges you in all the right ways.