In trying to lose weight, push yourself to higher intensity workouts, or exercise more consistently, everyone needs a little help. Fitness apps are a great option because they can remind you of your goals and prompt you to follow through on them. They also provide you the tools you need, whether it’s a video-based workout session or a calorie calculator, to achieve success.
In general, fitness apps fall into a few specific categories such as short workouts, workouts on demand, activity tracking, nutrition, and workout music.
The Best Short Workout Apps
In terms of short workout apps, there are two top ones: The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout and 7-Minute Workout (by Wahoo Fitness). Both of them have designed a seven-minute workout experience taking into account the needs of a person who is either quite busy, or new to fitness – some of the most common reasons why one would choose to use a seven-minute workout.
Both these apps show what you need to complete the short circuit training program and they are entirely free.
The Best On-Demand Workout Apps
There are a lot of apps that give you workouts on demand, but not all are equal in quality and price. Those that made this list have high-quality instruction and are free or priced appropriately, though the styles vary because not everyone is looking for the same thing in workout instructions.
For example, the workouts in Blogilates are taught by a woman that suffers through the pain with you, keeps smiling and joking even when she clearly feels the burn. On the other hand, Fitbit Coach and Nike Training Club take a more serious approach with coaches that barely break a sweat when showing you how to do the moves. Meanwhile Keelo is a wonderful app which supports connected heart rate monitors and has high-intensity interval training so that you’re sure you’re pushing yourself as hard as possible. There are other apps that have varying degrees of intensity in both the personalities they bring and the exercises they offer.
The Best Apps for Workout Music
Some fitness apps bring you music designed to power your workouts. Among these are RockMyRun, FIT Radio, and Spring – Music for Fitness. With these apps, you can get professional songs, DJ quality mixing, matching your running tempo, or tracks that are made for your activity of choice like elliptical training or yoga.