March 25, 2019 5 min read
Our phones have evolved to much more than a device to call or text friends and family. They’re with us constantly and when you don’t have it by your side, you feel naked right? So it’s only natural that we’ve come to use our devices as a way to help us on our fitness journeys. Whether it needs to be food focused, workout routines, or a way to keep track of our progress- the apps are endless! Here are our Top 10 choices that we use:
The 30 Day Fitness Challenge Pro is a contender for someone looking for motivation that’s time sensitive. It will remind you to workout every day and has detailed video guides. The bonus is that it will also give you meal plan ideas to help you get the results you’re searching for! From beginner to pro difficulty levels, you’ll be sure to find the right pace. “By fully considering workouts rules, 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout increases exercise intensity step by step, so you can easily stick daily workouts, helping you keep fitness and lose weight effectively.”
Customized workout routines and meal plans curated by fitness and nutrition experts all within an arm's reach with 8fit. With 15-20 minute workouts and no special gym equipment needed, it’s perfect for the at-home fitness journey. You can be sure to get detailed workout explanations and ingredient alternatives to help you along your journey but also educate you in the process. The friendly interface is easy to follow plus the friendly motivational notifications will keep you on track of your goal!
Based only on your body weight, the workout routines use your weight to get you the results you seek. Over 900 workout variations are available within the Freeletics app. With over 29 million users, it has become a go-to app for those looking to get fit without equipment. You’ll have to subscribe to get personalized workouts but you’ll have access to coaches, tailored workouts, and running essentials. We love the tasty recipes they share because nothing is better than working out and giving your body a healthy dose of fuel!
Grab your headphones because Aaptiv is an audio-based fitness app! If music fuels your workouts, this app is a must have. Feel like you’ve signed up for a class with a class led by certified personal trainers. From running, strength training, elliptical, rowing, stretching, yoga and more- you have over 2,500 workouts to choose from! And it doesn’t stop there- 30 new classes are added each week. This app will keep you busy for years!
The trend of moving from your couch to a 5k is all the rage and this is the official C25K app program to get you there. "The plan's structure prevents new runners from giving up and at the same time challenges them to continue moving forward." Build up strength and stamina gradually with their plans in a healthy way. With just 30 minutes a day, you’ll get results as a first time runner and you will be well on your way to snagging a medal at that next 5K in town!
If you are looking for something a little more zen, check out Daily Yoga. “Voted "Best Yoga App" of the year 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 by Healthline, as the most popular mobile yoga studio app in your pocket!” Work your mind and body with a daily dose of mindfulness. From beginner to advance, you’ll be learning techniques with step-by-step instructions, you’ll get fit by incorporating HIIT, Pilates, and Vinyasa, and and you’ll be joining a community of like-minded users.
Ready to feel the burn and move with purpose? Then Charity Miles is a perfect choice for you! With every step you take, mile you run, or distance you bike, you will be earning money for some of your favorite charities. Use the app anywhere and find motivation to go after that extra mile. How does it work? Download the app, choose a charity you’re passionate about, get to moving at your own pace, track you distance, and you’ll earn money for that charity through corporate sponsorships.
It’s no question that MyFitnessPal has been the app to help so many people reach their fitness goals. It has a 4.7 star rating with over 490K reviews! “Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet, you’ll find a way to enjoy this app.” If you’re focused on food, you’ll love the barcode scanner, restaurant logging, and calorie counter to track your nutrients. If you’re in it to lose weight, there are 350+ exercises to choose from, log your workouts, and track your progress. The ability to chart your progress will help motivate you when you start seeing results.
If you're craving the fresh air and ready to step off the treadmill, REI’s Trail Run app is a perfect companion in your pocket. Wherever you are, you’ll have your own guide to reach a peak or find new paths to explore. Full GPS information is available to find over 74K miles of trails. Worried about cell service? No worries! It will work off the grid. If you are headed out for a hike, be sure to prepare and check weather conditions before you head outdoors!
Throw away that old notebook and use Jefit to track your fitness progress. Create your own workout routines or follow the instructions in the more than 1,300 exercises provided. Tailored to both men and women, you can set specific goals just for you. So if you want to use dumbbells, kettlebells, cardio machines, or bodyweight, there are plenty of choices to choose from. From beginner programs like 5x5, 531, strong-lifts, 3 or 4 day splits, weightlifting, or powerlifting, this app is serious about fitness.