As we roll into the beginning of a new year, many people find themselves thinking once again about losing some extra weight, getting in shape, and pushing themselves harder physically. Our top 10 list of the latest and best fitness apps are here to help.
Curated for athletes of all abilities and levels, we have a range of choices to meet your needs. Some are intended to challenge those who need some extra intensity, while others are ideal for beginners. No matter what your needs are, there is an app for you. If you intend to make fitness one of your primary goals this spring, read on to find out more about how these terrific apps that can make your life easier.
1. Fitbit Coach Premium
If you are already familiar with fitness apps, then you have likely been introduced to Fitbit already, but the Coach Premium program takes things to a whole new level. You can get it on iTunes or Google Play for some pretty reasonable rates, and it will let you pick just the right exercises for your level of fitness. Follow along with workouts ranging from six minutes to an hour to keep you in tip-top shape. The premium version can help you assess your fitness goals and kick things up a notch. There is also lots of positive feedback if you crave that kind of motivation.
2. Charity Miles
If philanthropy is part of your gig, then this app is the ideal choice for you. Log in your miles cycling, running, or walking, and the app’s corporate sponsors donate cash to over 40 charity partners. Sponsored by some of the largest brands in the world, the app has a calculator that will reveal how much money you can raise toward your charitable goal. Among the charities involved are UNICEF, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, and many others, so you can be assured your efforts are supporting worthwhile causes. Did we mention it’s free?
Jetfit is explicitly designed for strength training, but there are other workouts available. The app provides you with routines and exercises that target major muscle groups. If you are looking to increase muscle mass, this app might be the right choice for you. The app provides tools so you can keep track of your reps and a calendar to plan your training schedule. It features both a free and premium version. The paid version provides some extra features like instructions, goal-setting charts, and video instructions.
NEOU offers an on-demand service for live streaming workouts. Initially, it was based on the Peleton community of cyclists and was highly specialized. However, the app has taken a newer approach with hundreds of workouts and routines, so consumers will never get bored. It features everything from boxing to boot camp to dance, and you can choose your favorite trainer to keep things interesting. You can access the app for a free week to see if you like it. After that, the paid version will run you about $8 per month.
5. Jillian Michaels Fitness
Jillian Michaels is a renowned celebrity trainer beloved by many. Her app—also called “My Fitness by Jillian Michaels,” offers a solid combination of fitness and healthy meal planning. You can watch her on your screen and follow along with each exercise to get the most out of your workout. If you are a Julian Michaels fan, this app is for you. Everything is fully customizable, so you can choose the level of intensity for each workout as well as tailor your meal plan. If you are looking to lose a few pounds, this is probably your ideal choice.
6. Johnson & Johnson Official Seven- Minute Workout
This totally cool app from Johnson & Johnson offers a quick seven-minute circuit training workout that you can fit in any time of the day. Perfect for beginners, the only equipment you need to start with is a chair. While the app has more intermediate routines available, this simple interface brings fitness well within reach for most users. You will get visual and audio cues, video demonstrations, and can even incorporate your own music. Suitable for all levels of fitness, it’s ideal for anyone. Plus, it’s entirely free.
7. obé fitness
obé fitness is an aesthetically pleasing app that features 15 live classes each day, plus 2500 on-demand classes to choose from. As fitness apps go, this one is pleasing to the eye. The app keeps track of the number of classes you take each week to help you stay on track and offers a boutique-style menu complete with yoga, Pilates, cardio, dance, and more. It’s a little pricier than most, but it might be a solid bargain for the serious fitness enthusiast.
8fit is an all-in-one app meant to cover all the bases. It’s designed to create meal and fitness plans based on your desired goals, and it acts like a personal nutritionist as well as a trainer. This app drills your goals, preferences, and stats down to more details than most. You will be answering a lot of questions to customize the perfect plan for you. However, if you are looking for precision, this app is your optimum choice.
9. Nike Run Club
The popular Nike Run Club has been updated recently with a premium training option. It features several new instructors, and training courses ranging from four to six weeks, You will also find helpful tips and recipes to assist you in meeting your fitness goals. The free version is still pretty cool, though, with over 180 free workouts. Choose from strength training, yoga, and more.
Keelo’s high-intensity workouts are meant for the serious athlete. They are fast, effective, and range from seven to 20 minutes each. However, this app is not for beginners. It is intended to give you a hard-hitting full-body workout that is fast-paced. It targets muscle groups and accounts for a mix of exercises that you can stick with three days a week to meet your weight lifting goals. When you’re looking to knock out a quick, effective full-body workout, Keelo is an effective choice.
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