With fitness becoming an ever-growing trend in today’s society, there has also been an increase in fitness tracking apps for our phone. These fitness apps are generally downloaded to help users find workouts. Not only can these apps give you work out and healthy food suggestions, but they also help you keep track of your daily workouts.
There are so many fitness apps available in today’s day and age, it’s almost impossible to narrow down the list to find one that fits your specific needs. So, here is a narrowed down list of 7 top-rated fitness apps based on the opinions of a physical therapist. Don’t forget to check out Rubber-Cal’s workout mats here!
The Freeletics fitness app is perfect for those wanting quick, yet intense, workout sessions that you can do anywhere, even on the go. It focuses on weight loss workouts and provides personalized HIIT (high-intensity interval training), individual exercises, and audio-based coaching workouts.
This fitness app has both a free version and paid version for $1.55 a week. The free version includes all the features mentioned above along with an AI-powered personal trainer that compiles workouts base on your personal experience and fitness goals. Overall, this fitness app is a great starter for beginner fitness enthusiasts and is friendly to more experienced athletes as well.
- Map My Run
If you enjoy running, this is the fitness app for you! With a bank of over 70 million runner routes, you will never get bored of running the same route. This app will track your distance, calories, pace, and even elevation as you run your course while also giving you audio coaching at the same time! This is a free app, but for $5.99 a month or $29.99 a year, you will receive advanced date, such as heart rate tracking.
The best part of Map My Run is that it tracks your route so you can go back and view a map of your run!
This workout app is the best for strength training and stores a database of over 1,000 strength training workouts from weightlifting to push-ups and sit-ups. Jefit also keeps track of the number of reps and the weights you use for your workout. The log helps you keep track of your body fat percentage and will help you keep up with your fitness routine and adjust it accordingly.
Additionally, as a mobile app and a web-based app, you can plan out your routine on your computer which may be a lot easier than planning it out on your phone. Furthermore, the app also times your rest periods to help keep you on track.
Seven’s workouts are unique and scientifically backed by research published by the American College of Sports Medicines Health and Fitness Journal. The suggestion behind this research is that you can get an effective aerobics exercise in just 7 minutes.
To achieve this, the app suggests a handful of exercises that activate larger muscle groups. They are all bodyweight-based workouts meaning no other equipment or weights are needed. The workouts are all short which makes it easier to maintain over a long term.
If weight-loss is your primary goal, 8fit is the fitness app for you. 8fit provides a custom workout and meal plan to encourage healthy living and fitness. The workout plans generally use bodyweight-based training so you can work out anywhere you are. Each workout is short, being anywhere between 5 to 20 minute long.
Furthermore, the app provides tailored meal plans that provide the proper nutrition for a healthy weight loss journey.
Not necessarily a workout app, MyFitnessPal helps you keep track of calories as well as what you eat daily. The moto of this app is “abs are made in the kitchen” and its main objective is to help you creative healthy habits.
The app contains a large food database, barcode scanner, calorie counter, and more to help you keep track of your nutrition. It allows you to choose a goal (weight loss, weight gain, or weight maintenance) and will help build healthy habits to help you reach your goal.
- 10K Runner
10K runner is a fitness app that helps you build up your stamina for running. It is a great app for those who are training for marathons. The app uses audio guidance from a virtual coach whether you are running outdoors or on the treadmill.
According to Healthline’s article, 10K Runner can have you “Go from zero to a 5K in 8 weeks, and from a 5K to a 10K in another 6 weeks.”
- This is a subjective review written by Courtney Yoon.