There’s thousands and thousands of fitness apps out there that are all good and beneficial to you and will help you when it comes to doing your workouts, tracking your workouts and making your workouts more fun and enjoyable so, without further ado, let’s get stuck into my 7 best fitness apps.
Londoners logged 1.35 million activities via the cycling and running tracker Strava in 2015, and the app’s enduring popularity is down to the fact it appeals to all levels of fitness; beginners, advanced and expert all benefit and use Strava.
It’s incredibly simple to use for newcomers, yet offers plenty of depth with a huge array of data for those happy to while away hours analysing their exercise. Strava’s huge community of users also instantly provides a wealth of virtual friends and rivals to compete against. You can aim to nab the King of the Mountain (virtual) jersey for your local hill, or enter the regular challenges for both running and cycling.
The app is free, pro is £4.49 monthly and is available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store.
2. Zombies, Run!
The ultimate in running gamification, Zombies, Run! plunges you into a world where the undead run wild and you are the key to humanity’s last chance at survival. Each run is one of 200 missions where you attempt to gather supplies for your base in a bid to rebuild civilisation.
The strength of Zombies, Run! is in the combination of an immersive story with an incredibly sleek app, all of which helps distract from any pain in your legs. There are four missions available in the free version, plus a new free mission each week. For those who can’t wait that long, the premium subscription unlocks absolutely everything you’ll want.
This app is free, pro is £2.29 monthly, or it’s £14.99 annually. It’s available on the App Store and Google Play.
Sworkit lets you build your workout from scratch. Choose from pre-set routines or randomly shuffle exercises. It also lets you set exactly how long you have for a workout, from five minutes to an hour.
Again, the app is available for free, pro is £2.29 monthly and it’s available on the App Store and Google Play.
4. Runtastic Six Pack Abs Workout
There are umpteen different abs exercises, and this app combines them into quick, easy-to-follow core workouts you can do anywhere. It’s great to have if you’re a runner or if you’re just a general fitness fanatic. Core workouts are vital to keep your fitness up.Free, pro £3.99, App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store, runtastic.com/sixpack
Again, the app is availble free and also pro for £3.99 as a one off payment. It’s available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store.
Aimed at the first-time runner, C25K’s (Couch to 5k) eight-week plan involves 30 minutes a day, three days a week, and can transform anyone from couch potato to 5km finisher. There’s also a high chance that you will catch the running bug and go on to do more than just a 5k. Also, a good thing to do is to join a running club. The people in the club will massively help you and also, running is a great exercise for improving your health.
The app is free and the pro version is available for £1.49. It’s available on the App Store and Google Play.
6. Fit Radio
Soundtrack your workout with playlists designed to ensure you give 110% (or a less clichéd yet equally impressive amount of effort) every single time you workout.Fit Radio has mixes for every kind of activity, and will detect your running pace automatically to match up with the beat. Free, pro £2.99 monthly, App Store and Google Play, fitradio.com
Fit Radio has mixes for every kind of activity, from running to weights workout. It will detect your running pace automatically to match up with the beat so that you’re running in time.
The app is available for free. The pro is only £2.99 a month and is available on the App Store and Google Play.
A world of fitness awaits, if you live in London that is. With almost every street in London boasting at least one studio you had no idea existed, the MINDBODY app has tabs on them all, and it lets you search by class type and location.
Again, this app is free and is available on App Store and the Google Play store.