In trying to lose weight, exercise more consistently, or push yourself to higher intensity workouts, everyone needs a little help. Fitness apps give you that help by reminding you of your goals and prompting you to follow through on them. They also give you the tools you need, whether it's a calorie calculator or a video-based workout session, to achieve success.
Maintaining fitness requires daily habits and lifestyle changes, and a few little nudges in the right direction from your mobile phone might make all the difference.
These one of top fitness apps meet a range of needs. Some are great for people who are already quite athletic, while others are perfect for beginners. Some have one area of focus, such as nutrition or music for workouts, while others take an all-in-one approach. Some are simple, and others go the extra mile to make sure you have all the information you need to keep working toward your health and fitness goals. Many can work with heart rate monitors and fitness trackers to help you gather more data about your workouts. All offer great value for the right person, which you can read about in the descriptions below.
In general, the apps fall into a few specific categories, including short workouts, workouts on demand, nutrition, activity tracking, and workout music. Where available, we link to the app store for both Android apps and iPhone apps.