Games, productivity apps, photo and video editing apps — you name it and there’s an app for it. You’ll probably find an app for just about anything these days. Their vast number is impressive but alarming at the same time. With hundreds of health and fitness apps claiming to be the real deal, we are now faced with a rather difficult question. How will we know which are good, and which are the best?
We have searched far and wide for the best health and fitness apps in the market today; that are not just oozing with awesomeness, but are also able to deliver the most value to their users. We’ve been testing, comparing, and reviewing every app we could get our hands on. Now here are the the 30 best health and fitness apps you should download right now.
1. Nike+ Training Club
Aside from the fact that it is free for both Android and iOS, the app is also loaded with over 100 exercises you could try! We love how informative the videos are; a great way to perfect your posture and movement.
2. Fitstar Personal Trainer
An app that truly evolves with you. Fitstar Personal Trainer adapts and provides workouts tailored specifically to your fitness goals. It’s like having your smartphone as your personal trainer.
Available on iOS
3. StrongLifts 5×5
What on Earth is 5×5? Simple. It means 5 sets per exercise and 5 reps for each set. This app acts like your coach. It tells you when’s the right time to add more weight. The last thing you want to have is a weightlifting injury right?
4. CARROT Fit
This app probably has the most unique approach in terms of encouragement. Instead of sweet notes and motivational compliments, it will pressure the heck out of you! So if you’re falling off your target weight, better work hard or else… CARROT Fit will get you!
Available on iOS
This app transforms your device’s camera into a watchful eye. It intelligently assesses how you move and provides you with real-time feedback. Some find it weird but it’s definitely effective.
Imagine this; your very own expert fitness trainer in your smartphone. How convenient is that? Fitocracy will help you reach your fitness goals in no time by tracking your workout routine. You can use a list of free workouts or you can create your own! It also has a community where you can join discussions and meet fitness minded folks.
7. Fitness Buddy
It’s the app that can actually replace your personal trainer. Not convinced? With over 1,700 unique exercises and HD videos, it is your ultimate list of comprehensive exercises using the most common strength and cardio equipment. It is easy to use and it’s been featured by ESPN Magazine, Gizmodo and Lifehacker.
8. Workout Trainer
Workout Trainer is simple— it’s your free pass to thousands of workouts. Not only that, the exercises are taught to you by expert fitness trainers who will help you throughout your fitness journey. Just put your headphones on and follow along the step-by-step audio, photo, and video instructions.
There’s probably a good reason why this app has more than 3,000,000 users — it’s that great and best of all, it’s free! This app is perfect for those who just don’t have time to exercise. In just 7 minutes, you can lose weight, burn a lot of calories, and get solid-hard abs. This app focuses on High-intensity Circuit Training that is proven to be safe and effective. Curious on how it actually works? Download it now!
10. Nike+ Running
The popular shoe brand now gives you a great app to track your running. It’s free and user friendly. You can track your progress, distance, pace and time and the best part is, you can share your best record to your friends!
Crush your training goals record by record with Lifehacker’s 2012 Best Running App. You can calculate running pace, cycling speed, route distance, elevation, even how many calories you burned. It is accurate and you can track your running in real-time. It even syncs to your Pebble or Android Wear smartwatches so you can take it with you wherever you go.
12. Runtastic Me
This simple app tracks your fitness— day and night— by monitoring your calories burned, active movements, and may even help you make small lifestyle changes for you to become a healthier and fitter version of you. It is best partnered with Runtastic Orbit, a 24-hour wearable counterpart of Me.
Do you want to track your run distance, pace, calories burned, while getting updates on the weather and your location? The PUMATRAC might just be the app for you. It also motivates you to keep going and make the most out of your workout. You could also share your routes and best runs via the built-in social leaderboard feature.
First times are always the best and with C25K, your first 5K run is no longer a dream. This app is an 8-week training program that is designed to help you build strength and enhance endurance in preparation for the best run of your life. It is the newbies’ fave running app and millions have already finished this program. Are you the next one?
15. Zombies, Run!
Imagine yourself running for your life, away from hungry zombies. Can you feel the chase? The adrenaline? With over 1 million players, this game is a cool and unique way to run outdoors. Get ready to join this epic adventure millions of runners are into!
Endomondo has a very simple mission; that is to encourage and motivate people to become active. They want to put fun in exercise to engage its users. It is designed to track your exercises with audio feedback as if you have your own personal trainer in your pocket. it also incorporates social interaction as a vital part of your progression. How do you like receiving real-time audio cheers straight from your friends?
Always find your way with MapMyRun’s easy user interface and awesome features. With this app, you’ll know where you’ve been, where you’re going, and you can track your activity, whenever you want, wherever you go.
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