Do you need help keeping your fitness resolutions this year? Fortunately, technology evolves at a heart-racing pace and there has never been more, or better, fitness apps available to help you achieve your weight-loss and fitness goals. The best fitness apps, in our opinion, offer unique tools and benefits and are really designed to coach you through the ups and downs of keeping your resolutions.
So, let’s dive right into the best fitness apps for 2019 and find the app that will keep you motivated and moving!
Aaptiv promises a “new you” in 30 days with their audio-only app. Aaptiv includes 2,500 unique training sessions to choose from in 12 categories, including outdoor running, treadmill workouts, elliptical workouts, and more. Structured programs can help you get ready for a road race or half-marathon, or you can train like a boxer or start slow with low-impact exercises. Aaptiv also includes a three-trimester plan to help pregnant women stay active through pregnancy.
ClassPass offers unlimited at-home HIIT workouts you can watch on your television—live or on-demand! That’s what makes ClassPass different from most fitness apps. You can participate in live interactive classes that can help you stay engaged. If you want a quick 20-minute class to strengthen your core or a longer intense lower body workout, ClassPass has you covered. Other bonuses include a motivating leaderboard, heart rate target zones to push you harder, and real-time metrics that show your heart rate and calories burned.
Do you need daily guided stretching routines right on your iPhone? If so, ROMWOD is the fitness app for you! The exercise routines are based on Kung Fu techniques that strengthen and open joints to help you obtain an optimal range of motion. As a bonus—ROMWOD also streams content to your computer so you can have a better (larger!) visual of the stretches and exercises. You can download workouts and view them on your devices offline.
MapMyFitness is an app from Under Armour that tracks any kind of workout by integrating with your Apple Watch, Garmin device, or Under Armour Smart Shoes. Designed to get you into the great outdoors to exercise, MapMyFitness helps you quickly discover (or create) new walking or running routes. This fitness app analyzes your data in the app or through the web interface to help you reach your goals. As a bonus, MapMyFitness now integrates with MyFitnessPal to help you track your nutrition goals.
This is the app you need to keep you on track at the gym! With Jefit, you can easily track and manage your workout routines—or choose from over 3,500 full-week plans created by professional trainers. Jefit allows you to create a personalized workout program to help you stay engaged and motivated. You can record your training time and track your workout with just one click. Powerful tools are included to help you analyze your data and maximize your results.
Do you have a Fitbit? Fitbit Coach is a personalized training app that helps you track workouts and audio coaching. One of the stars in this app is the 7-minute workout sessions for quick and intense workouts. When you are up for a longer workout, Fitbit Coach has you covered with thousands of workout sessions up to 60 minutes in length. Fitbit Coach is flexible and suitable for individuals of all fitness levels—from those just beginning their fitness journey to fitness pros.
If you have trouble finding time for a yoga class, Asana Rebel is there for you. This fitness app offers five styles of workouts you can customize depending on your goals. Asana Rebel contains a variety of yoga-inspired fitness sessions for fat burning, strength training, toning and flexibility, and mini-sessions when you want just a quick workout. As a bonus, new training programs are added daily to help you get stronger and more toned.
If you haven’t heard of Peloton, you haven’t been paying attention. The company has made a big splash through traditional advertising and social media with their home fitness equipment. Now, you can be part of the Peloton family with this app that allows you to stream cycling, strength, running, outdoor, and boot camp classes on your device. And 20 live studio classes are added daily to a massive library of over 10,000 workouts to help you attain your fitness goals.
Nike Training Club is a free app with on-demand workouts, including short 10-minute sessions and some that are 30 minutes or longer. There are over 185 workout videos and instructional audio clips that guide you through every move. Workouts are recommended to you based on the information you provide during enrollment.
Mindbody is an exciting fitness app that helps you quickly locate fitness classes nearby. You can find a workout by type, date, time, and availability. If you live in a major city in the United States or Canada, Mindbody is an efficient way to find a class. If you travel frequently, you can attend a fitness class wherever you go. This fitness app can help you find other wellness services, such as nutritionists, beauty treatments, and massage therapists.
PEAR is a fitness app initially developed to use with a heart rate monitor. Today, PEAR tracks calories burned, distance, time, and even the route you take on your walk or run. This fitness app includes on-demand workouts as well as an integrated system to move you closer to your fitness goals. High-intensity interval training, yoga routines, and a wide range of other classes are available. The premium service, PEAR+ includes added services to help make faster fitness strides.
Strava is a fitness-tracking app designed for cyclists and runners and some swimmers. Strava is different than most apps as it allows you to compete against other people in the Strava community, or against your personal records. Be sure to read the privacy statement carefully, as much of the information Strava gathers becomes public unless you choose to opt-out.
Spring is available only on the iOS platform. This app doesn’t include workouts, but it does provide music to get you into the grove of your workout—and keep you in the groove. Spring gives you playlists for your run tailored to your taste and rhythm. The beauty of this fitness app is that it syncs music to your pace so that you keep the perfect beat.
RockMyRun is a music app to keep you on pace during workouts and runs. The app matches the beat of your footfalls when you run, or you can connect the app to a heart rate monitor and the tempo of the music automatically will adapt to your heartbeat.
If your fitness routine takes you out into the backcountry or you hike, cycle, rock climb, or run alone—you need the Cairn app. Cairn shares your location with individuals you choose so they can keep track of your progress. When you set out on your adventure, you input when you expect to return. If you are overdue, Cairn notifies your emergency contacts so they can alert authorities if necessary.
Do you love high-intensity interval training workouts? If so, Keelo was designed with you in mind. This is one of the better HIIT workout apps because it integrates with a heart rate monitor to help you achieve peak performance during your workouts. The app includes a variety of training programs you can browse and preview before you start a session to make sure you have the necessary equipment and understand the exercises in advance.
If you’ve always wanted to include circuit training in your fitness training programs, Johnson & Johnson’s Official 7-Minute Workout App is perfect for you! In just 7 minutes, the app will give you a medium-intensity workout, and the only gear you need is a chair. You can create custom workout training plans by stitching together the exercises and moves that are appropriate for your ability and skill level.
How many miles do you walk or run each week? Did you know that every mile you run you could be earning money for your favorite charity? That’s right—with Charity Miles you can make a real difference just by exercising. How does it work? Corporate sponsors donate a few cents per mile in exchange for you seeing special offers from their brands. Additionally, you can invite your friends (or your office) to sponsor you to increase the amount of money you raise every week.
From fitness enthusiast, Cassey Ho comes an app, YouTube channel, and blog to keep you energized and working out. The entire concept supports body positivity. Workout videos for stretching, flexibility, and more are partnered with a workout timer, workout calendar, and healthy recipes.
The 8fit app guides you through creating a personal exercise and diet program to help you achieve your goals. If you want an extra push in the right direction, this is the fitness app for you. 8fit offers reminders, instructions, suggestions, and gentle guidance based on your specific parameters. And it provides you with a realistic assessment of how difficult it will be to achieve your goals. The app includes workout videos, meal ideas, and a log for your food and fitness activities.
If all you have are 7 minutes, this no-frills fitness app is for you. The 7-Minute Workout App by Wahoo Fitness gives you access to quick high-intensity bodyweight exercises for free, and for $0.99 since you can “unlock” additional workout plans, including 7 minutes of Pilates and other activities to keep your fitness routine balanced.
Sworkit claims it can dramatically improve your fitness in just 6 weeks—and with a wide range of workouts and fitness plans created by personal trainers, you could transform your fitness level. Sworkit works on any device, and you can speak with a personal trainer when you need extra help or assistance. True beginners, as well as fitness experts, can find or create the perfect workout plan for their fitness level.
Are you really ready to change the composition of your body and your fitness levels? If so, using one or more of the best fitness apps for 2019 along with eating a healthy diet can help you achieve—or even exceed—your goals. Here are our favorite non-app tools of the year.
The Fitoru 90 Day Challenge is designed to help you exercise regularly, sleep well, maintain a healthy diet, and maximize results with fat-burning supplements like Garcinia Cambogia, green coffee extract, and BHB oil powder.
Intermittent fasting is all the rage, and for good reason! Fasting detoxifies the body, burns fat, and it may lower the risk of certain chronic health conditions.
If you want to get into the shape of your life, regular exercise and a healthy diet loaded with fat-fighting superfoods are essential. Add leafy greens like spinach and Swiss chard to your daily diet. Dark chocolate, almond milk, chia seeds, blue spirulina, wild-caught salmon, free-range poultry, and coconut oil give your body the nutrients it needs to lose weight.
If you are overweight, there is never a better time than right now to make a change. Being overweight increases your risk for developing many chronic health conditions including:
Have you heard that “sitting is the new smoking?” According to a systematic review published in the British Journal of General Practice, modern life limits our physical exercise and exertion now that we aren’t hunting and gathering. One of the options is to use a standing desk or a treadmill desk for at least part of your workday to increase circulation and keep your body in motion.
If that isn’t feasible, the American Heart Association recommends that every adult exercise a minimum of 150 minutes per week at a moderate intensity, or 75 minutes per week at a vigorous intensity. In addition, add muscle-strengthening activities such as yoga, Pilates, or weight training and spend less time sitting. The American Heart Association further believes that being active for 5 hours per week adds even more health benefits.