Five Best Exercise Apps for Android and iOS

Apicha Community Health Center Apr 22, 2016  

Apicha CHC

Now that you know how to stay fit with our list of the best fitness apps to track your steps, calorie intake, and general wellness level, you want to take your health up a notch. You want to commit to some sort of exercise program. However, you're not sure how to start that program.

Should you just start showing up to spin class or start running laps around the track and hope that you're working the right muscles?

You can certainly do that; the most important thing for your health is that you're getting off your couch and engaging in some sort of exercise. However, if you're looking for a more structured workout program to follow, without the cost of a personal trainer, we've compiled a list of the best exercise apps to help you get started.

Five Best Exercise Apps of 2016

best exercise appsJohnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout (Android & iOS)

One big issue with following an exercise program, especially when you have a job with a varying schedule is that it's so hard to find time to develop a workout routine. This app helps alleviate that issue. Even the busiest person can probably find seven minutes in their day to do this work out. Try plugging it into your morning routine to jump-start your metabolism and your day. 

If you find you have more time, you can also create a customized workout just for you, or use one the more advanced workouts the app has to offer, complete with helpful instructional videos.

This app is free to use for both Android and iOS platforms.

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best exercise appsFitStar Personal Trainer (Android & iOS)


This app is like having a personal trainer in your pocket. The app customizes workout for you based on your fitness level, your preferred workout duration, and areas you want to target. After each workout, you rate the difficulty, and the app learns from your preferences to continue to challenge you without breaking you physically, or mentally. 

The app works off of a freemium subscription pricing model. The introductory Fit Test workout as well as two sessions per week are available for free. To try more frequent workouts, or workouts more customized for your needs, you will want to look into paying for the app subscription.

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best exercise appsSworkit (Android & iOS)

The Sworkit app is different in that it allows you to pick a core capability that you want your workouts to focus on. The four focus areas include: Strength, Cardio, Yoga, and Stretching. You can also choose duration of your workouts.

Sworkit then develops a randomized collection of workouts to help you work on your particular area on interest. Each workout Sworkit develops is different, meaning that you won't ever get bored with your workout or fall into a workout rut. 

The app is free on both Android & iOS platforms, although there is a paid version of the app available. With the paid version you would get the ability to customize a workout routine and then save it for later. 

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best exercise appsJEFIT Workout (Android & iOS)

JEFIT Workout is another great replacement app for a personal trainer. The primary purpose of this app is to help those who are focused on strength training or body building track their workouts and give them guidance. If you're looking to bulk up, this is the app for you.

The app builds a strength training routine based on a goal that you choose from a long list of selections. Some of the options include "Bigger Arms", "Spring Into Summer", "Building A Bigger Chest", and many others. Depending on the focus area that you choose, the app will build a list of exercises for you to follow, increasing the difficulty as the weeks go on.

The app is free on both Android & iOS platforms, although for the hardcore body builders, there is another app called JEFIT PRO Workout that is available for purchase with significantly more functionality.

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best exercise appsWorkout Trainer (Android & iOS)

The Workout Trainer app allows you to choose your fitness level, different aspects that typically hold you back from working out, like motivation or lack of time, and your goals, like a beach body. You can also choose to build custom workouts based on what you want to accomplish. 

This app is free on the Android and iOS platforms with additional workouts available with a premium subscription.

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We hope that one of these apps, or all of them, help you get active and exercise your way to a healthier lifestyle! Not finding the perfect app for you? You can find more at this list of best exercise apps!

If you have questions or concerns about your health, just ask us! Request a primary medical care appointment here!

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