High Quality Guide To The Best Workout Tracker Apps Available
Best Workout Tracker Apps
Fitness apps are a great way to improve your wellbeing, relieve stress and kick a bad habit to the kerb. It’s likely your local gym has had to shut their door at the moment, and self-isolation workouts and fitness regimens can feel weird and structureless (like everything else going on at the minute).
Whether you were just getting into fitness and still want some assistance or you’re an expert but just love getting out of the house, exercising at home is an odd, idiosyncratic process that can often leave you feeling like you just don’t know what you’re doing.
Is weight training what I need or should I take up running?
At these times, what you need to bolster your exercise regimen is an ally. Maybe you have a friend who comes to spot you while you do chest presses in the gym, but you’ve not been able to meet due to lockdown restrictions
Thankfully, there are some exceptional free and paid fitness apps now on the market, available on both iPhone and Android devices, that can help.
In these apps are workouts, recipes, calorie counters, and weight loss trackers to help with your mental health and general presence in the moment and more. Some are founded by celebrities, others based on algorithms and all of them have the potential to revolutionise the way you sweat.
Let’s take a look at some of the best free and paid workout tracker apps available to download today
Working out at home feels like a strange as it’s usually the place for relaxing. Until you try Fiit, that is. Moving tele fitness away from the Jane Fonda videos of yesteryear, Fiit has some of the country’s most qualified trainers take you through recorded – or live – workouts. If you love progress and data, it even comes with a heart monitor, which registers crucial data including your reps.
Cost – £10 per month.
There are few things more intimidating than going into the gym and not really knowing what you’re looking to do and not wanting to waste time figuring it out. There’s also few things more annoying than when you know exactly what you need to do, but you’re currently stranded without the equipment you need – maybe because you’re travelling.
This is where Freeletics can help. An AI-powered coaching app that looks to solve these problems and more besides. When you sign up, you give some information on your background and your goals and it creates a personalised training plan for you.
What if you can’t get to the gym, though? Every day you can tell the app that you don’t have that equipment and it will provide a training plan you can do at home or in a hotel. What’s not to like?
Cost – From £2.16 a week.
It seems everyone still wants to look like Chris Hemsworth. Conveniently, the man himself wants to help you get there: set your intentions, preferred diet and personal details and you’re good to go.
There are full video workouts, essays on all the different areas of wellness and healthy recipes to get you through the week. The recipes are delicious, the workouts easy to arrange around your week and there’s even a section for meditation. But it’s worth noting you probably won’t see much of Thor once you slip past the payment screens. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though: with Centr, you’re always in capable hands.
Cost – £15.49 per month.
Designed by CrossFitters, Romwod (Range Of Motion Workout Of The Day) accelerates recovery, boosts performance and keeps muscle soreness at bay. Focused entirely on workouts to optimise your range of motion and stretch you out, this is the perfect way to complement any hard strength or cardio work in your regular routine.
Cost – £11.53 a month
Streaks is a to-do list, designed to encourage good habits through gamification. Recurring tasks or habits (good or bad) are added to your list, and with each completed task, you extend your daily streak. … By turning a to-do into a game, the app is useful for both for task management and habit tracking
Research says it takes 66 days to form a habit. Enter Streaks, which tracks and encourages healthy behaviour, such as hitting the gym or staying teetotal.
Cost – Free.
Want to go keto without the hassle? Senza tracks macros and logs ketone levels, while its barcode scanner feature checks if snacks fit your low-carb quota.
Keto and Fasting go hand-in-hand. Senza helps you experience the benefits of both: Plan for success. Track nutrition, eating windows, workouts, and weight.
Cost – Free
Embrace the great outdoors with Komoot, a community-led app that logs and lists the best tracks and trails for users to explore by foot or bike.
Komoot is an app that enables you to plan a route based on how you plan to tackle it, e.g. mountain bike, road bike, hike etc. You can detail your route down to the finest point and even create a plan based on preferences such as silent trails, smooth-as-silk asphalt, traversing scree and the like
Cost – First region is free, costs £30 to unlock world maps
Master your vinyasa with Yogaia, the first digital yoga studio providing live-streamed classes to your device. Practitioners can even correct your poses via webcam.
Yogaia offers interactive yoga, meditation and strength classes live and on-demand.
Cost – Free to download – Premium options available to purchase
Charity Miles is a socially-driven, for-profit company connecting charities, individuals, and corporate sponsors to create social change. Our product is an iPhone/Android app enabling you to earn money for charity every time you walk, run, bike, skip, dance or do any human-centred activity
Forget your 5K fundraiser: this app lets you choose your charity and pledge some pennies for each mile you run, walk or cycle each day.
Cost – Free
Battle Ready 360
If you’re a fan of the men of SAS: Who Dares Wins – or, at the very least, a fan of their physiques – then Battle Ready 360 is the app for you. It’s another lifestyle and fitness app endorsed by famous faces, yes, but both Ollie Ollerton and Jason Fox have worked with the app to create a guide for nutrition, exercise and mental health that they believe is truly the best out there.
Its USP is that your plan will be based around the neuroscientific questionnaire known as PRISM, which analyses your behaviours to find your strengths and weaknesses in reaching your goals.
Cost – £14.99 a month
Nike Training Club
Sometimes the biggest names really do just know what you need and Nike training club is no exception. The Nike Master Trainer pantheon really is an exceptional squadron of experts, and together they’ve put together excellent workouts for anyone at any level. You can do a four-week guided intro, push yourself with bodyweight, get lean with a six-week plan and more: regardless of your access to equipment or location, the Nike Training Club has something for you.
Cost – Free to download (In App Purchases)
If you’re already committed part of the Fitbit family, then joining Fitbit Coach isn’t a bad idea: a way of accessing tailored workouts that offer you everything from easy to difficult, high to low cardio.
As well as the fairly standard video offering, Fitbit Coach also now offers audio workouts for runs, walks and stair workouts. A super handy little addition for you cardio fans out there.
Cost – Free to download, Fitbit Premium costs £7.99 a month.
If you’ve used one or more of these apps, we’d love to hear what you think of them in the comments section below
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