There’s not much you can do for your body that is better than getting in shape, staying in shape, and working out. It lowers all the bad things (cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.) and increases all the good things (muscles, stamina, etc.). Owning a fitness tracker won’t do these things for you, but there are plenty of apps that can help you track it when you’re doing it on your own. Fitness apps have gotten incredibly good at what they do, and some can handle more than just fitness. Unfortunately, they also tend to be terribly expensive over a long period of time. Here are the best Android fitness apps and workout apps.
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The best fitness apps for Android
- Nike Run Club
8Fit Workouts and Meal Planner
Price: Free / $ 19.99 per month / $ 60.00 per year
8Fit is a holistic approach to fitness. It contains brief workout routines for those who want to sweat quickly during breaks and several recipes for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It also provides guidance during these workouts, so you know how many push-ups or star jumps you need to perform in a given time. 8Fit is also one of the nicer apps to look at, but it doesn’t come cheap. An annual subscription will set you back a bit on the expensive side, but it might be worth it if you’re looking for a more holistic fitness solution.
Price : free / $ 29.99 per month
Centr is a fitness app backed by Chris Hemsworth for those who want to train like Thor. It offers several training programs covering several disciplines such as Pilates and HIIT. These programs are developed by Hemsworth’s own personal trainer and other professionals in the field as well. Beyond muscle building and toning, Centr also offers mindfulness classes, a meal planner, and plugs into Apple’s HealthKit if you own an Apple Watch. The app’s monthly subscription price is far from cheap, however, but it does include a seven-day trial.
Price: Free / $ 6.99 per month / $ 39.99 per year
JEFIT is a workout trainer and tracker app. It works well for most fitness routines. However, it leans a bit more towards weight training. This offers cross-platform support between your phone and the web. You also get various tools like a rest timer, interval timers, a body measurement log and a workout program planner. In addition, you have access to the JEFIT database of more than 1,300 workouts. They have both beginner and advanced workout routines and more. It’s a bit expensive, but it’s probably expensive to maintain this database.
Price: Free / $ 5.99 per month / $ 29.99 per year
MapMyFitness offers a large number of workouts for beginners and experienced people. Users can choose from programs designed by Under Armor specialists that target specific muscle groups. Training plans can also be developed based on your goals and fitness level. MapMyFitness, as an Under Armor app, connects to wearable and other corporate devices to provide enhanced metrics and workout tracking. As with its contemporaries, Map My Fitness requires a monthly subscription, but it’s much cheaper than other apps.
Price: Free / $ 9.99 per month / $ 49.99 per year
MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular fitness apps on mobile. It does a bit of everything. It bills itself as a calorie counter app. The app supports things like various diets, foods, and macros if you like that sort of thing. It also tracks virtually any exercise, connects to dozens of other devices and apps, records and tracks your progress, and it even comes with little things like workout timers and step tracking. It’s expensive at $ 9.99 per month. However, there are few fitness apps or even diet apps with the depth and integration of MyFitnessPal.
Nike Run Club
Nike Run Club is a great running app. It does all the basic things. You can track your runs and run statistics and customize your routines. It also includes audio-guided workouts, achievements, and leaderboards to track your accomplishments and more. It would be an above average running app anyway. However, this one is also completely free, which puts it above most of its competition. Other apps have more features, but if you want the basics and don’t want to pay anything, this is the one you need to try.
Price: Free / Varies / $ 9.99 per month / $ 49.99 per year
Runtastic (by Adidas) has one of the best running apps on mobile. Developers have spent a good chunk of the last few years building their collection. Runtastic now manages apps for water consumption reminders, a HIIT workout planner, and healthy food recipes. There are individual exercise apps for things like push-ups, cycling, and pull-ups. It tops it all off with a sleep tracker app and even an individual timer app. They all performed well when we tested them. Some of them have one-time costs, some are free, and some fall under Runtastic’s monthly (or annual) subscription. There are a ton of fitness features in these apps.
Price: Free / $ 9.99 per month / $ 79.99 per year
Seven is a great app for perfecting your fitness, especially if you’re pressed for time. As you have probably understood, the app focuses on the concept of the seven minute workout and takes a light and fun approach. Need motivation? Workout coaches include Drill Sergeant and Cheerleader characters. The app also offers several social features for users to share their progress or get motivated. Seven is a smart concept, but you’ll have to shell out a fair amount to enjoy it every month.
Price : free / $ 99.99 per year
Shred takes fitness a little more seriously. It contains indoor workout routines for those who want to tone up, gain volume, or improve their cardio. The app offers several home workout programs for those who are at home, including dumbbells, kettlebells, and other equipment. Overall, Shred seems better suited for those who want to push themselves a bit further. The app helps you too, as it keeps tabs on your progress over the past week and month. If you are completely stumped, the app will also recommend various routines. Like most fitness apps, it doesn’t come cheap.
Price: Free / $ 5.99 per month / $ 59.99 per year
Strava is a very popular and versatile fitness app for runners and bikers. The app records races and trips and lets you review them with additional stats and metrics. The app also keeps an eye on real-time data during these activities, including distance traveled, estimated calories burned, and more. If social features are your thing, the app has them too. We recommend that you look elsewhere for an app if weight lifting, strength training, and floor training are exercises within your reach. But Strava is a great addition to your arsenal, especially if you are considering jogging or hiking routines.
So much for our list of the best Android fitness apps.