Best Fitness Apps of 2020: Top 8 Fitness Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones
Fitness apps are on the rise, but with so many around it can be difficult to know which ones are worthy of your time and money.
Fitness apps offer a great way to stay active for those who live or work remotely, travel frequently, or simply can’t afford the cost of a gym. We have researched some of the most popular fitness apps on the market and put together a list of the best fitness apps for iPhone and Android.
These apps meet a range of needs. Some are simple, while others offer numerous features that will help you to achieve your health and fitness goals. From beginner to athlete, running to recovery, you are bound to find the right fitness app for you.
Whatever your goal, Nike Run Club has a plan for you. This app allows you to track your runs through a GPS tracker, receive coaching via audio guided runs, record your progress and connect with friends along the way.
Best for: Running
Strava is an app that allows you to track walking, running and cycling exercises using GPS data. It records distance, speed and endurance so is suitable for beginner through to elite level athletes. Access and upload road and trail route and connect with friends to share stats and compare performance overtime.
Best for: Walking, running, road and trail cycling
Price: Basic subscription FREE. Premium subscription (adds functionality for running and cycling enthusiasts) $7.99 AUD per month.
Sweatcoin is an app that rewards you for being active. The app essentially tracks your movement and converts your steps into a digital currency called sweatcoins (SWC), which can then be redeemed on goods, services and experiences ranging from high-tech shoes to iPhones, from anti-gravity yoga classes to Apple Watches. It takes 1,000 steps to earn 1 SWC, which is a huge incentive to walk your 10,000 steps a day.
Best for: Walking
Price: FREE. Tiered membership options are available:
Mover - Free and allows you to earn up to 150 SWC per month
Shaker - 4.75 SWC per month, allows you to earn up to 300 SWC per month
Quaker - 20 SWC per month, allows you to earn up to 450 SWC per month
Breaker - 30 SWC per month, allows you to earn up to 600 SWC per month
This app contains over 185 free workouts from strength and endurance to mobility and yoga. There are workouts suitable for all fitness levels. You also have the option to follow a structured training plan or freedom to pick your own workouts.
Best for: Training at home or gym (bodyweight-only to equipment-based workouts)
The ultimate female fitness and nutrition app. Train anywhere, anytime with programs designed by some of the world’s most elite personal trainers. Workouts range from body weight exercises, strength training, power lifting and yoga. Subscribers also have access to an online community and menus, recipes and education-based resources to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
Best for: Training and yoga at home or gym.
Price: Free trial period. then $19.99 AUD per month subscription (0.66C per day)
If you’ve ever stepped foot in a gym, you’ve probably heard of LES MILLS™ classes. Does BodyPump, RPM or BodyAttack ring a bell? LES MILLS On Demand offers a variety of workouts for all fitness levels including strength, cardio. HIIT, dance, and flexibility. With over 800 workouts ranging from 15-55 minutes in length, this app provides workout programs that can be done in the gym or home.
Best for: Mixed gym classes at home or gym.
Price: Free trial period, then $24.99 AUD per month. Option for quarterly ($63 AUD) and annual ($224 AUD) billing.
A fitness and nutrition app with a sustainable approach – healthy habits made simple. 8Fit offers a variety of workouts including HIT, yoga, core, resistance band workouts and boxing which can all be done from the comfort of your home. As nutrition has an equally important focus, the app provides a number of customised meal plans for various dietary requirements with over 800 nutritionist-approved recipes.
Best for: Training, boxing, yoga.
Price: Free trial period, then $30 AUD per quarter.
Recovery is an essential part of any workout routine. This app gives you daily follow-along videos designed to help improve your range of motion, boost your performance and assist with recovery.
Best for: Mobility, flexibility and recovery
Price: Free trial period, then $13.95 USD per month
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The information provided in this article is intended for educational purposes only and is general advice. It should not, nor is it intended to be, relied on as a substitute for individual medical advice or care. If the contents of this, or any other of the blogs in this series raises any concerns or questions regarding your health, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.