5 fitness apps you need to try

 

If, like many of us, you need a lil push to get yourself back to the gym, then a fitness app may be the answer! A quarter of fitness app users log into their chosen app an average of 10 times per week, with 76% of users siting ‘weight-loss’ as their main reason for using the app*.

 

As well as the ability to log your workouts, many fitness apps provide workout plans and also nutrition and diet tips and tricks. But, with so many apps on the market, which one’s best? Lucky for you, we’ve tried and tested five of the most popular, free fitness apps and are going to spill the tea on which we think is worth giving a go!

 

Don’t forget to let us know if you give one of these a go – we’d love to know how you get on!

 

1) STRONG

 

Who’s it for?

 

Gym users of all levels

 

Why should I get it?

 

With the ability to create your own workouts, as well as track your progress, STRONG is ideal for those who know what they’re doing in the gym but need a little bit of a push. Tracking is key if you want to see progress and is a great way to boost motivation too. Despite being free, this app also features how-to videos, showcasing different exercises and workouts to give you inspiration when you need it the most.

 

2) Strava

 

Who’s it for?

 

Mainly aimed at runners, cyclists and swimmers but can also be used to track other forms of exercise

 

Why should I get it?

 

Calling all cardio lovers! Strava records activity on a number of different devices, from TomToms to Garmins, making it the perfect choice for those who love their cardio. You can track your workout progress, create routes and, best of all, you can connect with your friends and other fitness fanatics to see what they’ve been up to! Just call it the Facebook of the fitness world!

 

3) Gymshark

 

Who’s it for?

 

Anyone looking to get fit in the gym

 

Why should I get it?

 

Filled with fitness tips and tricks and gym workout routines from Gymshark’s much-loved athletes, this app is ideal if you want to follow your fave influencer’s workouts and nutrition plan. With a stylish, easy-to-use design, this app is really user-friendly but prepare to pay if you want the full works – most packages require a subscription.

 

4) Adidas Training by Runtastic

 

Who’s it for?

 

Great if you want to start running or just get more active

 

Why should I get it?

 

Perfect for training newbies, Runtastic offers a simple layout, allowing you to create your very own bespoke training plans and routes. It also offers expert nutritional advice and allows you to log your workouts easily so you can keep track of your progress. Runtastic also gives you the option to set up alerts based on your specific goals, giving you a gentle reminder to get your training done and smash your targets.

 

5) C25K (Couch to 5K)

 

Who’s it for?

 

Newbies, hoping to get running and achieve their 5K goal

 

Why should I get it?

 

Maybe you’re completely new to fitness or perhaps you’re a weightlifter with a deep hatred for cardio? Either way, C25K is a great app for those who want to work their way up to comfortably running 5K. The app provides podcasts and running routes for each stage of the programme and you can also choose from four well-known trainers, who’ll support you each step of the way. NHS approved and easy to use, this app is ideal for anyone nervous about getting into running or fitness, but also a great option for cardio-phobes up for a challenge.

 

Are fitness apps worth your time

 

Let us know which app you’ll be trying out this year! If you’d like to know more about fitness tech, then you’re in luck – we’re dishing the dirt on fitness trackers and whether they’re worth the hype. Check it out here.

 

Statistics from comparehare.com