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Top 10 Health And Fitness Apps For Your Smartphone

If you're trying to lose weight, walk more steps each day, or push yourself through a brutal morning workout, fitness apps can help. Mobile apps are ideal assistance for health, fitness, and weight-loss because they are always with us, and they're quite personal. Maintaining fitness requires daily habits and lifestyle changes, and a few little nudges in the right direction from your mobile phone might make all the difference. Some of the apps highlighted here are tracking tools. You can log workouts, count calories, and collect stats about runs, walks, and bike rides to see over time how you're improving. Fitness apps can also be coaching apps that put you in touch with a personal trainer or nutritionist who will check in with you once a week. And some, of course, combine all these things.

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Sworkit

Sworkit by Nexercise Apps Inc wants to be your personal trainer and the kicker is that it tries to do it without requiring you to go to the gym. The app has a number of built-in exercise regimens depending on what you need and that includes yoga. You can also craft your own if you need to and the app includes over 160 exercises that you can craft yours with. It’s free with no in app purchases and its lighter, no-gym approach is great for people who can’t afford that kind of lifestyle.

Strava

Strava is a favorite among our readership and they were quite disappointed that we overlooked this one when this list was first released. The app contains a fun leaderboard set up where you can compete with yourself, your friends, people in your area, and pros to see how you stack up. There are also various ways to share various things and Strava really does a great job in bringing the social aspect of exercise to the forefront. The UI is clean and friendly and premium users get a lot more features. It’s an overall positive experience, especially if you’re a socialite.

Stronglifts 5x5 Workout

Stronglifts 5x5 Workout is an app for those looking for strength training workout apps. It works with the popular Stronglifts workout routine. Along with that, the app keeps track of your stats, has video workouts to follow along with, a timer, a calendar, and pretty much everything you need for the workout. There is also Android Wear support if you need that. This is a lot like other specialized workout apps and fitness apps. However, this one has the benefit of not being crazy difficult for beginners.

Runtastic

Runtastic is another highly rated fitness app that a lot of people enjoy. It has Android Wear support as well as GPS tracking for your running, walking, biking, and jogging routes. It includes a lot of fitness tracking including graphs, customizable dashboard so you only get the info you want, and it integrates with a number of big name music apps so you can listen to tunes while you work out. You can get some of the functionality for free. You'll have to get the subscription in order to get all of the features.

Pocket Yoga

After about a decade or so of arguing about it, it has finally been decided that yoga is, in fact, a good way to exercise and stay in shape. If you’re getting into yoga, an app like Pocket Yoga is insanely useful. There are over 200 poses along with animations and voice instructions to show (and tell) you how it’s done. It also includes the ability to log your yoga practices and create yoga workouts. It is a little basic and simple, though. Another, far more exciting yoga app is DDP Yoga Now.

MyFitnessPal

Exercising is extremely important but you’re not going to get very far if you don’t keep an eye on your diet as well. Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal is pretty much as good as you can possibly get on Android. It logs your calories and has a database of over four million foods so you can find what you ate and keep an accurate count. There is also a web interface you can use if you need it and a pro version for $0.99 available as in app purchase. We understand that this seems odd on a list of workout apps and fitness apps, but dieting is important.

Jefit

JEFIT wants to be your personal trainer and there are very few reasons why you shouldn’t let it be that. It contains a database with over 1300 exercises that includes animations on how to do them. There is also the standard fitness tracking along with fitness plans and there is even a social aspect that you can join. It’s highly rated and free to use. There is even a website that syncs with the app. You can buy the pro version of the app for $4.99 and unlock some features. There is an additional subscription service that offers even more features.

Google Fit

Google Fit has been out for a while. It also gets frequent additions to its feature list. Now, it’s one of the best fitness apps out there. Its best feature is its complete and total integration with Android Wear which makes this a must-try option for those who rock a smartwatch. On top of that, you’ll get stats to analyze, goals to conquer, and various types of tracking. It covers all the basic features very well. That makes it great for beginners. It's also entirely free. That gives it another leg up on a lot of the competition.

Endomondo

Endomondo is considered one of the best of the best fitness apps when it comes to fitness apps. With it you can track your fitness and performance, record pep talks for your friends (and vice versa), and a large list of other things to do and access. Most of the app is free to use. However, you can also pay for the subscription service. With that you can create a personal training plan, analyze heart rate, get rid of ads, and several more features. It’s extremely popular and people seem to like it.

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