Best Fitness Apps You Need to Download

Here is a list of the best fitness apps to help you reach your goals. All you need is a phone and minimal equipment to do these workouts. Many of these apps are free. And the ones that do cost money are a lot less than you would pay for a gym membership.

7 of the best fitness apps you need to download. These apps have amazing trainers and nutrition plans to help you succeed with your fitness goals.

What are Fitness Apps?

A fitness app is an application that’ downloaded to a mobile device. You’re able to use these apps anywhere to work on your fitness goals. Fitness apps can help with exercise by giving you workout ideas.

These apps can also help with nutrition by providing meal plans and tracking your meals. A lot of the apps will also track your progress so you can keep track of your goals.

Many fitness and health apps are available to download for free. But some apps are subscription-based. So you can download the app for free. But you may have to pay a monthly subscription fee to unlock all the features of the app.

Are fitness apps effective?

Many of the apps provide online communities, challenges, and push notifications. These features can help you to keep going and achieve your goals. They can also be motivational by seeing your progress.

But for the app to be effective you have to follow the instructions and do the work. To lose weight you need to exercise and have good nutrition.

Benefits of Fitness Apps

Fitness apps are cheaper than a gym. If you choose to buy a year-long subscription it would still be inexpensive compared to a few month’s memberships at a gym.

Fitness apps are also convenient. You can do the workouts at home. You don’t have to go to the gym. But you can take your workouts with you. So if you do prefer to go to the gym you can do the workouts there.

Track Progress

Most of these apps let you track your progress. So you can mark off each day you workout. Some apps even let you connect your Fitbit or smartwatch. That way you can track how many calories you burned.

Provides Workouts

These apps have hundreds of workouts to keep you from becoming bored. You’ll get full-body workouts or you can target specific areas of the body, like the butt or abs.

Meal Plans

Some apps like Jillian Michael’s and Burn by Rebecca Louise give you meal plans. You can customize the meal plans to fit your needs and help you reach your weight loss goals.

7 Best Fitness Apps to Try

Sweat: Kayla Itsines Fitness

You can work out at home with five different fitness trainers. Kayla Itsines’ program is great for at-home workouts. Expect to do high-intensity plyometric training using minimal equipment.

The price of the Sweat app is $20 a month. Or $120 for a yearly membership.

Lose Weight at Home – Home Workout in 30 days

This app claims to help you lose weight fast with at-home workouts and a healthy diet in 30 days. You receive diet plans along with the workouts. The no-equipment workout plan has arm, butt, abdominal, and leg workouts.

To access all features of the app the cost is $9.99 a month. Or $39.99 for all access yearly membership.

Tone It Up

The Tone it up fitness app has daily workouts. You’ll get customized workout programs from amazing trainers. From HIIT, yoga, barre, strength, weights, kickboxing, kettlebell, and cardio workouts. There are also hundreds of healthy recipes for your weight loss goals.

There is a 7-day free trial. After that, you can pay $14.99 monthly or $100 for a yearly membership

Jillian Michaels

I have been a fan of Jillian Michaels since back in the day when she was on The Biggest Loser. I have owned many of her workout DVDs and have loved them.

This app gives you customized workouts and meal plans. The app is also customized to change with you as you improve. You also get access to her DVD library.

There is a 7-day free trial. After that, you pay $14.99 a month or $180 for a yearly membership.


The FitOn app has personalized fitness plans and 100s of workout classes to help you reach your goal. Work out with celebrity trainers like Christine Bullock, Kenta Seki, and Danielle Pascente.

Workouts you’ll be able to choose from are cardio, strength training, HIIT, yoga, Pilates, and Barre. With the premium membership, you’ll get access to personalized meal plans. Also, exclusive recipes and unlimited offline downloads.

This app is FREE! But there is an option to upgrade to the yearly premium membership for $19.99.

Body by Blogilates

This is a new app that recently came out. I started following Blogilates on Instagram and I love her feed. You’ll have access to hundreds of full-length workout videos.

Workouts you’ll be able to choose from are abs, arms, back, butt, cardio, legs, total body, and stretching. You don’t need equipment for her workouts.

To access the calendar and all the challenges you’ll need to upgrade your membership.

Body by Blogilates is Free. But if you want all access to the app it costs $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

Burn by Rebecca Louise

The Burn app by Rebecca Louise has over 200 workouts available in the workout library. You can track your progress with the calendar that marks off the days you complete the workouts.

There are 28 minutes of daily exercises that work out every muscle throughout the week. You’ll also have access to healthy recipes and a step by step meal plan.

I first found Rebecca Louise on YouTube and felt the burn doing her workouts.

There is a 7-day free trial. After your free trial, there are two membership choices. The basic membership is $3.99 power month or $37.99 per year. The pro membership is $8.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

The Last Thing You Need to Know about Fitness Apps

Most of these Fitness Apps have a free trial. So you can check them out before you buy them. But if you’re still not sure a lot of these trainers have workouts on YouTube.

Look up their names and you’ll be able to find workouts from them. Try a couple to see if you like their style before committing to a subscription.

I hope you enjoyed this list of the best fitness apps you need to try! Have you used an app to workout with? Let me know in the comments:)

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