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8 Must-Have Fitness Apps

We’ve put together our favourite apps to help you keep up and keep going.
Whether you’re motivated by competition, juggling a busy lifestyle, enjoy weight-lifting or yoga, there’s something here for everyone.

TOP APP FOR: BUSY PEOPLE

The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Trainer

Get a full body workout anywhere, anytime with this simple, science-based app. The app coaches you through each workout, which includes jumping jacks, pushups, crunches, tricep dips and planks. Give it your all, it’s only for 7 minutes!

TOP APP FOR: MOTIVATION

Nike + Training Club

This app features more than 100 workouts designed by Nike master trainers, including professional athletes and celebrity trainers. The workouts are specifically designed for women, and you can select your specific fitness goal (get lean, get toned, get strong, or get focused) and simply follow their personalised workout plan.

TOP APP FOR: SMART LIFTING

GAIN Fitness

Keep track of your sets, reps, weights and rests with the GAIN Fitness app, ideal for strength trainers and bodybuilders. Experts guide you through each exercise with HD motion images and voice commands. The workouts are designed for when you’re at home, or at the gym and are fully customizable to fitness level, duration of workout or body area.

OUR TOP PICK

SWORKit

Their name stands for Simply Work It. This app talks you through every step (or lunge) of your workout, showing you how to perform each exercise. No equipment required, this app keeps you fit using just your body weight. Pick your workout (strength, cardio, yoga or stretching), and duration (anywhere from 5 minutes to 60 minutes). See also SWORTKit Abs and Core

TOP APP FOR: GIVING BACK

Charity Miles

We all know exercise can give us the feel good factor, but this app takes it to the next level. Every time you run, walk or cycle, you can raise money for a charity you believe in. With the help of corporate sponsors, Charity Miles donates 7p for every mile biked and 18p for every mile walked or run. Choose your charity and get moving!

TOP APP FOR: RELEASING TENSION

Yoga Studio

This beautifully simple app includes 65 ready-made yoga and meditation classes with easy-to-follow teacher commentary. Choose your duration, level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and focus (strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance or combination). You can even design your own classes.

TOP APP FOR: GIRLS WHO LIFT

Spitfire

Designed by female strength builders and athletes, Spitfire aims to inspire women to achieve their high performance goals. Start by creating a profile, choose a personal goal, and the app finds the right plan to help you get you there. Watch your progress bar fill up, and track your weights and reps for each high-intensity strength training session.

TOP APP FOR: COMPETITION

Strava

Runners and cyclists with a competitive streak, Strava is the app for you. Whether you’re competing against yourself to beat your best time, or racing against a friend’s time, Strava brings an exhilarating competitive angle. Using iPhone location data, the app estimates calories burned and records total miles travelled, total time, average speed, max speed, elevation gain and more.