8 Of The Best Health and Fitness Apps

According to recent studies, people who use fitness apps are much more active compared to non-users. From my experience, fitness apps can help people overcome barriers like a lack of understanding or organisation, which leads to better exercise habits. Over time, these improved habits can mean big changes. Storage space is a precious commodity, so if you want to add health and fitness apps to your phone, you should stick to the best. That’s why I’ve picked the top 8 health and fitness apps.


This app has had an enduring popularity which is down to the fact it appeals to all levels of fitness. It’s incredibly simple to use for newcomers, yet offers plenty of depth with a huge array of data that allows you to analyse your exercise.


This is a calorie-counting app and has an unparalleled database of foods meaning it’s easier to log your meals with this app than any other, which accordingly makes it far easier to track your calorie intake. All of which should make it easier to stick to a healthier diet.


This app is perfect for those who wish to devise their own HIIT workouts, but need a timer to keep track of their intervals. It’s well-designed, simple and has everything you require in the free version.


Circuit training is an appealing idea, but for many people compiling a list of exercises to ensure a good workout is too much like hard work. Fortunately, SWORKIT has loads of bodyweight exercises built in to the app, with pre-set routines that let you choose whether you want to focus on strength, cardio, yoga or stretching, and which parts of the body, if not all of it, you want to target.


Aimed at the first-time runner, C25K’s eight-week plan involves 30 minutes a day, three days a week, and can transform anyone from couch potato to 5km finisher.

Fit Radio

Soundtrack your workout with playlists designed with mixes for every kind of activity. It will detect your running pace automatically to match up with the beat – brilliant.


This app contains almost 200 workouts, each of them designed by a personal trainer. However, what sets it apart is that it uses your phone, tablet or laptop camera to track your movement and provide feedback on how closely you’re mirroring the trainer’s demands.


Once you’ve set a goal – lose weight, gain weight or be healthier – the app tracks every part of your diet and exercise and makes recommendations on how to progress to your target. Lifesum integrates with a host of other apps to ensure it doesn’t miss a step of your activity.


No matter what kind of motivation or daily prodding you need to meet your fitness goals, there’s an app that can push you in the right direction. If you want any advice on health and fitness apps, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Katie Tomkins

Katie Tomkins
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