If you have a fitness goal and need some motivation, a program, or just a way to track your routine, you certainly have plenty of options. There is a plethora of apps out there you can use to get you running, lifting, cycling, and sweating your way to a fitter bod. Have a look at our list of the best workout apps for iPhone and iPad and have some fun while you get fit!
The best workout apps for iPhone and iPad
23 Jun 2016, by Christine Pamintuan
Daily Cardio Workout FREE is an app that provides you with personal training no matter where you are. You get two different cardio workouts that range from five to 10 minutes in length. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman, they work for anyone. If you need help, there are videos that show you how to perform each exercise as well as on-screen instructions and a timer. The program was developed by a personal trainer and it gets you moving and your heart pumping for the best cardio workout possible. The app works with Health app so the calories burned data gets imported to the Health app.
- Daily cardio routine
- Do the exercises at home or at the gym
- No Internet needed
- Two different workouts
- Full app available as separate purchase
JEFIT Workout will give you the boost you need to attain your fitness goals with more than 1,300 exercises with animations and descriptions. You can create your own fitness plan, view your workout progress, track your stats, add friends, and seek help or motivation from the community. It offers two-way sync, fully customizable routines, community-created weight routines for people of all levels of experience, and more. You can track strength training, yoga, and cardio exercise. You can share your progress and stats with the online community or share your workouts over email, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
- Two-way sync
- Workout with friends
- Detailed exercise database
- For beginners and experts
- Free with in-app purchase
Workout is an exercise database, routine tracker, and fitness plan app you can use to set up your program, track your progress, and learn new exercises. Sick of your old routine? You can search by equipment type, muscle group, or keyword to put together a new one. There are also workout plans you can choose from, if you don’t want to create your own. There are routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users, and you can choose from time-based, bodyweight, free weight, or machine-based plans. There are audio cues for rest time between sets, an easy-to-use interface, hi-res videos and photos of each exercise, and more.
- Exercise database, routine tracker, and fitness plan app
- High-res videos of all exercises
- Save all of your favorite exercises
- Free with in-app subscription to upgrade
You’ve probably heard of the “7-Minute Workout” craze, right? This is one of those apps: 7 Minute Workout Challenge is a research-backed program. Simple but effective, you will perform 12 exercises in a circuit. Each exercise is performed for 30 seconds, with a 10-second rest before the next exercise starts. For just a little longer than seven minutes, you will (supposedly) get the benefits of working out for over an hour. You can do the exercises anywhere because they don’t require any special equipment. There are both male and female trainers, all content is included in the price, and the app also supports Apple Watch.
- Work out and unlock achievements
- Track your weight and activity
- Easy to use
- No equipment required
- One-time purchase
Ab & Core Sworkit gives you free workouts for your back, abdominals, and core. They are designed by personal trainers and meant to offer users of all levels a great workout. You can enable or disable rewards, adjust interval lengths, sync with HealthKit and MyFitnessPal, and more. Just a few minutes a day can get you into shape, and you can choose from the Absolutely Awesome, Back Strength, or Complete Core Strength plans. The app guides you through video exercises that show you the proper way to perform the moves.
- For your back, abdominals, and core
- Customize interval lengths
- Sync with other apps
- Get in shape in 5-10 minutes a day
- Free with in-app purchase to remove ads
Workout Trainer offers you the option to choose your exercises from a huge database, with bodyweight moves or weights at the gym. You get audio instruction and progress cues and each exercise comes with photos and video to ensure you know how to perform the move correctly. First, do the free virtual assessment and then get at it! You get Workout of the Week challenge and daily workouts so there’s always fresh content. You can create, follow, and play workouts from targeted collections, or create your own workouts, You can listen to your fave music while you work out, get motivation from the community, and even get reminders to work out. Share your workouts on Facebook, Twitter, and by email, and use your Apple Watch while you work out.
- Do bodyweight workouts or lift weights
- Thousands of training programs and workouts
- Videos and photos explain each move
- Follow Trainers
- Free with in-app purchases
Are you a woman? Do you want to get your lungs and heart in shape while sculpting your body? Fitness for women is an app especially designed to get your heart pumping while you work your legs, abs, butt, and arms. There are more than 80 workouts you can choose from and you can build a custom program built on your specifications. There are bodyweight exercises for all parts of the body, and you can do your workouts while listening to your own music. There is also a large community where you can get fitness and weight loss inspiration, or share your story and progress.
- Bodyweight exercises
- Work your upper and lower body
- Custom exercises program
- Listen to your favorite music
- One-time purchase
Daily Workouts FREE is from the same people who brought us Daily Cardio Workout FREE. In this one, you get 10 different targeted workouts that each last between five and 10 minutes; randomized full-body workouts that each last between 10 and 30 minutes; and over 95 exercises. The moves are great for both men and women to use to get into better shape, and if you’re unsure of how to perform an exercise, each one has a video that will show you how. There is a timer and on-screen instructions, and you won’t need an Internet connection to use the app.
- 10 targeted workouts
- Full-body workouts
- More than 95 exercises
- Videos for each exercise
- Full version available as a separate purchase
Fitness Buddy is probably one of those apps the guys at the gym are talking about. This one has over 2400 exercises, more than 1000 videos, and over 4000 exercise photos and animations. It’s quick and easy to track your workouts, there are over 75 workout routines so it’s easy to find one to fit your goals, and you can even build a routine based on the equipment you have. Track your body metrics, graph your progress, and much more. Exercises are categorized into core, chest, lower body, shoulders, arms, back, stretches, and cardio. You can also add in your own custom exercises if you don’t see it in the database.
- Search bar
- Over 4000 exercise photos
- More than 1000 videos
- Build a routine specific to your goals or equipment
- All the features you’d ever need
Runtastic Six Pack is the only app you’ll need to get your abs in summer shape. The Runtastic avatars will show you how to do the exercises using HD videos on your iPhone or iPad. Anywhere and anytime you want, pull out your device and do an abs workout. Daniel and Angie, the avatars, will push you through more than 50 different exercises, each with its own tutorial video. There are three levels to this training plan, with adjustable difficulty. There are pre-defined workouts, a 10-week Six Pack Plan, and you can create your own custom workouts based on your favorite exercises.
- Adjustable difficulty
- Get a six pack in 10 weeks
- Workout music packs available
- Pre-defined or custom workouts
- Free with in-app purchases