Want to lose weight, get fitter or just feel healthier?
We all know that we should be leading a healthier, more active live, but did you know that your phone can help you do just that?
Yes, you can turn your smartphone into your very own personal trainer! Here are 10 of the best health and fitness apps you need to try.
If you’re short on time, Seven could be the ideal way to fit some much-needed exercise into your day, however busy it is.
The app gives you a quick and easy routine that you can do in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a chair and a wall to complete the workout.
This one is ideal for busy bees who still want to stay in shape.
Serious about getting into shape? That’s where 8fit comes in!
This app for iPhone and Android has everything from personalised meal plans and workouts, to fitness guides and advice on how to start HIIT (high-intensity interval training).
Warning: This app isn’t for beginners, but could help you take your fitness game to the next level.
Whether it’s counting calories or figuring out how much exercise you’ve been doing, MyFitnessPal is the all-singing, all-dancing app that you need.
You can scan the barcodes of your favourite snacks to see how calorific they are. As though that wasn’t enough, it also syncs with other fitness apps too. Neat.
You may not realise just how much exercise you do daily. If you cycle to work or walk to meet your friends, you could be burning more calories than you know.
Moves tracks all your daily activities and figures out how many calories you’ve burnt during that time. It also breaks down your activity periods into a simple timeline.
Download Moves for free on iOS | Android
The world of body conditioning can be rather confusing if you’re new to it. Keelo can help you demystify it.
The Keelo app is full of high-intensity training routines that will help you get fit and stay active. Plus, you can track your fitness goals and see just how far you’ve come.
Download Keelo for free on iOS
What if you could book a cheeky personal training session whenever, wherever you please? Well, now you can.
TruBe is basically the Uber of fitness apps. The minute you decide you need a quick sesh, you can login to the app and find someone nearby to help you along the way.
From boxing to ballet, TruBe has all sorts of different choices available to users.
Download TruBe for free on iOS
If you’re already pretty darn active, Strava could be the app for you. Whether you’re running or cycling, this one tracks your routes and your speed using your phone’s GPS.
You can use Strava to analyse your activity times and improve your results. Oh, and it also happens to pair with some of the leading wearables too. Nice.
8) Gymboss Interval Timer
Interval training is a genius way to get in shape and increase your overall fitness levels. It’s all about taking the intensity of your training up a notch for short periods at a time.
The Gymboss timer app is the perfect way to give high-intensity training a go. You can get a whole load of useful information about how to get started on the website. What’s more, the timer on the app is super easy to use!
9) FitStar Yoga
Yoga is kind of a big deal at the moment. If you’ve always wanted to give it a try for yourself, FitStar Yoga may be a smart place to start.
The FitStar Yoga app is loaded with some handy video tutorials from the likes of expert trainer, Tara Stiles. That means that you can downward dog in your own home.
The free version gives you access to a few decent routines, but if you want the full experience, you’re going to have to go premium.
Download FitStar Yoga for free on iOS
10) Fit Radio
Of course, no workout is complete without a high-tempo soundtrack to set it off.
If you’re looking for something to get you pumped, you might just have found it. Fit Radio offers unique workout music that is sure to get you in the mood to get active.