Best Apps for Fitness

Best Apps for Fitness

Whether it’s your New Year’s resolution to get fit, or you’re hoping to build on your existing fitness levels, there’s a whole host of technology out there to make exercise more convenient and enjoyable, and help you track your progress. From wild swimming to yoga and other at-home exercises, we take a closer look at some of the best workout apps in 2022, below.

1. Freeletics

Available on: iOS and Android
Cost: Free, with optional in-app purchases

Self-described as Europe’s number 1 fitness app, Freeletics provides personalised HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts that require minimal equipment, which you can try in the privacy of your home. With the free download, you’ll get access to 20 different HIIT workouts (which only use your bodyweight), as well as 25 exercises and 20 audio sessions. You’ll also get to meet likeminded people online, by joining the huge Freeletics community.

Upgrade to Freeletics Coach, and you can work out with your very own AI-powered personal trainer. Plus, you’ll be able to develop a custom training journey, and have the option to add audio coaching to your exercises for extra motivation.

2. DailyYoga

Available on: iOS and Android
Cost: Free, with optional in-app purchases

The DailyYoga app has a lot to offer both beginners and yogis alike, with over 500 guided sessions to choose from, ranging from traditional yoga to Pilates and meditation. The app includes yoga for flexibility, strength, weight loss and mindfulness, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of ability level. You can even target specific areas of the body, with sessions for your neck and shoulders, back, hips and more.

There’s a pose library where you can see a clear demonstration of each position, and there are plenty of different coaches to choose from too. Plus, with a premium subscription you can create a private yoga plan, enjoy pro music packs see insights on your progress via a personal dashboard.

3. Wild

Available on: iOS and Android
Cost: Free

Wild swimming is more popular than ever in the UK, and Wild is the ideal app for those who are keen to discover safe swimming spots in their local area and further afar. If you enable the location settings, you’ll find places to swim nearby, but you can also search by city. Every spot indexed includes real-time weather forecasting, and each coastal location listed provides tide tables.

Reviews are another great resource on the Wild app, as you can find helpful tips from other swimmers, like where to park, the best time of year to go, and any hazards nearby to be aware of. As well as this, you can add a new swim spot, read insightful articles on topics like swim safety, and easily send your favourite locations to your friends.

4. AllTrails

Available on: iOS and Android
Cost: Free, with premium subscription available

Perfect for both new and experienced hikers, the AllTrails app contains a huge range of walks, hikes and mountain bike trails, all of which you can filter by length and difficulty level to find those most suited to your abilities. Discover new walks in your area, read reviews from those who have already completed them, and easily share different routes with family and friends.

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With the free membership, you’ll have access to all of the above, and you can even use the app to navigate, wherever you’ve got a mobile data signal. However, the premium version includes downloadable maps, offline navigation and a lifeline feature, which can inform contacts of your whereabouts.

5. Runkeeper by ASICS

Available on: iOS and Android
Cost: Free, with optional in-app purchases

A popular choice amongst regular runners, the ASICS Runkeeper app tracks your runs using the GPS on your phone – but it’s compatible with Apple and Android smartwatches too. This app records your route and distance, monitors your pace throughout your run, and provides several other metrics, like calories burned.

With Runkeeper, you can build a bespoke training plan containing specific milestones, so if you’re training for a marathon or just working up to your first 5K, it’s easy to enter your goals and keep tabs on your progress.

You can make the most of all of these fitness apps on your smartphone – and if it’s time for a replacement handset, why not take a look at the brilliant SIM-free and contract deals available on both new and refurbished phones, here at e2save.com.