The Best Workout Apps, According To Top Trainers – Black Beach Products
The Best Workout Apps, According To Top Trainers

The Best Workout Apps, According To Top Trainers

Obvious statement alert: Getting to the gym on super-busy days or when you’re travelling can be damn near impossible. Sometimes even fitting a sweat session into your regular workday can pose a challenge.

But that’s the beauty of apps. They’re not just for scoring a date (*cough*, Bumble)—some offer killer workout inspo, too. And there are plenty of them out there that’ll fit your workout style, preferences, and goals.

What’s also great about using an app: You can track your progress. “Be consistent and spend a little time each week reviewing the data,” says Pete McCall, C.S.C.S., host of the All About Fitness Podcast and instructor at Equinox in San Diego. “It can help you identify when you’re training too hard or not training hard enough—or not hitting the ideal heart rate long enough for significant calorie burn.”

Download these 5 top workout apps—all approved by fitness pros—to have your phone double as your personal trainer.

 

1. FOR STRENGTH: FREELETICS
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Free, with in-app purchases

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If you want to fit in a quick sweat, this app offers bodyweight workouts from five to 30 minutes—and if you pay for a coach (starting at $6.25/month), you also get a personalized training plan.

“The workouts are perfect for traveling with no equipment and no access to a gym,” says Kirsten Beverley-Waters, trainer, yoga instructor and founder of Thryve, which offers wellness retreats around the country.

                

2. FOR STRENGTH: PEAR
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This strength, cardio, and yoga workout app features tons of different fitness partnerships from TRX (for core strength and stability) to TriggerPoint (foam rolling). That means you’ll find any type of workout you could possibly feel like doing, whether intense or for recovery.

Another pro: Top run coaches will walk (er, run) you through all types of workouts, including Jenny Hadfield and Deena and Andrew Kastor.

 

3. FOR STRENGTH: SWORKIT
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Want to sculpt your shoulders? Target your tush? Work on that six-pack? SworkIt offers body part-specific workouts that’ll help you do just that.

Pick your goal (leaner, fitter, stronger), and it’ll show you the routines to get you there. A few examples: five-minute abs, yoga for runners, a daily stretch, and “Rump Roaster,” a.k.a. building that booty.

        

4. FOR STRENGTH: BEYOND THE WHITEBOARD
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CrossFitters, this tracker is for you. It makes tallying your gains and setbacks super simple, plus it offers full workouts you can do, too. “I use it to log in all my lifts, times, and distances on my run,” says Sherry Ward, a coach at Brick New York. “The bonus here is how it keeps you connected with your community at the gym or amongst your squad worldwide, showing the same workout performance on a leaderboard.” It also points out strength and weaknesses, and your fitness level.

 

5. FOR CARDIO: STRAVA
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Free; Premium: $8/month

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So many runners and bicyclists use Strava—and that’s likely because it’s so big on community. You can follow friends, see their routes, share photos, and compete in challenges. “This allows you to stay connected with your fit friends, which is a great way to hold each other accountable,” says Hollis Tuttle, senior run coach at Mile High Run Club.

The best part: You can easily find places to run if you’re in a new city, thanks to the local feature that shows popular routes in major cities.

       

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