Top 5 Workout Apps We Love

Let’s face it: life is busy, and it often feels impossible to work exercise into your already jam-packed day. We’ve rounded up five workout apps that we absolutely love — including some of the best free workout apps. Whether you’re pressed for time or are looking for a way to track your progress, there’s an app for you. Read on to find your match in fitness app heaven!

Yoga Studio by Gaiam

Gaiam is hands down — on the mat — our favorite virtual yoga studio. Move from living room DVDs into the 21st century with their app that lets you take your practice anywhere. The Yoga Studio app is free to download, with in-app purchases. You can take HD video classes (and schedule daily workouts into your calendar), or create your own classes using the app’s library of over 280 poses.

There are 65 classes ranging from beginner to intermediate to advanced. You can select the duration and even the focus (strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance, or combination), depending on your goals.

Beachbody On Demand

One of the best ways to lose weight and gain some serious muscle definition is Beachbody’s range of programs. You can now mix and match P90X, P90X3, INSANITY, Brazil Butt Lift, and TurboFire with a library of 600 different workouts.

You can get started immediately with a free trial. If you’re planning on being out of Wi-Fi or data range, you can download and save videos to your device ahead of time using the app’s offline mode.

The Beachbody On Demand app also includes meal plans and a challenge of the day.

Jillian Michaels

She’s the trainer we love to hate. Who doesn’t love cursing out Jillian Michaels after one of her intense sessions? You can now get your sweat on in the convenient Jillian Michaels trainer app.

Start with a free seven-day trial and personalize your daily workout. You can customize your routine, even swapping out exercises that you dislike or don’t need. One of our favorite features is the ability to customize the music, which you can use to set the pace of your workout.

This app also includes a meal plan with omnivore, vegan, and paleo options.

Nike+ Training Club

The Nike+ Training Club is one of the best free workout apps, with over 150 full-body workouts. With a range of strength, endurance, mobility, and yoga programs, the Nike+ Training Club works with your lifestyle.

Whether you’re looking for ways to lose weight, longer workouts, or something you can squeeze into your day, this app also recommends picks based on your routine. There are workouts available in a wide range of levels, and we love you can also train with your favorite athletes and celebrities (including Serena Williams, Kevin Hart, and Ellie Goulding).

Nike+ Training Club also integrates with Nike+ Run Club so that your runs will be automatically included in your activity history.


Last but not least is the Shark Tank hit Sworkit, an app with a wide range of daily workouts focused on your goals. Customize plans based on whether you want to be leaner, fitter, or stronger. Our favorite thing about Sworkit is how much it simplifies exercise.

Starting with a free seven-day trial lets you sync Sworkit across all of your devices. Their programs have something for everyone: a seven-minute workout, the Rump Roaster, and even yoga for runners. There are over 50 workouts available altogether, making it easy to create or switch up your routine.

We hope that you enjoyed our roundup of workout apps. There’s never been a better way to get fit, track daily workouts, and eat right.

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