Fitness Apps to Get You Moving this Spring
We’re pretty sure you’re just as excited as we are to say goodbye to winter 2013-2014—and gear up for a healthy, warm spring and summer. So, turn off your TV, shed those comfy layers and get your body ready for summer activities—and summer clothes. We’ve got just the inspiration and support you need to get your fitness going with some awesome fitness apps.

Mobile apps for fitness

7 Minute Workout Challenge

This $1.99 app, available for iOS, is exactly what the title says—a 7-minute workout challenge that you can do pretty much anywhere (it might look odd if you start cranking out some reps on the bus—but more power to you, you’re committed and we like it). There are 12 different exercises—all of which are done in short bursts of high intensity with 10 second rests in between; and you get to choose how many reps you’d like to complete.

Endomondo

This free app (for virtually all operating systems) tracks the routes, distance and stats for all kinds of activities—walking, biking, running, cycling, kayaking, you name it. Sounds simple—but the cool part is that it connects you with others via social platforms, for competition or encouragement and it also offers you audio feedback for every mile you accomplish. 

Fitness Buddy

A favorite in the fitness app world, this free app for iOS and Android has more than 300 exercises and 10+ full workouts, complete with detailed descriptions and animations. Select a workout based on a muscle group or scroll through their wide-ranging exercise library. If you really love it and want to get even more out of this app, go pro for $1.99 and access 1700+ exercises and more than 1000 high-definition videos.

GymPact

You might’ve heard of this free app for iOS and Android. Make a pact with yourself to work out a certain amount of times per week—and if you don’t, you’ve got to pay up. Each week you set an exercise goal and determine how much money you want to put on the line—then you track your workout using GPS and accelerometer. If you meet your weekly goal, you’ll earn a cash reward—funded by those who didn’t.

GAIN Fitness Cross Trainer

If you want a personal trainer, but don’t want to pay for it, this free app for iOS (and coming soon to other devices) is for you. Based on your fitness goals and level, this app will design a tailor-made workout program just for you. Drawing from the expertise of world-class trainers, you’ll be able to set up fitness goals that work for you and receive voice command prompts and cues to get you motivated.

StrongLifts 5x5

If strength training is your thing, download this free app for iOS. You’ll be able to track and record each workout, measure your progress and watch your body weight. All your workouts are built by your virtual coach, who tells you what exercises to do, how much weight to use and how long to rest. P.S. No ads!