The Best Fitness Apps You Must Have on your Android Phone

Jan 31, 2017
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Whether you are 15 or 50, taking care of your body should be item number one, two, and three on your list of priorities. The older you get, the more crucial it is to eat well, sleep well, and make some room in your schedule, however busy it may be, to do sports at least twice a week and thus alleviate the negative effects that our sitting-in-front-of-the-computer-laden lifestyle has on our bones, muscles, and digestion. Breaking out of your couch potato shell pays dividends in the long run, and you’ll be eternally grateful for the proactive lifestyle choices you’ve made. Naturally, doing sports on a regular basis is not only about preventive measures, as it increases your stamina, strengthens your immune system, boosts your performance at work, helps you release stress and tension, chisels your body, builds your confidence, and last not least improves your emotional and intellectual fitness. The Android fitness apps we are about to introduce will come in handy for beginners, restarters, and seasoned fitness veterans alike, providing an abundance of pricelessly useful fitness knowledge and giving you all the motivation you need to stay dedicated to your goals through the peaks and valleys of the healthy life.

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30 Day Fit Challenge Workout

30sayfitCourtesy of a professional fitness coach, 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout is one of the best Android fitness apps of all time, and has the achievements to back up that claim, as it has been selected a Best of 2016 App, a Top Trending App, and also as a Best Self-Improvement App of 2016 by the editors of the Google Play Store. Specializing in at-home workouts, 30 Day Fit Challenge offers a trio of 30-day challenges, each coming with three difficulty levels from beginner to pro: a 30-day full body challenge, a 30-day abs challenge aimed those striving for washboard abs, and a 30-day butt challenge for those looking to build a stronger booty. 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout seamlessly syncs with Google Fit, allowing you to track burned calorie data, and automatically records your training progress so that you can see how far you’ve come. The app also packs detailed video guides to ensure that you execute each exercise with maximum precision in order to avoid injuries and facilitate faster progress, and motivates you with daily workout reminders. To top it all off, 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout has been scientifically proven to improve health and fitness, guaranteeing that with the necessary perseverance and mental toughness, you’ll soon begin to see spectacular improvements.

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7 Minute Workout

7minuteEmploying the methods of HICT (High Intensity Circular Workout), 7 Minute Workout is the perfect Android fitness app for beginners and for those with a brutally busy schedule. Very much like 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout, 7 Minute Workout is another all-timer in its category, being the number one health app in more than 19 countries and a top 5 health app in over 57 more. It was also selected as a Best of 2016 App, a Top Trending App, and as a Best Self-Improvement App of 2016 by the editors of the Google Play Store, boasting an enviable set of app accolades that provides conclusive evidence for its unmatched effectiveness. 7 Minute Workout’s high-intensity trainings consist of 12 exercises designed specifically for strengthening your core, each to be done for exactly 30 seconds, with 10 second breaks sprinkled in between the exercises. The best thing about these 7-minute workouts is that you can do them basically anytime, anywhere, because, save for a chair and a wall, no special equipment is required for any of the included exercises. If you’re opting for the office as the location of a much-needed 7-minute workout, you can even ask your colleagues to join you – or maybe they’ll join in on the fun without you having to ask them, as the results of your efforts will be hard to ignore. 7 Minute Workout supports Google Fit, has tutorial videos, voice guidance, dedicated abs workout for women, and highly motivating notifications so that no day will go by without you putting in the work. You can adjust circuit time, rest time, and review your performance in the workout logs.

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Fitness & Bodybuilding

fitnessandbodybuildingIt’s all in the name, right? Fitness & Bodybuilding cuts right to the chase, as you’ll know what to expect the moment you see the app’s highly imaginative name. But let us put cynicism and cheap jokes aside, because immensely pro-health features are hiding beneath the app’s apparent simplicity. Fitness & Bodybuilding is the ideal Android fitness app for putting together your own workout plan, as it comes equipped with an all-encompassing exercise database covering all imaginable muscles in your body. For each exercise, there’s a detailed description and a video tutorial, and there are also top lists containing the most effective exercises for each muscle group. In case you feel like you’re not experienced enough to design your workout program, Fitness & Bodybuilding offers readymade plans for bodybuilding, powerlifting, and fitness, serving as a free-of-charge personal trainer you can carry around in your pocket wherever you go. You can track and review your performance and progress on interactive graphs, save your workout history based on performed exercises, choose measurement units (meaning pounds or kilograms), upgrade the versatility of your training program with the new exercises that are added with each update, and make use of the app’s built-in timer for increased precision and of its built-in calendar that automatically marks your workout days.

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Sworkit Personalized Workouts

sworkitIn the slightly modified words of the Jurassic 5, we’re gonna Sworkit out, baby! When it comes to workout personalization, Sworkit is the Michael Jordan of this subcategory of Android fitness apps, boasting over 20 million users worldwide. Rated number one by a recent study assessing fitness apps based on crucial parameters for – to name just a few – safety, progression, and stretching set by the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), Sworkit Personalized Workouts offers a wide range of goal-specific video workouts with lengths ranging from 5 minutes to an hour. Whether you’re targeting a specific body part or you’re looking to get leaner, fitter, or stronger, dozens of fine-tuned Sworkit routines are at your disposal, as are heaps of rehabilitative exercises dedicated to injury recovery. Using Sworkit’s extensive exercise library, you can put together your own workout program, or modify an existing one according to your needs – it’s all about personalization! Thanks to detailed video tutorials demonstrated by professional personal trainers, learning the exercises will be a breeze, and you’ll need neither a gym nor any equipment for your Sworkouts. Speaking of professionals, Sworkit is also perfect for sports trainers, physical therapists, PE teachers, and personal trainers, as it has a Coach-Created Training feature. To get access to all of Sworkit’s fitness level-skyrocketing attributes – such as guided workout plans, exclusive content in the form of workouts and exercises, custom exercises intervals, unlimited custom workouts, professional help via the Ask a Trainer feature, and ad-free workouts -, you’ll have to open your wallet and go for Sworkit Premium, which is available through a monthly subscription for $4.99 and an annual subscription for $39.99.

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FitNotes – Gym Workout Log

fitnotesAlthough FitNotes specializes in in-depth workout tracking, logging, and recording, it does not lack in the exercise database front, either. With its simple design and easy-to-comprehend user interface, FitNotes is the perfect hassle-free gym companion, allowing you to log your workouts and create workout routines with the greatest of ease. The highlights of FitNotes – Gym Workout Log include a detailed, exercise-specific workout history, a rest timer with sound and vibration options, an unlimited number of routines you can name any way you like (e.g. “Chest Buster” for chest day or “Hell Naw!” for leg day – don’t skip it though, just don’t!), a rich-in-information calendar, and a basic exercise database made up of so-to-say starter packs for each major muscle group.

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Nike+ Training Club

nikeBrought to you by none other than Nike’s elite trainers and world-class athletes, Nike+ Training Club comes equipped more than 100 workouts covering all fitness and intensity levels and a wide range of fitness goals. The workouts featured in Nike+ Training Club focus on endurance, strength, and mobility and are presented by sports superheroes such as Serena Williams, Skyler Diggins, Ashton Eaton, and Ellie Goulding. We have no idea what Kevin Hart is doing in this app, but he’s everywhere these days, so it seems like the joke is on us, after all. As for Nike+ Training Club’s miscellaneous abilities, you can record all your fitness activity from gym training to basketball, customize the amount of visual guidance you get in each workout, and join the Nike+ Community to motivate and to be motivated.

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JEFIT Workout Tracker Gym Log

JEFIT Workout Tracker Gym Logjefit is another multifaceted Android fitness app that puts forth a memorable effort in recording and logging your fitness activity and in serving as your free-of-charge personal trainer that will loyally follow you around wherever you may be. JEFIT prides itself on simplicity, saving you precious time and letting you focus on working out by requiring minimal interaction, allowing you to save gym longs with a single tap and automatically starting the exercise timer. With JEFIT, you can set several goals (such as reducing body fat, increasing strength, and getting a six pack) and design tailor-made fitness plans according to those goals. There’s also an ever-expanding database currently containing more than 1300 exercises with detailed descriptions and animated tutorials, ensuring that you can cherry-pick new exercises that you can add to your already-existing workout plan in order to avoid monotony as well as hitting that dreaded proverbial wall. If you’re starving for tips, feedback, or some much-needed encouragement, it’s all at your fingertips thanks to JEFIT’s community made up of eager-to-help-you-out members. To put the protein-laden icing on the muscle mass boosting cake, JEFIT delivers advanced personalized records with which you can track and analyze your progress to see what you need to change up and to keep yourself motivated to stay on the rocky road leading towards your fitness goals.

JEFIT Workout App

JEFIT Workout app

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Google Fit – Fitness Tracking

googlefitKnowing Google’s omnipresence, it should come as no surprise that the tech giant entered the Android fitness app race with a versatile activity tracker that syncs seamless with several fitness and lifestyle apps and wearable fitness trackers, collecting and logging information on, for instance, nutrition, sleep, and weight. With Google Fit – Fitness Tracking, you can thoroughly track any activity and get instant insights in the form of an abundance of real-time stats such as elevation, pace, route, and speed. The fact that you can set a variety of goals based on time, calories burned, steps, and distance is only natural, but receiving personalized recommendations and even coaching is less common and a feature we welcome with arms wide open, however sweaty they may be. Google Fit – Fitness tracking is a useful app in itself, but is at the height of its power when paired with other fitness apps and fitness trackers.

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StrongLifts 5x5 Workout

StrongLifts 5×5 Workoutstronglifts is based on a brutally effective workout system that is sure to skyrocket your muscle mass and strength to such lofty heights that you’ll be able to wield Mjolnir, the Mighty Thor’s hammer; while also reducing your body fat percentage to LeBron James-like levels. To achieve these seemingly impossible goals, all you need is three workouts per week, each made up of three exercises, and each lasting no more than 45 minutes. StrongLifts boasts an incredibly rare 5-star rating on the Google Play Store based on nearly 44,000 reviews, so it’s safe to say that this training regime does indeed work. StrongLifts makes your gym life easier by trotting out an easy-to-use interface and intuitive, swiping-based controls, thus preventing you from becoming one of those poor souls tapping away at their smartphones for multiple minutes between sets. StrongLifts’ free version packs features such as detailed workout logging (including weights, sets, and reps), video tutorials, graphs to keep track of your progress and performance, an intelligent timer suggesting the amount of rest between sets, a calendar with weekly and monthly overviews, and tips on which exercises you should opt for and how much weight you should lift. If you’re looking for advanced results and advanced features, they are right at your fingertips, as the StrongLifts Power Pack gets you all of the following for $9.99: warmup sets, reps and weights calculator covering all exercises, assistance exercises targeting various body parts, the ability to enter sets without unlocking your phone, Google Fit synchronization, the option to create custom complementary exercises, and 3×5/3×3/1×3 set reps in case 5×5 ceases to be effective.

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