It’s 2023 and many people will most likely have a common new year resolution – hit the gym and stay fit throughout the whole year. Honestly, we know that’s not gonna happen and many people will start skipping gym sessions a week or after that. Surprisingly, those who are reading this article would have left the gym till now. If you are one of those people but want to stay fit, don’t worry we have got you covered. With the latest technology, it is now possible to keep a track of your health and fitness directly on your smartphone. We have listed the 5 best fitness apps for iPhone users that can keep you motivated and help or guide you throughout the year for a healthy fitness regime. Without any further ado, let’s get started.
5 Best Free iOS Apps for Fitness
Here’s the list of the five best iOS apps that you can try to keep yourself at home or anywhere without any need for an instructor. The below-mentioned apps are free to download and available on the App store. These are compatible with both iOS and watchOS.
- My Fitness Pal
Prayoga means “experiment” in English and the app is meant for those who are focused on doing Yoga. The app is loaded with various advanced features which help you to learn Yoga in a better way. It captures up to 17 body poses once kept on a flat surface and offers feedback to users to adjust their pose, all thanks to advanced machine learning and a LiDAR sensor present mainly on iPhone 12 and above. The app can also be paired with an Apple Watch to offer an overall balanced Yoga and meditation experience across the ecosystem. It also guides users to perform Yoga poses through audio on the watch.
Prayoga is free to download on the Apple App Store, click here to download.
Fitness doesn’t just mean stressing yourself out with physical activities but also with mental peace. For that, it’s important to keep yourself stress-free and relax frequently. If you struggle to meditate, use the Calm app. It is our recommendation for sleep, meditation and relaxation. It won the App of the Year 2017 title. The app features guided meditations, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. It has over 100 Sleep Stories for adults and children from famous authors such as Stephen Fry, Matthew McConaughey, Leona Lewis, and Jerome Flynn.
Calm is free to download on the Apple App Store, click here to download.
Headspace is yet another recommendation for those who want to meditate and have a peaceful sleep. One of the interesting features we liked about this app is ‘Meet the Wake Up’. It asks you to read a small story after waking up so that your mind remains positive throughout the day. Other features of the app include meditation, sleep, move, and focus. Headspace helps in learning how to relax, manage stress, find your focus, and release tension in both the mind and body.
Headspace is free to download but users need to pay Rs 1,499 per year after 14 days to keep using the app. Click here to download the app.
My Fitness Pal
We have talked about exercises, meditation, and sleep but what about the food that you eat? Does your food have the nutritional value that your body needs? My Fitness Pal helps you in tracking your food’s nutritional value and if it’s beneficial for you or not. It is a food tracking plus health tracking app. It tracks the progress of your nutrition, water, fitness, and weight loss goals. It provides you with a nutrition coach, intermittent fasting tracker, meal planner, and food diary. It helps you in learning about your habits, see how you eat, make smarter food choices, find motivation and support your health goals. It can connect with your other health tracking apps and record your health data from there.
My Fitness Pal is free to download on the Apple App Store, click here to download.
Strava is one of the popular fitness apps for iPhones. It tracks your fitness activity and health data. It allows you to record your run, map a cycling route and analyse your training with all the stats. It uses your phone’s GPS to track your route and show you the exact map of your activity. It has support for Apple Watch so you can start your fitness journey directly from there. Strava is a paid app and it charges 5 dollars per month. You can opt for a 60 days trial to know more about the app and its features.
Strava is free to download on the Apple App Store, click here to download.
Also Read: Top 5 Free iOS Apps That You can try for Yoga and Meditation
Best Apps for Marathons
- Asana Rebel
- Water Reminder
- Nike Run Club
- Marathon Runner: M,HM,10K,5K
Asana Rebel is one of the popular fitness apps on the Apple App store. The app features various exercises depending on your goal. It helps you to get in shape. Apart from gym exercise, it has Yoga positions that you can try anywhere to keep yourself fit. You can track your progress with daily challenges in the app. It has small 5-minute workout sessions, a plethora of resources to read about fitness, eating guides, and more. If losing weight or building a solid body is your goal, Asana Rebel could be a good option for you. It is free to download however it carries a price tag of EUR 35.99 per year.
Download the Asana Rebel app from here.
Even though most smartwatches now come with a drink water reminder, it’s good to have a dedicated app for this. Water reminder is one of those popular apps. So what’s different about it? The app calculates your daily consumption and tells you how much water your body needs. It also tracks your hydration and keeps reminding you to drink water to fulfill your goal. It uses HealthKit in order to record drinking data in the Nutrition section of the Health application. You can customise your drink with various types of drinks available on the app and it will tell you the nutritional value of the same.
Water Reminder is free to download on the Apple App Store, click here to download.
Nike Run Club
As the name suggests, it comes from the house of the popular Shoe brand, Nike. The Nike Run Club app is a health tracking app that records your data. While doing any exercise, it records your pace, location, distance, elevation, heart rate and mile splits. On iPhones, it syncs with Apple Music so that you can access your playlist directly while doing any workout. It allows you to add friends on the app and compete with them. And because it has a community, Nike allows you to post your workout sessions and you can tag your shoes as well.
Nike Run Club is free to download on the Apple App Store, click here to download.
Marathon Runner: M,HM,10K,5K
Marathon Runner is yet another interesting application you can pick if you are planning to prepare for long-distance running competitions like marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks. The app is based on the program of renowned Dr Nicholas Romanov, who is a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Post Method of running. The application helps you train for your upcoming marathon by using real-time data from the phone and Apple Watch. The app offers real-time GPS tracking, and it automatically pauses when you walk or stop moving. It also offers a customised training plan that is adjusted based on the results tracked by the app. Marathon Runner offers a monthly subscription of Rs 619, though you also get a 30-day trail version as well.
Marathon Runner: M, HM, 10K, 5K is free to download on the Apple App Store. Click here to download.