Using a fitness app to start a new fitness routine is a no-brainer. Not only do the apps guide and motivate you, but they also track your activity. As a result, you stand a better chance of reaching and maintaining your health goals. Download one or more of the apps below to kick 2019 into high gear.
Aaptiv (best for overall training)
Aaptiv is an audio-only app that offers a selection of over 2,500 classes. With a paid subscription, you get access to workouts guided by certified trainers across 12 categories. Programs include meditation, strength training, indoor cycling, and outdoor running. Plus, you get new classes each week to keep your workouts fresh throughout the year.
Seven (best for quick workouts)
Perhaps, you won’t get your body ready for the beach as quickly as longer workouts, but this 7-minute app delivers solid results. Since all the exercises use your own body weight, there is no need for lavish equipment so you can do them practically anywhere. The app allows 30 seconds for each exercise and provides spoken cues and 3D illustrations to demonstrate each move. Paid subscribers enjoy a motivational tool that resembles a video game and a calendar that stores workouts and register your progress.
Strava (best for running and cycling)
For those who like to prefer outdoor cardio activities like running and cycling, the Strava app lists your stats. Features include calories burned, distance, speed, pace, and elevation. The app also comes equipped with GPS and a leaderboard function, allowing you to see where you stand among other fitness fanatics. Premium programs give you access to personalized coaching sessions and live feedback.
Whether your 2019 fitness resolution / is to become fitter, leaner, or stronger, the Sworkit app will help you achieve your goals. Ranked the number one instructional fitness app by the American College of Sports Medicine, Sworkit features guided workouts for every fitness level. With over 200 types of exercises, including cardio, strength, and stretching, you can customize workouts to suit your needs.
MyNetDiary (best for tracking calories and planning meals)
Want to keep track of your nutrition in 2019? With the MyNetDiary app, you just input your nutrition and weight goals into the app and use tools to plan meals and track your progress. The app records up to 45 individual nutrients and features a barcode scanner that lists the nutritional value of your food choices while grocery shopping.