It’s 2023 and many people will probably have a common New Year’s resolution: hit the gym and stay fit all year. Honestly, we know that’s not going to happen and many people will skip gym sessions for a week or more. Surprisingly, those reading this article would have left the gym until now. If you’re one of those people but want to keep fit, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. With the latest technology, it is now possible to track 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 for a healthy fitness regime throughout the year. Without further ado, let’s get started.
5 Best Free iOS Apps for Fitness
Here is the list of the top five iOS apps that you can try to keep yourself at home or anywhere without the need for an instructor. The apps below are free to download and available in the App Store. These are compatible with both iOS and watchOS.
- My fitness friend
Prayoga means “experiment” in English and the app is aimed at those who are focused on doing yoga. The app is packed with various advanced features that help you learn yoga in a better way. It captures up to 17 body postures once held on a flat surface and provides feedback to users to adjust their posture, all thanks to advanced machine learning and a LiDAR sensor mainly present on iPhone 12 and above. The app can also be paired with an Apple Watch to provide an overall balanced yoga and meditation experience across the ecosystem. It also guides users through yoga poses via audio on the watch.
Prayoga is free to download in the Apple App Store, Click here to download.
Fitness means not only stressing yourself with physical activities, but also with mental rest. For that, it is important to keep yourself stress-free and to relax regularly. If you have trouble meditating, use the Calm app. It is our recommendation for sleep, meditation and relaxation. It won App of the Year 2017. The app offers guided meditations, breathing programs, stretches 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 can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store, Click here to download.
Headspace is yet another recommendation for those who want to meditate and sleep peacefully. One of the interesting features we liked about this app is ‘Meet the Wake Up’. It asks you to read a little story after waking up so that your mind stays positive throughout the day. Other features of the app include meditation, sleep, movement, and focus. Headspace helps you learn to relax, deal with stress, find your focus and release tension in body and mind.
Headspace is free to download, but users have to pay Rs 1,499 per year after 14 days to continue using the app. Click here to download the app.
My fitness friend
We’ve talked about exercise, meditation and sleep, but what about the food you eat? Does your diet have the nutritional value your body needs? My Fitness Pal helps you track the nutritional content of your food and whether it is beneficial for you or not. It is a food tracking and 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 learn about your habits, see how you eat, make smarter food choices, find motivation and support your health goals. It can connect to your other health tracking apps and record your health data from there.
My Fitness Pal is free to download from 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 running session, plan a cycling route and analyze your training with all the statistics. It uses your phone’s GPS to track your route and show you the exact map of your activity. It has Apple Watch support so you can start your fitness journey right from there. Strava is a paid app and costs $5 per month. You can opt for a 60-day trial to learn more about the app and its features.
Strava is free to download from the Apple App Store, Click here to download.
Also Read: Top 5 Free iOS Apps You Can Try For Yoga And Meditation
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- Asana rebel
- Water reminder
- Nike Run Club
Asana Rebel is one of the popular fitness apps in the Apple App Store. The app contains different exercises depending on your goal. It helps you get in shape. Apart from gymnastic exercises, it has yoga poses 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 toned body is your goal, Asana Rebel could be a good option for you. It is free to download, but comes with a price tag of 35.99 euros per year.
Download the Asana Rebel app from here.
While most smartwatches now come with a drinking 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 reach your goal. It uses HealthKit to record drinking data in the Nutrition section of the Health application. You can customize your drink with different types of drinks available in the app and it will tell you its nutritional value.
Water Reminder can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store, Click here to download.
Nike Run Club
As the name suggests, it comes from the home of the popular footwear brand Nike. The Nike Run Club app is a health tracking app that records your data. While doing an exercise, it records your pace, location, distance, elevation, heart rate, and mile splits. On iPhones, it syncs with Apple Music, giving you instant access to your playlist during every workout. It allows you to add friends to the app and compete with them. And because it has a community, Nike allows you to post your training sessions and also allows you to tag your shoes.
Nike Run Club is free to download from the Apple App Store, Click here to download.