If you have resolved to be a better tennis player and getting stronger and healthier, but you don’t want to commit to an expensive gym membership or drop thousands of dollars on your very own at-home gym (ha!), you can still do it! Actually, you don’t have to spend a dime to get fit thanks to a variety of free fitness apps that bring full workouts to your phone, tablet, and TV for no pay!
The apps in this list provide hundreds of exercises and healthy recipes, let you get up close with celebrity trainers, keep track of your carbs if you’re on the keto diet, get your dance on in your living room, shape up for ski season, and so much more.
1. Nike Training App
Want abs like Serena Williams? (I do!!!! ??♀️) Now you can with workouts inspired by top celebrities via the Nike Training Club app. Additional features include 185-plus free workouts ranging from strength and endurance to mobility and yoga, as well as personalized training plans and recommended routines based on your goals. The Nike Fitness App has workouts for all levels, with routines ranging from 15-45 minutes and low, moderate, and high intensity.
2. Peloton Digital
Do you want the Peloton workout without the price tag of the bike? Take the Peloton Digital app for a spin! This app offers more than 10,000 classes available on demand and gives you access to 15-plus live studio classes from elite New York City instructors daily, with workouts including indoor cycling, running, boot camp, strength, floor, outdoor running, and yoga.
3. C25K 5K Trainer
C25K 5K Trainer (Couch to 5K) is an app to help beginner runners complete a 5K-distance run in eight weeks. The program’s 30-minute routines start with a mix of running and walking to build up strength and stamina. Features of the app include the ability to track calories and distance for each workout, listen to your favorite music and playlists while training, and meet other runners through the app’s community forum.
4. Active by POPSUGAR
Active by POPSUGAR will help you get fit with workouts designed by Cameron Diaz’s trainer, video workouts, photo tutorials, and workout plans by fitness experts. Additional features include exercises for the entire body, including the Victoria’s Secret ab workout, 10-minute CrossFit workouts, the ultimate core challenge, and more. New workouts are added weekly!
5. Carb Manager: Keto Diet App
If you are one of the millions participating in the ketogenic or low-carb diet, Carb Manager: Keto Diet App is perfect for you! As the ultimate net and total carb counter, the app features a scanner for product barcodes to make daily logging of your diet and exercise simple, charts to help you track your weight and BMI, and inspiration for creating custom foods and recipes. The app also includes hundreds of exercises, allows you to connect with friends for support and motivation, and provides exclusive keto articles, news, and research.
6. Workout For Women: Fitness App
If you’re looking for a quick workout with a big impact, Workout For Women: Fitness App is perfect for you. The app provides short, seven-minute workouts designed to make you sweat that are easy to perform anytime, anywhere — no gym or equipment needed. The app features a personal trainer with voice and video instructions and has beginner-friendly workouts. It also has Apple Health integration to track workouts, calories, and weight.
Get your mind fit with Calm, a meditation and sleep app featuring guided meditation sessions with various lengths to fit your schedule. Topics include calming anxiety, managing stress, deep sleep, relationships, self-esteem, breaking habits, and more. Additional features include masterclasses featuring world-renowned experts, breathing exercises to help you relax, a 10-minute wind-down program before bed, and sleep stories to help you fall asleep, including a narration by Matthew McConaughey.
Only have five minutes to exercise? Sworkit has something for you. Plug in what type of workout you are looking for and the amount of time you have available, and Sworkit recommends an exercise routine. From crab walking to single-leg squats, the app includes more than 300 exercises, allows you to build custom workouts, and lets you ask a real trainer for advice.
9. iTrackBites: Smart Weight Loss
The iTrackBites: Smart Weight Loss app counts calories and tracks food score values for those on a food-score-based weight-loss system. Additional features of the app include an online community feature, barcode scanner, database of common foods, pocket and USDA guides, including restaurants, and milestone achievement motivations for each goal met.
10. Daily Yoga — Workout & Fitness
Whether you’re a yoga newbie or a near yogi, the Daily Yoga — Workout & Fitness app features class plans for both. For the beginners, the app provides all the basics of yoga within the first two weeks of the plan, with step-by-step instructions to guide you through the whole practice. As you venture through the app, it will teach you more complex poses including mastering the art of a split. Additionally, Pilates, meditation, and workout classes are available for all skill levels.
11. AllTrails: Hike, Run & Cycle
If you want to get some fresh air while exercising, let AllTrails: Hike, Run & Cycle serve as your tour guide. The app features more than 50,000 trail maps and photos available for running, biking, and hiking. Users can turn their phone into a GPS activity tracker to avoid getting lost. The app also enables photo sharing to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and more if you come across scenery worth sharing.
12. My Fitness by Jillian Michaels
The Biggest Loser‘s Jillian Michaels knows a thing or two about motivating people to get in shape. Her app, My Fitness by Jillian Michaels, customizes workout programs for your personalized health and fitness needs. Features of the app include fitness tests to help tailor your plan, diet plans, calorie counters, daily custom health tips from Jillian, 800-plus exercise videos, and much more. The app even allows you to select available equipment and play your own music, with the Beat Sync feature adjusting the beat of your music to the pace of your workout.
13. Just Dance Now
Turn your living room floor into a dance floor and channel your inner Beyoncé with Just Dance Now. It features choreography to more than 400 songs; invite your friends to play for the ultimate dance party. If you’re feeling competitive, you can battle with dancers from around the world. The app allows customized playlists and has a dashboard to track total calories burned while getting your groove on.
14. Weight Loss by Verv
Weight Loss Fitness by Verv features training plans, short and easy guided workouts, and motivation to help you slim down in six weeks. The app creates a personal plan based on your goals and provides real-time adjustments according to your feedback and progress. Additional features include at-home workouts, video and audio coach support, a variety of exercises, and training sessions starting at six minutes per day. To help you stay motivated, the app features the latest music mixes to keep you energized, useful tips to keep you healthy and happy, and reminders of upcoming workouts.
If you plan on hitting the slopes this Winter, let SkiFit help you perform your best. The app is an eight-week training program for all ski levels, consisting of one-hour workouts to improve your movement patterns and protect yourself from injury. The workouts consist of more than 100 ski exercises and focus on balance, coordination, and more.