Use this app to automatically sync information from your Fitbit Force, Flex, One,or Zip tracker to your phone. Track daily goals and see your progress over time with detailed stats and graphs, and log your calorie intake for extra detail. Perfect for those already using Fitbit products.
Free (iOS and Android) | Fitbit
2. Withings Health Mate
Withings has had a strong year, with its Activity Tracker and Pulse both impressing. This app allows you to automatically log data from these devices to help you track and improve your weight, exercise, or sleep pattern. You can log the data manually if you don’t own a Withings product.
Free (iPhone and Android) | Withings
3. Touchfit GSP
As routes to well-being go, being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is as good a role model as you’ll find, and this app provides 500 video exercises, plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi.
£4.99 (iOS only) | Touchfit
4. Reebok Fitness
A fitness planner that allows you to create custom workout schedules. Tell it the time you can spare, along with the balance between walking, running, dance, yoga, and training you’d like, and the app will create a personal plan for you, synced to your phone’s calendar. Expert videos and a breakdown of your achievements add extra motivation. Very easy to use.
Free (iOS/Android) | Reebok
This app proves that gaming and fitness can mix perfectly. Fitocracy lets you track all your workouts with in-depth stats, gaining points and levelling up as you go. Gaming staples like quests and achievements add to the fun, and there’s a huge community for you to compete against in challenges or duels.
Free (iOS and Android) | Fitocracy
6. Pocket Yoga
Gives you everything you need for an in-depth yoga session without having to fork out for an instructor. A full dictionary of poses forms the base for virtual yoga lessons, where an on-screen, computerised instructor will talk you through routines in a soothing voice, with soft music in the background. Just like the real thing.
£1.89 (Android) /£1.99 (iOS) | Pocket Sports
7. Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal
Counting the calories can do wonders if you’re trying to lose weight or simply improve your fitness. MyFitnessPal is the best calorie counter around: with a database of over 3,000,000 foods, a simple interface and detailed information on your intake and output, it will have you dropping the pounds in no time.
Free (iOS and Android) | MyFitnessPal
A pocket Mr Motivator, Lift picks you up and doesn’t put you down until you’ve reached your goal. Whether that goal is fitness, productivity, or a diet change, Lift uses positive psychology and step-by-step coaching to help you get there. Over 100,000 goals are available so whatever you want to achieve, Lift can help.
Free (iPhone and Android) | Lift
9. Jefit PRO
Jefit PRO bills itself as the ultimate workout tracker, and it’s not far off. You can plan complex workouts, set time limits for weight sets, track your body fat, and log your one-rep maximum over time: this might be pricier than its rivals, but its depth is unmatched.
£3.21 (Android)/£2.99 (iOS) | Jefit
10. iMuscle 2
A great gym companion. Tap an area of the on-screen muscleman to see a list of focussed exercises. Watch 3D animations to see how each exercise affects the muscle group you’ve selected, and add to your workout when you’re happy. With over 450 animations, you’ll never be short of ideas.
£1.99 (iOS only) | 3D4Medical
Money makes the world go round. It also, Gympact thinks, will get you down the gym: if you don’t fulfil a weekly pact, where you choose how many times you’ll exercise that week, you’ll have to pay a real money stake. Best of all, paid stakes will be spread among those who keep their promise. Get fit, earn money.
Free (iOS and Android) | Gym-Pact
12. Workout Trainer
A complete workout guide where a personal trainer will take you through a huge catalogue of workouts with audio, photo, and video instructions. As well as individual workouts, the app has specific instructions for areas of focus, such as getting a ripped six-pack, losing weight, or improving your running.
Free (iOS and Android) | Skimble
13. Garmin Fit
This app tracks your activity, so you can see your current speed, distance traveled, route traveled, and calories burned in real time, or later on the automatically updated Garmin Connect. It’s perfect if you own other Garmin products, as the app can receive information from sensors such as a Garmin heart rate monitor for added functionality.
69p (iOS and Android) | Garmin
14. GAIN Fitness Cross Trainer
Say bye-bye to that long list of excuses with workouts tailored specifically to your needs. Just select the kind of training you want, the area of the body you’d like to target, and your time allowances, and Gain Fitness guides you to improved fitness. Drop a couple of quid on specialist packages for an extra burn.
Free (iOS only) | GAIN fitness
15. Full Fitness: Exercise workout trainer
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stretch or a hard session in the weights room, Full Fitness has you covered. It provides a huge database of clearly explained exercises sorted by target muscles, equipment available, or overall goal (to lose weight, for example). Track your progress to see your fitness gradually improve.
£1.49 (iOS only) | Healthxperts