Best apps to boost fitness

20 April 2017 by
First published: 4 February 2017

Transform your life with tech. These are the best apps to boost fitness.

We all need a helping hand every now and then, especially when trying to become fitter. Going to the gym or enlisting the help of a personal trainer are both options, but can be fairly pricey. By downloading the best apps to boost fitness, you can become a more active person in no time. Whether your aim is to master a 5K,  add some tranquility to your life with a daily dose of yoga or you’re interested in giving a new form of exercise a go, there’s definitely an app out there that’s perfect for you!

Couch to 5K Runner

Get yourself off the sofa and start moving with Couch to 5K Runner, the app that will help you kickstart your fitness journey. In just eight weeks, this app will help you get into shape and lose weight in a healthy way. On top of that, by using the app for eight weeks, three times a week and thirty minutes a day, you’ll be able to conquer a 5K with no problem. The app comes with built-in GPS and distance tracking.


Yoga Studio

Practise yoga from the comfort of your own home with Yoga Studio. The app will allow you to follow HD video yoga classes, so you can easily squeeze a yoga session into your day without having to take time out to go to the gym. The app comes with over 70 yoga and meditation classes, and gives you the option to customise and create your own unique HD video classes. Whether you’re new to yoga or you’re an experienced yogi, Yoga Studio will definitely help you find your inner zen.


Map My Run

Monitor every mile you run with Map My Run, the GPS running and workout tracker created by Under Armour. For every run you do, the app will provide you with audio feedback and stats to help you improve your running performance. However, this app isn’t just restricted to running. The app gives you the option to choose from over 600 sports so that no matter what activity you do, your progress is being logged. You can also set personal goals  to help boost your motivation and take your fitness up a notch.


7 Minute Workout Challenge

You have absolutely no excuse not to exercise with the 7 Minute Workout Challenge app. The exercises are simple to follow, you don’t need any equipment and you can use the app pretty much anywhere. By performing 12 exercises for 30 seconds each with 10 second rest intervals in between, you’ll effectively be giving your body the equivalent of an hour’s worth of workout, which is simply amazing! However, don’t assume you’re in for an easy ride. These workouts are meant to be high intensity, so push yourself for those seven minutes to reap the benefits!


Asana Rebel

Asana Rebel has combined traditional yoga with interval training for a unique workout that will strengthen and tone your body. When using the app, you’ll have your very own digital personal trainer who will give you all the motivation and encouragement you need to help you attain your fitness goals. This new form of exercise is innovative, fun and will definitely shake up your workout routine. Asana Rebel will give you daily inspiration with yoga and happiness tips, so it’s an ideal app for both your body and mind.

Free (with in-app purchases),