The Best Apps To Help You Keep Fit

By | June 29, 2022

Keeping fit is just about the best way to live a long and happy life.

With so many great fitness apps available, there’s no reason not to use your smartphone or computer to help you live your best life.

Below is a list of our favourite apps for keeping fit.


MyFitnessPal tops our list for several reasons.

It’s easy to use and includes a vigorous activity and food database. Also, thanks to high-tech tracking tool, this app makes it easy to log activity and keep tabs on your progress. It’s as cutting edge as the mobile roulette apps you’ll find online.

The Pros:

  • The app contains an enormous database of foods – over 11 million, to be exact.
  • It offers personal customisation based on health goals.
  • The app includes more than 350 different workouts.

The Cons:

  • A fee is payable in order to access the full range of functions.

Zones For Training

Zones for Training works in conjunction with an Apple Watch. Best of all, it’s free to use, and costs only around $6 when upgraded to premium “Pro”.

The Pros:

  • The app provides detailed fat-burning data tracking.
  • The basic service is free.
  • It appeals especially to those with advanced exercising needs.

The Cons:

  • Not suitable for beginners.
  • It doesn’t contain actual workouts.


This is our favourite fitness app when thinking food nutrition.

The app is free to use but does incorporate some in-app purchases.

Top features include a food tracker, diet tips, barcode scanner, educational tool (nutrition), and community support.

The Pros:

  • Nutrition data is made easy by the barcode scanner.
  • Included are several recipes and healthy-eating plans.
  • Information regarding nutrients is displayed with the help of simple charts.

The Cons:

  • Includes no workouts.
  • Focuses mainly on nutrition and food intake, i.e., low focus on physical activity.


Glo is the perfect app for yogis.

It is free to download, and costs around $18 per month. Features include Pilates, yoga, meditation, and workshops.

The Pros:

  • It’s perfect for beginners as well as advanced yogis. The entire spectrum is covered.
  • Regular updates are made to the app.
  • No Wi-Fi required for use.
  • Several well-known yoga teachers give their input for workshops and lectures.

The Cons:

  • Focus of the app is limited to meditation, Pilates, and yoga.
  • It doesn’t include tracking for food/nutrition.
  • A subscription is required.


Sworkit is just about the best fitness app around for beginners.

Special features include cardio workouts, a focus on building strength, yoga, and stretching. The app makes it particularly easy for compile a workout.


The Pros:

  • Fully customisable workouts.
  • No gym equipment required.
  • Perfect for beginners.
  • Access to personal trainers.

The Cons:

  • No food/nutrition tracking.
  • Requires a subscription beyond the free-trial period.


Headspace focuses exclusively on meditation. Included are several programs for all ages and levels of experience, which makes Headspace a great tool for mindfulness and learning how to meditate.

The Pros:

  • Heaps of guidance for beginners.
  • Effective at reducing stress.
  • Incorporates mindfulness exercises based on evidence.
  • Particularly easy to use.

The Cons:

  • Stretching is the only available workout.
  • No nutritional tools or guidance.
  • No tracking features included.