Did you know that there are workout apps are actually free? Well, there are several options to choose from.
Check out this list of free workout apps that cover a variety of types of workout routines.
Top Free Workout Apps
Let’s start with multi-purpose workout apps. The apps mentioned in this list have a variety of workouts to keep things new and different.
FitOn shares a wide variety of workouts from celebrity trainers.
You can get workouts in:
- High-intensity interval training
- Cardio workouts
- Strength workouts
- Dance workouts
The app even has workouts for prenatal and postnatal fitness buffs. A nutrition blog and a wellness blog make FitOn one of the most comprehensive apps on this list.
2. Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout
The Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout app comes from consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson. The app comes with 72 exercises and 22 additional workouts you can customize to fit into your fitness needs and your schedule.
You can use the present 7-minute workout or make your own, including music. The app also has a “Smart Workout” feature that gauges your fitness and motivation level and recommends intensity level increases.
AllTrails is a unique fitness app to connect you with nature. The app shares over 100,000 hand-curated maps of hiking, biking and walking trails.
You can search trails by name, city or more. Other free features include customized lists and activity recordings. Also, you can read other app users’ reviews and condition updates. Or you can leave your own, including photos.
If you want, you can upgrade to AllTrails Pro, which includes real-time GPS mapping and off-route notifications.
AllTrails Pro costs $29.99 per year and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, but the basic AllTrails app is free.
4. Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer
The Daily Workouts Fitness Trainer app touts itself as “your own personal trainer wherever you are.”. The app features hundreds of HD video workouts that vary from full-body workouts to target area workouts.
You can find workouts targeted to your abs, arms and more that range from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. Reviewers say it’s easy to follow and great for beginners too.
There’s a Pro version of the Daily Workouts app, as well, that sells for $19.99. The Pro version includes more workouts as well as customizable workouts.
The JEFIT workout app focuses on three key helpful fitness features:
- Creating a plan
- Training and tracking
- Analyzing and improving
The app has a community of over 8 million members. It includes a workout planner, training tracker, body stat tracker and over 1300 workouts.
Upgraded Elite plans are available for between $6.99 and $3.33 per month (if paid annually), including ad-free workouts, advanced training reports and more.
6. Map My Fitness
Map My Fitness is a free app by Under Armour that is great for beginners or those looking to go on a long fitness journey. The app records every activity you do, the calories burned while doing it and more.
And it’s compatible with devices such as FitBit too. The Map My Fitness app also has upgraded MVP subscriptions that you can purchase. The MVP subscriptions will let you track heart rate and other important numbers.
The basic app is free; however, the MVP upgrade costs $5.99 and up depending on which features you choose.
7. Nike Training Club App
The Nike Training Club app comes with over one hundred free workouts. Available workouts range in time and fitness focus, including everything from yoga to high-intensity interval training.
The classes are studio-style; the app reminds me a lot of a Peloton-like experience. And they’re designed with a variety of equipment needs, health levels and time availability.
If you want to upgrade to the Premium version of the app, you’ll get access to hundreds of more workouts. Besides, you’ll be able to browse health and nutrition articles and information as well.
The Premium membership for the Nike Training Club app is $14.99 per year or $119.99 if you pay annually.
8. Adidas Training by Runtastic
Don’t let the name fool you; the Adidas Runtastic app isn’t just for runners. This full-fledged fitness app features over 30 different workouts.
The workouts accommodate a variety of fitness levels and workout times. And you’ll have access to training plans as well.
You can upgrade to the Premium membership for $9.99 per month or $49.99 per year if paid annually. With the Premium membership, you’ll get access to more workouts, training challenges and more.
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While this one isn’t free for adults, I had to mention it because I love the app so much. The Sworkit app shares free on-the-go and at-home workouts for kids. It’s nice to find a workout app with a kid-focused workout selection at no cost.
However, if you’re an adult, you’ll pay $9.99 per month or $59.99 per year to take advantage of everything on the Sworkit app.
If you do, you’ll find adult workouts in the areas of cardio, strength training, yoga and stretching. It also includes daily and monthly workout challenges.
Some of the workout challenges include areas of focus, such as:
- High-intensity interval training challenges
- 5-minute workout challenges
- Abdominal challenges
- Other body-part specific challenges
The app also has various specialized workouts, including Rehabilitation and Care sessions, exercises for older adults and quiet workouts for home.
All Sworkit kid workouts are free.
Free Running Apps
10. Map My Run
Map My Run is another Under Armour workout app; however, this one focuses solely on running. With this app, you can track your runs and view your progress. It also has a feature that allows you to create challenges with other runners.
The app will help you track pace, distance, duration and more. And it works with fitness watches such as Samsung Gear, Apple Watch and Fitbit.
If you want to upgrade to the MVP plan, you’ll get additional features such as audio coaching, training plans and more. The MVP upgrade costs $5.99 per month or $29.99 per year.
11. Zombies, Run!
The Zombies, Run! app is a running app with a twist. There’s a “game” component to it. As the app home page tells us, you’ll walk or run anywhere you want using the app.
As you wear your headphones, you’ll hear music and your mission instructions. If you suddenly start being chased by zombies, you’ll have to speed up.
When you follow instructions, you’ll collect supplies to build your base. There are varying runs for the different fitness levels, and you can choose from over 200 missions.
For additional missions and fitness games, upgrade to join the Abel’s Runner’s Club. This upgraded membership costs $5.99 per month or more depending on which features you purchase.
This app could be great for you if you need additional motivation. Reviewers say that the gaming component makes runs extra fun.
12. C25K 5K Trainer
The C25K 5K Trainer app is a free running app geared toward new runners. The website says the app will take you from couch potato to 5K runner in just eight weeks.
The workouts are 30 to 40 minutes long and start with walking and intermittent running to help you build up strength. You’ll run three times a week, and each workout includes a 5-minute warmup and 5-minute cooldown.
Once you’re well trained in the 5K app, you can move on to other C25K apps. Note that there may be costs for upgraded apps and features.
If you’re new to running, this could be the perfect running app for you. Man, I wish I would’ve had this app when I took up running at 40.
13. Nike Run Club
The Nike Run Club app will help you track vital information: pace, distance, elevation, heart rate and more. You can even track the miles you put on each pair of your running shoes.
And you can create a coaching plan that will help you reach all of your running goals. Also, you can compare and compete against other app users to gauge your progress.
Other features include in-run cheers from friends, encouragement from professional athletes and music playlists. The Nike Run Club app is free and doesn’t offer any paid upgrades at this time.
14. Strava Run App
The Strava running app calls itself the social network for athletes. Runners can record and track all of the usual information: distance, pace, elevation, heart rate, etc.
The app works with popular GPS watches and head units as well. Besides, you can record your activity and results and share them on the Strava feed.
Other users record on the feed too. They can share encouragement and kudos with each other, which is great for motivation. You can also attach photos to share on the feed.
In-app upgrades are available for purchase as well. The app works great for cyclists too.
Free Yoga Apps
And last but not least, let’s talk about apps that are free for those of you that love yoga. If you’re a yoga fan, this section is for you.
15. Yoga for Beginners
Well, the name pretty much says it all; this app is useful for those looking to start getting into yoga. Or for those who have gotten away from yoga over some time and want to re-start slowly.
The app offers several features, such as:
- Yoga poses that are easy to learn and perform, even for beginners
- Voice guidance that is meditative and soothing
- Guided workouts
- Customizable workouts
- Integration with other workout apps to help you track calories and more
The Apple app page says that all workouts are 100% free. That means you can yoga to your heart’s content, moving forward into advanced workouts as you please.
16. Simply Yoga Home Instructor
The Simply Yoga app does have paid apps, but it also has the Simply Yoga home free app. The free app has a variety of workouts, all geared toward beginner or gentle yoga users.
For instance, they’ve got short and sweet workouts that are more intense, gentle workouts for those days when you want to take it easy, and area-focused workouts, such as back, core, lower body, etc.
All workouts are 20 to 60 minutes long, which means you can choose the workout length that’s right for you on any given day. The one thing to keep in mind about this particular free app is that the number of workouts is limited.
17. 5 Minute Yoga
The 5 Minute Yoga app shares, obviously, 5-minute yoga workouts. This can be great for the busy person that wants to be able to get in short yoga workouts when possible.
The app says that sessions are created from a selection of poses that are effective yet simple. And while the poses can work well for experienced yoga enthusiasts, they still work wonders for beginners.
Workouts help with flexibility, strength training, toning and relaxation. The short time limit means they won’t be overwhelming to learn. And there’s a timer included on the app to ensure you stay on schedule. In-app upgrades are available.
18. Daily Yoga
Daily Yoga offers a small sample of free yoga workouts to all users. The choices contain six programs and 13 sessions. Included are a variety of fitness levels to the free selection of classes and sessions.
If you want to take advantage of the in-app purchases (in a range of price points), you’ll get access to over 100 different programs and meditations.
The app includes beginner tutorials for those just getting started as well.
Notably, as mentioned throughout the article, some of these workout apps only contain limited workouts at the free level.
Most have some sort of an upgraded, paid membership if you want to take full advantage of all of the features of the app.
However, even the paid subscriptions for most of these apps are cheaper than what you’d pay for a regular gym membership. Combine that with the fact that you can use these apps to workout at home while traveling or anywhere else.
You’ve got a winning workout solution that allows you to have much more flexibility than a traditional gym membership would. Plus, adding on apps that pay you to work out, may sweeten the deal.
Going to the gym to exercise isn’t always possible. Whether it’s an issue of the gym being closed, your schedule or a decision to drop the gym membership and chase after financial freedom, you do have options.
All of the workout apps here mean you can get in a full-fledged workout but still keep your pocketbook intact. Use this list to find the best free workout apps for your preferences and needs.
Then use them to your heart’s content.