Health and fitness apps need no introduction to smartphone users. However, the dilemma lies in choosing the correct one. While there are a number of apps in Google Play store that are loaded with features, there are a vast number of Android users who would like to have it free.
We will only list top health and fitness apps here that are completely or partially free. Some of them might be supported by ads but are free to use for end-users.
Googlt Fit: This top-rated free Android app is made by Google itself – the maker of Android platform. They worked with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring two new activity goals that can help improve your health: ‘Move Minutes and Heart Points’. Google Fit also lets you track your workouts from your phone or watch and gives instant insights when you exercise so that you can see real-time stats for your runs, walks, and bike rides.
Nike Run Club: It has the tools you need to run better, including GPS tracking, audio guided runs, weekly, monthly and custom distance challenges, customized coaching plans for your goals and nonstop motivation from your friends. Among others, it offers full support for android wearable devices, track and store runs, audio guided runs with Nike coaches and athletes, global and custom challenges and personalised coaching plans.
Home Workout – No Equipment: Home Workouts provides daily workout routines for all your main muscle groups. It doesn’t require any equipment or coach. The exercises can be performed just using your body and following the instructions provided by the app. This app has workouts for your abs, chest, legs, arms, as well as full body workouts. Even though it just takes a few minutes a day, it can effectively tone your muscles and help you get six pack abs at home. Its warm-up and stretching routines are designed to make sure you exercise in a scientific way. With animations and video guidance for each exercise, you can make sure you use the right form during each exercise.
Sworkit Fitness: Workouts & plans made simple: This app claims to have over 25 million users worldwide across platforms. It lets you choose the kind of workout you want and how long you need it. It only suggests you how to do. Besides, it offers a six week programme to get leaner, fitter and stronger. It also has plans for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level users. This apart, it gives you a huge database of exercises which allows you to do a five-minute stretch even in your office apart from providing the means to make your own customized workout. That means you can work out with all of your favourite exercises and leave aside those that doesn’t suit you.
JEFIT Workout Tracker, Weight Lifting, Gym Log App:This app boasts of eight million users. JEFIT provides free fitness programme database to help you stay fit, make progress and get the most out of your gym or home fitness sessions. From beginner programmes like 5×5, 531, strong lifts, three or four day splits, starting strength to advanced bodybuilding, weightlifting, power lifting or kettle bell routines to programmess using bodyweight in limited space and specialised equipment, it offers a host of features. Some of it is sponsored by advertisements though. User can purchase the app to make it ad free.