Fitness Apps

By Megan Wilson

7 Minute Workout

This free workout app contains 36 exercises, 13 predesigned workouts, and the ability to create your own 7 minute workout, all including both audio and visual instruction. You can also choose your rest periods, the number of reps, and even your workout soundtrack. Anyone can can get a challenging, personalized workout with 7 Minute Workout!

Rating: 4 stars

Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run! adds a new element of fun to the boring workout routine. This app helps you train for a 5K in 5 weeks by immersing you into an apocalyptic story line in which only you can save the world. This mix of audio horror story and personal trainer costs only $3.99, a small price for zombie-fueled running motivation.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Hot5 Fitness

This free app helps you work any part of your body, with exercises that only take 5 minutes! The video workouts are easy to follow and come in a variety of difficulty levels. You can either use Hot5 as a supplement to your existing workout or you can build one by combining the 5 minute exercises for a full-body workout.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Pact

When you just can't find the motivation to work out, it's Pact to the rescue. You make a commitment to exercise a certain number of days this week and choose the amount of money you're willing to bet that you can achieve your goal. If you don't reach it, pay up! But when you reach your goal you're the one getting paid! This app is free and you choose the amount of money you risk.

Rating: 3 stars