21 Best Fitness Apps To Try at Home
As many of us continue to feel cooped up, on-demand exercise and workout apps are all the rage in aiding physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. No matter what your health goals are, research has found major benefits to physical exercise including immunity support, relief from stress and anxiety, combating disease, and improving mood.
We’ve rounded up the 21 top-rated fitness and exercise apps for 2021 that will help you find the right at-home workout for your needs. Whether your preferred regime includes stretching, barre, meditation, yoga, high impact training – like running, lifting, or kickboxing – or something else, this list includes options to help you support a new routine or enhance an existing one, no matter where you are.
Updated on 1/6/21 to replace an image that was showing an error, update the name of an existing app in the list, updates to the latest features and subscription pricing, and add more fitness apps to the list.
Fitness classes to try from home
1. Yoga Download — Access to a global library of classes
The cost: Receive a free trial with full access to all classes when you install the Yoga Download channel on to your Amazon Fire TV or Roku TV. Once your trial is up, you can extend it by 15 days when you register an account. After using up the free trials, the standard membership is $12 per month or $18 per month for the unlimited access membership. Save on annual membership with unlimited access for $120 per year.
About this app: Yoga Download creates access to teachers, styles, and settings from around the world by offering over 1,600 classes led by yoga teachers with international acclaim. No matter your experience, ability, or location, this app guides beginners and advanced yogis alike through over 29 yoga styles, barre, pilates, fusion workouts, and meditation ranging from 2 minutes to over 2 hours in length. Explore a wide spectrum of video classes using their helpful filters, or dive into one of their 50+ curated programs like healing back pain, prenatal sessions, bootcamp challenges, yoga for busy people, and beyond. New classes are added every week, and there are many perks to be found including kid’s yoga and yoga in Spanish.
Available on: iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku TV.
2. OpenFit — Mixing cardio, pilates, and ballet
The cost: Free 14-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $39 upfront for 3 months ($13/month), $60 upfront for 6 months ($10/month), or $96 upfront for a yearly subscription ($8/month).
About this app: Traditionally only available in studio, Xtend Barre teamed up with online streaming app Openfit to offer their barre classes to everyone, anywhere—no barre needed, just grab a chair! Classes range from 15-30 minutes in length, and there are extended fitness plans available for those looking to work toward a goal. This app also features meal plans, suggesting foods to fuel you as you work toward a stronger, more toned body. LIVE classes introduce interactive features with instructors, with the option to turn on your camera from your desktop, iOS, or Android device so they can see you! Using this function, you can receive feedback on your form and technique as if you were there in class together.
Available on: iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, Google Chromecast, and desktop.
3. Aaptiv — Fitness workouts that combat boredom
The cost: Free 7-day trial, then $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
About this app: Aaptiv operates its fitness training by targeting boredom that commonly causes new year’s resolutions to become quickly abandoned. They do this by setting you up with routines that appeal to your goals and preferences, set with a playlist that you’ll actually want to listen to. More than 30 new classes are added to the app each week, which includes plans for strength training, running, yoga, and more. There are also specially devised plans for maintaining weight loss, 5K race training, increasing flexibility, and maternity-friendly workouts. Tailored to the results you’re seeking, and supported by a team-like vibe equipped with expert trainers, Aaptiv makes a great option for those that could use a boost to keep at it.
Available on: iOS and Android.
4. Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App — A workout program that changes with you
The cost: Free 7-day trial, then $14.99 per month, $34.99 for 3 months, or $119.99 for a 1-year membership.
About this app: As one of the most recognizable faces in fitness, it comes as no surprise that Jillian Michaels has thrown her hat into the app game too. Jillian Michaels: The Fitness App serves as a wellness companion that inspires transformation. Without sugar coating it, she’s serious about results, and some may find the workouts intense. The app’s philosophy is distinct from its counterparts in that it takes user feedback into account, adapting itself to your short-term and long-term goals. Connect with your Apple Watch, play your music, and utilize the recipes that appeal to your taste; Jillian’s fitness model seeks to empower while also meshing with your vibe, so all that is left are no-nonsense results.
Available on: iOS, Android, and Samsung Smart TV.
5. Daily Burn — 30-minute workouts across genres
The cost: Free 30-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $14.95 per month, or $19.95 per month for Daily Burn Premium, which offers additional features, workouts, and content. Standalone apps featuring HIIT, yoga, and running subscriptions are also available and range between $4.99-9.99 per month.
About this app: If you’re in the exploratory phase of your fitness regimen, and unsure which types of workouts are best suited to your lifestyle, Daily Burn’s At Home workouts are a great place to start. You’ll enter some quick details about yourself, and Daily Burn will tailor a program specific to your goals and fitness level. The full plan made just for you will include a schedule of 30-minute cardio, kickboxing, yoga, dance, pilates, and other types of workout videos to follow each day (as a virtual group or 1:1 based on your wishes), nutrition plans, built-in rest days, and a supportive community. It’s a great way to set yourself up for success, and users gain wisdom from recognizable celebrity trainers including Bob Harper of “The Biggest Loser”.
Available on: iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and desktop. Download via Amazon here.
Good to know: In addition to At Home, Daily Burn also offers separate apps specific to certain disciplines: Running includes a free guided 7-day trial, with plans starting at $4.99 per month from there, available for iOS only. Yoga includes a free 30-day trial, then $9.99 per month; available for iOS only. HIIT includes a free 10-minute workout upon download, a free 7-day trial, then starts at $9.99 per month, available for iOS only. Each standalone app offers savings on longer subscriptions.
6. FitOn — Motivated workouts brought to you by celebrity trainers
The cost: Free. The Pro version subscription upgrade is $19.99 per month or $69.99 per year to enjoy its extra features.
About this app: Join celebrities like Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union in the quest to discover your optimal fitness potential. One of the more popular free apps in the workout genre, FitOn is a fitness, nutrition, and wellness app that wants to see you reach your goals without ever getting bored. Create your personal profile, get motivated with a plan tailored to your specifications, and uncover a vast library comprised of HIIT, cardio, toning, pilates, yoga, dance, strengthening workouts, and more. The Pro version offers premium features that include personalized meal plans, access to 500+ exclusive recipes, and the ability to sync your heart rate with your Fitbit, Samsung Watch, or Garmin. No wifi? No problem. The app is also equipped with offline downloading, so think of it as the Netflix of workouts.
Available on: Android, iOS, Apple TV, AirPlay, and desktop.
7. CorePower Yoga On Demand — Yoga classes with added intensity
The cost: At-home membership costs $19.99 per month. Where available in your selected region, unlimited online and in-studio classes are available for a flat-rate subscription price of $209 per month.
About this app: CorePower Yoga is designed as a high-intensity yoga class with targeted core exercises throughout each session. You can design your ideal experience by choosing your class format (beginner to advanced) and the desired length of class (1-60 minutes). You’ll also have access to meditations, lessons, pose how-tos, and more.
Available on: iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and desktop. Download via Amazon here.
Good to know: In-studio classes are only available in selected regions, and may be temporarily unavailable amid safety precautions due to the pandemic.
8. NEOU — Filter classes by target area
The Cost: Free 7-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $12.99 per month for a pay as you go subscription, $49.99 for a 6-month subscription, or $59.99 for an annual subscription.
About this app: NEOU offers 70 different fitness concepts—bootcamp, dance, and barre to name a few—with classes ranging from 10 to 90 minutes long. You can filter the classes by type, duration, and body focus, and choose your workouts based on level. There are multi-day programs and challenges offered, as well as options for postpartum exercise and treadmill routines. This streaming service also offers classes you can do as a family!
Available on: iOS, Android, Xbox, Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and desktop.
9. Tone It Up Studio — Workouts for women, by women
The Cost: Free 7-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year (breaks down to $8.33/month, billed annually).
About this app: This app makes home workouts feel personal, inclusive, and fun. Tone It Up founding trainers Katrina and Karena built their fitness community as a supportive, empowering space for women to get moving. Workouts range from 10-40 minutes and are great for any fitness level. The app features hundreds of guided workouts of various types, including yoga, weight training, HIIT, cardio, barre, boxing, kettlebell, strength, and more. It also offers perinatal workouts and meditation. Along with the membership comes a strong community that invites app users to make new connections and keep one another motivated!
Available on: iOS and Android.
10. Pretty Muscles by Erin Oprea — Fun circuits with a celebrity trainer
The Cost: $14.99 per month or $79.99 per year.
About this app: Erin Oprea is the celebrity trainer who works with Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood, and her energetic workouts are available to you via her Pretty Muscles app. Her fitness philosophy is to mix it up and, most importantly, have fun—so, you can expect workouts that use minimal equipment, modification suggestions, a Tabata timer, and exercise games. With your membership also comes access to hundreds of clean recipes from her bestselling cookbook, The 4×4 Diet, a macro calculator, a grocery list generator, and meal delivery integration.
Available on: iOS.
11. MIRROR — A cool gadget bringing thousands of workouts into your home
The Cost: Free 30-day trial with the purchase of MIRROR. The mirror itself costs $1,495 + companion app costs $39/month. 1-to-1 personal training sessions are available for an additional $40 per session.
About this app: For a different take on at-home workouts, MIRROR is indeed a mirror, but one that turns on and displays in a screen-like manner when paired with its coordinating app. The MIRROR library includes over 10,000 on-demand workouts across 50+ fitness genres like cardio, strength, yoga, and pilates, but you also have the option to tune in for live classes taught by instructors in NYC. The companion app to the wall-mounted or stand-supported mirror is necessary to access workouts on the device, but it is also available on your iOS and Android smartphone or tablet instantly upon purchase.
Available on: MIRROR Digital is available to MIRROR owners only, on iOS and Android.
Good to know: With the purchase of MIRROR, following the free 30-day trial period, there is a 1-year commitment on the companion subscription app, after which you can subscribe on a month-to-month basis or cancel.
12. Peloton Digital — Workouts for your stationery bike and beyond
The Cost: Free 30-day trial. After your trial ends, digital membership costs $12.99 per month, or $39.99 per month for all-access membership. While hardware equipment from Peloton is not required for all of its digital content, costs to consider as you determine your desired use of membership include $1,895 for the Bike, $2,495 for the Tread, and $4,295 for the Tread+.
About this app: You’ve probably heard of Peloton’s Bike or Tread, but what you may not know is that Peloton also offers thousands of bootcamp, strength, and outdoor workouts through their Peloton Digital app—no Bike or Tread purchase necessary! You can stream spin classes to use on your home bike trainer (or in the gym), run locally with their guided runs set to energetic playlists (and heart your favorites to be added to your Spotify!), or enjoy guided meditations and relaxing yoga classes. They offer live classes to give you an in-studio feel (when available, you can sign up to join a live in-person class in select cities), and the Peloton community spins like a tight-knit tribe. Ideal for both competitive types, as leaderboards keep motivation high, and those seeking a boost of communal supports, if even with just a virtual ‘high five’ from someone in your class, one never feels alone in their Peloton journey, which thrives on social engagement.
Available on: iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku, Airplay, Apple TV, desktop, and Fire TV. Download via Amazon here.
Good to know: The Peloton Digital membership ($12.99/month) is intended for users who do not own a Peloton Bike or Tread. The Peloton All-Access membership ($39/month) is the companion app meant to be used with a Peloton Bike or Tread, and includes free Peloton Digital access as part of the membership.
13. Nike Training Club — Premium workouts with zero obligation
The cost: The premium version of the app is free during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About this app: Packed with a library of more than 185 workouts ranging from 15-60 minutes absolutely free of charge no matter whose sneakers you wear, there is no reason to not check out Nike Training Club. Routines featured in the app focus on bodyweight-only sessions, yoga classes, targeted training programs, and full gym equipment workouts for all fitness levels. With studio-style streaming and expert tips from its elite Nike Master Trainers, NTC is a great resource that comes without a price tag. Also be sure to check out the Nike Run Club, which makes a great companion for joggers and marathoners alike.
Available on: iOS and Android.
14. Fitbit Coach — Fitness tracker companion meets its workout buddy
The cost: Free for Basic Fitbit Coach Members, $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year for Fitbit Premium.
About this app: You don’t actually need to own a Fitbit device to benefit from the Fitbit Coach app, although it certainly makes a nice companion to round out the experience. Formerly known as Fitstar, this workout on-demand app offers access to a live trainer who will talk you through your routine virtually over video. Featured workouts include stair climbing, running, rowing, bodyweight workouts, stretching, and more. The basic plan opens access to 1 personalized program and select audio and video workouts, while Fitbit Premium unlocks more programs and unlimited workouts, allowing you to maximize the functions it offers.
Available on: iOS, Android, Xbox, and desktop.
15. SWEAT by Kayla Itsines — 28-minute circuits that pack a punch
The Cost: Free 7-day trial. After your free trial, membership costs $19.99 per month or $119.94 per year.
About this app: If you’re up for a challenge, try SWEAT by Kayla Itsines. Her 28-minute Bikini Body Guides (BBG) workouts have gotten millions into shape and have launched her Insta-famous Itsines Army. Designed for women at all fitness levels, these workouts are demanding, but Itsines encourages consistency over perfection. Programs range from beginner to the more advanced BBG Stronger—pregnancy and postpartum circuits are offered, too—doable from home or at the gym. The app also provides users with weekly meal plans and coordinating shopping lists, in addition to ebooks for download.
Available on: iOS, Android, and desktop.
16. 8fit — Efficient workouts and customized meal plans for transformation
The cost: Free for the limited full-body program. 8fit Pro (which includes exclusive weekly classes and customized meal plans) is free to try with a 14-day trial, after which period, subscription plans are $24 per month, $39 per quarter, or $79 for the year.
About this app: 8fit offers a transformative experience with free workouts and no obligation to buy-in. Whether your fitness goals are centered around weight loss, strength training, or simply implementing a healthy lifestyle regimen with expert guidance, 8fit is your one-stop-shop. To get started, you will enter your preferences, answer some lifestyle questions, and gain access to a personalized assessment of what is needed to attain your fitness goals. Streaming classes include cardio kickboxing, HIIT, yoga, pilates, sleep meditation, and more. The Pro version offers more than just workout routines available for streaming; 8fit invites users to log their meals, create new diet plans using their recipes and shopping lists, unlock unlimited access to their entire workout catalog, and enjoy all the benefits desired from an all-in-one fitness and nutrition program.
Available on: iOS, Android, and Apple TV.
17. Centr — Celebrity workouts and world-class cuisine inspo
The cost: Free 7-day trial then $29.99 per month, $59.99 for 3 months, or $119.99 for an annual subscription.
About this app: Ready to channel your inner Thor? Okay, maybe your fitness goals aren’t that extreme, but that’s not to say Centr isn’t suited for your workout needs. The multi-disciplinary workout app brought to you by Chris Hemsworth extends MMA, pilates, strength training, yoga, HIIT, boxing, and guided meditation from world-class trainers. Additionally, the app provides healthy and easy meal plans with wholesome recipes designed by celebrity chefs and approved by esteemed dietitians. Train from at-home or in the gym; streamed workouts generally range from 20-40 minutes, with new and bonus segments released weekly. And we can’t bypass the obvious perk here: you’re bound to say at some point that you worked out with Chris Hemsworth like it’s NBD, and you simply can’t put a price on that little nugget of glory.
Available on: iOS, Android, AirPlay, Google Chromecast, and desktop.
18. Find What Feels Good — Daily yoga practice and meditation workshops ready whenever you are
The cost: Free 7-day trial, then $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
About this app: With a namesake inspired by a common phrase uttered by yoga instructor Adriene Mishler, Find What Feels Good offers access to over 700 yoga and meditation videos for all levels in its library. While many of her videos are a popular choice on YouTube, this all-access membership expands the experience with in-depth learning, an accountability series, and community connections. Enjoy ad-free mindfulness and monthly membership vlogs by Adriene- this app is the natural choice for novice yogis and savasana samurais alike.
Available on: Android, iOS, and desktop.
19. FORTË — Live and on-demand boutique fitness classes
The cost: Free 1-month trial, then $39 per month or $99 per year. A single day pass with access to all live and on-demand classes is also available for $15 per day.
About this app: While not technically an app, FORTË is a live-streaming and on-demand fitness platform available on the web, and one worth mentioning at that. Its content aims to deliver a real boutique fitness class experience via virtual format. Equipped with a variety of workouts ranging from indoor cycling and running, to barre, boxing, weight-lifting, and martial arts, the website offers one of the most diversified fitness series around. Social distancing circumstances permitting, you may also attend the real-time boutique class in person should you find yourself in proximity to its studio locations.
Available on: Website streaming (access via any device with a web browser).
Good to know: If you’re only looking to dab your toes in the water and not feeling too picky about the class you take, FORTË has a Practice Squad offering that invites non-subscribers to enjoy one complimentary video (selected by their team) per month.
20. SHRED — Build up muscle with targeted workouts
The cost: Free 7-day unlimited access, then select between free user plan or unlimited account for $12.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
About this app: As the name of the app might imply, SHRED aims to help deliver results that make you, well, shredded. This app focuses on a versatile blend of at-home and gym workouts to mix things up and target different body parts to keep up the momentum. You can train individually or as a unit with friends also on the app, gaining motivation and encouragement with a playful if not competitive vibe. This app is the go-to utility for the person looking for custom workouts with a how-to for building up muscle.
Available on: iOS and Android.
21. JEFIT — All-in-one platform to monitor progress and devise a workout routine
The cost: Free for the Basic plan, or $6.99 per month or $39.99 per year with the Elite plan.
About this app: JEFIT is more than just an app with a library of workouts that logs your progress. It is one that analyzes your progress, habits, and workout data and adjusts the plan with you. Whatever body part you’re looking to focus on, there’s a set of reps for it, and intervals are made easy as it includes a timer to keep you on task. The difference between the free Basic plan and the paid Elite plan is that the premium version is ad-free, includes more workouts, advanced training reports, enhanced mobile feature sets, and the ability to compare stats with friends. Pair it with your smartwatch and get going with this well-rounded plan for strength training and wellness.
Available on: iOS, Android, and desktop.
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