Free Fitness Apps to Reach Your New Year’s Goals


Did you make fitness one of your New Year’s goals for 2016?

If you’re already feeling a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of eating healthy, losing weight, and trying to do it on a budget, have no fear. There's no need to pay for a pricey gym membership or fancy trainer with all the free apps out there that offer the same thing.

Save yourself some money in 2016 by putting down that gym bag, and rocking out your resolutions right in your living room. These free fitness apps will help you reach your New Year’s fitness goals while still watching out for your wallet.



Sworkit (simply work it) offers a customized workout plan based on the areas you want to improve. Whether you have your eyes on toned arms or flat abs, this app lets you pick the part of your body you want to work on and choose from 20 different pre-built routines or build your own personalized plan. You can even set the time limit and choose whether you prefer audio or video instruction. Real personal trainers do the demonstrations, and no equipment is required to complete the routines.

Sworkit is completely free to download on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon.


Daily Workout Apps

The full-version of Daily Workouts is an awesome app that acts like a personal trainer to help you get in a workout wherever and whenever you can. The Daily Workouts app offers ab, arm, butt, cardio, pilates, stretch, ball, kettlebell and full body workouts. You can choose between 5 to 30 minute long workouts that are either randomized or custom to your workout needs.

Daily Workouts is completely free to download on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon.


Under Armour Record

The Under Armour Record app is part of a health and fitness network, “dedicated to helping you lead a healthier life.” The app lets you choose personalized instruction, information, and even inspiration to help you stay on top of your fitness goals. You can track, analyze, and share your accomplishments, and even link your UA account to other fitness devices and apps like MyFitnessPal and Fitbit.

Under Armour Record is completely free to download on the App Store and Google Play.


7 Minute Workout

Short on both time and money, but still want to make fitness a priority this year? The 7 Minute Workout app is perfect for you. This app features 12 high-intensity body-weight exercises that are 30 seconds per exercise with a 10 second rest period between each. With the 7 Minute Workout app, you will be able to see outlines, videos, and written descriptions of each workout routine. The app also provides countdown timers and voice prompts to motivate you through your workout.

While 7 Minute Workout is free to download on the App Store and Google Play, you can choose to purchase in-app upgrades that give you access to more features and exercises.



What good is exercise if your slacking on your diet? Use the YouFood app to find and save healthy recipes for your everyday needs. Simply add your favorite recipes to boards like you would on Pinterest. You can use the YouFood app by yourself or share the recipes you find with the community. You can also ask questions, get recipes, and get inspired by others. YouFood is a great way to search for recipes, categorize your meals, and find a supportive community to help you achieve your fitness goals.

YouFood is completely free for download on the App Store and Google Play.


Meet your New Year goals without going broke

There’s no reason to pay for a pricey gym membership to meet your fitness goals in the New Year. You can get all the tools you need to get in shape and eat healthier by downloading any of these free apps.

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Kristi Muse is a family finance writer who loves talking about strategies to save money, get out of debt, and live a frugal life. She shares her experiences about debt, parenthood, and life as a law-enforcement family on her blog Moderate Muse. You can also follow her on Twitter.

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