There's a fitness app for that

Workout apps make it easy for anyone to exercise anywhere, whether on the road, in the office and—yes, even at gyms—for those wishing to optimize their routine without hiring a trainer.

Most of the apps provide terrific motivation, and the best ones contain enough variety to satisfy the most diligent exercise aficionado.

Here are five popular offerings...


1. Nike+ Training Club

One of the most lauded fitness apps in 2017 is the Nike+ Training Club. It’s fully loaded with more than 100 workouts (some created by athletes and celebrities), clear audio, and visual guidance from experts.


2. Sworkit

Sworkit recognizes that no two fitness buffs are born alike, so it lets the user select yoga, cardio, strength training—or a mix of different activities for a more varied workout. In short, this is the most flexible fitness platform available.


3. Fitbit Coach

Fitbit Coach was designed to deliver real results for any fitness level and functions as a personalized digital training coach: simply configure your exercise duration and goals, and the app creates a workout session—and then challenges your capabilities without pushing you too far.


4. Couch to 5K Running App

The intent of the Couch to 5K Running App is self-evident: its interactive and motivating coaches have helped thousands of once-sedentary users cross the finish line after just nine weeks of 30-minute sessions performed three times a week.


5. Pocket Yoga

For those who want to master all the moves from Downward Dog to Warrior, Pocket Yoga provides 27 full classes and voiceovers that instruct you when to breathe and how to move properly.