4 apps to get fit without going to the gym

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 12:05:37-05

The most popular resolution people make every single year is to "get fit", which includes everything from exercising to eating healthy foods. It sounds like a lot of work and dedication, but it doesn't have to be! There are plenty of apps to help you transform a New Year's resolution into a life-long habit.

My Fitness Pal- Calorie Counter

If you want to create life-long habits to transform into a healthier you, a good place to start is your diet. The My Fitness Pal Calorie Counter is a great way to ensure you’re consuming a well-balanced diet, and not overindulge.

The app’s data base contains over 11 million foods, including global items and cuisines, so you can keep track of what you’re putting in your body. You can even create your own meals if you can’t find them in the food log.

Plus you can keep track of your exercise routine and keep track of your steps by connecting it to a Fit-Bit or similar device.


No time to leave the house and hit the gym? Whether you’re new to fitness, or an exercise veteran, you can get an intense and fulfilling workout from your smart device thanks to Sworkit.

Sworkit has training programs for those looking to lose weight, tone up, gain muscle, improve flexibility or endurance. Plus, you can change the intensity and time of the workout to align with your fitness goals.

New workouts are added each month, so you’ll never get bored with the same routine day after day. It’s a paid subscription starting at $2.99 a month, so it’s a lot cheaper than a gym membership.


Are you good at listening to instructions? That’s all you need to do to create a new you with Aaptiv.

Get unlimited access to audio fitness classes led by certified personal trainers… and expertly-crafted music playlists featuring artists you love.

30 new classes are added to the app each week, including running, elliptical, race training, stretch training, yoga, and more. There’s something for every interest and fitness level.

Download the app to get a 7-day free trial, then after that it’s only $15 dollars a month.


Maybe weight lifting is your passion? Fitbod is the perfect app for you!

Fitbod’s training algorithm will build a workout routine to match your fitness goals. Designed to push your limits, Fitbod fills in the sets, reps, and weight for each exercised based on strength-training’s best practices.

As you get stronger and master each exercise, Fitbod will adapt your workout to push you above and beyond. Have access to all these strength-training exercises for $10 dollars a month, or $60 a year.

Download these apps and start living a happier and healthier life!