10 Best Free Workout Apps for 2024

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Over the past few years, people’s everyday lives have changed, and leaving the house is no longer necessary for grocery shopping or even getting in a quick gym workout. If you can buy groceries, restaurant meals and everything else online and have them delivered, why can’t fitness classes and routines be ordered the same way?

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10 Best Free Workout Apps

You can replace even a cheap gym membership with a variety of user-friendly fitness apps and save hundreds of dollars a year. You can find great apps that focus on a particular exercise style, a variety of workouts or a personal trainer app that can help you reach your fitness goals. Here are the 10 best fitness apps to replace your gym membership:

  1. ASICS Runkeeper: Great for fitness tracking and run motivation
  2. Daily Ab Workout: Great for an efficient and convenient core workout
  3. FitOn: Great for targeting all body areas
  4. 5K Runner: Great for beginners looking to enhance their running endurance
  5. Train Fitness: Great for Apple Watch users and automatically recording activities
  6. Home Workout – No Equipment: Great for providing a gym-experience workout
  7. Jefit: Great for data-driven strength training
  8. Keelo: Great for high-intensity workouts
  9. MapMyRun: Great for real-time route tracking
  10. Caliber: Great for customizable workout plans catered to reaching your fitness goals

1. ASICS Runkeeper

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

ASICS Runkeeper is one of the best workout apps available for runners. The fitness tracker app gets you out of the gym and into the great outdoors, as it keeps track of your workouts and motivates you to tackle your runs. 

When you’re ready to invest in your health and need an app to suggest workouts or provide a training schedule, this is a good choice. It tracks your run times so you can see how you’re improving over time, giving you a simple way to set and reach your goals.

2. Daily Ab Workout

The Daily Ab Workout is part of the Daily Workout Apps family, which offers a variety of targeted workout apps that you can follow. To get the abs you want, choose one of two programs — either five or 10 minutes long — the Daily Ab Workout offers. For doing short workouts wherever you are, these options will come in handy. Full-body workouts that last 10 to 30 minutes also are available.

3. FitOn

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

FitOn is ideal for people who want their workout to target all body areas. Celebrity trainers such as Jonathan Van Ness, Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union lead you through cardio, strength, high-intensity interval training, toning, yoga, guided meditations and stretching workouts, all with no equipment required.

4. 5K Runner

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

While 5K is in the title, this app is geared to more than just people striving to prepare for a 5K race. Indeed, it’s ideal for beginners who spend more time on the couch than in running shoes. The audio coach gives users progressively more difficult workouts that instruct when to walk and when to run, all to build stamina and fitness — and prepare those who want to for a 5K at the end of eight weeks’ training.

5. Train Fitness

  • Available on iOS
  • Free, with in-app purchases

If you are looking to incorporate more AI and less gym into your routine, Train Fitness is the right app to track all of your reps and syncs directly to your Apple Watch. This is essentially a workout log app that can automatically recognize the workout you’re doing and record it but does not provide actual workouts. This way you can use the app’s metrics to filter out what programs have worked for you and what haven’t.

6. Home Workout – No Equipment

  • Available on Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

Home Workout – No Equipment is designed specifically for people who want to work out at home instead of at the gym. The strength training and bodybuilding workouts enable you to use your own body weight to help you get fit. You can set up customized reminders to track your progress and access animations and videos to help you do the exercises correctly.

7. Jefit

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

If analytics and statistics are your thing, give Jefit a try. Designed for strength training and bodybuilders, you have access to exercises and workout plans — and then the app will show you how you’re progressing on your goals.

8. Keelo

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

The Keelo app is a good option if you’re interested in high-intensity workouts that include strength training. The workouts change from day to day, which can help prevent exercise fatigue and keep you motivated. You can also track the parts of your body that you’ve exercised, track reps and measure improvement over time. All options allow you to work out with minimal equipment so you don’t need to worry about making it to the gym.

9. MapMyRun

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

Created by Under Armour, MapMyRun is designed for runners as a run-tracking app. It provides a variety of other routing options for hiking, walking or cycling and can give you route tracking in real time as well as the option to save and share routes you’ve liked. It has elements of a social platform, which can help with motivation, but take note that some users have claimed the GPS routing information is occasionally inaccurate.

10. Caliber

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free, with in-app purchases

Caliber is a highly rated and user-friendly free workout app that helps you customize your fitness plan, connect with others on the same journey, get access to educational content and sync with all of your other health apps to better reach your goals. The app itself is easy to navigate and has no ads. Though there is a more extensive paid version, the free training plan is excellent. You can track a multitude of health areas, such as food, weight, steps, workouts and more.

Final Take To GO 

The bottom line is that free workout apps can help you by tracking your goals and progress, giving you a range of types of exercise programs and making it easy to work out just about anywhere. Try out several apps to find the ones that best fit your lifestyle and fitness goals. Whether you’re looking for exercise apps to get or stay in shape or an app to help you lose weight or enhance your fitness level, there’s something for everyone.

Jami Farkas and Caitlyn Moorhead contributed to the reporting for this article.