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10 Best FREE Workout Apps to Try in 2023

Getting fit for 2023? Here are the best free workout apps!

Looking for the best workout apps that won’t cost you a pretty penny? 
With fitness goals at an all-time high, we’re helping you find the best free workout apps to kick your routine into high gear. These mobile apps will give you access to a gym virtually anytime, anywhere. Let’s get ready to sweat without sweating our budgets!

Here are the best free workout apps to try this year:

Most Hands-On App – FitOn
Most Supportive App – MapMyFitness by Under Armour
Best Quick Workout – 7 Minute Workout
Best for Gym-Goers – JEFIT
Most Personal App – ClassPass
Best Overall Fitness App – Nike Training Club
Best App for Runners – Adidas Runtastic
Best Core Exercises – Sworkit
Best Yoga App – Daily Yoga
Most Convenient – YouTube

1. FitOn
Most hands-on app.

Website | iOS | Android

FitOn is an amazing free workout app to utilize. When setting up your profile, it’ll ask you to focus on what types of workouts you prefer so the app can recommend workouts that interest you. You also mention how long and how often you plan on working out, and the app can be connected to your calendar for easy reminders.

FitOn has a huge sense of community which is always nice for support and accountability for reaching your fitness goals. The app needs WiFi to connect, but you can also upgrade to the pro version of the app for $29.99/year.

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
Variety of programs to choose from.
Ability to connect your calendar and alerts for however many workouts you desire.
Different workout groups you can join with thousands of other members, creating a community to motivate each other.
There’s an advice and nutrition section.

“I have been using this for 1 and a half years now. I love the workouts and being able to find exactly what kind of workout I’m wanting to be based on time, intensity, and target area. It’s fantastic!” – Lisa

2. Map My Fitness by Under Armour
Most supportive app.

Website | iOS | Android

Do you love a sense of community? Then you’re going to love this app. Not only is it free, but you can interact with other members, share completed workouts, and receive/give encouragement from people on similar fitness journeys. Plus, you can join challenges and compete with other members.

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
Easily track and log workouts.
Build your own workout routine with access to over 800 workouts and share your routines with others.
Discover new workout routines created by Under Armour trainers.
Connect with 400+ devices to import and analyze all your data in one place.
Ability to connect Under Armour connected shoes to the app for a premium experience.
Sync with the latest apps and most wearables including Google Fit, Android Wear, Garmin, Fitbit, Jawbone, and more.
Ability to connect to MyFitnessPal.
Premium features available:

Share live tracking when running, set higher goals, monitor & analyze heart rate, plus more
Annual and monthly memberships available for either $5.99/mo or $29.99 annually

“This is such a great app! It keeps me on track and focused on my health/fitness goals. Since getting the app, I have seen positive improvements in my body composition and eating habits.” – Amy 

3. 7 Minute Workout
Best quick workout.

Website | iOS | Android

Only have 7 minutes a day to get it in? This free workout app is just what you need and best of all, it’s totally free and so easy to get started. You’ll get to choose from your favorite workouts and each routine will even come with a video tutorial and step-by-step instructions so you know you’ll be nailing all your forms perfectly.

Work out anywhere, anytime, and with no equipment necessary! We think the only thing easier than the 7-minute workouts is the app itself – perfectly laid out and totally user-friendly!

Other features we’re loving:

It’s 100% free!
Professionally designed workouts

They’re all short and effective

Workouts can be done anywhere
No need for any equipment
Voice and video instructions for every workout
Workouts for everyone including beginners
Ability to customize your workouts
Compatible with Apple Health to track your workouts and calories burned

“I sat around for weeks and told myself I was going to start going on daily walks outside/around my neighborhood. Every day I would have the same excuse – that I didn’t have enough time. Finally, I started downloading a bunch of different ‘workout from home’ apps hoping that would motivate me. I found that so many trick you into paying for a subscription to even access half of the workouts or they aren’t very easy to navigate.

7 Minute is by far the best workout app and so useful! It’s completely free, it targets what areas you want to work on, and lets you choose what fitness level experience you are.

Within the first few days, my legs and abs were burning because the workouts were so effective! The app is so descriptive of what to do and easy to use. Best of all, it’s only seven minutes.” – Liz 

Best for gym-goers

Website | iOS | Android

Already a gym member? This is the best app to track your current workouts or start new ones. After creating a free account, the app will get to know you by asking questions such as what time of day you prefer to work out and your preferred fitness goals.

Then they’ll share the best plans to meet your goals. Some will require an “Elite” membership, but others are free to use. You can even keep track of progress photos while achieving your goals!

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
1,300+ weight training exercises available.
Workout routine database with community-created daily workout routines and fitness plans.
Track your workouts and save your best record for each exercise.
Create your own fitness routines.
View your body and lifting progress.
Fully customizable routines and exercises to create daily workout programs.
Sync with Apple Health.
Connect with and add friends to help stay motivated along with engaging with a supportive community.
Elite subscription available:

Deeper Training analytics, 1100+ HD training demonstration videos, premium training routines created by experts, and more
The subscription fee is $39.99/year

“I really enjoy the ability to use other people’s uploaded workouts and customize them to my own specifications. Tracking my progress and the visual illustrations for new exercises make the experience far more educational as well.” – Alex 

5. ClassPass
Most personal app.

Website | iOS | Android

Love working out at home or on your own? This app allows you to listen to or stream workouts based on what you’d like to do. From abs to arms, you can do it all—for free! And if you’d like to upgrade to a monthly plan, you can explore local classes like barre, yoga, and so much more, plus even book a class through the app!

Other features we’re loving:

It’s FREE for streaming workouts from the app!
You can score a free 1-month trial to take advantage of local studio classes and gyms.
Stream unlimited audio or video workouts when you can’t make it to class.
Search, find, and book fitness activities near you from over 25,000 studios and gyms, including yoga, boxing, spinning, Pilates, barre, running, dance, martial arts, strength training, HIIT, bodybuilding, open gym time, and more.
Connect with HealthKit to show your average heart rate and how many calories you burn in class.
Connect with your friends on ClassPass to plan workouts together.
Try classes recommended just for you based on your interests, location, and schedule.
Reviews and class ratings are visible from other ClassPassers so you know what to expect.
Pause, stop, or change your plan at any time.
Monthly memberships start at $9/mo after the free trial.

“I have a monthly subscription with this app and it’s amazing! I’m able to choose from a variety of workouts throughout the city and it has excellent scheduling capabilities as well. With this great option, I was able to try classes I have been eyeing for a while, but could never afford the expensive gym subscriptions to each one.” – Dana

6. Nike Training Club
Best overall fitness app.

Website | iOS | Android

Whether you’re new to working out or a stud in the gym already, you can explore up to 185 free workouts with this app that covers everything from boxing and yoga to strength training and improving your mobility and endurance. Each session is also narrated by top-notch Nike trainers.

Want even more from this app? You can sign up for their monthly subscription and get access to new workouts and even nutrition tips from professional trainers who even work with Nike athletes!

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
Extensive Nike Training Club workout library:

Body-part-focused workouts targeting your abs, arms, shoulders, glutes, and legs
Strength, endurance, yoga, and mobility workouts
Workout times range from 15-45 minutes
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels
Low, Moderate, and High Intensity
Bodyweight only, Light, and Full Equipment
Time-based and Rep-based options

Daily personalized workout recommendations.
Ability to connect to Apple Watch and Apple Health.
Enter and record other activities you do.
Premium subscriptions are available starting at $14.99/mo or $119.99 annually.

“This app is PERFECT! It shows you exactly what to do and adjusts your plan to your lifestyle. Plus it helps you keep your workout goal and push yourself. It motivates me to work out and gives me checking points on my personal workout – this is just what I needed to turn my workout goals into a habit. I also love that it speaks aloud so you don’t have to constantly look down at your phone. This app has been life-changing.” – Marcie 

7. Adidas Runtastic
Best app for runners.

Website | iOS | Android

Adidas Runtastic has two apps, one designed for running and the other for training. The free workouts range from a couple of minutes to 45, with over a hundred to choose from. There is a premium subscription with in-purchase options, but the free version is just as helpful.

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
Comes in two helpful versions:

adidas Running: Track Cardio

Records and tracks your exercises
Offers a variety of challenges

adidas Training by Runtastic

Training-focus workouts
Compare your statistics to other competitors
Select difficulty level and personalize your workouts to fit your goals

8. Sworkit
Best core workouts.

Website | iOS | Android

If you’re looking for versatile exercises to target your core, Sworkit is the app for you. It provides simple, effective plans that are designed to help you reach fitness goals as efficiently as possible!

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
Assortment of plans to achieve targeted goals
Over 500 workouts
Over 900 exercises
Trainers available to support and guide you

9.  Daily Yoga
Best yoga app.

Website | iOS | Android

Daily Yoga is used by over 60 million yogis! In just two weeks, the app claims to make a big difference in your yoga process. Yoga is more than just a meditation; it’s also an intense exercise method that will stretch your body and make you feel good inside and out!

Other features we’re loving:

It’s free!
More than a hundred yoga and meditation classes
Assortment of plans to achieve targeted goals
Detailed data of your progress
Community to cheer you on
Variety of meditation music

10. YouTube
Most convenient.

Website | iOS | Android

YouTube is a great asset you can use when looking for free fitness material. There are millions of free YouTube videos you can utilize to help reach your fitness goals, with some creators posting new content almost daily. There are now also YouTube shorts, and many fitness creators are posting their shorter, simpler techniques on these less-than-60-second videos.

YouTube channels we’re loving:

Sydney Cummings
Yoga with Adrienne
Mad Fit
Love, Sweat, Fitness
Pamela Reif

Here are some more ways to work out for free!