by Carrie Sowiak, NASM certified personal trainer

Looking for some motivation without hiring a trainer? Try some of these free helpful fitness apps:

Daily Yoga

  • 50+ classes
  • HD video
  • each sequence has specific focus
  • detailed pose library w/ videos of more than 500 poses


Nike Training Club

  • expert guidance
  • workouts doable anywhere
  • motivating
  • easy to follow videos to guide you through every drill
  • can share progress with friends and Nike community


Lose It! and Snap It

  • Upload food pics to Lose It!, and Snap It identifies the food to get calorie count and nutrition info


My Fitness Pal

  • database of more than 5 million foods
  • barcode nutrition scanner and recipe importer
  • quickly track food intake and exercise to help you balance your calories daily



  • feedback and stats help you improve performance with every mile you go
  • new workout routines which you can save and share
  • for beginners and seasoned runners



  • an abundance of 5 and 7 minute targeted workouts
  • uses your phone’s camera to measure how closely you follow the moves


Diet Bet

  • for the gambler who wants to lose weight
  • bet on yourself and win money for achieving your weight loss goal



  • track all your runs and rides
  • works with your GPS device
  • view your activity and earn badges for completing certain challenges or compete with other users


SWorkit (“Simply Work It”)

  • offers videos of exercises demonstrated by professional personal trainers
  • versatile with over 200 types of exercises