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10 Free Fitness Apps For When Hiring A Personal Trainer Is Just Too Expensive

When you get into that glorious gym groove, the results you see from your hard work are seriously so, so satisfying.

But too often, after you've been rocking the same routine for awhile, that pesky plateau creeps up, and you realize need some serious new inspo.

In an ideal world, everyone could get a personal trainer to guide them and help achieve their personal #FitnessGoals.

But, as my dad has permanently ingrained into my mind, money does not grow on trees. And a single NYC training sesh can set you back literally hundreds of dollars.

Don't give up on the gains just yet, though.

Here are 10 amazing fitness apps that will turn your plateau into a peak.

Oh, and did I mention they're free?

Your wallet's going to thank you for this one.

1. Sworkit

A screenshot of the Sworkit app home screen, which features the logo "SWORKIT" and a woman stretching


Sworkit lets you follow guided plans, adjust workouts to your own fitness levels, and even interact with personal trainers.

Oh, and the app reminds you to schedule your next workout from the “congrats” screen when you finish.


2. 8fit

A screenshot of the 8fit app home screen, which features their "8" logo and a woman doing stretches


This app will give you major fitness motivation and provide you with muscle-building HIIT workouts and interactive videos to help you along the way.

8fit is also completely customizable, and it even lets you upload pictures to track your progress, if that's your jam.

3. Zombies, Run!

A screenshot of the animation from a fitness app called Zombies, Run!

Zombies, Run!

Don't worry, I was just as confused as you are right now when I first saw this name, too.

If you tend to loathe cardio, Zombies, Run! might be the perfect app for you, because it turns running into a fun little game (that is, if you consider being chased by zombies fun).

Every run becomes a mission in which you're the hero running to pulse-pumping tunes and sweating it out.

I'm totally intrigued, TBH.

4. RackMath

A screenshot of the fitness app RackMath, which helps calculate how much weight you should be lifting


The word “math” might be a turn-off, but this app is gold, I promise.

RackMath actually decreases the amount of math you have to do in real life (phew) by calculating the amount of weight you have to put on the bar for you.

Gains, here we come.

5. Strong Workout Tracker

A screenshot of the description of the Strong Workout Tracker fitness app, which helps you track your workouts without the need for paper journals

Strong Workout Tracker

Sweet, simple, and effective, Strong Workout Tracker totally eliminates the need for paper workout journals by guiding you through an intuitive exercise routine.

Making your life easier at the gym and saving trees?

BRB, heading to the app store.

6. Fitness Blender

A screenshot of the "STRETCH & TONE" section of the fitness app Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender is basically a community of people sharing their love for fitness and cheering each other on.

From GIFs to workout videos, this interactive app might even make burpees seem fun.

(I said “might,” OK?)

7. Pact

A screenshot of part of the Pact app, which says "Earn cash for living healthy, paid by members who don't. Pact is a community that empowers you to hit your every day health goals."


Pact gives you incentive to get in the gym by literally paying you for working out.

Say no more. I think I'm in love.

Earn cash for staying active, and pay up if you don't.

It's seriously the ultimate accountability app.

8. Nike+ Training Club

A screenshot of the welcome screen for the fitness app Nike+ Training Club, which features a group of people doing workouts on the floor

Nike+ Training Club

The workouts within Nike+ Training Club range all the way from yoga, to strength, to endurance, and even mobility workouts.

And if that's not tempting enough, the training inspo on the app is taken directly from awesome athletes like Serena Williams.

Sweating like Serena? Sign me up.

9. Workout Plan

A screenshot of the fitness app Workout Plan

Workout Plan

This kickass app lets you download pre-made workout plans that are professionally designed by strength and conditioning coaches.

Sorry, pricey personal trainer, but you may have been replaced.

10. Down Dog

A screenshot of the Down Dog yoga fitness app, which features a young woman with a side braid with her hands together in a prayer position and smiling

Down Dog

Last but not least, if you're really in the mood for a nice yoga flow, Down Dog has got you covered.

This awesome app provides a studio-like yoga experience without needing to reach for your cash.

I'm so down, dog (#SorryNotSorry).

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Georgina Berbari

Staff Writer

Georgina is a fitness writer at Elite Daily. She is also a yoga instructor and runs the popular lifestyle Instagram page, @thelittleflowerpetal.
Georgina is a fitness writer at Elite Daily. She is also a yoga instructor and runs the popular lifestyle Instagram page, @thelittleflowerpetal.

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