I often tease my wife about how her 24/7 schedule is as good as any strenuous workout, though that’s not entirely true. In managing her office, our home, kids, and me, she often overlooks herself, which is why I have specially curated this list of the best iPhone workout apps for women.
1. Calm – Prepping You For The Day Ahead
Though not a workout app, Calm is amongst the most notable and an awarded meditation app on the app store. This will not just help you sleep better but ensure the correct frame of mind before your workout.
Calm sports over hundreds of programs that cater to beginners, intermediate and advanced users. The best part fits into your schedule with guided meditation sessions ranging from 3 to 25 minutes.
Another exciting feature is the bedtime stories. Though they may sound a bit childish, these 100+ exclusive Sleep Stories manage to transport you into dreamland.
And when you have had a good night’s sleep, you wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Mix-in the meditation and a great workout session; you can get through any issue during the day.
Price: Free (Subscription – $14.99)
2. Nike Training Club – Just Do It
Amongst the most notable health apps from the sporting giant, Nike! Though a bit on the expensive side, it is totally worth it for workout enthusiasts.
World-class Nike Master Trainers have curated exercise and drill across strength, endurance, Yoga & mobility. Discover tailor-made sessions that suit your capability, intensity, and workout timings
Along with guidance from the trainers, athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and Isaiah Thomas will also spill their secrets. Whatever your fitness goal, this app can help you reach it.
Moreover, the app keeps track of all your activities from running to studio classes. It also supports the Apple Health app and Apple Watch.
Price: Free (Monthly – $14.99)
3. Workout for Women: Fitness App – Just 7 Minutes!
If you are a busy woman who is not able to squeeze some exercise into your lifestyle, then this is the perfect fitness app for you. Just spare 7 minutes each day, and you will be sorted.
Workout for Women offers short yet effective sessions that need no equipment or gym settings. These exercises can help you burn fat, lose weight, and stay fit even in a time crunch.
With easy to learn and perform modules, you can workout anytime, anywhere. For more ease, the app also enables offline downloads for Programs.
Skilled trainers create a new workout every day, so you get great variety. You can also opt to concentrate on specific problem areas or workout styles, including Yoga. Moreover, Apple Health integration allows easy workouts, calories, and weight tracking.
Price: Free (Monthly Supporter – $4.99)
4. Sweatcoin – It Pays To Walk – Now That’s A Neat Deal!
You run around all day, why not earn exclusive rewards, while you are at it. As the name suggests, the app converts your steps into currency units dubbed as Sweatcoins.
You can spend the coins within the app on goods, services, and experiences. And don’t worry, the market place has some fantastic partnerships in place, you will have plenty of options.
The app not only offers rewards for your day-to-day workout but also pushes you to run that extra mile! So that every step of your’s is counted, the app uses the HealthKit step history data as well.
There is one hiccup, though! The continued use of GPS in the background does affect battery life significantly. Moreover, the app is not perfect yet. Recent updates have made some notable improvements, but there is still space for more.
Price: Free (Monthly – $0.99)
5. Peloton – Live workout classes
Whether with extreme love, envy, nonchalance, or hate, the name Peloton does ring a bell in your head. Barring the recent Christmas Ad controversy, the brand has been a pioneer in the fitness industry.
The app is not different. If you own a Pelton bike or tread, then the app is included in your membership. But for others, there’s a 30-day Digital Free-Trial and a hefty monthly subscription afterward.
So, why am I referring the app to you? Only because it has some fantastic selection of on-demand classes. Depending upon your personal fitness goals, you can choose between outdoor running, strength, cycling, Yoga, HIIT, meditation, and much more.
The app also offers expertly created programs that will help you achieve specific goals. What’s more, the app adds new content daily and supports AirPlay.
Price: Free (Monthly Membership – $12.99)
6. Yoga | Down Dog – Something Different Everyday
Indeed one of the best iOS Yoga apps for women or men, but why? Well, first and foremost, you will not be following a pre-recorded video and doing the same stuff over and over again.
The Down Dog app ensures that you have a brand new Yoga practice every day. Whether you are a novice or seasoned practitioner, there’s plenty for everyone.
With 6 English speaking voices and nine other language support, you can customize your session to the T. You are also privy to a dynamically changing background music that rises and falls with your breathing.
A unique Boost feature helps you concentrate on a particular area. You can also take sessions offline and workout from anywhere.
Price: Free (Down Dog Membership – $2.99)
7. BetterMe: Track Diet & Workout – A Wholesome Fitness App For Women
This app mixes the goodness of multiple apps into one neat package. To ensure a healthy and effective weight-loss, BetterMe offers custom meal plans, targeted workouts, calorie, step, and water trackers.
Along with personal coach, there is also a community page packed with daily articles, tips, tricks, and answers to all the FAQs. Whether you prefer mild walks, runs, or HIIT sessions, you can avail all in this one app.
The best part, every single workout can be done at home. And thanks to video recipes, sticking to your goals is a breeze. Moreover, the meal plans can be fine-tuned according to your nutritional needs and diet preferences (vegetarian, traditional, keto, etc.).
Quite like a great recipe app, BetterMe features a convenient shopping list feature as well. It also integrates with Health Kit to keep step tracking as accurate as possible.
Price: Free (BetterMe – $9.99)
8. J&J Official 7 Minute Workout – It’s That Simple!
Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, brings a smart, free, and fast workout app. Thanks to a minimal UI finding the right workout and performing is a breeze.
The library has around 22 preset workouts that cover various intensity and duration. Whether you have 7 minutes or a half-hour, there’s something to fit your bill.
A Smart Workout feature records your fitness and motivation level, suggesting future sessions accordingly. Create custom workouts as per your desires, intensity, and focus areas.
The app integrates with your iPhone Health App to track your workout. Moreover, you can set workouts and inactivity reminders to keep you focussed.
9. Aaptiv: #1 Audio Fitness App – Let The Music Play!
Do you find workout videos inadequate and are looking for something better? Then, ladies, Aaptiv could be the app you are looking for as this while.
Aaptiv features audio-based fitness classes that have the right mix of instructions and pumping music. Certified personal trainers take you through each exercise, and a perfect rhythm inspires you to perform your best.
You can avail workouts from a variety of categories, including running, elliptical, race training, rowing, strength training, stretching, Yoga, and more.
With over 2,500 workouts on the table, you can choose between a quick 7-minute session or complete training programs. Additionally, with 30 new classes added each week, your interest and fitness level remains high always.
Price: Free (Unlimited Live Classes – $9.99)
10. FitOn: Fitness Workout Plans
What if a celebrity trainer helps you reach your health and fitness goals and costs you nothing! It sounds like a dream, right? Well, FitOn is one such app that makes it a reality.
Get unlimited access to classes from top celebrity trainers such as Cassey Ho (of Blogilates), Katie Dunlop, Jeanette Jenkins, Kenta Seki, Christine Bullock, Danielle Pascente, and many more.
Seriously, no subscription required; you can catch all of it from your phone, laptop, or TV. What’s more, you can also avail of personalized workout plans from cardio to strength training to HIIT, Yoga, Pilates, dance, etc.
Though the videos are totally free, the app does have a paid subscription plan. The FitOn PRO has add-ons such as personalized meal plans, exclusive recipes, and unlimited offline downloads.
Price: Free (FitOn PRO – $69.99)
11. Charity Miles – Your Chance To Do A Good Deed
Once in a while, you may run a marathon or support a charity as per your capacity. Why not do it all the time, by just recording your activity. Whenever you walk, run, or bike, you can earn money to support a great cause.
Create a Pledge Page on Charity Miles and share it with your friends or on social media. Your friends can sponsor you, the more friends pledge, the more money you can earn.
The app syncs with Strava and Health Kit and turns all the miles into money for charity. Plus, when your friends sponsor you, they’re entered into a drawing to win cool prizes from our sponsors, like a trip to Hawaii. A win-win situation, I must say!
12. 30 Day Fitness – Home Workout Made Interesting
When we set a definitive goal or challenge our limits, workouts become more engrossing. 30 Day Fitness presents you with daily challenges set by skilled trainers.
The HD video tutorial starts with regular warm-ups and follows up with exercises concentrating on the entire body. The goals include toned arms and legs, flat tummy, peachy bottoms, Sculpted abs, etc.
Since each day is a new challenge, you won’t know the trainers’ plan! It can be planks, squats, abs, or all of them. As days progress, daily goals gradually become difficult.
At the end of 30 days, you will observe a fitter body, muscle growth, and weight drop.
Price: Free (Monthly Premium – $9.99)
13. Butt Workout and Fitness App – It All About That Curve
Stop Googling the exercises behind the Kardashian’s tush, in fact, get one google worthy yourself! With custom workout plans that concentrate on your behind, you can achieve a toned, firm, tight, and bigger tush.
Depending on your goal and time constraints, you can choose a suitable workout. There’s a classic 7-minute workout, a short 5-minute one, and even an intense session.
Each plan has exercises that are super easy, effective, and 100% free. With an Apple Health integration, you can track your workouts, calories, and weight.
14. SWEAT: Kayla Itsines Fitness – Health, Fitness, Nutrition, And Support
Counted amongst the best women’s fitness apps, SWEAT hosts programs by world-class female personal trainers. That’s right; you can work out with some notable trainers such as Kayla Itsines, Kelsey Wells, Chontel Duncan, Stephanie Sanzo, and Sjana Elise Earp.
Catering to women worldwide, the program includes high-intensity workouts for strength, fitness, and weight loss. From gym-based to minimal equipment workout, from fitness challenges to targeted exercises.
There’s also post-pregnancy programs that support new mothers in gaining core strength and improving posture. The app also features hundreds of recipes suited to multiple diet preferences.
Along with all that, there’s also educational content of over 300 pages covering fitness, nutrition, and wellbeing, available in 8 languages.
Price: Free (Sweat with Kayla Subscription – $12.99)
15. Zombies, Run! – Let The Adventures Begin
Is it a workout app or a zombie game? Well, this an immersive running game app that makes you run for your life and not virtually, but in real life! Truly one of the most fun running apps for the iPhone.
As soon as you plugin, the zombie adventure story begins. Being the hero of the heart-pumping audio drama, you need to complete the missions presented successfully.
While zombies are after you with all their might, hundreds of lives are counting on you. Survive the chase while collecting supplies to grow your base back home.
You can also choose custom playlists for the run as the story can unfold via a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings in between your tracks. What’s more, the app works anywhere and at any speed, even on treadmills or walk along a trail!
Price: Free (Race Missions Pack – $1.99)
16. Baby2Body: Pregnancy Wellness – Hey Mumma!
When it comes to advising for a healthy pregnancy, everyone has a say. But whom should you trust? Well, why not take advice from top experts in prenatal and maternal health and wellness.
Baby2Body brings tailored tips, workouts, recipes, and workout plans as per your stage, goals, and personal preferences. The bespoke programs also include nutrition guidance, well-being coaching & podcasts.
You can also monitor your health activities, water intake, and weight. The free version offers stage-specific workouts each week, whereas the premium includes at least seven bespoke sessions every week.
Price: Free (Baby2Body Premium – $6.99)
17. Tone It Up: Workout & Fitness – At Your Service Mam
Whether you want to shape up, lose weight, increase endurance, or simply increase your activity, Tone It Up can be the one-stop-shop. Specially designed for women, Tone It Up features on-demand workouts with professional trainers.
The app houses workouts from a wide variety of genres, including HIIT, Yoga, barre, strength, weights, kickboxing, kettlebell, cardio, pregnancy, and postnatal exercises.
Along with smart progress tracking, the app includes daily reminders, workout motivation, nutrition guide, and healthy recipes. Thanks to a built-in supportive community of women, your motivation is just a click away.
Both beginners and regulars are welcomed warmly, making it an excellent app for home workouts and home fitness routines.
Price: Free (Monthly Studio Membership – $12.99)
18. the be.come project – Hail Body Positivity
At times, the pressure of looking a certain way can take a toll on all of us. But why let these false expectations make us conscious? Based on love-yourself psychology, the be.come project offers a unique way of workout.
The easy to follow and perform 25-minute routine is predominantly body-neutral. Bethany curates a specially curated routine that mimics an in-person class experience.
The #thisweeksroutine sorts you out for the upcoming seven days, as it has exercises that can be repeated. While your body gains flow, movement, and strength, you will gain confidence with each passing week.
With be.come, you are not being judged; you are just encouraged to be yourself.
The ladies around me are loving and enjoying these apps. I hope you like them as well. In case I have missed out on some worthy apps, do let me know in the comment section below. It will help me curate a better list and help my readers discover new hidden gems.
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