The best fitness apps of 2023

The best fitness apps of 2023

You know the all-too-common excuses “I don’t have enough time to exercise,” “exercise is boring,” or “the gym is too expensive”? Well, those are no longer the case, thanks to the plethora of fitness apps that make almost any type of workout downloadable and available with a click, wherever you are. Yes, there is an app for home workouts and gym rats, weight training, pilates, dance cardio, quick 10 minute or hour workouts. While some will pay you back a few dollars, others will cost you nothing. Tip: most offer a free trial.

The endless fitness platforms at your fingertips can be overwhelming, so we’ve done the legwork for you and narrowed down the best picks to keep you fired up. Consider your phone (along with your favorite water bottle) a must-have fitness accessory. Without further ado, let’s start achieving your fitness goals with the best fitness apps of 2023.

If you’re a gym rat…

Whitney Simmons: Alive

Whether you’re new to weight lifting or a pro, this app will get you going (literally and figuratively). Choose from strength training programs of different lengths (6, 8, 10 weeks) and skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced), or over 100 daily workouts that target all major muscle groups.

Cost: $14.99/month or $119.99/year; 7-day free trial


Want to train with celebrities and celebrity trainers without paying the hefty price tag? Look no further than FitOn. Choose from live classes or a catalog of on-demand options (think strength, HIIT, Pilates) with the likes of Jeanette Jenkins (Pink, Alicia Keys, and Mindy Kaling) and Gabrielle Union.

Cost: Free


Say goodbye to old, old gym routines and the intimidation that often comes with entering the gym. FitBod customizes workout plans based on your recent workouts, current strength training level, and available gym equipment. Oh, and each week includes recovery time to give your muscles the TLC they need.

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Cost: $12.99/month or $79.99/year; three free trial sessions

If you have minimal equipment…


Sometimes you just need a training partner who can follow your workouts. Created by Insta-famous Aussie trainer Kayla Itsines, this app caters to a built-in community of women to cheer you on every step of the way, not to mention a 16-week no-equipment plan called ‘BBG Zero Equipment’. which includes 70 bodyweight exercises—that’s right, without dumbbells, resistance bands, or a bench.

Cost: $19.99/month, $54.99/quarter or $119.94/year; 7-day free trial

Body by Blogilates

You’ve probably heard of influencer and certified fitness instructor Cassey Ho (do Blogs ring a bell?). Well, thank her for her Pilates-based, no-equipment classes led by Cassey herself, categorized by target area so you can easily find the type of workout you’re looking for. What’s more, it has interactive training challenges and a calendar to keep you motivated. You don’t lose steam here.

Cost: $3.99/month or $39.99/year

Nike Training Club

“Just Do It” takes on a whole new meaning with Nike’s own fitness platform. With more than 185 workouts to choose from—from strength-based routines to mobility and yoga exercises—the app also offers at-home workouts that require minimal or no equipment. But don’t let that fool you—strength circuits, HIIT, and full-body burns are all powerful. Live mindfulness sessions and guides on mindset, nutrition, recovery and sleep are just added benefits.

Cost: Free

If you prefer fast…

MWH (Melissa Wood Health)

MWH is an all-in-one health, wellness and lifestyle platform that makes fitness accessible, flexible and inclusive for everyone. “No matter how much time you have (yes, even 5 or 10 minutes makes a difference), there’s always something you can do to take care of yourself,” said Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, founder of MWH. With a weekly schedule of efficient and effective Pilates and yoga-style flows designed to build long, lean lines (and grouped by beginner, intermediate and challenging levels), you can’t go wrong.

Cost: $9.99/month or $99.99/year; 7-day free trial


With this aptly named app, you only need seven minutes (and no equipment) to work up an effective sweat. Based on scientific studies to get the most out of your workouts, this app gives you access to a variety of exercises and over 200 seven-minute full-body workouts when you subscribe to the 7 Club membership.

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Cost: Free; $9.99/month or $79.99/year for 7 Club Memberships


This audio-only app forces you to hyper-focus on your workout that day (like having your #1 cheerleader in your ear). With music-based workouts led by 2,500 trainers, from running on the elliptical to stretching and yoga, you’ll never get bored.

Cost: $14.99/month or $99.99/year; 7-day free trial

If you want more variety…

Obé Fitness

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you can sweat it out with the best (and save some dough) from the comfort of your own home, and obé continues to prove it. Consider your fitness routine because obé Fitness offers more than 10,000 on-demand workouts with more than 20 class types, both bare and fully equipped. Training for the next week, month and year? Check.

Cost: $24.99/month or $169.99/year; 7-day free trial


The Peloton app is no longer just a stationary bike trainer, it boasts thousands of live and on-demand classes with or without equipment that you can do at home, at the gym or on the go. We’re talking about a selection of indoor cycling, running, walking, bootcamp, fitness and outdoor (audio only) classes. Do you have a competitive side (even if it’s just with yourself)? Use metrics and performance tracking to keep pesky motivation at bay and engage in challenges to focus on specific goals and achieve results.

Cost: $12.99/month; 30-day free trial


BODi abandons the mindset of perfection (read: failure is inevitable, but we keep going anyway) to offer over 100 workouts—from cardio to strength and dance to yoga—for all levels. Sure, it might be more expensive, but the app’s wide selection of workouts of varying intensities is arguably worth it.

Cost: $119 for a 6-month membership or $179 for a 12-month membership; 14-day free trial

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If you’re looking for low-impact workouts…

Hello Moves

What’s a girl to do if she wants to increase her fitness, alertness and overall well-being? Alo Moves, of course. Boasting a repertoire of over 2,500 classes (all of which are available for offline download, BTW) – from yoga to full-body HIIT to sound baths – taught by over 60 instructors, a strong community of users to connect with with similar goals and workout styles, and a mix of IRL backgrounds in her workout videos (see Alo in the Wild), what’s not to love? Sunrise meditation in Hawaii, anyone?

Cost: $20/month or $199/year; 14-day free trial

The Sculptor Society

When in doubt, dance – with celebrity trainer Megan Roup, whose followers include Shay Mitchell, Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss. Offering five different programs (like beginner-intermediate and slow + controlled), over 400 on-demand workouts and several live classes per week, you’ll find everything from dance cardio to lightweight, low-impact sculpting, yoga, stretching and meditation classes. The best part? You’ll have a great workout in less than an hour. Pssst: Listen to founder Megan Roup on The Everygirl Podcast.

Cost: $19.99/month or $179.99/year; 7-day free trial


Class’ MO is “Exercise Where Fitness Meets Mindfulness,” with live and on-demand offerings and programs that combine strength training, cardio, and mindfulness to help you feel better, clear your mind, and release your emotions. it more than delivers on its promise. You can count on mat-based and music-led, guided instruction in every class, and carefully curated playlists for exercises like squats, jumps, and burpees. The result? A cathartic workout experience that guides you to restore balance and build a flexible body. In LA or NYC? Try it IRL in their studio.

Cost: $40/month, $36.67/quarter or $33.33/year; 14-day free trial

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