What is the best fitness diary app

The best free fitness apps

Steffen Zellfelder

A lot is better with the smartphone, including fitness training: We introduce you to the best free apps with which the workout is not only fun, but also has an impact. More power, fitness and stamina are only a matter of time.

In the current lockdown phase in particular, many of us find it difficult to keep fit and get enough exercise. Fortunately, there are these free fitness apps: You can usually adjust the level of difficulty to suit your own fitness level, training plans help you achieve personal goals and logs make the progress you have made visible. Depending on the app, you can use it to specifically train body parts and additional devices are not even necessary in many cases.

The best fitness trackers can be found here

Home dumbbell workout - 30 days of bodybuilding

Make a lot out of a little - this app doesn't just apply to thin arms: you only need one or two dumbbells and a few minutes to do a dumbbell workout at home. 3D animations and short videos clearly guide you to effective workouts and a personal trainer helps you achieve goals you have set yourself for everything to do with strength and biceps. Workout calendar and calorie counter are included, the app monitors your body weight and is also a loyal companion in the gym.

Conclusion

Biceps, shoulders, chest and torso: With the help of dumbbells and a fitness mat, we use this app to specifically build up the upper muscle groups. Clear explanations and varied workouts round off the app in a meaningful way.

Per:

+ Individual and targeted workouts
+ Clear instructions
+ Compatible with Google Fit

Cons:

- Large amount of data for video downloads
- Workouts are sometimes very short

Language: German

Download:Android

Perfect posture - 30 days posture correction

Anyone who sits a lot professionally or privately does not have to have any complaints - if they are trying to achieve a healthy balance and are looking for regular exercise. This app makes it child's play: Perfect posture - 30 days of posture correction strengthens all posture-relevant muscle groups with 125 compact but varied self-weight exercises. The training lasts only 15 minutes, is instructed by a language coach and is individually tailored to the characteristics of the user.

Conclusion

Healthy muscle building for a better posture - even when sitting. With targeted workouts, we use this app to strengthen the core, neck and back muscles. In particular, it relieves problem areas and can reduce postural pain.

Per:

+ Mostly beginner-friendly
+ Optional video explanations
+ Units only last 15 minutes

Cons:

- Exercises partly with a tight timer
- Workouts like planks too intense for beginners

Language: German

Download:Android | iPhone (iOS)

Home training BeStronger FREE

With BeStronger FREE home training, we become fitter than any sneaker in our own four walls: the app has a number of self-weight exercises on board, lets us set personal fitness goals, counts calories and reliably logs progress. Warm-up exercises protect against injuries at the beginning of the training and help to maintain mobility after the workout. The free version also scores with generous content.

Conclusion

Extensive workout program for women and men: From progressive fitness challenges to high-intensity training to targeted weight loss, this app offers a lot of content to strengthen all muscle groups.

Per:

+ Lots of different workouts
+ Compatible with Google Fit
+ With warm-up program

Cons:

- No German translation yet
- Free version with advertising

Language: English

Download:Android | iPhone (iOS)

GymRun training diary & fitness tracker

GymRun is a comprehensive fitness diary with free training plans for the gym or an at least reasonably equipped hobby room. We can also complete exercises here individually as we wish, all workouts are sensibly sorted according to the muscle groups they are using and come with a lot of individual exercises. If the extensive selection is not enough for you, you can also enter new exercises yourself: including a photo, notes and, of course, names. Advanced exercises are available for € 5.49 after an upgrade.

Conclusion

With this app we design individually tailored workout routines that specifically build up selected muscle groups. Training successes can be tracked in a log, which also helps with motivation.

Per:

+ Training log
+ Flexible workout routines
+ Muscle group filter

Cons:

- In-app purchases even after the premium upgrade

Language: German

Download:Android

The 5-minute high-intensity workout