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Top 5 fitness apps to download in 2017

Written by Fiona

January 26 2017

Fitness apps are a big trend and the variety will only grow in 2017. Here are some top fitness app downloads for 2017.  So, download your favourite, grab your gym clothes and keep focusing on your fitness goals.

Couch to 5K

Not much of a runner, but always wanted to take part in a local Park Run at the weekend? Then build up your stamina and endurance with a Couch to 5K app.

The Government run service is a popular choice, although the app has had an update with a new name (One You Couch to 5K, free on iOS and Android) and the fan favourite voice over “Laura” has been replaced by a host of celebrities, including Sarah Millican and Jo Whiley. You can also opt for the C25K® app (free on iOS and Android), which seamlessly syncs with MyFitnessPal if you’re also tracking your food.

7-minute workout

This is another fitness trend with a few apps to choose from. According to fitness experts, Perigee’s Seven – 7 Minute Workout Training Challenge (free on iOS and Android) is great for those who like to set personal bests and smash them. It also features helpful diagrams, just in case you aren’t sure how to do a certain exercise.

Wahoo Fitness’s 7 Minute Workout – Free Daily Fitness Routine app (free on iOS and Android) is another good choice, with a simplistic layout. These are great apps if you don’t have time to get to the gym and just want to complete a quick workout in the comfort of your living room.


Not only is this app great for every day music, it also has a Running feature that tracks the tempo of your steps and puts together playlists to match. You will need to sign up for a Premium subscription which costs £9.99 a month but it’s been suggested that a strong playlist can spur you on and boost your motivation while exercising.

Fitstar Personal Trainer

If you own a Fitbit this is a great accompanying app, but can be used even if you don’t wear a wristband too. It’s free to download and there are plenty of free workouts to try, but if you pay £5.99 a month or £29.99 a year you’ll gain access to tailored workouts based on your fitness level.

The app shows you how to do the move, via an integrated video, and there are no annoying ads or pop ups like some free fitness apps. The exercises are all bodyweight focused and each set targets certain areas of the body, allowing you to exercise anywhere, anytime – great if you can’t get to the gym or hate running.

Charity Miles

Want to keep up your fitness and do something good? Then download the Charity Miles: Walking and Running Distance Tracker app (free on iOS and Android) and for every mile you run, money is donated to charity of your choice. The charities listed are all based in the US at the moment, but as the app gains popularity more may be added.

More than £1.5million has been raised so far, so it’s a great app to have running in the background while you attempt to beat your personal best on that Sunday morning run.


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