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 “Fitness is too expensive”? Well, they are no longer applicable, thanks to the array of fitness apps that make almost any type of workout easily downloaded and accessible, no matter where you are. Yes, there’s an app for home and gym workouts, for weight training, pilates, dance cardio, for quick 10 minute to hour sessions, you name it. While some will set you back a few bucks, others won’t cost you nothing. Hot 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 get your sweat on. Consider your phone (along with your favorite water bottle) your must-have gym accessory. Without further ado, let’s get down to achieving our fitness goals with the best fitness apps of 2023.

If you are a gym rat…

Live by Whitney Simmons

Whether you’re a beginner or a weightlifting pro, this app will get you pumped (literally and figuratively). Choose from a variety of strength training programs that vary in length (ie 6, 8, 10 weeks) and skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) or over 100+ daily workouts that target every major muscle group .

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

I’m winning

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

Price: Free


Say goodbye to stale, same, same old gym routines and the intimidation factor that often comes with going to the gym. FitBod customizes workout plans based on your recent workouts, current strength training level, and the gym equipment you have on hand. Oh, and it includes recovery time each week to ensure your muscles get the TLC they need.

Price: $12.99/month or $79.99/year; three free trial workouts

If you have minimal equipment…


Sometimes all you need is a workout buddy to keep you on track with your workouts. Created by Insta-famous Aussie trainer Kayla Itsines, this app serves up 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” that includes 70 exercises with your own weight – that’s right, without dumbbells, resistance bands and a bench.

Price: $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 Cassie Ho (does Blogilates ring a bell?). Well, say hello to her equipment-free pilates classes led by Cassie herself, categorized by target area so you can easily find the type of workout you’re looking for. What’s more, you’ll have her interactive training challenges and calendar at your disposal to stay motivated. No loss of steam here.

Price: $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. Along with more than 185 workouts to choose from—from strength-based routines to mobility and yoga sessions—the app includes at-home workouts that require minimal or no equipment. But don’t let that fool you—strength-building circuits, HIITs, and full-body burns are powerful. Live mindfulness sessions and mindset, nutrition, recovery and sleep guides are just added benefits.

Price: Free

If you prefer quick…

MWH (Melissa Wood Health)

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

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


With this aptly named app, all you need is seven minutes (and no equipment) to work up an effective sweat. Based on scientific research to ensure you get the most bang for your buck in your workouts, this app gives you access to tons of exercises, plus over 200 seven-minute full-body workouts if you subscribe to its 7 Club membership.

Price: Free; $9.99/month or $79.99/year for 7 Club membership


This audio-only app keeps you focused on the workout you accidentally screw up every day (it’s like having the #1 cheerleader in your ear). With 2,500 trainer-led, music-based workouts ranging from running and elliptical to stretching and yoga, you’ll never be bored.

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

If you’re looking for more variety…

like Fitness

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we can sweat it out with the best of them from the comfort of our own homes (and save money), and obé continues to prove it. Consider your fitness routine covered because obé Fitness offers 10,000+ on-demand workouts, with 20+ class types that include both no-equipment and full-equipment exercises. Training for next week, next month and next year? Check it out.

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


No longer just a stationary bike trainer, the Peloton app 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 a selection of indoor cycling, running, walking, boot camp, strength and outdoor classes (audio only). 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 take part in challenges to focus on specific goals and earn achievements.

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


BODi ditches the mindset of perfection (read: failure is inevitable, but we keep going anyway) to offer 100+ workouts—from cardio to strength and dance to yoga—for all levels. Sure, it might be on the pricier side, but the app’s extensive range of workouts at different intensity levels makes it worthwhile.

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

If you’re into low-impact workouts…

Hello is moving

What’s a girl to do when she wants to improve her fitness, focus and overall health? Use Alo Moves, of course. With bragging rights that include 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 based on similar training goals and styles and a mix of IRL backgrounds in his workout videos (see: Alo in the wild), what’s not to love? Sunrise meditation in Hawaii, anyone?

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

The Sculpture Society

When in doubt, dance—with celebrity trainer Megan Rupp, that is (she counts Shay Mitchell, Miranda Kerr, and Karlie Kloss as her followers). Offering five different programs (such as Beginner-Intermediate and Slow + Controlled), over 400 on-demand workouts and multiple live classes each week, you’ll find everything from cardio dance, low-impact light sculpting, yoga, stretching and meditation classes. The best part? You’ll get a great workout in less than an hour. Pssst: Listen to founder Megan Rupp on The Everygirl Podcast.

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

The class

The Class’s MO is “Workout Where Fitness Meets Mindfulness” and 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 emotions, it more than delivers on its promise. Mat-based and music-driven, you can expect guided instruction and a carefully curated playlist of exercises like squats, jumps, and burpees in each class. The result? A purifying training experience that guides you to restore balance and build a resilient body. In LA or New York? Try it IRL in their studios.

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

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