The 10 Best Health and Fitness Apps for iPhones in 2022

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If you’re looking for ways to stay motivated and on track as you work towards your fitness goals, it’s likely you don’t have to look much further than your pocket. Your smartphone can be an excellent tool for tracking, managing and staying on top of your fitness goals, you just need to download the right health and fitness apps. 

The wide variety of fitness apps available for iPhones can make it easier for you to work up a sweat, stay on track and measure your progress. But the wide variety can also make it a little bit overwhelming to know which apps to choose. 

That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and picked out our top 10 fitness apps available for iPhones in 2022. 

Best app for counting macros: MyFitnessPal

Free version: Yes 

Premium version cost: $129.99/year or $29.99/month 

MyFitnessPal has been at the top of the health and fitness app charts for a long time, and with reason. MyFitnessPal goes beyond just being a calorie and macro tracker, it’s a one-stop shop for many of your fitness needs. It integrates with over 50 different apps and has a huge database of workouts and recipes to help you with your goals. However, many of these features are only available to premium users. 

The free MyFitnessPal app capabilities are still excellent, though, if you’re looking for the best app for logging food and tracking calories and macros. Out of all the food logging apps out there, MyFitnessPal boasts the most comprehensive food database (more than 11million foods). On top of this, user friendly features such as barcode scanning, recipe entry, saved food history and more, make food logging and macro tracking simple and convenient. 

You can download MyFitnessPal here. 

Best app for tracking body composition: Bodymapp

Free version: Yes 

Premium version cost: $79.99/year or $9.99/month

Gone are the days of tracking your fitness progress just by stepping on the weight scales, or by spending money on body scans at gyms and clinics! The Bodymapp app allows you to do a full 3D body scan in the comfort of your own home, just using the app. 

Bodymapp utilises the depth sensor technology in iPhone front cameras to map out the external contours of your body and find your circumference measurements such as your bust, waist, hips, thighs and more. The app then uses algorithms to determine health measurements such as your body fat percentage, fat free mass, waist to hip ratio and more. The app also creates a 3D avatar of your body so you can see a 360-degree view of your body, which is more than you can see in the mirror. 

Bodymapp has both free and premium memberships for users. The free app version gives you your 3D avatar and all of your circumference measurements, however, some of your health metrics are locked. A premium membership gives you access to all body and health metrics, as well as exclusive features such as goal setting, avatar comparison, unlimited health reports and more.  

If you’ve never scanned before, though, your first scan will unlock all of your body and health metrics for free, so you can try it out and see if the app is for you before you commit to paying. 

You can download Bodymapp and try it for free here.

Best app for yoga: Daily Yoga

Free version: Yes 

Premium subscription cost: $60.99 for the first year, then $105.99/year after that 

Daily Yoga is a great all-rounder app for a wide variety of yoga, Pilates and meditation classes. When you first sign up, the app asks you questions in order to determine the right program for your goals, body and experience levels, and will give you recommendations based on your answers. The app also allows you to build your own schedule for your individual practise. 

The app is updated regularly with new programs and challenges, as well as e-books and inspirational quotes to help you stay motivated to continue practising. The only cons would be that many of the features are locked to premium subscribers and the subscription cost is quite high, especially when compared to some other yoga apps. It’s worthwhile to try out the free version or a free trial to see if this is the right app for you before upgrading. 

You can try the Daily Yoga app for free here. 

Best app for meditation: Insight Timer

Free version: Yes 

In-app purchases: Yes (but not essential) 

There’s a plethora of different meditation apps out there, but our pick of the bunch is Insight Timer. This is especially true if you’re looking for a free meditation app that doesn’t require a premium subscription for a premium experience.  

Insight Timer has thousands of free guided meditations from different meditation practitioners for you to choose from, which means there’s something for everybody. On top of guided meditations, there’s also courses, playlists, workshops, live events, mentoring and more to help you become your calmest, happiest, healthiest self! Insight Timer is a must-download for all people who wish to practise meditation, from beginners to the most advanced meditators. 

You can download the Insight Timer app for free here. 

Best app for gym workouts: Strong Workout Tracker

Free version: Yes 

Premium version cost: 60 days free then $44.99/year after that 

If you’re an experienced gym-goer looking for a simple app to track your gym workouts, along with your reps and weights, then this app is for you! If you’re relatively new to the gym and you still need guidance on workouts, this probably isn’t the best app for that. However, it’s still useful for keeping track of how much weight you’re lifting for different exercises, which can help you as you aim to lift more weight over time. 

This app is relatively bare-boned, and it can seem confusing at first, but it makes up for its lack of frills with its functionality. The app has a comprehensive library of cardio and strength exercises – it also lets you add your own – which you can choose from to build your own routines. You can then fill out your sets, reps and weights as you work out and it will save those for you to refer to later. 

You can download the Strong Workout Tracker app for free here. 

Best app for at-home workouts: Nike+ Training Club

Cost: Free 

No matter what your fitness levels are, Nike+ Training Club has workouts and programs for you. The app allows you to browse over 100 different workout videos – from yoga and Pilates to targeted and full body strength. You can save your favourite workouts and schedule them at a time that suits you, and the app will send you a reminder to complete the workout. 

The Nike+ Training Club app also has a range of two- to eight-week programs consisting of 10- to 60-minute workouts. The app recommends programs based on your answers to a quiz you fill out when you first join. This app has something for everyone, and the best part is that it’s completely free. Even the premium content. So, it won’t cost you a single cent to give it a try. 

You can download the Nike+ Training App here. 

Best app for walking and running: Map My Run/Map My Walk

Free version: Yes 

Premium subscription cost: 14-day free trial, then $42.99/year or $8.99/month 

Map My Walk and Map My Run are great apps for tracking your runs and walks, especially if you don’t own a smart watch or step tracking watch. Both apps essentially work the same, but one is built for running and the other is built for walking, as the names suggest. 

These simple and easy to use apps will map out how far you’ve run, the time taken, your steps and an estimate of calories burned. On top of this, they allow you to see walking/running routes of other people who have used the app, so you can discover new walking paths and running tracks near you. This feature is particularly useful when you’re staying active while travelling outside of your local area. There’s also a great community element to these apps with a newsfeed-style tab for keeping up with your friends’ activity. 

You can download Map My Run here or Map My Walk here

Best all-in-one fitness app: 8fit

Free version: Yes 

Premium subscription cost: $89.99/year, $67.99/6-months, $29.99/month 

8-fit is a one-stop-shop for on-demand workouts and meal plans. When you first download the app, you complete a short questionnaire which results in a personalised diet and exercise plan based on your desired results. If you prefer to have lots of guidance, suggestions and reminders along your fitness journey, this app is definitely for you. 

Once you start your fitness journey, you can use the in-app workout videos to guide your training, log your meals, and create meal plans using the recipes and shopping lists in the app. Upgrading to Pro allows you to access all workouts, different types of programs, custom meal plans, and shopping lists. The free version has basic features that are still useful, however if you want to use the app in all its glory, you’ll definitely need to upgrade to Pro. 

Download the 8fit app here. 

Best fitness app for women: Sweat

Free option: Free trial available 

Subscription cost: $119.99/year or $19.99/month 

Founded by the OG Australian fitness superstar Kayla Itstines, Sweat is an incredibly well-known and reputable fitness app – and for good reason. The app has an extensive range of different training programs to choose from. From gym-based strength programs to at-home bodyweight and post-natal programs, there really is something for every woman.  

The Sweat app has a great degree of variety and personalisation, making it suitable for all fitness levels. There are comprehensive videos and exercise explainers to make it easier for beginners to understand and nail their form. On top of this, the app also provides custom healthy eating plans – with options for a number of different dietary requirements – with easy-to-follow recipes that even the most beginner cooks can follow. Although it is a little bit more expensive than other women’s fitness apps on the market, you definitely get your money’s worth. There’s also a free trial available so you can try before you buy. 

Download Sweat on the app store.

Best fitness app for men: Centr

Free option: Free trial available 

Premium subscription cost: $199.99/year, $59.99/3-months, $29.99/month 

Centr was founded by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth and and his team of world-class experts in fitness, nutrition and wellness. This app is great for anyone looking for a complete fitness and wellness overhaul, as it covers training, eating and mindfulness. With programs for all, this app isn’t just for men, but it’s definitely one of the best fitness apps on the market that isn’t solely made for women. 

Centr boasts hundreds of workouts, recipes and mindfulness exercises – that are continually refreshed and updated – which means this app has something for everyone. The planner feature in the app helps you to fit all of this around your lifestyle. However, focusing on meditation, fitness and nutrition can be time consuming and it certainly isn’t for everyone. The app has a 7-day free trial option so you can try it out before you commit to paying. 

You can download the Centr app here.