Every week, 'Fit Chicks' will highlight attire, tips, and (of course!) sneakers that make it perfect for you to get your sweat on in style. We’ll also hip you to some of our favorite weekend hang sessions and interactions with like-minded ladies because, we love showing love!


Image: Nike

Working out with a personal trainer sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Aside from the whole pain before gain thing, hiring a trainer almost guarantees that the personalized attention will make for some pretty splendid results. However, that trainer is usually a MAJOR investment. According to Women’s Health Magazine, working with a personal trainer can run you anywhere from $50 per hour to upwards of $500. SERIOUSLY. But if you're a fitness lover looking for an optimized workout with specific instructions OR if you’re someone who is just getting started on your fitness journey and you have no clue where to start, don't fret — you have other options and they start right there with your smartphone.

Lots of inspiring Fit Chicks on Instagram may get you excited to work out, but when you're ready to create a personalized fitness plan, you're going to want to shell out for a trainer or use an app (or several) to hone in on the best workouts for you, track your successes, and ensure you’re doing something with structure.

Ahead, we've rounded up a few (6 to be exact) apps designed to spare you the huge expense of a personal trainer AND keep your workouts interesting. Ready? Get your download on.

Image: MapMyFitness

Map My Fitness

Price: Free

Systems: Android, iOS

Under Armour’s Map My Fitness (Android), iOS) app is like a treasure trove for your fitness goals. With 600 different fitness activities and the ability to sync with more than 400 devices to give users a complete picture of their athletic performance, this suprise gem from Under Armour makes it easy for you to plan your workout. Runners can search for nearby running routes or share their favorite routes. If you need some team motivation, you can join community challenges and motivate other people in the app. The latest versions of Map My Fitness are compatible with Android Wear and Apple Watch. Premium versions of the app (you have to pay a small fee for those - usually not over $5) offer personalized training programs.

Image: Skimble

Workout Trainer by Skimble

Price: Free

Systems: Android, iOS

Skimble's Workout Trainer (Android, iOS) offers users thousands of free timed workouts complete with step-by-step audio and instructions to help you establish a routine. Legit, like a personal trainer right in your phone. Whether you're looking to sculpt your body or improve your conditioning for a 5K, Workout Trainer has a number of routines for you to choose from. In addition to the built-in workouts, users can access the app's library to build their own custom routines because, not everyone has the same goals - right?

Image: Nike+

Nike+ Training Club

Price: Free

Systems: Android, iOS

The Nike+ Training Club app (Android, iOS) is one I’ve used for quite some time. I was using it heavy for last year’s Nike Women Margot v. Lily challenge and I’ve been a fan since. If you aren’t familiar, the app features workouts designed by professional athletes, celebs, and Nike+ Certified Trainers. If you’re looking to focus on strength, endurance, mobility, or all of the above, the app offers different routines to target specific areas and three levels of difficulty. One great thing I really like about the Nike+ Training Club is that I can also stream it directly from my phone to my living room television using my Chromecast. If you have Apple TV or a standard HDMI cable, that option is available for you as well. The app also syncs with the Nike+ Run Club to keep track of your runs; AND if you sign up for an account using Nike.com, you’ll get free standard shipping on anything you purchase. WINNNNNING.

See the rest of our list (trust me, you'll want to!) by heading over to FitXBrit.com via the link below.

So, will you be trying any of these workout apps? What’s your favorite at-home way to workout? Let us know in the comments below.


You May Also Like...