If you're looking to get fit and need a little extra help, why not try using an application that helps to keep you accountable? An application that can keep track of your workouts, meals, sleep, how much water you drink, motivate you or give you some health tips? You can even find some that provide you with the exercises and workout routine you need for staying in shape or loosing weight!

Let's take a look at some really helpful workout tracking apps you can download for free on your phone or iPhone and use whenever you need that extra something to keep you going. We found the ones that were the most popular this year!

7 minute workout –  Great and simple workout sessions you can do without any additional equipment or a gym membership.  This is a perfect app for people just starting to exercise or for those who don't have more time to do it. It has an user friendly interface, plus it reminds you to workout every day. You can find the app here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.popularapp.sevenmins

Sworkit – This app uses a variety of exercises for strenght, cardio, yoga and stretching. You just have to choose which type of workout you want, and then let it know what time you've got (anywhere from five minutes to an hour). You can even make your own custom workout by choosing the exercises you want to do and save it for another time. If you opt for premium ($4.99), you can personalize your workouts even more by chosing the body part you want to work on and the number of repetitions. You can find the app here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sworkitapp.sworkit.com

Fitness and bodybuilding – A great app that helps in creating a full workout plan, especially when you are at the gym. Once you decide what group of muscles you want to work on, you can choose the exercise, set the lbs of the weights and the repetition and get started. You have a wide variety of workouts in bodybuilding, fitness and powerlifting, plus an option for customizing your own workout with what works best fo you. The app keeps a history of everything you did each day. You can find the app here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=softin.my.fast.fitness

Couch to 5k – This app is simple and intuitive, and it was designed for those who just started experiencing running. It motivates you and at the same time challenges you to continue forward. It works by starting with a mix of running and walking, gradually building up strenght and stamina to fully running 5k. For experienced runners who need a tracker, there is Runtastic Running and Fitness – that uses GPS to track and map your running, monitoring time, speed and distance and stores the information in your personal exercise diary. The app can also be used for walking, biking or jogging. You can find the app Couch to 5k here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.c25k ; and Runtastic Running and Fitness right here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.runtastic.android

Fitness point – It's a simple app you can use to track your progress at the gym and much more. There are pre-defined workout plans you can choose from, or you can create your own personal workout. It comes with hundreds of exercise descriptions and videos for each muscle you want to train and you can use the calendar to track your progress each day. You can find the app here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.std.fitness.point

FitNotes – A clean, simple and customizable workout tracker.  It creates workout logs where sets of weight, reps and distance or time are recorded and it lets you navigate through your workout history to see the progress you've made. You can create as many routines as you want, attach comments or notes to sets and personalize the calendar however you like. You can find the app here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.github.jamesgay.fitnotes

Self-tracking apps are an essential component that can help you stick to a health program. Try one of these apps and see if any of them fits your needs. If you already have a tracker you use, that we didn't mention, we would love to hear more! So feel free to share with us about it.

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