Vitogo - What good is a personal trainer that doesn’t fit in a gym bag? Customized workout programs guide users through exercises with tips and videos. Whether the goal is losing weight, building muscle, or increasing endurance, Vitogo’s got it covered. Available on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
CardioTrainer - Follow the yellow brick road — or just use the GPS on this app, which lets users track just about every detail of their workout. The product comes with a pedometer and workout playlists and provides instant feedback through voice notifications. But don’t forget about fun: Compete against other exercisers in a game called “Move Your Bot.” Available for free on Android.
JEFIT - Sometimes the hardest part of a workout is just getting to the gym, and JEFIT understands that. Beginners are welcome to try this app that lets users create a workout schedule, track their progress, and search for new exercises. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android.
Fitness Builder - This app’s users build muscle as they build personal workouts. Browse a huge selection of instructional workout videos, and get all the tools necessary to achieve fitness goals: a live personal trainer, fitness calculators, progress reports, and more. The app also helps therapy professionals create customized plans for clients. Available on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android. (The first month’s subscription is free.)
Nike BOOM - Pump up a workout using this app that creates the perfect exercise routine with upbeat music and audio motivation from coaches. Users can also opt to raise money for cancer research through Livestrong, publicizing their progress to social media connections. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
StrongLifts 5×5 - Released December 2011, StrongLifts guides users through a strength training workout, with instructions on exercises to try and how much weight to lift. The app compares users’ exercise performance to earlier workouts and sends motivational messages when they meet their goals. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Nike Training Club - Shake it like Sharapova with Nike’s personal training app for women. Users enter their current fitness levels and find exercises that help them reach their goals. And fitness gets fancy when users try workouts from celebrities, professional athletes, and trainers. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Sportaneous - A softball team of one doesn’t quite cut it. Sportaneous users can log on to find local pickup games happening right now. The service is currently available in New York City, San Diego, and Philadelphia, with plans to expand soon. Available for free on the iPhone.
iFightBack - Get knocked down and get back up again with this self-defense training app. Users browse videos that teach them how to defend themselves in common situations like getting stuck in an elevator with an attacker. All segments feature the founder of the Self Defense Training System, used worldwide. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Fitocracy - It’s (almost) all fun and games with the Fitocracy app. Users track their workouts, earn points for exercising, and compete against other members of the Fitocracy community. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
MyFitnessPal - This hugely popular product (a Wired Magazine Editors’ favorite Lifestyle App) lets users track their daily activity and food intake. Nutritional info’s available for almost any food, from filet mignon to PB&J. The app even comes with a bar code scanner, so users can find out that cereal’s not so nutritious before they buy it. Get support from friends with similar health goals and track each other’s progress. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, and Windows.
GymPact - A thin belly is one thing — a thin wallet’s another. Gympact users earn money when they check in at the gym from their smartphones. If they skip a session on the elliptical, they lose the money they paid to sign up. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Workout Trainer - Don’t take it from the guy next to you on the treadmill — this app from Skimble gives users exercise advice from personal trainers. Get photo, video, and audio instruction while working out, whether the focus is yogaor weightlifting. And let pals know what those muscles are up to by sharing workouts on social media. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android.
GymBuddy - Everybody needs a gym buddy. Log workouts and track progress toward fitness goals by recording exercise schedules, workout results, body weight, and BMI. Available on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Fleetly Fitness - Rocky or the average Joe, almost anyone can benefit from the tools included in Fleetly Fitness. Users get detailed instructions for exercises that match their specific fitness level and goals, and then track their progress with training logs and charts. Join challenges with friends to see who can get fit fastest! Available on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Alpine Replay - Take the slopes by storm with this app that records all the details of a skiing workout. Users track their speed, distance, vertical, and calorie burn, and see how they’ve improved over the course of the season. Compare stats with friends to see whose skiing skills reign supreme. Available for free on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android.