Top 5 free fitness tracking apps available on the Google Play store

One of the biggest roadblocks to starting a workout program is not knowing where to start. Personal trainers can be a bit pricey and intimidating for those just starting out on a fitness journey. Although we want a tailored program, we also want the ability to control the program on our own in a private environment and set our own pace. In this day and age, we are in luck. App companies have answered our call for self-paced fitness. But there is an abundance of fitness apps on the market. Now not only do we struggle with picking a fitness program but we struggle with picking an app to use as well. Well look no further, the team here at has compiled a list of the 5 best fitness tracking apps on the market. And the best part is? They are all free. So, try one or try them all. We are confident you will find a fitness app to meet your needs.

1 - 30 Day Fitness Challenge by Leap Fitness Group

The 30-Day Fitness Challenge by Leap Fitness Group is super intuitive and easy to use and navigate. The best part about this app is that it helps you accomplish short 30-day challenges instead of open ended workouts that can seem to go on and on. It creates the goals for you as the app's whole premise is to help you reach small goals, which in turn motivates and keeps you going.  

The app is also awesome because it does not require you to go to a gym or use equipment. All of the workouts can be accomplished at home using just your body weight.

If you don’t want to take our word for it, that is OK. This app has over 350,000 5-star reviews on the Google Play App Store.   

2 - Fitness & Bodybuilding by VGFIT LLC

The great thing about VGFIT’s app is that it doesn’t just track fitness, it educates. This app is equipped with some of the best instructions out of any app on the market and it costs nothing. You are never left wondering what is next with this app. VGFIT has a built-in calendar and it lists out the most effective workouts for every muscle group.  

The app is also geared toward many different types of workout plans. Meaning anyone can use this app from bodybuilders to powerlifters to people that just want to lose weight. Although this app only has 60,000 5-star reviews, it clocks a 4.6 rating in the Google Play App Store. One of the highest ratings out of any of the fitness apps.

3 - Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal

The calorie counter is more of a nutritional based app but it works hand in hand with your goals. Its extensive database of calorie information is far superior than anything on the market today.  Use it at restaurants or scan wrapper barcodes, this app has it all – 6 million foods to be exact. Along with counting calories, you can also track your fitness and exercise right within the app. Although not as in depth as some of the other fitness apps, this app will connect with your Fitbit. The MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter is one of the most popular apps on the market today with over 1.2 million 5-star reviews.

4 - Weight Loss Fitness by Red Rock Apps

This is the ultimate weight loss app. Aside from being a full body workout app, it also has built in plans that are tailored to working trouble areas. One of the coolest features of this app is that it has music built right in. Yes, that is correct. No need to use another music app when working out because this app will play over 1000 playlists for you. Although this app only has 340 5-star reviews, it’s intuitive interface and easy to use and manage workouts are the reason this app makes the list.

5 - Nike Training Club - Workouts & Fitness Plans by Nike Inc.

Nike developed a one of a kind fitness app. Built right into the app is the ability to get motivated by some of the world’s most popular athletes. It also has some serious depth when it comes to workout types. Browse an extensive library of boxing, yoga, strength and endurance workouts etc…. Surprisingly this app only has 170,000 5-star reviews but the assortment along and the ability to sync with Google Fit puts this app on the list.