Free fitness apps

These cost effective fitness apps can help keep you in shape during isolation 

Keeping fit and healthy has never been easier thanks to the huge range of free smartphone fitness apps available at the touch of a button. Record, monitor and share your daily exercises with an online community all without the need for a pricey gym subscription.

Strava
Keep track of your latest runs and rides and compete to set new personal records at the same time. The app can track distance, speed, elevation, calories burned, heart rate and more. Join challenges, share photos from your activities, and follow friends while digesting your daily data with easy to understand graphics. Free with optional in-app purchases on iOS and Android.

Couch to 5k
Designed for the absolute beginner, the NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just nine weeks. A free and easy way to get fit and healthy, the app starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina as you work towards your goal.

A Sweat Life
Providing you access to thousands of audio and video recordings, the app enables you to have your very own fitness coach in your pocket. Created by certified coaches, content covers a variety of fitness programmes from boxing to yoga to HITT all in a mixture of standalone workouts and 30-day challenges. Free with optional in-app purchases on iOSb.

Freeletics
Focusing entirely on exercises and workouts that requires no equipment the app shows has hundreds of ways in which you can use your own bodyweight as your personal gym. It boasts over 900 variations of workouts, so you can train all muscles, and can be adapted for any fitness level. Workout sessions range from 10 to 30 minutes, complete with audio and video