My Favorite Fitness & Wellness Apps
A quick note, this post is not at all sponsored! This is just a collection of the apps I use every day to stay on top of my wellness and fitness! Usually when I post a screenshot of a workout or my nutrition diary to instagram, I’m met with a bunch of questions about what apps I use. So, I thought I’d compile them into this post!
I’m not the type of person to use an app for everything, but I have found these particular wellness & fitness apps to be incredibly helpful and I use these ones every single day.
This post is definitely a work in progress. I’m always trying out new apps and websites that are health and fitness related. So, as I find new ones that I really like and continue to use, I’ll post them here! I hope this post is helpful and introduces you to something new that you love!
Cost: Free on iOS and desktop, $2.99 in the Google Play store
Cronometer is my absolute favorite tracking app. It allows you to track net carbs (!!), as well as micronutrients and to create custom targets (and keto is in there!). It’s also pretty intuitive to use and provides loads of data, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I’ve been an avid Cronometer user for years and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a food diary app that goes above and beyond. As an aside, I use the Cronometer desktop site when developing recipes and calculating nutrition info for my vegan keto meal plans!
Cost: App is free, plus the cost of the tracker
I know not everyone is in love with Fitbit, but it’s my fitness tracker of choice, and I use the app several times daily. It’s a nice way to keep track of activity, and provides a fun community setting as well.
I’ve been using Fitbits for about 3-4 years now, and have found them to be pretty darn helpful in motivating me to move my butt, as well as tracking improvement in performance (via the heart rate monitor) and sleep patterns. The Fitbit app also connects with Cronometer (above), so it imports calorie and macro data.
For those wondering, I currently have the Charge 3 and I love it. I’m honestly surprised at how mixed the reviews are.
Price: Free to try, $34.99 annually
You’ve probably noticed that I do quite a bit of yoga (I practice daily!) and while I initially got into yoga a few years ago with free videos on YouTube, I started using the DownDog app a month ago. I have never been so fast to purchase the full app (again, not at all sponsored – they don’t know I exist). DownDog basically has a library of yoga poses and transitions and generates a unique practice for you each time you use it. You can customize the music, the voiceover, the pace, the time, the focus of the movies and even the type of practice (restorative, hatha, quick flow, sun salutations, etc).
You can also save practices that you really enjoyed to do again later. What I love about this app is if I want to do a 20 minute restorative video with a lot of hip opening postures, it takes 15 seconds to set this up, instead of hunting around for a video on YouTube that I may or may not even like because of the pacing, music or the voice.
Like I said, I use this app daily (sometimes multiple times a day), so the $34.99 annual cost (it’s higher through the app, so I signed up on the website) means that it’s less than 10 cents a day, and often even less per use.
While it’s great to go to a studio and have a class with a real yoga teacher, this app has really helped me cultivate a home practice and is also perfect for those times when you’re away from home or have a really limited amount of time.
Clue Period Tracker
This isn’t really a fitness app, so much as a wellness app, but I still use it quite frequently nonetheless. Clue is a period tracker, but also allows you to stay on top of symptoms, ovulation and pretty much anything relating to that time of the month. You can also share this info with your partner, so they know what’s up.
Clue has been really accurate for me over the past year or so, and while there are other apps out there, I really like the sharing aspect.
In addition to using Clue to remember when to pack some extra chocolate/feminine hygiene products in my bag, I also like to use it to track trends in my workouts and eating habits. For instance, I’ve noticed that my ability to workout has an ebb and flow as well. The few days before my period (and the first day), I’m dead tired and really struggle to work out effectively, so I’ve started tailoring my routines to accommodate this, and I know not to try and do something super intense right before my period starts.
I don’t really use this app every day, it’s more of a every-few-days type of thing, but it’s still incredibly useful!