Exercise Made Easy

Fitness apps put personal trainers in the palm of your hand

Personal trainers at the gym can get pricey, so the next best thing is a personal training app, which makes getting personalized fitness regiments a breeze and considerably more affordable. Some apps allow users to record both diet and exercise progress, monitoring their calories as well as the amount of weight they lifted at the gym that day.

Apps let users set goals they can achieve and provide workouts necessary to achieve those goals. While some fitness apps may be free, they may also have in-app purchases for more advanced versions. Others may cost anywhere from a one-time fee of $4.99 to a monthly fee of $7.99.

Here are some personal training apps to help you achieve your fitness goals without the personal trainer price.


The JeFit app allows users to create personalized workout routines that are tailored to meet their fitness needs as well as view and utilize workouts created by other users. You can record your training, track your rest time and complete your workout with one click. Later, the user can analyze their workout data and progress. The information can be accessed from both the user’s phone and computer, allowing them to check their progress toward their goals at any time. JeFit is available for both IOS and Android devices. The basic version is free, the pro version is a one-time payment of $4.99 and the elite version is $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year.

Lose It!

Lose It! is both a free website and app that is designed to help users count calories and log their exercise routines. The app keeps users connected to others using the Lose It! app to provide support for healthy weight loss. The app customizes a weight loss plan that fits the user’s life, helping them achieve personal goals in both exercise and eating habits.

The app also takes overall wellness into account by keeping track of sleeping habits and blood pressure. Users can share recipes and exercise routines with the Lose It! community. The app focuses on training its user with the help of others and is available on both IOS and Android devices.


FitStar offers personal training from trainers Tony Gonzalez, a former NFL player, and Tara Stiles, founder of Strala Yoga. The app creates custom workouts based on personal fitness levels. The user does a few workouts with the app, gives feedback on which exercises were easy or tough and the app utilizes the information to create challenging routines specialized to the user.

The app offers short workouts ranging from seven to 30 minutes, workouts with little equipment needed and workouts that can be done in tight spaces if the user is on the go. The app also has some features compatible with Fitbit. FitStar costs $7.99 a month or $39.99 a year and is available on both Android and IOS devices.

Touchfit: GSP

If you need a personal trainer with a strict attitude, Touchfit: GSP offers MMA World Champion Georges St-Pierre as your new personal trainer. After completing a test workout, the user rates the exercises they did from easiest to hardest. The answers the user gives will determine the workouts that will be given as the user moves forward.

The app challenges its users with more than 500 video exercises. It measures the user’s progress and motivates them with the help of GSP’s voice. The app evolves with the user as they get stronger and stronger. Touchfit: GSP is $4.99 plus an optional fee of $9.99 for additional content.


The Sworkit app is available on IOS and Android devices, computers and tablets, giving personalized video workouts to users anywhere, anytime. First, the user decides which part of the body they want to exercise, choosing from 20 pre-built work outs or creating their own custom work out. The user then picks the length of time they want to spend exercising, whether it be a few minutes in between errands or a full 45-minute workout.

Sworkout provides video instruction and audio cues to make it easy to follow along with the workouts provided. The user can choose from the free version or the premium version, which costs $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

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Christina Claus
Christina Claus is the former editor of Port Washington News.

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