Thanks to delicious聽holiday recipes, this time of the year is often marked by lots of good eating. Gingerbread cookies by the dozen, turkey, hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows, eggnog, pumpkin pies and lots and lots of champagne in pretty glasses. Throw in聽a heap of Netflix and chillin鈥 (like literal聽Netflix + chilling) and, well, we鈥檙e ready to make some new fitness goals. To keep those resolutions long into 2016,聽we need a personal coach to pump us up, encourage us and at times, kick our butts. Luckily, thanks to our handy gadgets, you聽don鈥檛聽have to shell out the big bucks anymore. Here聽are聽seven workout apps that will put a personal trainer right in聽your pocket.


1. FitStar Personal Trainer: FitStar is the gold standard when is comes to personal training apps. The brainchild of NFL player Tony Gonzalez, this DL聽is such an intelligent app, it鈥檚 as though you were training with a real person. After every move, the app will ask you how many reps you completed and the difficulty of the workout. Based on your answers, the app will customize your workouts over time according to your strengths and weaknesses. Smart and聽personal.

DL It:聽Free on iOS and Android


2. Sworkit: Sworkit aims to be the app that will fit your schedule no matter what sort of hurdles life throws in your way. You can customize your workout to last as long as you鈥檇 like it to and also select moves for only the parts of the body you鈥檇 like to focus on.

DL It:聽Free on iOS and Android


3. Fitmo: This DL聽literally puts a personal trainer on your phone鈥 as in, you are video conferencing in with your trainer during a session. The best part is Fitmo provides you with a list of pros that you can hire and your coach will then tailor your training according to your needs.

DL It:聽Free on iOS


4. Spring Moves: When it comes to running apps, Spring Moves tops the list. The music聽bumping in the background is like the heartbeat of your running聽sesh. Spring Moves allows you to select which genres are your fave and provides you with the perfect soundtrack to your run. It鈥檒l also log your time and track your progress.

DL It:聽Free on iOS


5. Runtastic: Another running app, Runtastic will track your time and map your distance, but it鈥檒l also keep tabs on your heart rate and analyze your progress so that you can improve and adjust accordingly. Running that marathon can finally come off your bucket list.

DL It:聽Free on iOS and Android


6. CARROT Fit: CARROT is one sassy virtual personal trainer with her tongue-in-cheek, Justin Bieber-bashing drill sergeant-like聽locution. You might actually get a聽real workout in between the laughing 鈥 and yes, nothing is sacred or safe with CARROT around.

DL It:聽$2.99 on iOS


7. Nike+ Training Club: Nike鈥檚 own running and exercise app is a must-have in the personal training app arena. Yes, it tracks your runs. Yes, it even plays music so you can run in peace. It also provides you WODs you can do along with with brief videos to illustrate specific workouts.

DL It:聽Free on iOS and Android

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