The best free exercise apps for busy blokes

The best free exercise apps for busy blokes

In between work, family, and having fun, it can be difficult to find enough time in the week to get fit. Many men struggle to find an hour, or even 30 minutes, to go for a run. Even if we do get some free time, a lot of us are simply too tired to pull on the trainers and get active.

Installing a fitness app on your phone can be a great way to boost your motivation levels and achieve your fitness goals. Giving you expert advice and that little push you need to get out and get fit, a good fitness app can make the difference between achieving your goals and falling at the first hurdle. Here’s our pick of the best free fitness apps out there to get you started.



Available free on both Android and iOS, Sworkit will help to guide you towards your fitness goal. Simply enter information about your current fitness and the level you want to achieve. The app will then calculate a six-week programme that will help you to reach this goal. As well as being an excellent choice if you are busy, the app is ideal if you don’t have the budget to join a gym. As @GearHungry says:

“The best thing is that all the exercises the application suggests are those you can do in the comfort of your home. There’s no need to spend any money on the gym subscription or go out and exercise when it’s bad weather.”  

Zombies, Run!

Like Sworkit, Zombies, Run! is free on both Android and iOS. However, you’ll have to venture outside if you’re going to make full use of this unique fitness concept. Unlike other apps that take fitness goals fairly seriously, Zombies, Run! puts the fun back into your workout.

Essentially, if you don’t run fast enough or far enough, the zombies are going to get you. The app uses GPS to customise your route, helping to ensure you really feel that the undead are out to get you.


The Johnson & Johnson Official 7-Minute Workout

If you want to see impressive results in a relatively short space of time, HIIT workouts are a good option. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been shown to help boost fitness levels, release endorphins and build muscle, all while taking up just a few minutes of your day.

This free app from Johnson & Johnson is one of the best on the market. Complete with 22 pre-designed interval workouts, the app will guide you through HIIT training and help you build up your fitness levels fast.

If you don’t have a lot of time to work out, but still want to get in shape and boost your fitness levels, these apps will help you achieve your goals. As well as keeping your body healthy, don't forget about your hair.

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