Top Fitness Apps To Help Track Your Progress In 2017
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Top Fitness Apps To Help Track Your Progress In 2017

Top Fitness Apps To Help Track Your Progress In 2017

Whether your fitness aim for 2017 is to improve your activity levels, train for a specific event or build on your routine from last year, the key to progress is the ability to monitor what you do.

Fitness trackers are very popular but there are also lots of great fitness apps that are free or very inexpensive and can be used with most of the big name smartphones.

Here are some of the most popular to help you monitor your progress in 2017.

Charity Miles

Available for: Android, iOS


This is a free app that makes the process of running, walking or cycling feel even more worthy.

The app monitors your progress and corporate sponsors donate a little money for every mile you finish.

You can choose which of the charities connected with the app that you want to support and every mile you complete will help raise a little money for them.


Available for: Android, iOS, Windows Phone


Everyone knows the Fitbit devices that are one of the most popular brands of fitness trackers.

But not everyone realises that you can turn your smartphone into a fitness tracker with their free app and keep track of your steps, your weight and other information such as blood pressure and glucose levels.

You can pair it with one of their devices for added benefits and upgrade to Premium options if you choose.


Available for: Android, iOS


If you are a little uncertain what kind of workout you want to use to get your fitness moving, then FitStar can be an ideal workout partner.

The app is free to download and then there is a monthly cost of $7.99 or $39.99 for the year (around £32 at the moment).

It then creates custom workouts based on your fitness levels and you give the app feedback for it to continue to alter the program as you progress.

It does work with some Fitbit devices after the app was purchased by the company in 2015.

Lose It!

Available on: Android, iOS, Kindle, Nook


This is an app that works on smartphones and tablets and helps you with calorie counting and exercise sessions to monitor your progress.

It does tend to use American brand foods more than those from the UK but can still give you a good idea and it is free of charge to download.

It also pairs with devices such as the Fitbit, Jawbone and Runkeeper to help monitor distance covered.


Available on: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone


MyFitnessPal is another app that is free to download and offers an easy way to monitor your diet and health.

You can use the range of tools to track what you eat as well as how many calories you burn during the day and is one of the easiest to manage in this kind of area.

It also has a large database of food and drinks to select what you have been eating and get accurate information to help your fitness regime.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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