A new year always means millions of people trying to find a place for fitness in their lives. Often, though, it’s tough to find the space and even tougher to find the motivation. Luckily, there are a bevy of apps that can help you dust off your workout cobwebs and get in shape in 2016.
Here are 10 of the best for Android.
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1. Google Fit (Free)- Like many of Google's core apps, Google Fit is beautifully designed and effortlessly simple. It automatically tracks your workout, so long as you're running, cycling or walking and gives you real-time stats such as speed, route, elevation and more. It also plays nice with numerous other fitness apps and Android Wear devices.
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2. JEFIT Workout Tracker (Free) - JEFIT gives you the convenience of a personal trainer right in your pocket. The app lets you save and record your workout history, then preloads that data when you're at the gym so you don't have to worry about constantly messing with your phone instead of focusing on your workout. The app also offers more than 1300 detailed and animated fitness exercises, allowing you to customize your routine.
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3. RunKeeper (Free) - Long the standard in run tracking apps, RunKeeper remains one of the best, and most beautiful, workout apps on Android in 2016. RunKeeper offers a bevy of features including the ability to calculate running pace, cycling speed, route distance, elevation and calorie burn for any fitness activity. You can follow a training plan or create your own, connect it to other fitness apps including MyFitnessPal, set short-term and long-term goals, share your progress with friends via social media and more.
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4. Sworkit Workout Trainer (Free) - With Sworkit, you can choose numerous workouts from 5 to 60 minutes, all of which come with video routines. It's set to work around your schedule, and even offers workouts that can be done at work. It focuses on circuit training, cardio, yoga, Pilates and stretching but you can customize it to fit your needs, including highly specialized workouts for golfers, surfers, pregnant women and more.
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5. Virtuagym Fitness (Free) - With a massive database of more than 2500 workouts, all with 3D animated instruction videos, Virtuagym is sure to have the exercises you need. You can create your own custom workout routine, set personal goals and track your progress over time, meaning the app conforms to your needs. Connect it with Virtuagym's other health apps to create an ever deeper experience.
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6. Strava Running and Cycling (Free) - Much like RunKeeper, Strava tracks your run or ride with GPS giving key stats like pace, speed, elevation, calories burned and more. You can set your own personal goals, and also compete against friends, people in your area and even pros. One of the app's cooler features is the ability to see the most popular routes in your area, so you can easily change your run routine to keep things fresh.
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7. 7 Minute Workout (Free) - There are numerous 5 or 7 minute workout apps on Android, but this is one of the best. It's workouts are simple and the entire process is intuitive. Just select the workout you want, from Classic, Abs or Butt and go. If you want more control, you can customize how often the circuits repeat, rest time in between each exercise, countdown time and more. For anyone who gets a headache trying to create their own workout, 7 Minute Workout is the simple app you're looking for.
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8. Zombies, Run! (Free) - If you need a little more motivation, a gamification app like Zombies, Run! is the way to go. In this fun app, users are placed in a zombie apocalypse scenario in which the only way to survive is to run for your life. You play as "Runner 5" and it is up to you to rebuild your base by collecting supplies and outlasting zombie hordes. The app keeps detailed statistics of your runs as well as game progress, meaning you'll always be in the know about your fitness and not just the zombie apocalypse.
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9. Endomondo Running & Walking (Free) - This fitness tracker lets you log your runs, walks and rides plus dozens of other sports using your phone's GPS. You can set goals, analyze your workouts, connect with friends, sync with Google Fit and use it with numerous wearables. Spring for the premium version and you'll get a personal training plan, more in-depth statistics and motivational features.
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10. UP by Jawbone (Free) - From the makers of the popular line of fitness bands of the same name, UP is one of the best fitness apps you'll find. You can use it in conjunction with one of Jawbone's bands, or just your phone. The app features Smart Coach, a virtual guide that learns you over time and doesn't just show you data, but also makes suggestions on how to improve your current routine. You can track activity, sleep, diet, heart rate and more. Add in a pleasing design and UP is one of the best all-around fitness experiences on Android.