Finding your favorite fitness app may require a bit of trial and error — just like workout routines are personal, so are workout apps.
First, think about where you’ll mainly be using the app. Do you work out at home, at the gym, outside or a mix of all three? If you like to run outdoors, for example, you’d likely want an app that offers location tracking. Similarly, when looking into a specific app, figure out whether its classes require you to have certain equipment on-hand, like dumbbells or a yoga mat.
In addition to the location and type of workouts you plan to do, you should also think about your goals for using the app. Do you just want to get moving more often, or are there specific fitness goals (like running a certain speed or lifting a certain weight) that you want to achieve? Some apps allow you to personalize your goals or even connect with a personal trainer to help you meet them.
Lastly, know that there are fitness apps for every budget — including free. Some require a monthly subscription to access.