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Best Workout Apps for Women
Best Workout Apps for Women

Hiring a personal trainer is a great way to take your fitness routine to the next level but with prices ranging from $40 to $100 per hour, it can get pricey quickly.

Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to get an enhanced workout these days. Thanks to some pretty amazing smartphone apps, you can have access to a personalized exercise plan that’s affordable (or even free) and optimized to help you meet your goals.  

Whether you’re aiming to run a race or simply looking to get in better shape, there’s a fitness app that can help you do it.  We put together a list of our favorite ones to get you started.

Here are five of the best workout apps for women to help you get in shape without shelling out tons of cash.



Best Workout Apps for Women Sworkit
Best Workout Apps for Women Sworkit

Sworkit is one of the most popular workout apps on the market and for good reason. The free app – which stands for “simply work it” offers users the ability to sort exercises by impact level, difficulty, category or focus area, making it simple to select the right workout routine for their needs. They can also share their workouts with others through the app and get your friends active too. Sworkit is available on iOS and Android.


30 Day Pushup Challenge

Sometimes starting small can lead to big results. That’s the theory behind the 30 Day Pushup Challenge which is helping people get excited about exercising the right way. This best workout app for women pick encourages users to do a few pushups each day, gradually helping you master a standard pushup over the course of a month. From there it offers pushup variations to make the workout more challenging.  The app is free and available on iOS.


7 Minute Workout
Best Workout Apps for Women 7 Minute Workout
Best Workout Apps for Women 7 Minute Workout

The excuse of not having enough time is a non-starter with this app from Wahoo fitness. Available on iOS and Android the free 7 Minute Workout app focuses on providing an effective personal training regimen in a condensed time. The daily workouts track your progress and mix cardio with strength training to keep you challenged.


Workout Trainer 

Variation is the spice of life

. The same is true for a great workout routine. The Workout Trainer app from Skimble provides tons of exercises with step by step instructions. The free app can help with everything from conditioning exercises to get you ready for an upcoming race to strengthening and toning workouts. Users can also build their own customized routines using the app’s workout library and share them online. Workout Trainer is available on iOS and Android.

Pilates Anytime

Pilates can be an addicting workout but it can be hard to learn the moves correctly even in the most intimate boutique gym group settings. The Pilates Anytime app helps makes it easy to master the workouts at your own speed by providing videos that clearly breaks down every move. The iOS app has more than 2,500 Pilates classes to choose from and offers a premium subscription for $18 per month – which is a drop in a bucket compared to an upscale Pilates studio.   

Let me know if there are any best workout apps for women that I missed. I plan to update this list regularly. 

-XOXO Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress

Disclosure: This post is sponsored; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 

I’ve been really focused on prioritizing my health lately and taking better care of myself. That means eating better and hitting the gym as often as possible. Both can be challenging with a busy schedule, but I’ve been trying out different tricks to make my days flow as easy as possible. Things like writing down what I eat during the day, packing my purse with healthy snacks and hitting the gym in the early morning – before I start my day – have all helped me shed 25 pounds and put some extra energy back in my steps.

Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress

So, when I got an invite to try a new surfing workout as part of the new Simply Summer’s Eve launch I was totally down. 

Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress

The event was held at Surfset Studio, a cool fitness spot in New York City and it was so much fun! Yes. You actually do “surf,” but there is no water involved:). 

Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress

The surfboard is actually placed on top of three balance balls and you do surfing and pilates inspired moves on top of the board. 

Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress

It’s a moderately intense workout designed to strengthen your core (tummy), tone your full body and improve your balance. I had never stepped foot on a surfboard before my workout, so it felt a little odd at first. I actually lost my balance once or twice but felt totally comfortable with each of the moves by the end of the 30-minute class. 
I also was sweating bullets by the end and a little worried about offending my fellow attendees with my post-workout smell.  

Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress
Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress

Luckily, we were covered here too. Simply Summer’s Eve is a new line of on-the-go cleansing cloths and foaming wash that are formulated to help maintain a natural pH and get rid of odor-causing bacteria. The cloths are individually wrapped – perfectly sized to keep in a purse or gym bag – and I wiped myself down with a Mandarin Blossom scented one before chatting with my new workout buddies.  

The scent was light and pleasant and the cloth worked really. When I got home after the event I asked my hubby if I smelled (cause he would be totally honest with me) and he said, “no, why were you working out?” The fact that he couldn’t tell means I’ll be keeping these little wonders in my gym bag from now on.   

Simply Summer’s Eve Launch Event: Photo Credit Not Just A Girl In A Dress

So, I totally scored twice at this event with a great workout and new post-workout odor killing wipes. Honestly, it’s three times if you count the fab mermaid crown I got from Crowns by Christie. Can’t wait to rock mine at the next beach party. 

Simply Summer’s Eve also comes in a Coconut Water scent and hits shelves in May 2017. 

-XOXO Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress