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8 fitness apps keep your resolutions on track

Whether you’re a fitness newbie, you’re dying to tackle your first ultramarathon, or somewhere in between, there’s an app to help you reach your 2017 goals. Here are eight options to help develop and maintain new habits for a healthier you.


$9.99 per month or $75 per year for iOS and Android

Access on-demand audio fitness training that fuses guidance from a trainer with a playlist to keep you motivated. Get unlimited access to classes in running, cycling, elliptical, yoga, strength training and race training.

Charity Miles

Free for iOS and Android

Corporate sponsors donate a few cents for every mile you run, walk or bike. Browse the list of available charities and get started.


Free (or $4.99 elite upgrade) for iOS

Record an unlimited number of walks, runs and other activities and analyze the data provided, including heart rate, speed, cadence, splits, and more.


Free (or paid premium options) for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8

Track your workouts, receive audio feedback and guidance throughout each session, and analyze your fitness activity.

Fitbit App

Free (or $49.99/year for premium) for iOS, Android and Windows Phone

Track your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep to keep you motivated and improve your health. Fitbit Activity Wristbands are available at the DoIT Tech Store.


Free (or $7.99/month, $39.99/year for premium) for iOS and Android

Creates custom video workouts based on your fitness level, challenging you to meet your goals. Coaches provide feedback and motivation so you see real results.


Free (or paid premium plan) for iOS and Android

Access short, high intensity (HIIT) workouts you can complete at work or at home in less than 20 minutes. Ask questions and get quick feedback from a virtual coach.


Free for iOS and Android

Find others’ and share your own experiences about local outdoor excursions, including skiing, swimming, biking, backpacking and more.