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The Best CrossFit Apps of the Year

 

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We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of support for people who want to up their CrossFit performance. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

CrossFit is a fitness program that incorporates exercise from multiple disciplines such as gymnastics and weightlifting. The practice integrates high-intensity workouts to build strength and endurance. That intensity may take the form of high-speed bursts or reps with heavy weights.

Traditionally, CrossFit training takes place in a gym, or “box.” In a nutshell, you and others in your box community do each workout of the day (WOD) together. You track stats on a whiteboard and continuously work to beat your personal record (PR).

Because the workouts are highly adaptable, anyone can try CrossFit. The training style has grown quite popular in the past decade. Today, CrossFit.com boasts over 13,000 affiliates worldwide.

It’s worth noting that despite the intense nature of CrossFit, recent studies indicate injury rates are comparable to other exercise. Still, it’s always smart to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine. This is especially true for seniors, pregnant women, or anyone requiring special care during exercise.

If CrossFit is right for you, you may still find it’s not always easy or possible to visit a box. Perhaps you find it intimidating to work out with others, or the cost of training isn’t within your budget. Luckily, there are a number of CrossFit-style apps that make it simple to work out on your terms. They’ll help you mix up WODs, track results, and share your workouts online.

Here’s our list for the best CrossFit apps of the year.

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WOD Genie

WOD Genie

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

 

Price: Free

WOD Genie is a creative workout-of-the-day generator. The app boasts that it’s the perfect way to mix things up and shock your body. Customize workouts to accommodate your gym by selecting the equipment you have at hand. The app even includes a built-in timer automatically set for your workout. Videos demonstrate movements and a glossary helps you decipher CrossFit lingo. The interface is basic but gives you the tools you need. Save your favorite workouts to repeat them later.

SugarWOD

SugarWOD

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

SugarWOD keeps you accountable for your daily workout performance. The app lets you post your workout and track results on a daily leaderboard. Coaches and friends can motivate one another with comments and fist bumps. You can choose from thousands of programs or create your own custom workout. The clean interface helps you easily view fitness progress over time with charts and graphs.

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WODzilla

WODzilla

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $4.99

WODzilla is ideal for creating custom WODs, including generating workouts using your gym’s RSS feed. Add notes to each workout so you know if you achieved a personal best. Track your 1-rep max weights and fitness goals. You can benchmark against others and share your workouts on Facebook. The app generates 100 percent working weight and Wendler percentage charts. They’ve improved the app so that it won’t sleep while the built-in timer is in use.

myWOD

myWOD

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: $3.99

MyWOD makes it easy to work out, track performance, and share results. The app has how-to videos and 150 preset programs. You can build and customize your own personal WOD or integrate unlimited gym RSS feeds. You can track your reps by tapping the screen while in any of five timers. The app also allows access to music within the timers.

Going out of town? MyWOD helps you find local gyms and track workouts using metric or imperial measurements. Several options for backing up and syncing data mean you’ll never lose your history.

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30 Day Fitness Challenges Workout

30 Day Fitness Challenges Workout

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Created by a professional fitness coach, this app claims to be “scientifically proven to improve fitness and health.” The app is designed to gradually increase the intensity and difficulty of your workout. You can choose challenges tailored to different parts of your body or a full-body workout.

Each exercise includes in-depth instructions as well as video guides for further clarity. The app is intuitive and easy to use. The daily plan, reminders, weight trend data, and workout results help you stay on track. The app also syncs with Google Fit.

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WOD Roulette

WOD Roulette

iPhone rating: Not yet rated

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

If you’re indecisive about which workout to choose each day, this app will solve your woes. WOD Roulette will pick one for you at random from their library. They offer METCON and lifting style workouts, including classic benchmark WODs and open workouts. Click “Go!” or shake your device for a new workout. “Like” WODs to save them. The newest version allows you to filter by body weight and includes new rep schemes. A bonus for travelers: They offer hotel and travel-friendly workouts as well.

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WODster

WODster

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

WODster puts hundreds of workouts at your fingertips. You can also create your own WOD. Choose from stopwatch, countdown, and Tabata timers. Attach photos and add notes to your results. Sign up for a pro account to save your data to the cloud and gain access to additional WODs. Some features require an in-app purchase.

WOD Log

WOD Log

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

WOD Log will help you work out, track, and analyze your performance. You can choose from more than 150 preloaded WODs. Alternatively, subscribe to a box RSS feed to upload your own. The app will help you calculate skill and weight levels. Enter your workout results, add notes and pictures, and view your athlete profile. Track your personal records and share your results on social media for added motivation. WOD Log will help you visualize your progress with charts and graphs. Back up your history to the cloud to prevent lost data.

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CrossFit Wod Workouts

CrossFit Wod Workouts

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

CrossFit Wod Workouts boasts that it’s the personal trainer to help you achieve your CrossFit goals. The app features more than 100 exercises with accompanying video and image instruction. The stretching section even helps you understand which muscle groups you’re working. It’s easy to track personal fitness measurements over time, like body mass index and chest circumference. Purchasing the pro version eliminates ads and gives you access to more content.


Catherine Cronenberg

Catherine is a journalist passionate about health, public policy, and women's rights. She writes on a range of nonfiction topics, from entrepreneurship to women's issues as well as fiction. Her work has appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post, and other publications. She’s a mom, wife, writer, artist, travel enthusiast, and lifelong student.

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