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 fitness game. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

Staying physically active is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Regular exercise helps your mind and body. But sometimes you need a little extra planning and motivation to stick with your fitness routine.

These apps help you set goals and maintain a routine at any fitness level. Find the best plan that works for you and use the technology in these apps to track your progress.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

The Fitbit app is designed to work with the wearable activity trackers of the same name, counting your steps and calories burned while tracking your pace and distance traveled. The app can be also used on its own to track basic activity through your phone. You can set and manage goals for workouts, sleep, and eating habits. When you pair the app with a wearable device, it can collect data on everything from your heart rate to how much restful sleep you get each night.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: $2.99

New to running? Couch to 5K is designed to get you started from the beginning. The app gets you up and moving, easing your routine from walking to running. As you progress, the workouts get more difficult. Use it three times a week for 20 to 30 minutes, and in nine weeks you’ll be ready to run a 5K. A virtual coach will guide you through each workout and you can use the GPS to map routes and calculate distance.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Whether you’re a regular runner or would like to start, this app was made for you. MapMyRun is a personal coach designed to help you set goals and improve. It lets you track pace, distance, duration, calories, and more. You’ll also join a community of runners who can challenge and motivate you. Connect the app to wearables, such as Jawbone and Fitbit, for even more personal fitness data.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Fitness Buddy offers more than 75 workout routines that can be separated into categories based on routine, muscle groups, or personal goals. The app acts as your own personal trainer, providing videos and instructions for each exercise, meal plans, and personal training plans designed by actual trainers. Use it to track your progress in weight and metrics over time.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

BodySpace is designed to make fitness more social. The app has dozens of training programs created by personal trainers, athletes, and other BodySpace members. Find the right complete training program or separate workouts by muscle group and required equipment. Connect with the BodySpace community to view exercise ratings and get encouragement from fitness friends to meet your health goals.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

JEFIT is all about strength training. The app has more than 1,300 weight training exercises in its database. Plan workouts and track your progress with programs for beginners to bodybuilders. Customize your fitness plan to meet your goals and fit your lifestyle. JEFIT also offers a fitness community where users can share routines and encourage each other.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Runkeeper is your companion for any run, whether you’re prepping for a marathon or just working up to your first 5K. Use the GPS to track your path in real time and connect to Spotify or iTunes to play your favorite music during a run. When you set goals, the app will coach you toward reaching them and create personalized routines to fit your busy schedule.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

UP is designed to take fitness to the next level. The app requires the wearable activity trackers UP, UP24, and UPmove by Jawbone. It records activity, eating habits, and sleep. Use Smart Coach to understand what changes you should make based on the data that’s been collected and to help you get there. UP’s Smart Alarm can wake you during the best moment in your sleep cycle, so you don’t feel groggy in the morning.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional premium subscription

Fitbit Coach is designed to work with your Fitbit wearable device. The app will recommend exercises based on your daily activity level and provide guidance for reaching your fitness goals. Workout videos show you how to do each move and offer coaching along the way. You can also customize the music selection with Fitbit Radio.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with subscription

Need some extra spring in your step? Spring helps runners and walkers stay motivated to keep moving and achieve their fitness goals. The app syncs music with your rhythm to help improve speed and encourage proper form. Choose from over 100 playlists and stations, then start moving and let Spring match the music to your pace. The first three months of the service are $0.99 per month. If you choose to continue, you can renew for $7.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Does moving for a cause motivate you? Then Charity Miles might be the key to improving your fitness level. The app lets you earn money for charity whenever you walk, run, or bike. You can even use it while you’re running a fitness activity tracker, so you can count your steps and cash them in for a good cause.

iPhone rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Friends who sweat together stay fit together. 5F helps you find a workout buddy to keep you company and hold you accountable. Whether you’re looking for someone to hike with or team members for a soccer game, the app connects people who want to stay active and prefer a social setting. Find your new workout BFF with the swipe of a finger.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Get access to diet and exercise advice from celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels at your fingertips. The app has exercise plans to help achieve fitness goals for people at any workout level. Customize the experience to meet your needs. Over 550 exercises are displayed in HD video for beginner, intermediate, and advanced workouts that range from 7 to 45 minutes. There’s also a customizable meal planner to make sure your eating habits are on track.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

MyFitnessPal helps you improve your habits, whether you want to lose weight, get toned, or eat healthier. The app has over 6 million foods in its database, making it easy to count calories and track nutrients. Choose from the pre-programmed goals or customize your own, then use the app to help you make changes and track your progress. You can also sync over 50 apps and devices with MyFitnessPal to collect workout data without having to manually log it.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Go from your couch to a 10K in 14 weeks with 10K Runner. The app coaches you on your journey to becoming a runner. Start with walk/run intervals and increase the running segments over time. Your human-sounding coach will tell you when to walk and run without interrupting your music. 10K Runner is compatible with music apps as well as Nike+ and GPS apps.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: $4.99

Use iSmoothRun on walks, hikes, runs, and bike rides. The app was designed to help you create and follow a training plan. It uses a GPS and pedometer to record every step of your training. The app tracks time, distance, location, pace, altitude, running cadence, heart rate, and power. You can even track mileage on your running shoes, so you know when it’s time to buy a new pair.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Runtastic was created with runners in mind, but it can be used to track different outdoor cardio activities with its built-in GPS. Get feedback from the app’s voice coach and cheers from other users. Set running goals for an entire year and keep track of when it’s time to replace your shoes.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free

Lose weight and stay fit with SparkPeople. The app makes it easy to count calories with its large nutrition and calorie database, and its meal planner helps you stay on track with healthy food choices. Get access to exercise demo videos from personal trainers that show you how to perform strength and cardio activities without getting injured.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Keeping a food diary can be helpful when you’re trying to make healthy changes. This app makes it easy to log weight, food, and exercise. It also connects you to a supportive community of users working toward similar goals. See how many calories you’ve burned, how many you’ve eaten, and keep track of your weight loss progress over time.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

Ever get overwhelmed at the grocery store when you’re trying to make healthy choices? Fooducate will analyze nutrition labels and make recommendations based on your health goals. Scan over 250,000 product barcodes and get a personalized nutrition letter grade for each. The app is made to track meals, including calories, fat, protein, and carbs, as well as sleep and physical activity.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Noom uses a psychology-based approach to discover the reasons behind unhealthy behaviors and help you form healthier ones. The app coaches you through short-term and long-term goals for healthy eating and exercise. Track your weight, food, exercise, blood pressure, and blood sugar, and get access to customized meal plans and workouts. Noom also includes over 250 informational articles, many of which provide interactive content.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Love outdoor adventures? AllTrails is right up your alley. The app helps hikers, runners, and bikers discover the best trails around the world. Get access to over 50,000 hiking trails and mountain bike routes from national parks to your neighborhood. Be prepared to explore remote locations by downloading maps for offline use.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: $4.99

PeakFinder is all about that mountain-climbing life. Use the app to explore over 350,000 peaks through augmented reality technology — from Mount Everest to a hill at your local park. Learn about the mountain peaks and surrounding landscape. The app’s functions are available offline worldwide.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional subscription

Don’t have a lot of time? Seven minutes is all it takes to get in a good workout. Seven offers equipment-free workouts you can do from anywhere. Earn badges for achievements and compete with friends to reach your goals faster. Join the 7 Club for $9.99 per month and get personal workout plans for your fitness level with over 200 exercises.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free

J&J Official 7 Minute Workout is made to fit your schedule. The app comes preloaded with 22 workouts ranging from 7 to 32 minutes. There are 72 different exercises with video tutorials that can be used in a variety of combinations — from easy to hard. Set workout reminders in the app to keep yourself active.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional subscription

Sworkit is the workout program for everyone — from beginners to athletes. The app offers 6-week training programs based on your activity level and goals. Get access to unlimited custom workouts and ask a real trainer for advice. In order to take advantage of all the features, you’ll need a subscription for $29.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

WOD is CrossFit speak for workout of the day. WODster has hundreds WOD benchmarks to choose from, and if you can’t choose, the app will randomly select for you. It also lets you write your own WODs and create custom timers.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

WOD Log was made to be your CrossFit companion. Use it to track progress and personal records. The app has 150 preloaded common WODs and the option to create your own benchmark WODs and share them with friends. Save your favorite WODs to the cloud by signing in with Google or Facebook.

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

WOD Roulette is there to help when you’re being indecisive about a workout. Click the roulette button or shake your phone and the app choses a workout at random. Its workout library includes classic benchmark WODs, CrossFit Open workouts, and new metabolic conditioning routines.