9 Best Workout Apps for Runners - Appy Pie

9 Best Workout Apps for Runners in 2021

Originally Posted By Odeya Pinkus  | August 14, 2015  | 4-min read
Jayraj on January 25, 2021  

Fitness apps have enjoyed immense popularity over the years. There may be hundreds of fitness apps online but customers keep looking for newer and better fitness apps. Despite that, the fitness app industry is far from saturated. What sets it apart is the fact that fitness itself is a very versatile field.

There are multiple ways to achieve fitness, which means that there are multiple types of fitness apps that can be made for different users, based on their preferred method of exercising. From calisthenics to yoga, every person has their own preferences and their choice of the best fitness app. Today, however, we are going to concern ourselves with the people that enjoy and practice running to stay fit. We are going to go ahead and make a list of the best running apps that users can download and use in 2021.Why Dose every runner need an app - Appy pieWithout further ado, let us list out the 9 best running apps of 2021.

  1. Nike Run Club
  2. Nike’s Run Club is quite popular, at least where I’m living. The app which can be integrated with Apple Watch for additional functionality acts as a running tracker, a music player, and a social network for runners.Nike Run Club - Appy PieThe app can be used by both amateur and veteran running fans making it one of the best running apps in the world. The app is available for both Android and iOS and can be downloaded for free.

  3. Adidas Running(Runtastic)
  4. Adidas Running was originally known as Runtastic. It is among the best running apps you can download and also one of the best fitness apps on the market.Adidas Running - Appy PieAdidas Running provides various metrics to analyze your running including speed, distance, and the time taken for you to run. Available for both Android and iOS, Adidas Running provides a premium subscription that gives you training guidance, detailed fitness plans, and other training advice. Adidas Running also provides the ability to ‘cheer’ on people and a robust customizable profile section.

  5. Strava Running and Cycling
  6. Strava Running and Cycling is one of the best fitness apps. It is also one of the oldest fitness apps and markets and uses your phone’s geolocation service to provide you with metrics such as running speed, distance traveled, etc.Strava Running & Cycling - Appy PieStrava is also gamified and lets you compete against friends and features achievements, leaderboards, and challenges to keep you involved. It works well with all wearable technology. It is one of the best-optimized workout apps in the market.

  7. RunKeeper
  8. RunKeeper is another capable running app that tracks all kinds of distance activities such as running, cycling, walking, etc. RunKeeper allows you to stick to popular routes or freeform your own routes as you please.RunKeeper - Appy PieIt also has one of the best interfaces in this list and is available for free download on iOS and Android. This app, like the others, supports all kinds of wearable devices.

  9. Couch to 5K
  10. Couch to 5K is one of the best running and general fitness apps on the market. It is also one of the best-designed apps and is geared towards people who are beginners at regular running.Couch to 5K - Appy PieCouch to 5K costs 5 dollars to fully unlock and provides all kinds of running advice, guides, and a complete routine to turn your newfound running hobby into a daily habit.

  11. Zombies, Run!
  12. Zombies Run is an excellent example of gamification in an app. The app is essentially a video game where you have to run to make progress. The more you run, the more resources you can save up for your town and save them from a zombie attack.Zombies, Run - Appy PieThe app follows a freemium model and you can unlock all the games content for a mere 5$. This app is suited for people looking to make their running sessions less of a task and more fun.

  13. Google Fit
  14. This one is a simple activity tracker from Google. It tracks very basic metrics and provides you with relevant information that you need for your fitness. Google Fit is one of the best free workout apps that you can download.Google Fit - Appy PieGoogle Fit is pretty bog-standard but given the fact it's made by Google, it will consistently keep improving with time. In addition, it is the only activity tracker that follows WHO guidelines when it comes to fitness which is a good thing.

  15. FitBit(Wearable App)
  16. The fitness and workout app craze might have started long ago, but it was Fitbit’s massive success that moved the fitness industry online. Fitbit remains insanely popular even today.Fitbit app - Appy PieThe fitbit app is one of the best choices for fitness apps that one can download in 2021. While fitbit works with other wearables, it's perfectly optimized for Fitbit’s own wearable. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

  17. Pacer
  18. The last tracker on our list is Pacer. Pacer is a very standard app that is optimized for both running and walking. It is an app that you can easily keep running in the background.Pacer - Appy PieIt uses built-in phone features and geolocation to track your activity. You can then study reports automatically created based on your activity and get an accurate idea of all that you’ve done. Just like other apps on the list, Pacer provides a premium subscription for weight loss plans and specialized fitness plans.

Create Your Own Running App With Appy AppMakr

If you do not like any of the apps mentioned in the list, there is a way to create your own running app. Appy Pie AppMakr is a perfect platform to begin creating professional apps. What sets it apart is the fact that the platform is entirely no-code and does not require you to have coding knowledge to create an app. To create an app with Appy Pie AppMakr, all you need to do is have a passion for app making. Sign up with Appy Pie and start creating your app with AppMakr’s simple and intuitive interface. If you still find it difficult to make apps take Appy Pie’s specialized developer course and get on track. Once you learn the app-building interface, just go crazy, build your running app and start running!


That was all for today’s blog. Before we end, here’s some running advice for you. Always stretch before you start running. Run in short bursts with plenty of walking in between to catch your breath. Don’t overwork yourself and take short steps while running. And the best advice of all, be disciplined with your schedules. It doesn’t matter how far you can run in a single stretch if you’re not practicing your running everyday. Good luck with your running sessions!

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