Working Out With The iPad


The iPad is a great device that can help you lose that holiday weight. The great speaker and large screen make it a natural for any kind of instruction. This AppGuide will help you pick out the best iPad app for getting back in shape.

Essential Apps

  • $0.99

    Fitness for iPad


    Fitness for iPad is the essential app for fitness on the iPad. The app includes more than 700 different exercises with 40 ready made workouts. Each of these 700 plus exercises come with both audio and video instructions to ensure you do each exercise correctly. The app also lets you build your own workout routines. If you are having trouble getting fit with the app you can email their support team made up of professional coaches. The calorie counter will help you track your activities and food intake. The app also has a body tracker to help you see your progress. If there is a single app to get for fitness this would be it.

Notable Apps

  • Free


    by PumpOne

    Fitness Class is basically an app that includes a store front to buy different fitness class videos. These classes range in price from $0.99 to over $9.99 depending on the duration of the class. You are able to buy classes in two different ways. You can rent classes, which allow you to watch the rented class for 30 days (as many views as you want). For a higher cost you are able to purchase the class. Currently the app provides the classes through streaming videos over Wi-Fi or 3G to you. A future update will allow you to download your classes for offline viewing. The interface is very intuitive. The app is really geared towards those that do best with video instruction. Many of these classes can really get you into shape. The app comes with a few free classes to get you started. If you are looking for an alternative to Fitness for iPad this is a great option.

  • $2.99

    Fitness Library for iPad

    by Pocket Cocktails Inc.

    Fitness Library is another great fitness resource. The app is filled with almost 300 pages of content including over 500 high quality photos. The app also includes more than 100 of the most popular exercises with step by step instructions on how to do them. The app keeps you safe by telling you what not to do during certain exercises. The app is a great resource, but not a replacement for Fitness for iPad.

  • Free

    OTW Fitness

    by Centered Systems

    OTW Fitness is an okay alternative to the once great iFitness app that has disappeared from the App Store. OTW Fitness includes 15 difference exercises. Some of these utilize weights and stabilization balls, while some can be done with no equipment at all. The app includes a stop motion image animation for each workout. The animation makes it dead simple to understand how to do each exercise correctly. In the coming months it should be improved by the addition of more workouts, which is its only deficiency right now. The app is free and a great addition to any iPad, although still has a long way to go before it can be a replacement for Fitness for iPad.

Decent Apps

  • $1.99

    Navy SEAL Fitness

    by Double Dog Studios

    Navy SEAL Fitness is an app that aims to get you as fit as a Navy SEAL. The app includes topics on overall fitness, exercise physiology, muscle structure/function, principles of physical training, heart rate monitoring, methods of training, types of aerobic activities, basic workouts, running for fitness, swimming for fitness, strength and flexibility training, calisthenics, plyometrics and much more. The app is laid out more like an enhanced eBook, but the form factor works well. The app includes some images to show you how to do different things. The app does include some video content as well. If you are looking for a great fitness reference app this is a great choice. The app is not nearly as good as Fitness for iPad when it comes to helping you in a workout situation.

  • $2.99



    Abtastic HD is a video based exercise app. The app includes 15 videos on various core exercises. The purpose of these videos it show you how to get strong abs. It should be noted you can have great and strong abs and not see them if you do not exercise in other areas of your body and have a good diet. The videos are of high quality and if you are looking for just an abdominal app this is a great choice.

Other Fitness Apps

  • $0.99

    Flexible Timer

    by Red Cone Development

    Flexible Timer lets you create custom timers for any need. One great use of this is for working out. If you know that you need to do a certain workout for x minutes then you can create a very customized workout. The timer will even include text to let you know what you should be doing. The app is extremely flexible and the huge numbers and text make it easy to use in a workout situation.

  • $0.99

    My Workouts

    by Anthony Zatelli

    My Workouts is a different kind of fitness app. The app is designed to help you keep a log of all of your workouts. The app looks like a spiral bound notebook. The app is very intuitive and natural to use. If you are looking for an app just to track your workouts this is a great option.

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