RunKeeper is great for tracking running outside, with the GPS and coaching. More recently, I've started using the ability to track workouts on ellipticals and treadmills.

However, I haven't found a suitable app to track other workouts - number of pushups or situps, or weight and reps on weight machines. I just want to track the date of the workout, the type of exercise done or machine used, the weight lifted (if appropriate - it wouldn't be for tracking pushups, situps, etc.), and the number of sets and reps performed. I then want to have access to historical data and trends so I can track performance.

Is there an app like this? I would prefer something that uses a cloud service for storing data, as opposed to storing in a local database. The service should also show trends and historical data about workouts. Sharing of data is optional, but would be appreciated.

  • Are you using a heart rate monitor? Because without gps, there's not much to track when you're not moving yourself. Else you're stuck with manually filling in the time + kcal calculated by the machine (if available)
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 21, 2011 at 13:58
  • @Ivo No, but I don't see how that matters for things that aren't cardio. That's what I'm already doing for RunKeeper - after a treadmill/elliptical run, I enter the time, distance, and other data provided by the machine. Now, I'm looking to have an app where I enter wight + sets/reps + exercise type to track progress, such as lifting more weight, or tracking variations in sets/reps performed. Nov 21, 2011 at 14:09
  • Your heart is your body's motor regardless of the type of exercise, so you'll be able to quantify your work outs more easily, but I guess simply tracking them in text format could suffice as well. Either way I suggest you make that emphasize that part a bit more, so others don't make interpret it the wrong way like I did
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 21, 2011 at 14:39
  • @Ivo Is the edit better? Nov 21, 2011 at 15:14
  • Yup that's better and it seems @Matt already answered it for you :-)
    – Ivo Flipse
    Nov 21, 2011 at 16:06

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Here are some suggestions that may fit your needs. I pulled specific ones out of this fitness app list on meta we're trying to put together. The bullet points all come directly from their respective websites and some quick poking around. I can't personally speak about any experiences I've had with these apps, and that is really subject to what you really like.


DailyBurn Tracker

  • Cardio tracking
  • Weight training tracking
  • Android app

Fitocracy might be worth looking into, but I can't get in because I don't have an invite code for it. If you want to track weightlifting routines in addition to cardiovascular exercises, JEFIT or DailyBurn will probably suit your needs.

  • I'll poke around these when I get home. I've heard of Fitocracy as well, but can't find an invite code. Nov 21, 2011 at 16:17

I've personally found Gymprovise to be an excellent app for planning and tracking my weight training workouts at the gym.

  • 1
    Can you explain why you like this app and what it does?
    – Baarn
    Oct 5, 2013 at 17:36
  • I like it because it has a lot of features, is very customizable and flexible, is easy to use. Most importantly, it is very fluid and non-obtrusive during my workout and really helps me get the most out of it, without crossing the all-important line of interfering with it or demanding my attention excessively - which is a rarity in workout apps IMO. In a sentence, it allows you to create any workout routine, track/record that routine in real time, and view your training progress. It also lets you track progress in weight and body measurements.
    – user6891
    Dec 17, 2013 at 7:09

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