This iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch app will supercharge your workouts

Scerenshots of the Workout Planner & Gym Tracker App from the Apple App Store.
The Workout Planner & Gym Tracker App has a comprehensive set of instructional videos. (Image credit: Apple App Store/Fitness22)
Workout Planner & Gym Tracker

The Workout Planner & Gym Tracker app logo from the Apple App Store.

(Image credit: Workout Planner & Gym Tracker / Apple App Store)

iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch - Free (In-App Purchases)

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I know my way around the gym. I've tried heavy lifting, HIIT, cardio, and everything else, so I'm clued up on how the equipment works and I've tried various workout plans over the years. 

Right now, I have no set plan, which has suited me well as I've been travelling and moving between random small gyms, hotel gyms or outdoor gyms with access to very little equipment. But all of a sudden I've felt very little motivation for these free and easy workouts. I think it's time I find a plan again, and I'm starting with Workout Planner & Gym Tracker.

This app is made by the same team behind Couch to 5K Runner, one of the most popular running program apps, and I like that it tailors a workout routine to you, takes into account your experience and your equipment and gives you expert guidance, so you always know what you're doing.

As well as planning your workouts for you, the Workout Planner & Gym Tracker app lets you track all of your exercises and your reps, and you can use it on your iPad for maximum screen space, or your iPhone so you don't have to take any extra tech to the gym or even on your Apple Watch for easy tracking from your wrist.

Get a personalized training plan

When you first sign up to Workout Planner & Gym Tracker you input details about your stats, your experience and, importantly, the sort of gym you're at and the equipment you have available. It'll then create a plan especially for you.

I find it really demoralizing to have a workout plan that relies on loads of equipment I don't have. This way my plan is tailored to the exact machines, equipment and accessories I'll have to hand. And the good news is you can change these preferences if you travel.

The plan is laid out over the course of 6 weeks and you can specify how many days a week you want to workout. Click through to your workouts and you'll see all of the details about recommended number of reps, as well as the correct technique. 

There's a 'progress' tab, which is where all of your workouts live, as well as some cool stats, like the number of workouts you've completed in total, how many hours you've spent at the gym, and the total weight you've lifted. You can even add measurements and before photos to document your journey. 

Workout Planner & Gym Tracker is aimed at all levels, but I think it would be particularly handy for those who have some workout experience and need more structure and guidance to take their fitness up a level.


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Becca Caddy

Becca Caddy is a contributor to iMore, as well as a freelance journalist and author. She’s been writing about consumer tech and popular science for more than a decade, covering all kinds of topics, including why robots have eyes and whether we’ll experience the overview effect one day. She’s particularly interested in VR/AR, wearables, digital health, space tech and chatting to experts and academics about the future. She’s contributed to TechRadar, T3, Wired, New Scientist, The Guardian, Inverse and many more. Her first book, Screen Time, came out in January 2021 with Bonnier Books. She loves science-fiction, brutalist architecture, and spending too much time floating through space in virtual reality. Last time she checked, she still holds a Guinness World Record alongside iMore Editor in Chief Gerald Lynch for playing the largest game of Tetris ever made, too.