Apple's picks for top 42 iPhone fitness apps

By Brian Dolan
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Endomondo Sports Tracker -- Free (premium $2.99/mo or $19.99/year + additional add-ons)

Endomondo Sports Tracker

From the app's description: "Make fitness fun with this personal trainer and social fitness partner. Endomondo is ideal for running, cycling, walking and any other distance-based activity. Join more than 13 million users and start freeing your endorphins!" The premium version offers "interval training, graphs, the ability to race against yourself and time and calorie goal functionality." MORE

Run Tracker Pro -- Training Peaks -- $2.99

Run Tracker Pro Training Peaks

From the app's description: "Whether running for leisure or training for a race, Run Tracker Pro will track your route, speed and distance and help boost your performance and enjoyment of running. Share your workouts with friends on email, Facebook and Twitter. Athletes, runners and triathletes: use Run Tracker Pro for your entire training and fitness program and data analysis needs- link to TrainingPeaks.com and upload workouts for more analysis. Get Run Tracker Pro and view workout time, pace, speed, calories burned, training intervals, splits, map location in real time, take photos, share workouts, listen to music and receive audio feedback." MORE

Couch-to-5K -- $1.99

Couch-to-5K

From the app's description: "Get off the couch with the OFFICIAL Couch-to-5K® training app from Active.com! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!" MORE

Runtastic PRO GPS Running -- $4.99 (additional training programs for $8.99 t0 $24.99)

Runtastic Pro

From the app's description: "Track your runs and activities, improve your performance and receive live cheering during your workouts to stay motivated! runtastic PRO GPS Coach is your personal tracking app and all-in-one exercise app for running, biking and other outdoor and indoor sports activities. Don’t train alone! Sexy voices will give you feedback about different statistics (distance, speed, pace …) and our cheering feature will help motivate you." MORE

Get Running (Couch to 5K) -- $2.99

Get Running

From the app's description: "With three enjoyable workouts a week, in nine weeks you will be running continuously for half an hour, even if getting off the couch is a struggle today! Get Running breaks through the “beginning barrier” with its enormously popular Couch to 5k running plan. In week one’s workouts you'll alternate one minute of running with 90 seconds of walking. With each new week, Get Running’s human voice coach gradually builds up your pace, until you’re running for a whole half-hour!" MORE