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If you’re a fan of constantly varied functional movements that are performed at a high intensity, chances are you’ve stepped into a CrossFit gym once or twice, done some CrossFit exercises, or even followed the leaderboard during the CrossFit Open. 

CrossFit has developed into one of the largest training methodologies in the world in recent years, amassing thousands of gyms and “boxes” across the globe. The blend of bodyweight exercises, free weights, and other home gym essentials into competitive metcons and AMRAPs has helped fitness lovers keep a competitive edge—whether at their own gym or by watching the yearly CrossFit Games.

However, with the fast pace of today, it can be difficult to find the time to get into a CrossFit gym consistently. That’s why we at Garage Gym Reviews have compiled our list of the best CrossFit apps on the market. As a former CrossFit gym owner and L-1 trainer, I know what to look for in app features and programming to get you the most out of your CrossFit training.

Our team of certified personal trainers, lifting coaches, and competitive athletes tested out top fitness apps of today, taking a look at aspects of each app, including:

  • Ease of use and setup
  • Level of instruction
  • Interactive features and accountability
  • Equipment demands and variety
  • Pricing and overall value

These features, along with the customer experience, helped us determine the best apps for CrossFit.

The 8 Best CrossFit Apps

Best CrossFit App Overall: Beyond the Whiteboard

Good for: CrossFitters needing an in-depth workout tracker and access to expert programming

Best Overall

Beyond the Whiteboard

GGR Score: 4.43 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Individual and gym subscriptions available 
  • Plan, track, and analyze workouts in one place 
  • Features macro tracking, movement volume tracking, muscle imbalance analysis, fitness level, calendars, workout briefs, movement demos, and instructions
  • Connect with others via activity feeds 
  • Preprogrammed plans available that target different goals such as mastering a strict pull  or barbell mobility

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • All-in-one fitness tracking program
  • Affordable
  • Connect with other athletes
  • Programs available for one-time purchase

Cons

  • Reportedly not ideal for smaller gyms
  • A few users report it to be overwhelming the first few times used

Bottom Line

Beyond the Whiteboard is a comprehensive workout planning, tracking, and analysis fitness platform which includes preprogrammed plans. It offers both individual and gym subscription options but may not be well-suited for smaller establishments.

If you’re looking for a workout app that can do all things CrossFit, you should take a look at our pick for the best overall CrossFit app, Beyond the Whiteboard, available on Apple and Android devices. For athletes, the mobile app will allow workout tracking of different strength workouts, as well as metcons, AMRAPs, EMOMs, and benchmark WODs. The base subscription price also includes a workout log and access to a fairly large social community.

I tried out Beyond the Whiteboard for logging my weightlifting workouts, and I give the app a 4.5 out of 5 for its user-friendly functionality and ease of use. There’s a lot you can do on it, so navigation on the app might be overwhelming at first, but I got used to it in a short time.

Beyond the whiteboard app screenshot

Athletes can also find CrossFit training programs and templates, developed by professional coaches and trainers, such as PRVN or Westside Barbell strength programs. These programs will cost extra, though—either a monthly subscription or one-time purchase, depending on the program. 

With your membership, you’ll get CrossFit.com mainsite workouts as well as several programs from VNR (Varied, Not Random). They have tracks for beginning, intermediate, and advanced CrossFit athletes, as well as dumbbell-only and bodyweight-only programming.

CrossFit affiliates can also use Beyond the Whiteboard as their platform for programming. Gym owners will be able to provide members with an access code to share workouts, where they can log their performances and results with other members.

There’s a great level of instruction behind movements if you’re logging your own workouts, as each exercise has a description and brief video showing the movement being performed. I give the level of instruction in the app a 4 out of 5. Additional programs also describe in depth what the goal of each training cycle is, and what the focus of individual workouts should be. 

Price$7.99 monthly (additional costs for some programs)
Free-trial period30 days
AvailabilityAndroid, iOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, commercial gym

Best CrossFit App for Variety: SmartWOD

Good for: Functional fitness lovers wanting to generate or create quick WODs

Best for Variety

SmartWOD

GGR Score: 4.1 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • SmartWOD generator is a high-intensity workout generator customized to available equipment 
  • SmartWOD timer is free and Includes timers for AMRAP, For Time, EMOMs, and TABATAs
  • Features a workout log to track progress, round counter, exercise demos, warm-up recommendations, workout filters, and the opioid to create your own WOD
  • Collection of over 5,000 WODs including benchmark, partner, bodyweight, travel-friendly, and chipper workouts

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Scaled down options for suggested weights on the generator
  • Variety of workouts
  • Some users find the generator fun
  • Free (Timer)

Cons

  • Filtering options could be better on generator
  • Lots of ads on SmartWOD Timer

Bottom Line

SmartWOD offers both a free timer and workout generator which creates high-intensity workouts customized to available equipment. The generator does cost $54.99 but it is a lifetime purchase.

CrossFit already focuses on variety in its program design, but for the CrossFit enthusiast who likes to change it up day to day, there’s SmartWOD. This great app is a WOD generator that can be customized to the available equipment you have, or to certain skills and movements to focus on. You can also filter out movements, like selecting pull-up bars for equipment, but deselecting muscle-ups for exercises.

GGR product tester Amanda Capritto tried out SmartWOD and says it’s a fun app, especially for the functional fitness lover on the move. “You select what equipment you have access to and then press a little spinner button, and it generates a random workout,” she says. “This is such a fun idea for travel because you can choose bodyweight movements or just dumbbells—or whatever you have in your hotel gym—and it’ll spit out a quick, fun workout!”

Screenshots of the SmartWOD app

This is all in the free version, but the price of the premium version isn’t too much, at $2.50 per month. Still, Amanda does add that “The upgrade features aren’t super compelling—access to warm-up videos, bookmarking and favoriting capabilities, and more filtering options. It’s amazing what you can get from just the free version.” She rates both the pricing and the value a 5 out of 5.

While the app is great at creating workouts from your equipment needs and the skills you want to master, the app has no features to hold you accountable or connect you with a community, earning a 1 out of 5 in accountability and in interactive features. If you’re not needing an app to keep you motivated, then this app is great for getting a quick metcon in during your daily routine.

Price$2.50 monthly, $18 yearly, or $55 for lifetime access
Free-trial periodFree version
AvailabilityAndroid, iOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, commercial gym

Best CrossFit App for Beginners: Street Parking

Good for: Beginners looking for expansive scaling options in their programming

Best for Beginners

Street Parking

GGR Score: 4.2 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Affordable at-home CrossFit-style programming ($19/month)
  • Membership pricing goes down if you commit to a longer time frame
  • Can achieve a lot with basic fitness equipment
  • Great for conditioning
  • Very metcon-focused and less strength-focused
  • No individualized training

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Doesn’t require a lot of equipment
  • Workouts usually don’t take longer than 30 minutes to complete
  • Price goes down if you commit to a longer time frame

Cons

  • Strength and skill work aren’t part of the main programming
  • No individualized coaching

Bottom Line

Street Parking is a CrossFit-centric online programming option for people who want to achieve general physical fitness.

If you’re new to CrossFit, Street Parking is one of the best online workout programs to try out. It’s a fantastic option in that every workout in its programming has four versions available: A, B, and C workouts, and then the SHIFT program. The first three workouts modify the workout based on equipment needs, and the SHIFT program scales down the program for beginners.

The mindfulness of the programming for Street Parking—making adjustments based on skill levels, equipment, and gym space available—really shows the program trying to make functional fitness and high-intensity training accessible to everyone. The level of instruction for each workout is also great, as coaches explain the stimulus and focus for each exercise and workout. This earns it a 5 out of 5 for instruction.

Amanda catching a barbell in the front-rack position

Each CrossFit workout aims to be between 15 and 25 minutes, but they also have optional strength, mobility, and skill work to perform. If you keep up with this, you’ll have a well-rounded program that’ll help beginners develop and hone their CrossFit skills.

While the program doesn’t have a free trial, Street Parking does offer a week of sample workouts on their website, which will show all available scaling options and workout descriptions. At only $19 a month, this is also one of the more inexpensive CrossFit programs available, too. Still, apologies to Android users; Street Parking is only available to those with iPhones.

Price$19 monthly, with 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year payment options
Free-trial periodNo, but free sample workouts available
AvailabilityiOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, commercial gym

Best CrossFit App for Advanced Athletes: Train Hard

Good for: Advanced fitness lovers wanting challenging workouts for elite CrossFitters

Best for Advanced Athletes

Train Hard App

GGR Score: 4.1 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Virtual training program designed by CrossFit champion Jason Khalipa
  • Three programs to choose from
  • Flexible payment options
  • For iPhones only

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Three workout programs
  • Designed by a CrossFit champion
  • Flexible payment options
  • Community feature for accountability

Cons

  • Not the best for fitness beginners
  • Not customizable

Bottom Line

Train Hard is a virtual training program designed by former CrossFit champion Jason Khalipa designed to help people get through training slumps and accomplish their fitness goals.

Developed by 2008 CrossFit Games champion and longstanding Games competitor Jason Khalipa, Train Hard is a fantastic program for athletes looking for a bit more challenge. Expert product tester and founder of Garage Gym Reviews Coop Mitchell tried it for a month and rated his experience a 5 out of 5, saying it helped push him out of his comfort zone.

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“I wasn’t expecting to get bitten by the more CrossFit style training bug, but I think I might be converting to either CrossFit or Functional Bodybuilding going forward,” Coop says.

Jason Khalipa and Coop working out together

Train Hard offers three workout programs: Force (a CrossFit-style program), Flex (a bodybuilding workout, and functional training hybrid), and EMOM (every minute on the minute). The gym equipment demands vary based on which program you pick. “FORCE programming is the more traditional CrossFit lifts and movements (minus the gymnastic movements thankfully) so you will need the typical equipment one would find in a CrossFit box gym,” Coop says.

Another reason we recommend this for advanced athletes is the instructions are geared toward them. Coop’s no CrossFit expert, so there were a couple of times he had to Google certain movements or instructions. He also found that the countdown clock used in EMOM stops if you switch out of the app, which can be annoying.

On the bright side, he appreciates the versatility offered by the Flex program. This programming was a lot of fun and adding move functional movements that your bro splits don’t usually have, which was a huge plus to me personally,” he says.

Price$29.99 monthly
Free-trial periodNo
AvailabilityiOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, CrossFit affiliate

Best CrossFit App for Mobility: GOWOD

Good for: Athletes wanting to work on their mobility before or after training

Best for Mobility

GOWOD

GGR Score: 4.06 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • App geared towards mobility for CrossFit exercises and movements
  • Choose between specific joint areas or personalized mobility flows
  • Subscription with monthly or annual payment options
  • Specific mobility flows for daily, pre-workout, or post-workout needs

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Personalized mobility workouts
  • Full mobility assessment
  • 14-day free trial
  • Affordable
  • Can set up challenges and schedule reminders

Cons

  • Only focuses on mobility
  • No community features

Bottom Line

GOWOD gives you a personalized mobility routine based on your problem areas after an initial assessment. Although the app prioritizes improving mobility for CrossFit training, the mobility workouts can be used for a variety of training methods—strength training, bodybuilding, or sport specific training. You can choose the length of each routine to fit into your daily schedule as well.

When I coached CrossFit classes, I always had athletes come up and ask what stretches they could do for tight shoulders, hips, or backs. Mobility exercises have always been a necessity with the variety of exercises in CrossFit. For those wanting to improve on that realm, there’s GOWOD, our pick for the best CrossFit app for mobility.

One of my favorite features of this app was its ease of use, as I rate it a 5 out of 5. After creating an account, you’re taken to some basic mobility routines for different needs or times of the day. You can choose a routine to do while at the office, in the morning or evening, or before or after a workout. From there, you can adjust the amount of time and the mobility equipment you have available to you—foam rollers, massage guns, or bands—and it will customize a mobility workout for you.

Furthermore, the app provides an optional mobility assessment to pinpoint specific problem areas and further personalize your mobility workouts. The assessment takes a little over 10 minutes, and I found it to be accurate. It labeled my priorities as shoulders and overhead positioning—a funny thing to say as an Olympic weightlifter, but I know that I have a strong overhead position in spite of overhead mobility.

GOWOD App screenshots

For those unsure about the program, the app offers a 14-day free trial, as well as three free sample workouts prior to signing up. You can set up notifications and schedule reminders to keep you accountable, earning a 4 out of 5 in this aspect. Still, there are no interactive features with any community, so if you’re looking for online support in your mobility efforts, this may not be the app for you.

Price$11.99 monthly or $107.99 annually
Free-trial period14 days
AvailabilityAndroid, iOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, foam roller, bands, PVC pipe, medicine ball, and massage gun

Best Budget CrossFit App: WOD Roulette

Good for: Functional fitness lovers needing an inexpensive WOD generator

Best Budget

WOD Roulette

GGR Score: 3.64 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Thousands of random WODs
  • WOD collection includes benchmark, Open, and random WODs and metcons
  • To use it, click the roulette button, shake your phone, and get a workout

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Users find it fun
  • Huge collection of WODs
  • Some filter options to narrow down choices

Cons

  • No specific programming options
  • Randomized workouts may not be for everyone

Bottom Line

WOD Roulette offers thousands of random WODs, including benchmark, Open, and even hotel-specific metcons, with the click of a roulette button and a shake of your phone. There are no preset training options so may not be a good fit for those with specific fitness goals.

If you’re needing an AMRAP or Tabata workout on the fly and are looking for an inexpensive option, WOD Roulette is a great app with a budget-friendly price. The app comes with a free version with full functionality and ads. The only payment you can make is optional, to get rid of the ads, which is a one-time payment of $0.99. 

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“I don’t understand how this will continue to make money, it’s so cheap. A one-time purchase of 99 cents is worth it for sure,” GGR Everything lead reviewer Lindsay Scheele says on the value of the app, rating it a 5 out of 5. 

WOD Roulette app screenshots

“The app has pretty decent workouts. I tried a few last week, and my legs were jelly after each one,” Lindsay continues. WOD Roulette provides a random WOD from their pool of workouts each day, and also provides scaling options in the form of easy, medium, and hard versions of the workouts. Lindsay rates the ease of use on the app another 5 out of 5.

While it’s inexpensive and easy to use, the app does fall short in any level of instruction, and Lindsay rates it a 1 out of 5. “This isn’t a beginner app; you’ll need to have some basic knowledge of CrossFit movements and how the workouts work going into it,” Lindsay says. “No video or audio instructions are provided with the WOD.”

Price$0.99 one-time payment to remove ads
Free-trial periodFree version (with ads)
AvailabilityAndroid, iOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, commercial gym

Best CrossFit App for Community: SugarWOD

Good for: CrossFit enthusiasts wanting an online community for support

Best for Community

SugarWOD

GGR Score: 4.39 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • App used for independent athletes and CrossFit gyms
  • Free to athletes and coaches
  • Monthly subscription price for CrossFit gyms based on total membership
  • Access to CrossFit main site workouts
  • Robust community of independent athletes

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free to athletes and coaches
  • Can compare WOD results with community
  • Built-in workout timer

Cons

  • Logging workouts can be clunky if not doing CrossFit WODs
  • User interface can be confusing at first

Bottom Line

SugarWOD is a mobile app that gives you access to daily CrossFit workouts, but it can also connect you to a CrossFit gym—if you’re a member. It’s free to athletes, and in addition to following WODs, you can log your own workouts as well. It has a robust community as well, with people able to compare WOD scores and like and share workouts.

One of the biggest draws in CrossFit gyms is the community and social aspect of people mutually enduring tough workouts. For the fitness lover who enjoys the support of others, there’s SugarWOD. This app provides the CrossFit mainsite workout each day, and connects you with other users to perform and record results. You’re able to comment and like other people’s workouts, as well.

SugarWOD app screenshots

In addition to logging your own workouts or tracking the mainsite Workout of the Day, SugarWOD can connect you with a CrossFit gym you’re a member of, where you can record your daily workouts, too. While the app is free to athletes and coaches, gym owners will have to pay to use the service for their gym. The price is dependent on the number of members, starting as low as $5, but progressing to nearly $200 a month for larger memberships.

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The community aspect is great for individual athletes, as each user can post their own workouts and receive likes—called “fist bumps”—from other users. The app also allows you to compare results on daily workouts, which will encourage those looking for a bit of friendly competition. When logging workouts, the app will also record benchmarks and personal records. SugarWOD’s interactive features get a 5 out of 5.

In addition to workout tracking and community, the app also has a workout timer to help you with WOD countdowns. Not every CrossFit app has a timer, so it is a nice touch.

The main drawback of the app is that navigation can be a bit clunky. At first, I often found myself clicking tabs back and forth just to find where things were. When I tried to log a workout, it took me about 10 minutes just to find where the log book was; it was under my profile tab. The ease of use earned a 3 out of 5 from me, as I think the placement of certain parts of the app could be improved.

PriceFree for athletes and coaches, but starts at $4.97 monthly for gym owners
Free-trial periodFree version
AvailabilityAndroid, iOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, commercial gym

Best CrossFit App for Tracking: MyFitnessPal

Good for: Those wanting to track workouts, strength gains, and macronutrients

Best for Tracking

MyFitnessPal

GGR Score: 4.42 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Nutrition and fitness tracking app
  • Calorie and macro counter
  • Syncs your data from popular fitness apps
  • Vast database of nutrition labels and food

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Free and premium accounts available
  • Find and track virtually any food
  • Create and store your homemade recipes
  • Track recipes from your favorite cooking websites

Cons

  • Free version doesn’t allow barcode scanning
  • Free version doesn’t feature Macro Goals
  • Monthly subscription is costly

Bottom Line

MyFitnessPal is one of the OG calorie counting apps on the market. The free version is available for looking up food per item and creating recipes, but does not allow you access to the barcode scanner. The Premium version grants you access to macronutrient data, intermittent fasting, food comparison, and the barcode scanner. The Premium plan offers a significant price break if you sign up for the annual plan at $79.99 per year compared to the monthly plan, which is $19.99 per month.

While not an app made specifically for CrossFit, MyFitnessPal can track all things important to a CrossFit athlete. Not only can this health app stand in as a WOD tracker, but you can also track nutritional information, such as macronutrients. Additionally, you can track measurements, strength gains, and more. Basically, whatever you’re looking to track or chart, MyFitnessPal can help you achieve it.

GGR head of content Kate Meier has used MyFitnessPal for five years on and off now and thinks one of its strongest features is its ease of use, rating it a 5 out of 5. She says, “I think this is one of the easiest apps I’ve ever used. I love how clean the interface is, and it’s super user-friendly.”

Screenshots of MyFitnessPal app

While primarily a food tracker, Kate adds, “You can input just about any goal by setting progress goals and tracking them in a ‘progress tab.’” You can add water tracking and exercise tracking, as well.

For a CrossFit user, MyFitnessPal can help you track macros throughout the day, and can help athletes see if they’re meeting their goals each day. “MyFitnessPal has always been a good check-in tool for me to make sure I’m getting enough protein, or if I want to see how I’m doing on macros,” says Kate. “I have gone through spurts where I want to lose weight, so I’ll use it for a few months at a time, and it has always been incredibly effective.”

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There are a lot of features and things to track on MyFitnessPal, which earns it a 4 out of 5, although the amount of tracking features might be overwhelming to some. If you’re just looking for a workout logbook, then MyFitnessPal probably isn’t the best option. However, if you’re interested in tracking the important things outside the gym as well as in the gym, this can be a great option.

Price$19.99 monthly or $79.99 yearly
Free-trial periodFree version, 1-month Premium trial
AvailabilityAndroid, iOS
Equipment demandsBody weight, home gym, commercial gym

Other CrossFit Apps We Researched and Tested

We took a look at other fitness and CrossFit apps, and while there are many great options, not every app made our list. Here are a few honorable mentions:

  • CompTrain: Designed by Ben Bergeron, owner of CrossFit New England, CompTrain is extremely popular programming amongst CrossFit gyms. However, this is one of the higher priced options for CrossFit programming, at $39 a month.
  • PRVN60: This quick CrossFit training program is written by Shane Orr, coach of six-time CrossFit Games champion Tia Toomey. The program is great, but is only offered through other apps: Beyond the Whiteboard or TrainHeroic.  
  • HWPO: Standing for “Hard Work Pays Off,” this mantra and program is developed by five-time CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser, and has eight different tracks of programs for all fitness levels, including 60-minute workouts, strength programs, and workouts for elite athletes. Pricing can be a bit steep depending on the program, however, with some tracks costing $80 a month.
  • WODster: Similar to SmartWOD, WODster is a WOD generator, but doesn’t allow a filter to select workouts like SmartWOD in the free version. The premium version allows it, but the free version only provides a random generator.
A woman performing front squats in a CrossFit gym

How We Picked and Tested

Our team at GGR has tested over 50 workout and fitness apps to date. In deciding our list of the best apps for CrossFit, we looked at several aspects of these fitness apps, including the following factors:

  • Trial period: Is the trial period long enough to get a feel for the app, and are all features available in the trial version?
  • Pricing and value: The pricing can vary from app to app, but should make sense for the features the app offers. CrossFit apps can vary from free to as high as $40 or $50 a month for expert programming.
  • App setup: How easy is setting up the app? Typically, apps require making a quick profile and answering a basic assessment, and shouldn’t require much more.
  • Ease of use: Navigating the app should feel intuitive, and tabs and sections should be pretty easy to find and choose between.
  • Accountability: What methods does the app use to keep you motivated and accountable? Apps can connect you with a coach, set up notifications, and schedule reminders to help you stay on track.
  • Instruction: For each workout, exercises should be explained clearly, often with text and a video. Additionally, CrossFit apps can also explain the target goals of a training program.
  • Equipment demands: Because of the variety of CrossFit workouts, most CrossFit apps will require a decent variety of equipment, from Olympic barbells to pull-up bars and dumbbells. Still, the best CrossFit apps will offer options for limited equipment, as well as offering bodyweight exercises.
  • Workout variety: CrossFit bases its training methodology on variety, so most apps should offer a good amount of variety, from bodyweight movements to strength training and cardio.
  • Interactive features: Does the app provide features for a community? Many apps will have social media features, such as the ability to like and comment on other people’s workout posts.

Along with looking at customer service and reviews from actual users of the app, we narrowed down our list to the choices above for the best CrossFit apps.

Benefits of CrossFit Apps

There are a few reasons you might opt out of a CrossFit gym membership and instead do your own workouts in your home gym with a CrossFit app. Here are some of the major reasons you may want to use a CrossFit app.

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Convenience

With responsibilities in life like work and family, making it out to a commercial or CrossFit gym can be difficult. Setting up a home gym is a great alternative to a gym, but it still takes time to decide what to do each day.

Woman lunging with the Core Home Fitness dumbbells

A CrossFit app can provide convenience in that you can have a workout at your fingertips, ready to do at your house at a moment’s notice. You won’t need to block off a couple of hours for a commute to the gym and training.

Money Saver

As much as I like CrossFit gyms, one of the toughest realities of them is that they are expensive, with some costing as much as $200 a month just for a membership. While a lot of this is explained by hands-on group coaching, for some people, the price just isn’t in their budget.

Looking at CrossFit apps, this can be a much more affordable option, with the pricier apps costing $40 monthly, although most are $20 or less. That monthly price can be a much cheaper option, especially for those with a garage gym and equipment already.

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Expert Instruction

One of the most appealing features of CrossFit is its variety of exercises, reps, and workouts. However, from an athlete’s perspective, each WOD can appear to have no method behind its madness. However, the best CrossFit apps provide programming by CrossFit experts, both expert coaches and top athletes.

With programming from a certified CrossFit trainer, you can be sure that each training cycle will work on improving skills and strength, and that the workouts will help accomplish those goals.

A coach supervises a crossfit trainer
Credit: Downtown Strength and Conditioning Miami

What to Look for in CrossFit Apps

Looking for just the right app for your next AMRAP? Here are a few basics to look for when picking an app for CrossFit.

Ease of Use

Some apps can have lackluster navigation, and you may take longer finding a WOD than actually performing the Workout of the Day. Make sure that the app you choose has a reasonable amount of ease while using it, and that even if the learning curve is a bit much, navigating the app becomes intuitive over time.

Programming

CrossFit apps can vary in their programming and you should know which kind you want for your workouts. Some are WOD generators, where the app will create or generate a CrossFit workout, either a unique workout or a CrossFit benchmark, like Angie or Fight Gone Bad. These are great if you’re looking for a one-time workout to do.

Man doing pull-ups on the Nike Squat Cage

Other apps will give you access to programming, provided by expert CrossFit trainers and athletes, such as CompTrain, Train Hard, or PRVN. These programs will have a good amount of instruction for the workout and individual movements, as well. If you’re wanting extended programming that’ll follow progressive overload or work on gymnastics skills, this is probably the best route to go.

Online Support

One of my favorite things about CrossFit gyms is the camaraderie of the members of the gym with friendly competition during each daily workout. Some of the best workout apps have a similar support and community. CrossFit apps can help you compare WOD results with other users, as well as post, share, and like other people’s workouts. An app with good support online can bring the CrossFit community right to your home gym.

Best CrossFit Apps: FAQs

Is there an official CrossFit app?

There is an official CrossFit app, called the CrossFit Games app. This app keeps you updated on the latest news and updates on the CrossFit Games and qualifying events leading up to the event, along with a leaderboard of athletes.

Is 20 minutes of CrossFit enough?

Typically, any workout time will get you closer to your fitness goals, so in a broad sense: Yes, 20 minutes of CrossFit can be enough. However, CrossFit bases its methodology on constant variation, which also includes the timeframe. Although CrossFit classes at a gym will typically be an hour, that includes warm-ups and cool-downs. The workout itself can be 20 minutes, longer, or even shorter.

The high intensity training of many CrossFit workouts will allow people to get a lot of work done in a short amount of time, so you’ll be sure to get your heart rate up and burn some calories in that short workout.

What are the top-rated CrossFit workout apps for tracking progress and routines?

There are a variety of workout apps that can be used for CrossFit, depending on your goals: programming, workout tracking, or WOD generating. Here are our picks for the best CrossFit apps:

-Best CrossFit App Overall: Beyond The Whiteboard
-Best CrossFit App for Variety: SmartWOD
-Best CrossFit App for Beginners: Street Parking
-Best CrossFit App for Advanced Athletes: Train Hard
-Best CrossFit App for Mobility: GOWOD
-Best Budget CrossFit App: WOD Roulette
-Best CrossFit App for Community: SugarWOD
-Best CrossFit App for Tracking: MyFitnessPal

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Nutricost Multivitamin Review (2024): Budget-Friendly Nutrition? An RD’s Insights

Affordable doesn’t mean low quality. Our Nutricost Multivitamin Review offers expert insights to help you decide if this budget-friendly option suits you. Read more