We've rounded up the best apps aimed at keeping kids (and parents!) active and moving, so pick one your family is sure to enjoy and start downloading.
Super Stretch Kids YogaAges 3-8 1 of 15
This app includes animation and video instructions for 12 yoga poses. The blanket-wearing super hero "Super Stretch" offers encouragement and leads deep breathing. Kids can also take photos in their favorite poses. This app is perfect for introducing your littles to yoga.
Wuf Shanti Yoga Fun MachineAges 3-8 2 of 15
With the motto "Think well to be well," the dog Wuf Shanti, based on a book and PBS series, leads kids through yoga poses with songs, videos, words of encouragement and positive thinking. It's another great option for young first-time yogis.
C-Fit YogaAges 3-8 3 of 15
Originally designed for classroom use, C-Fit Yoga includes four 10-minute beginners yoga tutorials. The instructor includes modifications for kids who are less flexible or struggle with balance.
GoNoodle KidsAges 3-8 4 of 15
Also designed for classroom use, the GoNoodle Kids app and website have a variety of videos that encourage kids to move, jump, dance and spin. Some videos also have an educational component, such as a song that teaches an exercise concept.
Sworkit KidsAges 7-13 5 of 15
An adjunct to the popular adult app, Sworkit Kids features workouts that focus on strength, agility, flexibility and balance. Videos show each workout performed by kids. This app offers variety and keeps kids engaged.
NFL Play 60Ages 7-13 6 of 15
Kids choose an avatar and then run, jump, spin and twist to move the character on screen. There are mini-challenges within the game, lots of NFL characters to choose from and chances to power-up your avatar with coins. Kids and parents alike give the game high reviews.
7 Minute Workout for KidsAges 7-13 7 of 15
This app is a high-intensity bodyweight workout with 30 seconds of exercise alternating with 10 seconds of rest. It features an animated girl or boy performing each exercise and easy to follow instructions.
HabitzAges 7-13 8 of 15
Habitz encourages kids to make healthy choices, using a combination of stories, videos, workouts and rewards. Parents choose goals within the app, and kids earn Coinz as they work towards those goals. The app also includes Viki, the automated lifestyle coach who teaches kids about healthy lifestyle choices.
FitivityAges 12-18 9 of 15
Fitivity is comprised of a suite of 450 fitness apps, including many specific to one sport or activity. There are workouts featuring kettlebells or medicine balls, shooting drills, speed and agility exercises and hip-hop dance, to name a few. If your teen is looking to improve in a sport or trying to find a new way to stay active, chances are Fitivity has an app they can use.
FitRadioAges 12-18 10 of 15
This app requires in-app purchases to access a greater variety of music, but for a music-focused teen, it might be worth it. FitRadio provides a wide variety of both music-based fitness activities, from Zumba to weightlifting and everything in-between. In-app purchases are required to access a larger music library, but this app is perfect for the teen who always has earbuds in.
WalkrAges 12-18 11 of 15
Walkr converts the steps recorded by the phone's pedometer to energy that can be used to power a spaceship and explore the galaxy in this proprietary game. In the Walkr galaxy, players can go on missions and explore planets and is currently over 3 million players strong. Please note: Players can choose to join a fleet and connect with other users, and the game also includes an optional monthly subscription service.
Nike Training ClubAges 12-18 12 of 15
Nike Training Club offers 180 free workouts for athletes of all levels. Users can choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced workouts as well as a wide variety of exercise types and lengths. Teens can use NTC to supplement single-sport training or as a home-based fitness plan.
Charity MilesAges 12-18 13 of 15
For the teen or adult who wants to exercise with a bigger purpose in mind, Charity Miles allows users to donate 10 to 25 cents per mile for biking, walking and running. Users select from a list of partner charities, and funds are donated by corporate sponsors.
Zombies, RunAges 12-18 14 of 15
Designed for teens 16 and up, this app narrates zombie apocalypse stories while users run. It's perfect for those who need a good storyline to keep them motivated. It also tracks basic analytics, such as mileage and time.