Fitness Pro is an iPhone app that can help you plan your workout. When you launch the app, you’re faced with multiple categories of exercises, arranged according to their muscle association. The muscle groups range from abs and back to shoulders, and they’re organized alphabetically.

Choose an area, then an exercise from the following list and you’ll be shown quality color photos. Tap the ‘list’ icon on the top right corner to read step-by-step instructions.

At the very bottom of the app are more fitness-related features, such as Workouts, Anatomy and Logs. In Workouts, you can set up a weekly routine. Tap the + button on the top right to add a new workout scheme, and tap the + icon again to choose from several different exercises.

In the Anatomy feature, you’ll find both a ventral and dorsal view of the human body’s musculature. Tapping on a body part will provide you with all the details on the corresponding muscle groups and a zoomed-in graphic. This high quality feature alone sets it apart from several other paid fitness apps.

Tapping the Logs icon allows for the mapping (and timing) of cardio-based fitness. It will clock your time, calories, pace and distance, as well as provide you with an in-app music player. It will also provide your past run logs and overall statistics, such as calories burned, distances ran, and times for the corresponding month.

Fitness Pro is a simple, but highly detailed app with a plethora of features not usually found in the free app realm of fitness. It’s available as a[itunes link=”″ title=”free download from the iTunes App Store” text=” free download from the iTunes App Store”].


William Shaub is a performance major at Juilliard who balances a life in music with heavy doses of writing and tennis. He loves tech journalism, and spends an enormous amount of time on a smartphone. You...

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