When it comes to life in a startup, it’s very easy to get caught up in things and work long hours – after all you need to be growing each month.

top fitness and health apps

But as you know, finding the time to relax and stay healthy is challenging at times. When you think about it, most of your time during the day is spent at the office, commuting, meeting customers or at events – so you need to make the most out of the little free time you have.

In this post we want to highlight five startups aiming to keep you healthy and relaxed so you can find a nice balance between work and life.


A startup from Finland, MyNextRun helps you find and sign up for running events. At the time of writing, they have almost 15000 events listed on their platform, with 300 running partners in over 35 countries.


Their website also features an online shop to gear you up for your running. MyNextRun is something definitely worth looking into if you’re just starting out. While passionate runners will also enjoy a high selection of events to participate in.


Freeletics is effectively the easiest way of getting into a fitness regime! All you need to do is sign up and pick your workout. The free plan is enough to get you started. And the cool thing is you don’t even need any equipment for the workouts – your body weight is enough!


The Munich based startup essentially does the planning for you and gives a selection of workout to choose from for free. Freeletics also offers a premium services where for 15 weeks, you get your very own coach and a customised training program.

Urban Sports Club

Based in Berlin, Urban Sports Club caters to people who want to add some variety to their sporting life.

urban sports club

Once you become member, you’re able to choose from a selection of sports ranging from rock climbing to pilates. Members can either pay as they go, or pay a monthly flatrate (starting at 39€ per month) for unlimited access to over 700 activities per week.


Fitocracy’s mission is simple: to make fitness more fun and more addictive experience. The company is a fitness social network that adds gamification elements to your workouts and currently boasts the web’s largest fitness community.


Currently available on Android, iOS and the Web – Fitocracy lets you connect and compete with friends with points you earn with your workouts. You can also log your workouts and work with professional trainers to help you achieve your goals.

Fitocracy is a great application for anyone struggling to find the motivation to exercise.


For tracking and analysing – Strava is a neat application suited for both runners and cyclists. Available for iOS and Android, but can also be connected to a selection of GPS devices.


One of their distinctive features is how it breaks down your run or ride into segments – letting you compare and compete with others. You can use the app to find the most popular routes in your city and discover new ones for when you’re travelling.

Did we miss one of your favourite fitness startups? Let us know by commenting below.

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