For Fitness, Fun and Families: Top Apps for Daily Runners, Hikers and Walkers


A lot of people into fitness know the inherent value that a great app can have while walking, running or hiking outside. There is a lot that goes into planning for a good outside nature workout. An app that can assist you in planning, tracking, and doing your workout is something everyone outside should look into. Some of these apps are going to help you find new places to exercise and help you plan for your workout time outdoors.

Connected Outside

One of the first things you need to be aware of when you’re outside working out is where you’ll be going. MapMyWalk is a great app for all of those that will be going the distance. It is an app that allows you to map out where you’re going and where you’ve been. The great thing about the app is the amount of things that are tracked and include calories burned, routes walked, and speed. It also isn’t limited to just walking or running but tracks hundreds of different activities.

The upgraded version allows you to add a geotag to pictures you take during your routes after you share them to social media platforms. It also has the option to integrate external devices that track your heart rate, steps, or other fitness tracking stats.

An additional app that is a must-have for those going outside is a weather app. One of the best ways to see what the weather is going to be like is through checking this app. Weather Live Free app gives you a detailed analysis at just a glance, along with a week forecast to keep you in the weather know.

Sharing Your Fitness

Another app that is great for walking is Every Body Walk! It is an app connected to an awareness campaign about the benefits of walking. It comes on multiple operating systems and measures your walks through GPS and then maps them. It can be shared with others as well. It’s great to set goals, beat them and then set more.

Knowing Where To Run

A lot of the time you’re going to want to know where you’re going. Sometimes we have our own favorite routes to go on but would like to switch it up. That is where MotionX GPS comes in. It is an app with great features like being able to store maps for you while it’s offline. There are a lot of different maps to choose from. These include road maps and topographical maps.

There are nine different maps you have the ability to choose from. You can check out a lot of data like how fast you’re running, position, and even altitude or ascent for hikers.

A lot of the times you’ll want to know about some of the areas around you. It is integrated into Wikipedia to tell you just that. All of these apps will help you have fun while working out alone or with the whole family.


This guest article was provided by Dylan Clayton who loves to keep fit, especially when he can involve the family too. He writes about sports and fitness and ways you can involve the whole family.

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25 thoughts on “For Fitness, Fun and Families: Top Apps for Daily Runners, Hikers and Walkers

  1. I’m not the runner in the family but my son does tons of running outside. This app would possible be a big help for him. Will have to show him and see what he thinks.

  2. Looks like a great app! I am such a slacker though. When winter comes, I become a bear and hibernate. Need to try and get up the courage/motivation to get out there again!

  3. These are all great walking and running apps for the family. The Every body Walk app sounds like the one I would love to use. Thanks for sharing these awesome fitness walking and running apps.

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