The 7 Best Apps for CrossFit Athletes

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CrossFit workouts are known for being grueling. CrossFit routines push you to your limits in the pursuit of ever-greater gains. That said, not everything about starting CrossFit has to be a challenge.

With the right apps, you can find workouts, track your progress, time intervals, and connect with other athletes—all in a few taps or swipes on your smartphone or tablet.

There are tons of CrossFit apps—and even more fitness apps in general—but you don't need to sift through them on your own. Download one (or more!) of the best CrossFit apps here and see for yourself.

Our Top Picks

Beyond the Whiteboard

Beyond the Whiteboard

Beyond the Whiteboard

Beyond the Whiteboard offers a version for athletes and a version for box owners, each of which has its own features designed to encourage athletic excellence and community in CrossFit.

Athletes can track and share their workouts, estimate max reps for various lifts, compare their results to the worldwide community, and see where they stack up on their box's own leaderboard.

Beyond the Whiteboard, or BTWB, as it's known in the CrossFit community, is hands-down the most popular CrossFit app around.

The app's versions are available for the web, iOS, and Android, although it does come at a cost. Individuals can pay $8 per month or $87 per year, including a 30-day free trial.

Box owners can select plans ranging from $80 to $250 per month, including membership access for specified numbers of athletes.

For example, a box with an $80 monthly membership can provide access to 50 members, while a box paying $250 per month can offer access to 200 members.

SugarWOD

SugarWOD

SugarWOD 

SugarWOD is an app that offers solutions to athletes and box owners to help simplify the planning, tracking, and analysis of workouts and programs.

The app includes a library of more than 1,000 workouts, tools to connect with other members from your box as well as the greater CrossFit community, and a profile to record your WODs and track your PRs.

There many different useful features for coaches, athletes, and box owners alike. It helps owners organize their backend system with efficient business tools, allows coaches to manage their training programs more efficiently, and enables access to a leaderboard for athletes if they want to have some friendly competition.

You can check out their plans and price ranges which vary based on the size of the gym.

SugarWOD is giving Beyond the Whiteboard a run for its money.

The app is available on iOS and Android.

WOD Roulette

WOD Roulette

WOD Roulette

WOD Roulette is a little gimmicky, but its simplicity is refreshing. Just shake your phone or click the "roulette" button and the app instantly serves up a random workout.

The options vary from classic girl WODs to new and different metcons. If you don't like the workout suggested, you shake (or click) again.

Besides providing fresh workout ideas, WOD Roulette lets you save your favorite workouts for future use.

The functionality of WOD Roulette is limited. If you want to track your stats or progress, you'd be better off with SugarWOD or Beyond the Whiteboard.

The app is available for free on iOS and Android.

WODster

WODster

WODster

The WODster app offers hundreds of workouts. If that's too many options, the app will select an exercise for you. WODster lets you attach pictures to your daily WODs, create your own custom timers to keep you on track during your routine, and allows you to track your progress and PRs over time.

The app doesn't have as many community connection features as other apps. If connecting with others is a feature that matters to you, SugarWOD or Beyond the Whiteboard might be a better choice.

WODster is kind of a mashup of WOD generators (like WOD Roulette) and apps with more functionality (like Beyond the Whiteboard).

The app is available for free (and is completely ad-free) on Android, but there are in-app purchases for $3 or under.

WODBook

WODBook

WODBook 

WODBook is similar to WOD Log but allows you to connect with your local box to access workouts and compare results to other local athletes.

The free version of WODBook is robust. It includes workouts, timers, calendar features, analysis, and one rep max estimates for all your exercises.

WODmachine a solid option for practically any athlete.

While the free version is excellent, the Pro version offers a feature that shouldn't be overlooked—the WODmachine. The workout generator differs from those in the other apps on the list.

Instead of providing a random workout from a database, WODmachine uses your inputted data to create custom workouts specifically for you.

The app is available for free on Android. The PRO version is available as an in-app upgrade for $2.99.

Crossfit News

CrossFit News

CrossFit News 

If you can't get enough of CrossFit, you need to download the Crossfit News app. The app aggregates news, blogs, podcasts, and videos from sources like Crossfit.com, Breaking Muscle, Barbell Shrugged, WOD Talk, Everyday Paleo, Gymnastic WOD, and more.

If you're constantly bouncing between websites to find the latest news about CrossFit, this app is a time-saver.

Crossfit News is available for free on Android.

Chronic Timer

Chronic Timer

Chronic Timer

If you've got your WOD bases covered (and you're not interested in tracking your workouts or connecting with other athletes), you might need a reliable workout timer.

Chronic Timer is one of the simplest to use and most customizable timing apps available, making it perfect for serious CrossFit athletes.

You can fully customize your entire workout, breaking it down into work and rest periods. You can even include separate times for your warm-up, various training protocols, and cool down.

For example, suppose you wanted to track a workout including a 5-minute warm-up, a 4-minute high-intensity Tabata workout, a short rest period, a timed circuit workout, all followed by a 10-minute cooldown. In that case, you could build your custom timer to keep you on track for your entire routine.

Chronic Timer is available for free on iOS.

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a form of high-intensity exercise that involves workouts such as plyometric jumping, kettlebell and barbell lifting, climbing, explosive bodyweight movements, and more. Although the workouts can be done by people at any level of fitness, they’re known for being tough, intense, and pushing athletes to their limits.

CrossFit may be an effective workout for building strength, burning calories, boosting aerobic fitness, improving agility and flexibility, and losing weight. Beyond the health and fitness benefits, CrossFit is a tight community and way of life for some of its most dedicated fans. CrossFitters even have their own special language, filled with acronyms, terms, and abbreviations, along with some unusual workout names.

How Much Do CrossFit Apps Cost?

Some CrossFit apps are completely free to download, but they may be a basic version with limited features. Other CrossFit apps charge a one-time download cost, usually in the range of $2 to $12, or they might offer a monthly or yearly pro membership. In general, memberships range from approximately $2 to $5 per month, with discounts for longer plans. The more expensive apps usually offer more workouts, robust progress tracking, and the ability to connect with other CrossFitters.

What Should I Wear for CrossFit Workouts?

You should wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in. Look for clothes that are made of moisture-wicking material so you stay dry and comfortable. Many CrossFitters like to wear compression shorts or pants, which allow them to move comfortably without fear of a wardrobe malfunction. Women should wear a supportive sports bra. On your feet, wear sturdy sneakers with excellent support, stability, grip, and traction.

What Equipment Do I Need for CrossFit Workouts?

If you join a CrossFit gym, you’ll most likely have access to a wide range of barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, ropes, boxes, rings, and more. However, if you like to work out at home, you don’t need a lot of gear to create challenging, varied CrossFit workouts. Depending on your space and budget, you can add a few key pieces of CrossFit equipment to your home gym, including a foam plyometric box, a jump rope, a kettlebell, a set of adjustable dumbbells, a pull-up bar, and a battle rope

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