The 12 Best CrossFit Apps for Athletes

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.


Beyond the Whiteboard

CrossFit Apps
xavierarnau / Getty Images

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.

Versions of the app are available for the web, iOS, and Android, although it does come at a cost. Individuals can pay $5 per month or $50 per year, which includes a 30-day free trial.

Box owners can select plans ranging from $35 to $200 per month, which includes membership access for specified numbers of athletes.

For example, a box with a $35 monthly membership can provide access to 25 members, while a box paying $200 per month can add an unlimited number of members.


WOD Genie

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by workout options, or if you don't like following along with CrossFit's official workout of the day (WOD), then you may want to download WOD Genie.

The app's concept is simple: it generates a workout for you based on the equipment you have available and the type of exercises you want to perform.

From there, the app provides exercises, rep schemes, descriptions, and videos that demonstrate the generated workout if you're not sure about the execution.

WOD Genie takes the hassle out of workout planning. All you have to focus on is breaking a sweat.

WOD Genie is available on iOS for free.



SugarWOD is a free app 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.

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

The app is available on iOS and Android.



While myWOD does include some functionality to connect with and follow other users and boxes, it's geared more to the individual athlete.

You can create and save your own custom workouts, track and view your workouts on a calendar, graph your results for specific WODs to see your progress over time, and find your perfect training weight for each individual exercise.

If you're not connected to a specific CrossFit box, myWOD might be a good app for you.

This is a paid app. You might want to start with a freebie to see if it meets your needs before electing to subscribe to myWOD, which is available on iOS and Android for $3.99.


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 simply shake (or click) again.

In addition to 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.



The WODster app offers hundreds of workouts to choose from. If that's too many options, the app will select a workout 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.



WOD Log is another excellent workout tracker that encourages you to calendar, log, and analyze your workout progress over time. It also features a more robust system for tracking and monitoring your current skill level compared to other apps.

The app can also help you determine the weight you should be using for each workout and offers integrated timers to let you track individual workouts.

WODlog's workout database is limited compared to some other apps, but it still features more than 150 of the most common, well-known benchmark workouts. Plus, the app allows you to create your own workouts.

The app is available for free on iOS and Android.



WODBook is similar to WOD Log but allows you to more easily 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.


Pocket WOD

Pocket WOD has many of the same features found elsewhere on this list, but it also offers a few bonuses—all for free.

The app delivers its own WOD, along with premium movement videos to help you master form. You'll also get the standard weight converters, timers, tracking and planning logs, and data backups.

Pocket WOD also lets you log into your account online at to see your data and export it to other devices.

The app has a focus on Hero WODs, which provides information dedicated to the fallen servicepersons the WODs are named after.

The app is available for free on iOS and Android.


Eat Paleo

The CrossFit community is invested in eating healthy, and the eating plan of choice tends to be the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Paleo diet.

If you're interested in giving the diet a try, but you don't know where to start, consider downloading the Eat Paleo app.

The app features over 200 Paleo-friendly recipes with beautiful, mouth-watering images that you can search by category and food type.

You can also create shopping lists based on the recipes in the app's database.

Eat Paleo is available for free on iOS.


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 Games, 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 available for free on Android.


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 just need a solid 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, if 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, you could build your own custom timer to keep you on track for your entire routine.

Chronic Timer is available for free on iOS.

Was this page helpful?