Most Downloaded Fitness and Workout Apps in 2022

Oriane Inezaby 
Content Marketing Specialist

4 min read

To empower app marketers, AppTweak created AppDNA, a unique classification model that divides app store categories into more comprehensive classifications that better match an app or game’s intended purpose.

AppDNA is a very powerful model that allows you to get more specific benchmarking insights for your business. For example, when looking at the Health & Fitness category on the app stores, you will see a wide variety of apps ranging from meditation apps to diet apps and even sleep trackers. AppDNA further categorizes the Health & Fitness category into more precise categories, so you can compare your app performance with apps that provide the same core functionality. In this blog, we will focus on the most popular DNA within the Health & Fitness category: fitness and workout.

Most downloaded fitness and workout apps in the US in 2022

iOS App Name iOS Downloads GP App Name GP Downloads
Planet Fitness Workouts 3.35M Planet Fitness Workouts 2.39M
Workouts by Muscle Booster 1.53M Home Workout – No Equipment 1.63M
Fitness Coach & Diet: FitCoach 1.34M Six Pack in 30 Days 1.45M
FitOn Workouts & Fitness Plans 949K FitCoach: Fitness Coach & Diet 1.41M
Home Workout – No Equipments 862K Muscle Booster Workout Planner 1.34M
Fitness Coach: Home Workout 819K Lose Weight App for Men 1M
JustFit: Lazy Workout 819K Lose Weight App for Women 889K
Workout: Gym Workout Planner 695K FitOn Workouts & Fitness Plans 809K
Mindbody: Fitness, Salon & Spa 689K Lose Weight at Home in 30 Days 609K
Peloton: Fitness & Workouts 664K Fitbod Workout & Fitness Plans 379K

Source: AppTweak (January – October 2022).

With over 5 million downloads, Planet Fitness Workouts is the most downloaded fitness apps app in the United States in 2022 so far! Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing fitness franchises in the United States. The app provides easy-to-follow exercises, at-home live streams, and coaching.

The top fitness and workout apps reflect the different goals users seek – from weight loss apps (Lose Weight App for Women, Lose Weight App for Men, and Lose Weight at Home in 30 Days) and muscle-building apps (Six Pack in 30 Days, and Workouts by Muscle Booster) to more all-round workout apps like Planet Fitness Workouts, Home Workout – No Equipment and Peloton: Fitness & Workouts.

Also, Mindbody makes the top 10 most popular fitness and workout apps on iOS. Mindbody provides management and scheduling solutions for small business owners. With the app, they allow users to source fitness memberships, workout classes, and wellness services provided by their 50,000+ business partners.

Discover the most popular apps and keywords in the fashion AppDNA

Health & Fitness category trends in 2022 – AppDNA.

Health & Fitness category trends in 2021 – AppDNA.

Fitness & workout, weight loss, and outdoor activities apps are the 3 most downloaded AppDNAs in the Health & Fitness category.

The share of mental health apps increased in 2022 (5.1%) compared to 2021 (3.9%). Mental health apps are typically low-cost and easy to integrate into our daily lives and habits, contributing to their growing popularity.

On the other hand, the share of women’s health apps has decreased from 2021 (5.5%) to 2022 (3.9%). This drop could be resulting from the controversy around period tracking apps data usage. Many also believe that these apps collected data that could be leveraged in a legal setting against app users.

Keyword Volume
fitness 63
workout 60
gym 47
home workout 46
workout app 43
workout apps 40
workouts 39
7 minute workout 38
lazy workout 35
work out app 28

Source: AppTweak (January – October 2022)

The top 10 most popular workout and fitness apps already indicated that this DNA type is not dominated by big brand names. We see this coming back when looking at the most popular keywords, which include generic keywords such as “fitness,” “workout,” “gym,” and “home workout.”

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Oriane Ineza
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Oriane is a Content Marketing Specialist at AppTweak, creating content for app marketers. She enjoys exploring the world through books, movies, and food.