Kid-Friendly Health Apps

There are lots of apps available related to health and fitness spread between iOS and Android. A lot of these apps are geared toward adults, but what about children and teenagers? Let’s take a look at a few apps that are great at helping kids get on their feet and focus on their fitness goals.  


Blogilates is an app by YouTube fitness guru Cassey Ho. The app features her workout videos that you can carry with you and practice anywhere you go. The app includes a monthly workout calendar, recipes, and an online community where you can talk to other users of the app and exchange tips and comments. (Free with optional in-app purchases; iOS and Android) 

Zombies, Run! 

Zombies Run is an augmented reality game. If you’re looking for a challenge to complete while you run, this app is perfect. The app places you in a world overrun by a zombie apocalypse. Your role is to find supplies for your base camp all while keeping humans safe. You can, walk, jog, or run with the app. Just use caution, zombies are ready to chase you and you’ll need to increase your pace. With over 200 missions, along with the ability to create your own interval missions, this app will make you sweat all while having fun.  

(Free with optional in-app purchases; iOS and Android) 

Spotify Running 

Spotify is the largest streaming music app in the industry so it makes sense that there is a companion app for running. Spotify Running finds your tempo while you’re running and then sets your music to match your pace. The app can create a nonstop mix for you for your run and even features original, brand new music made just for running. The great thing about this app is that it’s already built into Spotify so there’s no need to download a new app. To activate, go to “Browse” then scroll to “Genres & Moods” and select running. Select a playlist, and begin your workout! 

(Free; iOS and Android) 


Does your teen drink enough water? Water is vital to a young person’s health and wellness. Drinking more water can help boost mood and improve sleep patterns as well.  With classes, homework, and extracurricular activities, it’s easy for kids and teens to go hours without realizing they haven’t taken a sip of water. This app tracks water consumption throughout the day, tracking your progress, and sending reminders to let you know when it’s time to drink water. You can also send photos of your water drinking to log it as well.  

(Free; iOS) 

Sleep Cycle 

Children and teenagers need a lot of sleep. Sleep Cycle monitors your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. By tracking movements in bed through sound analysis, Sleep Cycle identifies sleep states. The app uses this information to wake you up softly while you’re in the lightest possible sleep state. The app also includes different snooze functions both meant to help you wake up completely. 

(Free; iOS and  Android) 


If you’re trying to get your kids and teenagers on a healthy path but want to make it fun for them, give these apps a try. The great thing about these apps is that they aren’t just for children. These apps are engaging and can be used no matter what your age is. If you need the motivation or certain reminders, check out these apps. Even better, if you want to engage your kids, try using these apps together. You can push each other and you’ll not only be helping your child with achieving their health goals, but you’ll be boosting your own health as well.  

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