Engaging fitness options that will motivate kids (4+ years old) to get off the couch and get active. 

7 Fitness Apps

 

Healthy activity is a must for everyone, especially for energetic kids stuck home for weeks and even months. If your kids are more interested in screens than being outside, it can be hard to get them moving.

 

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Take your kids’ favorite pastimes (watching videos and playing games) and turn that into an easy way to get them more active and physically fit. Not only will burning off steam help them relax and sleep better at night, but it can also provide you with much needed time while they’re occupied.

 

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For free fitness options, check out our list of “12 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving Indoors.” 

 

1. Steezy 

Steezy class

Recommended Age: 6-12+

Parent Supervision Required: A little

Category: Dance

App Store Rating: 4.8 stars / 937 reviews 

Price: $20/month

Multiple styles of dance, multiple levels, clear instructions, and a precise app layout. Makes learning dancing convenient and versatile. Every class and program is thoughtfully designed by dance style pioneers and sought after choreographers.

App: https://www.steezy.co/

 

2. Just Dance Now

just dance

Recommended Age: 4-10

Parent Supervision Required: None

Category: Dance

App Store Rating: 4.6 stars / 28.1K reviews 

Price: $.99+ 

The dance app transforms any mobile device into a remote for a second screen experience featuring select tracks from a back catalog. 

BE CAREFUL: While Just Dance Now is free to play, expect your child to ask to make in-app purchases as much of the popular music is locked behind a paywall. You should also be aware that users receive only 200 coins per day, which translates into two songs; be prepared to be asked for coin purchases so that your child can continue to dance with the app.

App: https://justdancenow.com/

 

3. Toca Dance 

Toca Dance

Recommended Age: 4-10

Parent Supervision Required: None

Category: Dance

App Store Rating: 4.3 stars / 176 reviews 

Price: $3.99/month 

Toca Dance is an open-ended app where kids choreograph a dance routine for up to three dancers and then watch the characters perform on stage. The performance can be saved as a video to your device’s camera roll.

App: https://tocaboca.com/app/toca-dance/

 

4. Homecourt 

kid dribbling

Recommended Age: 4-12+

Parent Supervision Required: A lot

Category: Basketball

App Store Rating: 4.3 stars / 792 reviews 

Price: $7.99/month 

HomeCourt uses just an iPhone or iPad to capture and analyze basketball play—from shooting to dribbling to individual movements. Integrates NBA-backed instruction with engaging, guided workouts powered by AI in a way that feels less like training and more like a video game. 

App: https://www.homecourt.ai/

 

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5. Techne Futbol 

Techne Futbol

Recommended Age: 4-12+

Parent Supervision Required: A lot

Category: Soccer

App Store Rating: 4.8 stars / 1.6K reviews 

Price: $37.99/month 

Train like a pro with unlimited access to guided soccer skills such as juggling, dribbling, wall work, shooting, goalkeeping and more. It changes the drills each week, has three categories of drills, clocks in the minutes trained, and is very customizable.

App: https://www.technefutbol.com/

 

6. Zombies, Run! 

Zombies, Run!

Recommended Age: 10-12+

Parent Supervision Required: A little

Category: Physical Exercise

App Store Rating: 4.8 stars / 13.1K reviews 

Price: $5.99/month 

Zombies, Run! is a running game that motivates players to keep going. Players are taken on an audio adventure that makes them the center of a zombie story. The app is great for young athletes that want to train but need a little motivation.

App: https://zombiesrungame.com/

 

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7. Walkr – A Gamified Fitness App

Walkr

Recommended Age: 4-10

Parent Supervision Required: A little

Category: Physical Exercise 

App Store Rating: 4.5 stars / 5K reviews 

Price: $1.99/month 

A space-themed adventure game in which players earn energy points for their spaceship by walking in real life. Steps are recorded via the player’s phone pedometer, and they show up in the game as available points to use to fuel the spaceship. A little alien gives instructions via text-like bubbles. It’s not a game that’s played and completed in a few sessions: there are more than 30 missions, 25 planets, dozens of creatures, and upgraded spaceships for players to acquire.

App: http://walkrgame.com/en/

 

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If you’d like more information on what to expect and how to handle school closures, check out the article 7 Unexpected Stages of Being Stuck Home with Kids Because of the Coronavirus.”