The SworkIt fitness app may soon be a household name among popular training apps like “MyFitnessPal” and “Nike+ Training Club” thanks to Mark Cuban’s $1.5 million financial backing of the company, Nexercise, in the February 19th episode of Shark Tank.
The free app SworkIt Lite was recently ranked highest among 30 training aids in a survey done at the University of Florida. Researchers scored the apps based on how well they adhered to established exercise guidelines, including cardio, strength, and flexibility, and how they structured and explained the workouts. SworkIt (short for Simply Work It) takes users through equipment-free strength, yoga, Pilates, and stretching routines that range from five to 60-plus minutes, or build your own from a growing library of more than 170 exercises. (Share your fitness confessions anonymously with this app!)