Now fitness and nutrition are readily available at the touch of a button. With so many apps to choose from it can be overwhelming so we’ve narrowed it down to a few that have proven to be effective in terms of executive and, of course, results. Hopefully these smartphone apps help you to meet your goals!
Before you get started it’s a good idea to figure out your personal fitness goals and how an app could support them. Do you want to improve your walking or golfing? Are you looking for instruction or motivation?
There is a wide selection on both iOS and Android devices and most are free so you can always test them out and see if they help. Just remember, apps are only tools. They can’t drive you to walk, but they can make your exercise time more productive and fun.
Below are the six best fitness apps to try:
This app focuses on how the small choices you made each day can ultimately add up. It is a smart companion that highlights your daily routines and keeps you aware. It’s aim to help you make better choices, form new habits and be more active. How does it work? Well it uses auto step tracking, intuitive goal setting, and encourages guidance at just the right time to help take the work out of making the right choices.
2. Zombies, Run!
Don’t like to run unless something is chasing you? Well now there’s a motivational app for you to get you moving. This app gamifies your running with missions delivering an ever-unfolding storyline for players to enjoy as they run. It integrates your favourite music and outburst of the story between songs.
3. Strava running and cycling
This is a top-notch running and cycling tracker. It add competitive and gamified features to the typical run-tracking recipe. It records your speed, distance traveled, time and course taken but also uses leader boards, achievements and challenges. The paid subscription allows you to create exercise goals and view more detailed analytics of your fitness plans too.
4. Workout trainer
This app offers thousands of free workouts complete with timed audio and video instructions to help you get into shape. It has a routine that will tailor to your needs. Users can also access the app’s library to build their own custom routines and share them online.
5. Pocket yoga
You can now carry around a yoga studio in your pocket. It comes with detailed voice and video instructions for hundreds of different poses, complete with write-ups of proper execution and health benefits. You can choose between practices, difficulties and durations. Plus you can log your exercise and progress for future reference.
This app aims to help you reach your weight loss goals. It tracks your calorie consumption so you can lose more weight and keep it off longer. It offers an easy-to-use food dairy and activity log. You can set a daily calorie goal and then record your food and exercise to make sure you stay on track.
How to download: go to the App Store and search for the apps. Select the app you would like to download and follow the instructions.
Tell us, have you tried any of these apps? Do you recommend any others?