The importance of staying fit cannot be overstated. While you may say that you’re perfectly satisfied sitting on the couch watching your favorite TV shows all day, the truth is that the only thing that will indeed make you happy is exercising. Nowadays, working out doesn’t mean having to go to the gym or buying expensive equipment. In fact, everyone with a smartphone could have instant access to a personal trainer and achieve fitness goals that previously seemed impossible. Here’s a list of fitness apps that you should check out.
Perhaps one of the best fitness apps on the market, Nike Training Club has a sleek, highly functional and well-designed look all people who serious about their training should have. The concept behind this app is quite innovative: once you select your fitness goal from the list, you will gain access to a unique set of activities – pictures and videos included – to help you achieve it. While working out, the app will keep you updated regarding your progress and offer you valuable tips about how to perform specific exercises.
We all know that in order to achieve your fitness goals, it would be very helpful to have your own personal trainer. You could start looking for a fitness trainer or you could try Gorilla Workout, an amazing app with numerous customized exercises and routines that address all skill levels and meet all goals. The app incorporates unique sets of workout routines that target different muscle groups and that are aimed at losing weight, gaining energy or building muscle. Furthermore, it packs hundreds of regimens you can follow in the comfort of your own home, without specialized equipment.
Lose It! is a great app for anyone who needs help keeping track of workouts as well as the calories intake. Featuring an extensive food library, including brand names and generic food names, you can use the app to catalog your eating habits. If you are the kind of person who dreads inputting food items individually, then Lose It! has the perfect solution for you: a bar scanner that automatically introduces your specific meals into the program.
Given your crazy schedule and the incredible number of chores you need to attend every day, it’s no wonder that you’re gradually losing the motivation to continue your fitness program. Luckily, Fitocracy is here to lend a helping hand. Irrespective of whether you’re struggling to keep motivated or you need a little push to take your workouts to the next level, the app’s unique reward system will get you back on track.
In the event that you’ve decided to abandon the treadmill and take your training outside, then you’ll probably stumble across two important issues, namely finding a good route and tracking your progress. Thanks to Runkeeper all your problems are over. Using your device’s GPS, the app allows you to map your runs and record important data, such as distance covered, average speed, time and calories burned. The information can be used to analyze your progress and, based on the metrics, you could optimize routine and make sure you’re on the right path. On a side note, Runkeeper allow you to share your progress and send encouraging messages to friends who are really close to reaching their goals.
PoketYoga is an excellent app for anyone who is interested in practicing yoga, but can’t make it to the classes due to a hectic schedule. The novelty of the app resides in the fact that you’ll have your own yoga trainer teaching you unique routines and guiding you to achieve your fitness goals. Each yoga exercise is clearly illustrated and can even be attached to an external monitor via AirPlay or the right cables.
Before you say Zombies, Run! doesn’t belong in the fitness category, you should know that this app is part game, part exercise and a full time motivator for staying fit. After all, in the event of an imminent zombie attack, you can’t survive unless you’re fit and able to run. The app revolves around missions that imply running to gather supplies; don’t forget, there are hundreds of lives depending on you!