Keep fit with these awesome apps!
The first month of 2016 is almost over but don’t let your New Year’s resolutions of getting back in shape end either! Let’s kick those stereotypes right to the curb (body combat style!) with the help of these useful fitness apps to keep you on track. Here’s our round up of the best fitness apps out there!
Is working out at home your thing? Then check out the Cody app. It’s chock full of awesome work out videos taught by some of the very best coaches and teachers out there. The videos are informative as they are instructional for learning new skills in a variety of work outs. They have everything from yoga, bodyweight movement, barre and weightlifting, to name a few. What’s also great about this app is that you can track your progress and log in each work out to see your fitness journey.
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“Yoga that fits your life” is this app’s mantra. Are you’re an aspiring yogi or a regular yoga enthusiast who don’t always have time to go to a class, but is looking for some human interaction and guidance? Then Yoogaia is the one for you. Log onto the app and get a totally interactive experience with live instruction from a trained professional. You have the option of getting personalised instruction by turning on your camera as well! There are classes for everyone that can be structured around your own schedule.
If you’re looking to participate in the next marathon that’s coming up and would like a professional to help you reach your time and distance goals, Runkeeper has just that. This app is perfect for keeping track of every run, your pace, distance, cycling speed, elevation and how many calories you burned during your work out. Turn on your GPS setting and see your location route mapped out. There are also various training programmes along with audio coaching to keep you working towards your goal.
Forget gym memberships, check out Sworkit, which provides a plethora of videos for every level of fitness. Don’t have time you say? There are workout videos here as short as 7 minutes! Sync your favourite playlist to the predesigned workouts to keep you going. Select different areas of your body that you want to focus on, from upper body strengthening to your core. The interval and circuit designed workouts don’t require any equipment so you can get that six pack right in the comfort of your own home.
We all know that getting in shape and staying there isn’t just based on exercising, but rather on a whole change of lifestyle, which includes diet, sleep and even water intake. Argus helps you keep track of all that in an aesthetically-beautiful and easy-to-use interface. This app helps you track your steps with a pedometer as well as logging in your daily meals by a simple scan of the barcode on your food. It also includes personalised weight loss plans, tracks your sleeping habits, visualises your heart rate through a neat touch of your finger, and even includes video workouts of Pilates, yoga, stretching, squats etc. The real question is what doesn’t this app do?
This app is perfect for preparing you for almost anything – from your first 5K to a half marathon to a full marathon! With their patented technology, MotionX, Nike+ Running works alongside of your iPhone’s GPS to give you an accurate reading of your distance, elevation pace and time. One great feature is the interactive part where you can share your runs with your family and friends. Challenge them to compete with you – trust us, it helps all parties stay motivated and accountable to their goals. Running along a scenic route? Snap a picture using this app as well to keep a kind of picture journal of your recent runs.
Formally known as the popular MyFitnessPal, this app is excellent if you’re looking to lose weight. Track down everything you’re eating in a day and choose from over 5 million food items loaded in their database that ranges from every cuisine possible. Track how many calories are in a food item by scanning its barcode with up to 4 million barcodes recognised. Look no further than this app if you’re looking to count calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fibre, cholesterol and more!
An oddly but appropriately named app, ‘Human’ is for those of us who wouldn’t necessarily identify as a “hardcore” fitness kinda gal. This app encourages you get 30 minutes of daily activity… it’s the best way to just get moving! These 30 minutes could be spent walking, biking, hiking, dancing or anything active. Human tracks every movement and lets you know when you’ve reached your goal for the day.
There’s nothing more motivating to get you moving then when money is on the line! The tag line of Pact is: “Earn Cash for Exercise”. As gimmicky as it may sound, there is definitely some incentive to reach your weekly exercise and healthy eating goals and compete with other paying members on the app. Make a decision to eat better and exercise more while earning some extra dollars! Other great functions of the app include checking into your gym, GPS tracking of work outs and the use of an accelerometer.
Girl, do you even lift? Well now you can with this bodybuilding and workout trainer app that will help you achieve your goals at the gym. There are over 1,300 types of exercises for all major weight lifting equipment with detailed descriptions and animations to teach you the proper form when using the barbell, dumbbells, kettle balls and more. Along side of that, there are options of making your own personal workout, keeping track of your body statistics and viewing your own progress.
We hope you found this round up helpful! And here’s to 2016 being the fittest and healthiest year for you yet!