Top Fitness Apps
Time is something no one seems to have enough of, especially when it comes to exercise and healthy eating; there are much better things you could be doing. It is always important to lead a healthy lifestyle, incorporating a good amount of exercise into your life will help you feel a lot better about yourself.
Gyms are not everyone’s thing, going on your own and not knowing what to do can be daunting. You also don’t want to give yourself any injuries if you are a novice. Once again technology comes to the rescue, there are lots of fitness apps that can help you along your fitness journey and we have rounded up some of the best!
Nike Training Club
This app from Nike is mainly aimed to women at all stages of their fitness regime. With the option to have workouts that last anywhere from 15-45 minutes, there’s something to suit everybody’s schedule. Workouts are free and motivating; many are also lead by female athletes like Maria Sharapova so that you really feel like you’re on top of your game. Another bonus is that loads of the workouts don’t require any equipment so you can do them in your local park or even in your own home.
My Fitness Pal
My Fitness Pal is a great app if you want to combine weight loss with exercise. It has been proven that if you record every single thing that you eat, you will realise how many empty calories you consume and loose a few pounds. My Fitness Pal has a barcode reader incorporated into the app, so you can quickly scan what you are eating. It is great for when you are eating out and the menus don’t inform you of calorie content, as there’s information from nearly all of the major food brands around. Easily log your workouts too and see how many calories you are burning, if you dedicate yourself with weekly weigh-ins, an easy graph shows how you are improving week on week.
Fitness doesn’t have to be boring, if you want to mix up your running regimes then Zombies, Run is the app for you. It is effectively a game and the aim is to out run the Zombies that are after you. With audio instructions talking you through your mission, you collect imaginary supplies throughout your run that you can use to build up your base when you get home. As you get so involved in the game, it doesn’t feel like a workout and you will definitely surprise yourself with how fast you can start sprinting.
Map My Run
Running outside is a great option, mainly because it’s free! Make sure you think about your safety when you go for a run outside, wear reflective clothing and don’t venture anywhere dodgy. Enough of sounding like your mum, back to the app…Map My Run, if you hadn’t guessed, tracks your running route by using the GPS on your phone. You can store all your workout data to see what progress you are making. Mixing up your running route keeps exercise interesting and tough terrain like running up hills can really challenge you.
Yoga is a great way of exercising to build muscle strength and improve your posture. Attending classes can become a bit of a drain on your finances; they can also be off-putting when you’ve got a 60 year old bloke doing a better downward dog than you. Yoga Studio has been voted the number one yoga app on the app store and it’s easy to see why. It’s a no fuss app, the ‘classes’ are easy to view and your ‘instructor’ makes every move easy to see, whilst also taking into account your yoga ability. You have the option of 65 different classes to choose from and you can even create your own classes to really tailor the experience.
30 Day Fitness Challenges
Give yourself a new challenge each month with the 30 Day Fitness Challenges app. There’s a massive variation of exercises from squats to the splits and it’s a chance for you to master a new skill each month. You can get clued up on new techniques and really push yourself for those 30 days whilst targeting a specific part of your body that you want to make stronger. This app is great if you really are pushed for time, you can easily fit in a few squats in the morning whilst you get ready.
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