Get In Shape And STAY In Shape With These Fitness Apps
Published June 9th, 2014
Your smartphone can do a lot more than send messages and play games. Take advantage of some of the many available fitness apps and it can also become sort of like your own personal trainer. If you want some help getting in shape and staying in shape, then check out these 7 great fitness apps which are available on Android and iOS.
Endomondo can help you keep track of a variety of distance-based activities such as running, walking, cycling, skating, and even dancing! It measures your speed, the distance you've gone, your duration, and even how many calories you've burned. It also connects to social media, giving it a community aspect that encourages healthy competition.
Map My Fitness
Map My Fitness can track over 600 different activities and give you some important diet and nutrition information as well. This app is free, but does charge a monthly subscription rates for access to more features. If you're just looking for basic workouts, then you'll be happy with the free version. If you want something more in-depth, then you'll likely consider the fee worth it.
Nike+ Running is perfect for all the runners out there. You can use it on the treadmill, on the track at the gym, or even out on the hiking trail. It uses GPS to keep track of your location and distance and provides feedback to help you stay motivated and keep pushing ahead.
If you're focused on fitness but your main goal is to lose weight, then Lose It! is the perfect app for you. It helps you set your desired daily intake of calories and stick to your goals as well. It doesn't have the same features as some of the other apps when it comes to the actual workouts, but it does let you log and keep track of your exercise.
Runtastic Pro costs $4.99 to buy, but that's a small price to pay for the features offered with this running app. It has all the usual fitness tracking features, but also comes with your very own voice coach, the ability to create your own exercise routes, and even an auto pause the stops your session if you stop moving.
Runtastic Six Pack Abs
If you're less focused on cardio and more focused on working your midsection, then Runtastic Six Pack Abs is the app you should get. The app is free but you'll likely want to pay for the in-app purchases to get access to features such as instructional workout videos, detailed session tracking, and the ability to tailor your workouts.
Zombie, Run! is an incredibly unique fitness app that gets you running by plunging you into the middle of an epic zombie chase. But don't be fooled - this app is more than just a game. It lets you select different workouts and even offers interval training! If the other apps in this list don't sound fun enough for you, then this is the one you want.