Just like there’s a Visine for that, there’s also an app for that. Everything, including fitness and health.
Health and fitness apps are a great way to set up a routine for yourself, and always have tips at hand. The question is how exactly do you determine which apps are worth your time, and money (yes, some people pay for apps.)? It’s mostly about preference, but more about convenience. Here are some of my favourites:
If fitness classes are a great way to keep motivated when working out, and stay focused. ClassPass will find the closest classes to your location, and provide all the necessary info.
I find that the hardest part about right is how overwhelming shopping for the foods I should have can be. Shopwell allows users to create a profile with their age, gender, healthy goal, allergies and a few other details to create their own personal shopping list. You can then use the app to scan bar codes on items where a score between 1 and 100, the closer to 100, the better.
Price: FREE (Full app and add ons vary in price).
What can I say, I’m a sucker for the Geordies. It’s good to have a face for an app, and Holly Hagan’s fitness journey is a fantastic one. The free aspect of the app provides you with insight on Holly’s story, whereas the full app the full app, you will gain access to the comprehensive, 12-week, weight-loss programme designed by Ashley Lucas, the man who helped Holly get to where she is today.
Highlights of the full app include :
Interactive picture galleries
A gym exercise planner
A home exercise planner
A guide to the body
A warm-up guide
Over 50 exercises illustrated and explained
Advice on cardio training
An expert guide dispelling major diet myths
More than 20 tasty recipe ideas for fat-burning breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Holly and Ashley’s advice on “cheat meals”
Advice on what supplements can help
The app is also available as a book!
ZOMBIES RUN GAME:
This is a really fun interactive app to maintain fitness. The lowdown on the app is that you download the app, and use it on your run/jog/walk. Pop those headphones in and you’ll hear music, and your mission. Zombies chase you, and you collect supplies along the way. Since fitness is a process and not an immediate result this game gives you that “I did it!” satisfaction fill.
RUNTASTIC PEDOMETER STEP COUNTER:
Keeping track of your progress is so important, and a fun way to do so is to see how much you move in an average day. It’s encouraging!
Benefits of this app include:
Automatic step counter detection (no matter where your phone is stored – pockets, purse, arm, hand)
Calculation of calories burned
Step counter calculates speed & distance
Step frequency calculation
Training and activity log incl. analysis
Overall stats of all your activities
Share your walking and other pedometer activities on Social Media like Google+, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and many more
Pedometer syncs with Runtastic.com: Manage all data online
Users can save bodymetrics like weight and height for a more accurate calorie count
Use the pedometer app in the background to conserve battery life
I get distracted so easily while working out by changing the song. Spring Moves is a movement based music streaming app. You can select and artist, or just go with the best playlist for your specific workout!
What are some of YOUR favourite health and fitness apps? Send me your suggestions on Twitter, using the hashtag #FitnessFriday and tag me in them @thenikkisin! OR comment below!