There’s an app for everything, and that includes getting in shape. Here are 5 fitness apps you should download now:
This super structured app is a personal trainer in your pocket, offering guidance for any and all experience levels. The app creates personalized 4-week training programs based on your needs. You’ll be asked to select an experience level (beginner, intermediate, advanced,) and then choose from three basic goals: get leaned, toned, or strong. The app will guide you through your workouts via audio, and you’ll also have the option to view videos for each exercise to double check you’re doing them correctly. And it’s free!
FitStar Yoga is an app that provides you with personalized yoga sessions. The free version of the app offers one yoga session per week based on your goals, while the Premium version ($7.99/month) offers unlimited as well as exclusive sessions. The sessions come in the form of detailed HD videos. You can determine the intensity and the duration of each workout, choose your own music, track your progress and unlock new features as you improve, and connect with your Health app to track burned calories.
MyFitnessPal is a free all-in-one fitness tool that counts your calories and helps you lose or maintain weight. Based on the idea that keeping a food log encourages weight loss, the app asks you to log in the foods you eat throughout the day, as well as your exercise. From there, it will calculate the calories burned and/or consumed based on a database of over 5 million foods. The app allows you to create personalized daily calorie goals, so you can set up a healthy plan to lose weight. This app would pair great with a workout app like Nike Training Club.
Sworkit is a fitness app built around your schedule, encouraging and allowing you to squeeze in workouts whenever you have even just a handful of minutes. This app is by far the most customizable of fitness apps. It allows you to choose what part of your body you would like to work on, what type of workout you’d like to do (cardio, stretching, strength,) and the duration of each work out. You can even create your own. The app takes you through each exercise using both audio and video, so you know you’re doing each exercise correctly. The app offers both free and premium features.
One of the most important things to remember when you’re working out is to have fun, and if running from flesh-eating zombies (virtually!) sounds like fun to you, this is definitely your fitness app. This creative, incredibly unique fitness app uses audio to create a story where you’re the hero in a zombie apocalypse running adventure. Evade incoming mobs of the undead by speeding up, and gather virtual supplies to keep humanity alive along the way. The app is free for the first few sessions, but then charges $20/year for a membership.
Now that your phone is full of useful fitness apps, fill up your closet with some quality fitness apparel from Athlete Beyond, and get your workout started!