Top 5 Fitness Apps
Whether it’s for weight management, tracking the calories you’ve burned (or consumed) or even finding new exercises to get you out of your current state of stagnation, there is a multitude of apps available on your phone, fitness levels no bar. We’ve done you a favour, though, and narrowed it down to the top 5.
Pact, formerly known as GymPact
If only all of us could spring out of bed and look forward to working out! Since most of us need a little push and some of us a bigger shove to get some exercise into our schedules, Pact is the perfect app to get you inspired. You decide your capability and commitment levels per week and feed it into the app. You also choose the amount of money you’re willing to risk, if you don’t end up doing what you said you were going to do. The app works on a reward and fine system. If you don’t achieve your goal, you lose money and if you do, you get paid.
Nike + Running
A brand that is known for its trainers and fitness wear, Nike + Running is an app that allows you as a runner (or walker) to track the distance, time, calories burned and pace of your run. Unlike a stop watch though, it stops when you stop and starts up when you start again. It helps you feel like a real athlete because it uses GPS to map your route, which you can sync to your Facebook page and even adds built-in feedback, which allows your Facebook friends to real time cheer for you every time you finish your goal. This way you can keep track of your progress and so can your friends. The more likes you get, the more you’ll feel encouraged to do it again.
Nothing says 'get fit' like a little healthy competition and competition tracking. Endomondo tracks your activities, be it walking, running, cycling or dancing. The fitness social network is an audio coach that will keep you motivated and inspire you to beat your friends. Route Maps will help you find new places to work out and if you want to manually enter workouts, maybe even help someone else, you can. Plus there are site-wide challenges that will constantly keep you on your toes so you never get bored of the usual. Cost: Free
Don’t have the time to slave away at the gym or run tens of kilometers? 5 minutes is all you need. Don’t believe us? Try the Hot5 app. It’s got enough and more 5 minute workout videos that are super easy to follow and will help you fit in a workout anywhere. From simple ab routines to difficult flexibility moves, it’s really a fitness app fit for people who are constantly on the move and is the perfect add-on to your normal workout.
Increase your dedication to workout and your need to get fit with Fitocracy. The game like app allows you to track your workouts, compete with friends and strangers and provides you with plenty of resources to help keep you fit. You can post a status when you’ve achieved a goal or skipped. Fitocracy uses game-like stats to keep you on top of your toes and encourages friendly competition so that you can feed off of others like you and maybe even encourage others with your story.
Whether you’re a fitness maverick or a newbie, all you need is a little motivation to stick to your health goals. A 'fit you' translates into the most 'beautiful you' possible. Mobile apps will save you from slacking, encourage you to push yourself and constantly upgrade according to your needs and convenience. The best part is they go where you go. So no excuses! Get fit now! Just reach into your pocket and start downloading these apps.