Top Fitness Apps
Get ready: the biggest eating and drinking week of the year is just around the corner. Over the next week and a half, you’ll be eating more cake and pudding and drinking more pints than you quite possibly have all year long. But once your week of indulgence is over, it’s time to get your exercise program back on track. Download these fitness apps to help get you motivated in the New Year:
1) RunTracker, £1.99, iTunes
Once the New Year arrives, it’s really only a matter of weeks before spring marathons and half-marathons start to happen all across the continent. But even if you’re not planning on going the distance, RunTracker will get you up and moving this winter. The app allows you to create and save unlimited workouts, keeps track of time, pace, and calorie counting, and provides GPS distance tracking so you know exactly where you’ve gone and how far. A must-have app for beginning runners and pros alike.
2) Fitness Buddy: 1700+ Exercise Workout Journal, £0.69, iTunes
Cancel your expensive gym membership this winter and download Fitness Buddy instead: you won’t miss your personal trainer when you’ve got 1700+ exercises and 1000+ HD videos to choose from. The app includes exercises for everything from barbells and ez curl bars to resistance bands and stability balls so that you can target problem areas on your body. You can track your body weight and metrics and graph your progress toward your goals as well.
3) Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro, £2.99, iTunes
This handy little app will become your number one fitness companion in the New Year. It tracks any sport—from running and walking to cycling and snow shoeing—to give you an accurate count of distanced travelled, speed, and calories burned. It also allows you to set goals to beat your previous record or burn more calories. Plus, you’ll never have to feel lonely while exercising thanks to the app’s audio feedback and the capability to send and receive pep talks from friends. It’s the ultimate record keeper and cheerleader to help you stay fit in the New Year.
4) Yoga for Office Professionals, £2.49, iTunes
If your life is just too hectic to go to the gym or take exercise outdoors, take your workout with you to the office each day. This app shows you how you can do basic yoga poses while waiting for your computer to warm up in the morning or for an afternoon meeting to start. The seated poses use your chair and computer desktop as props, while the standing ones make use of walls, chairs, and desktops. It’s a whole new kind of office gym. Brilliant.
Ready to get fit in the New Year? You can generate the funds to download these great apps—and buy any complementary home workout equipment you need—by selling your DVDs online. Then it’s time to start working up a sweat!