How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolutions?
Maybe a Fitness App is in Order
It’s easy to say you want to lose weight, get in shape and become fit. But we all know it takes much more than words to get yourself going. And once you’ve started, it still takes much more to keep on going. After all, how many of us have broken our New Year’s Resolutions already? Which is why any kind of help to stay on track is welcome.
As technology would have it, our smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, which make these gadgets the perfect companions to help with our health and fitness goals. App makers and developers know this. And it shows in the huge number of health and fitness-related apps available both on Android and iOS. The challenge is in picking out which apps will actually work for you.
Not only do we want to be the best computer, cell phone, tablet, and pretty much all technology repair store in Billings, we want you to make the most of your technology. We have scoured through the numerous apps in the market. Here are our top 7 picks for the best fitness apps to keep your fitness on track.
Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal
We all know how important exercising is. But if you don’t watch what you eat, your exercising will not do you any good. Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal can help you stay on track.
With its numerous monitoring tools and extensive database of over 6 million foods, you can easily keep track of what you’ve eaten and how many calories you’ve burned. It can even help you create your own diet and exercise plan so you feel motivated, rather than restricted, and this can be more effective in helping you achieve your health and fitness goals.
A favorite fitness app among runners, Runkeeper utilizes your smartphone’s GPS feature to track all your distance activities including cycling, hiking and running. It records stats like your speed, distance, total exercise time and total calories burned. It also allows you to set goals; create customized running routes, fitness plans and workouts; join challenges; monitor your progress and share your achievements.
Couch to 5K by RunDouble (C25K)
It’s one of the best apps for those who are just getting started on running. C25K is specifically intended to train non-runners and beginners for a 5K run. By providing runners with a training plan that combines walking and running, the app claims you’ll be ready to run 5K in 9 weeks if you strictly follow its 30-minute schedule three times a week. C25K allows you to monitor your progress, distance-wise and pace-wise. The app also integrates seamlessly with MyFitnessPal so it will be easy for you to track your calories too.
Strava Running and Cycling
Aside from being an excellent running and cycling tracker, Strava Running and Cycling fitness app includes some other features that take it a level higher than the usual run-tracking apps. It records the typical stats you need to track your progress: your running speed, the distance you’ve traveled, and the course you’ve taken. Additionally, it incorporates leader boards, achievements, challenges, exercise goals and other analytics. If you’re the competitive type, this is exactly what you need to drive yourself to do better against other leaders, or simply do better than your record best time.
If you love to do yoga (or you’ve always wanted to try it) but don’t feel comfortable doing all those yoga poses with many other people around, then the Pocket Yoga app might be just what you need. All it takes is a mat, comfortable clothes that won’t hamper your movement, and your smartphone.
The app offers a wide range of sessions with different durations and degree of difficulty so you can practice at your own pace as you rely on its detailed voice and visual instructions. The yoga poses are illustrated beautifully; they come with descriptions that include its degree of difficulty, proper execution and what benefits each pose can give. You can even play your own music while doing all that work. It also keeps a log of all your sessions so you can easily monitor your progress. As an added bonus, it now allows you to track the number of calories you burn during each session so you can be guided on whether you need to work harder or maybe go slower.
Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout
If you insist you don’t have time to exercise, we won’t believe you. Because with the Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout app, all it takes is just 7 minutes and you’ll be able to squeeze in exercise time within your daily routine. As a beginner or a veteran, you’ll appreciate this fitness app’s clean and attractive interface as it coaches and guides you through each move in the workout, whether it’s the original 7-minute routine or the more advanced ones which are longer and more intense.
Relax Melodies P
Diet and exercise go hand in hand. But without proper rest and a good night’s sleep, it will still be impossible for you to become fit and healthy. Relax Melodies P app promises to help you start sleeping better so you can enjoy full nights of sleep. You can select from different sound and melodies to come up with your unique mix; combine this with a meditation exercise so you can relax and fall asleep easily and more deeply. It also comes with timers and alarms so you don’t enjoy your sleep too much that you overdo it and get into trouble.
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