Whether you want to track the route of your daily run or enjoy some motivational praise when you hit a new target, there are loads of fitness apps out there nowadays. But how do you know which are worthwhile? Look no further…here are five absolute must-haves to download – now!
Not just for running, you can use this smart little app when cycling and hiking too, or just for simple activities like walking to the shops or taking the dog for a jog around the park. You can also see other routes already discovered by fellow users.
Offering work out sessions varying in length, the Nike Training App is a handy one. The fact that you can play your own music while working out is a real bonus. Whilst accessible for both genders, its target audience is women, which is nice to see.
Designed by experts and available free- what’s not to love? This user-friendly app is all about reaching realistic, achievable goals. You can make your own personalised meal plans, track your water intake and create a training schedule that suits you and your lifestyle, amongst lots of other things too. It can also be synced with activity trackers like Apple Healthkit and FitBit, so you can keep track of your progress and habits properly.
My Fitness Pal is useful for recording both your exercise and eating habits. It uses clever maths and science to provide you will a daily calorie intake aim, in line with your current vital statistics and how much weight you want to lose. You can keep a track of what you’ve consumed during the day, and then hold your breath at bedtime to see how you did, and how much further you have to go.
One of the reasons this app is so popular is a practical one. Whilst the app offers a wide variety of workouts, there is either little or no equipment needed to do them. Not only does this mean that you don’t have to invest money in things you might only use occasionally, you can also do the exercises pretty much anywhere (just maybe not in the middle of Tesco!)
Oh, and a bonus tip…
Instagram is a great place for further motivation; lots of fantastic personal trainers have accounts. Not only do they share workout schedules, there are often healthy recipe ideas and motivational messages to be discovered too.