Even though we use them on a daily basis, we often don’t recognize that our smartphones, tablets and other devices can help us become healthier and fitter. People search for new ways to improve their exercise regimens; and we all need the help of apps in order to exercises more regularly. That’s why you should check out these simple apps that can help you with your fitness goals.
Personal trainers can be expensive, and that’s why people often give up on exercising. However, Zova, a gorgeous little app can be an inexpensive personal trainer that is by your side all the time. If you want to get your heart pumping, Zova offers great cardio workouts that will get you fit in no time. Another great feature of this app is that it includes an activity tracker, so you can see how much you move on a daily basis. This will get you motivated to move even more and start leading a healthier life.
Nike+ Training Club (Android, iOS)
If you adore Nike and want your workout to be designed by professional athletes and celebrities, then this is the app for you. The workouts of this app focus on strength, endurance and mobility and you can choose from three difficulty levels. Additionally, the app features audio cues, so you don’t have to look at the screen all the time. What’s more, you can stream the app from your phone onto the Apple TV, Chromecast or via an HDMI cable and have a better experience. Another feature is the Nike+ Run Club where you can track your runs or manually enter other activities such as basketball, tennis or gym workouts.
Lose It! (Android, iOS)
The Lose It! app helps you set and achieve all of your exercising, nutrition and other fitness goals. You start by logging in food and exercises; and by using the calorie counter, recipe builder and exercise planner of the app you will manage to stay within your daily calorie budget. Additionally, you can join existing support groups or challenges (such as eating more vegetables or logging more exercises) and get better motivation. What’s more, Lose It! integrates with other health and fitness apps, such as Fitbit, MapMyFitness, Nike+ and Strava.
The Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
You cannot have a complete workout regimen without a balanced diet. A good place to start is the Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal. This easy-to-use app helps you take care of your calorie and nutrient intake and it backs it up in a database that contains more than 6 million foods. Look up and track the foods you are consuming each day, use the recipe calculator in order to adjust your meals to your calorie intake and you can even use a barcode scanner for easier management.
This handy app will help you strengthen your core, since it provides some of the best strength training programs. The very name of the app stands for five sets of five reps of five strength exercises: squats, bench presses, deadlifts, barbell rows and overhead presses. It is divided into three 45 minute workouts per week and it tells you when and which exercises you should do. Additionally, it contains video tutorials for doing the exercises correctly and it includes rests between sets. Moreover, you can unlock additional exercises for arms, abs and calves by installing the Power Pack upgrade and this app can also sync with the Google Fit and Apple Health platforms.
Don’t use your gadgets just for fun or work. Use them to their full potential and turn them into your personal trainer that never leaves your side. These apps will help you stay fit while your health will only improve and your stress levels will decrease.