Stop texting & start flexing with these great fitness apps
Instead of spending all that time on your phone texting, why don’t your prioritize your healthy by looking at installing fitness apps?
If you’re not sure where to start, here are our favorite fitness choices.
Top fitness apps
Runkeeper makes use of your phone’s GPS to map your running routes, and provides detailed information about your speed and distance along the way. It also has music integration that allows you to listen to your tunes and skip tracks without leaving the app.
Nike Training Club
Nike takes its “just do it” philosophy to your mobile phone. This app helps you to get into shape with a large selection of 30 to 45-minute workouts – all of which are based on your own personal fitness goals. Photos and video demonstrations (no Internet connection necessary; they’re stored in the app) show you how to properly execute each exercise.
Learn the ABCs of weight training with 280 exercises. Follow the animations and written instructions for 52 workout routines. Flabby arms? Choose the body map menu, select the biceps option and you’ll be presented with more than 50 arm- toning moves.
It can track your mileage, suggest workouts and give you feedback on your progress over time, but the best part is its Challenges feature. You can challenge yourself or pick from dozens of pre-made challenges the app has to offer.
It’s no secret that music is a powerful workout companion; the right track flowing through your ears can often be invigorating and give you that extra boost of energy. This app figures out the tempo of the music in your library, and categorizes the tracks based on the running speed they’re best suited for.
This is the perfect app for those trying to beef up or just build lean muscle. It keeps track of all your reps, sets and the weight you’re lifting, and provides a number of different workout routines designed to target specific muscle groups. If these routines aren’t to your liking, you can edit them or create a new workout altogether from the app’s list of over 500 individual exercises.
Pumping weights and pounding the pavement aren’t for everybody, so if you’re more into the calm, meditative workout you get with yoga, definitely give this app a look. With over 150 simple illustrated poses (complete with detailed descriptions), you’ll never have to attend another class again.