Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Get-Fit Resolution
It’s a new year and we all know that means … it’s time to make the traditional “get fit” new year’s resolution. This year can be different! There are hundreds of smartphone and mobile apps out there to give you an added boost of motivation and accountability to make reaching your fitness goals for the new year completely doable.
Let 2014 be the year you keep your new year’s resolution to get fit with the help of these top fitness apps.
Fleetly is one of the most popular fitness apps available today. You can create a customized workout based on your own fitness level and goals. Fleetly is great for beginners as it offers instructional videos to make learning new exercises easy. For an added level of accountability, the app allows you to challenge friends and even compare results.
The Daily Series
If you are looking to target a particular body part to whip into shape this year, try The Daily series, which offers apps like The Daily Butt Workout, The Daily Arm Workout and The Daily Ab Workout. The Daily series uses certified personalized trainers to demonstrate each exercise. You can combine exercises for a complete routine or pick a few exercises to fit into a busy schedule.
MiCoach is a free app made by sporting apparel brand Adidas which can help you maintain your workout goals with customizable workouts. You can choose your workout based on fitness level and training goals. What sets MiCoach apart from other apps is the voice-overs from personal trainers which play during your workout for that added inspiration during your perspiration.
Walking is a great, low impact exercise suitable for just about every fitness level. With iMapMyWALK, you can keep track of walk time, pace, and routes. The iMapMyWALK even allows you to keep track of food and water consumption to help keep you mindful of what you’re eating and help see that you are getting enough water.
Pocket Yoga is like having a yoga class in your phone. This app offers 27 different routines of varying intensity and experience so you can start at a level comfortable to your skill and fitness and work your way up to more challenging routines as you develop tone and strength. Pocket Yoga also includes a catalog of over 150 yoga poses for you to try outside of the apps “classes.”
My Fitness Pal
Exercise alone is generally not enough to reach fitness goals. What you eat plays a huge factor in the success of your fitness plan. My Fitness Pal is a great app to help you keep track of the foods you eat, calories consumed, calories remaining in the day and amount of exercise completed. My Fitness Pal makes tracking foods easy as it has a database of over 3,000,000 foods and even remembers your favorite foods. My Fitness Pal tracks your weight loss progress and even allows you to connect with friends for extra motivation.
Fitness is a lifelong commitment that only happens if you take charge of your life and with these helpful apps, 2014 is the year to start!
– By Jennifer Thayer