The Top 9 Apps to Help You Stay Fit in 2015
January is coming to end, but are you already struggling with your get-fit New Year’s Resolution? Would you like an easier way to track your fitness progress? You probably carry your smartphone with you wherever you go, so why not use it to help you stay healthy?
Check out this list of fitness, nutrition and health apps that can help keep you on track, motivated and on top of all your important health stats in 2015.
- Fitnet (iPhone/Android): When you can’t get to the gym, you can follow along to Fitnet’s prerecorded videos. You’ll build a profile and select strength, cardio and even yoga routines. You’ll follow along with the video while your camera follows along with your movements and provides feedback. – Free
- Runkeeper (iPhone/Android): This app uses your phone’s GPS to track your running progress and statistics. – Free/$4.99 Pro version
- Nike Training Club (iPhone): If you’d love a personal trainer, but can’t foot the bill, download this app that has more than 85 custom-built workouts. – Free
- Pact (iPhone/Android): If you need a little motivation to get you to the gym and working out, then this app is for you. You wager money on whether you go to the gym or complete a workout. If you hit your goals (by checking into the venues) you earn cash. If you don’t, you have to pay. – Free
- Fooducate (iPhone): Educate yourself with this app that allows you to scan the barcode of any food product to learn the truth about their nutritional value. Be more conscientious about what you put in your body. – Free
- Smoothie Selector (iPhone): Use this app to search through over 100 smoothie recipes that are organized by fitness goals like building muscle or losing weight. – Free
- Lose It! (iPhone/Android): This app provides a way to easily track calorie intake from meals. You tell the app how much weight you want to lose and it will make sure you stay on track with your meals and exercise. The app can also be synced with FitBit, Jawbone Up, Nike Fuelband, Runkeeper and Map My Fitness. – Free
- Moves (iPhone): If you spend a lot of time sitting (at work, watching TV, on your laptop) you probably aren’t getting the exercise you need. This app tracks your movements each day on an onscreen storyline. The app tells you your steps, the calories eaten, and it charts your progress each day. Use this app to step up your daily movement and get the daily exercise you need. – Free
- Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock (iPhone): If you wake up in the mornings feeling drowsy and wondering if you got any sleep at all, then this app may help. If you are in a deep sleep when your alarm goes off, then it can make you feel more tired when you wake up. This app monitors your movements and wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase. – $0.99
How are you using mobile apps to improve your lifestyle to stay healthy and fit?
– By Jennifer Thayer