Fitness apps are a great tool to use when working out. Not only are some a personal trainer in your pocket, but also the motivation that you need.
Here is a list of the apps that I use, and love!
1. RunKeeper (iTunes: Free)
I use run keeper to track where I run, my average pace, elevation, time and distance. You are able to change the settings to have it talk to you and let you know your progress while running, and set reminders during the week. You are able to track runs, walks, hikes, bike rides and so much more. Also compatible with any music apps you are using. You also have to option of in-app purchases to gain insight into your workouts, if you are a little more serious about this business, or purchase training programs in the app. All round, this is a brilliant app for my needs.
2. 10k Runner (iTunes: AUD$4.99)
I use this one simultaneously with RunKeeper to train to run my 10kms. This app is strictly a program. It speaks to you and tells you when to run and walk, and is compatible with music apps. Offers encouragement through badges that you can earn by completing the program. All it takes is 3 days a week! It is definitely working for me!
3. Nike Training Club (iTunes: Free)
Quite possibly the most comprehensive personal trainer app that I have ever had. You have the option of getting lean, toned, strong or, focused. Within these is the option of beginner, intermediate or advanced levels. The workouts are guided and really do work. Perfect for those who have little to no equipment. While some do have equipment, like a medicine ball, you can do it without. Works well with music apps, and can be done at the gym or in the privacy of your own home. I love this app!
4. Tabata Timer (iTunes: AUD$3.79)
Tabata. Ah how I love to hate you. You bring a world of pain. However, it is the best workout you have ever had. I learned about this app when I was living in Geelong and training with a PT. This app keeps your timing in check. It talks to you and tells you when to work and when to rest. It is also fully customisable for rest time, work time and cycles. Works well with music apps, also. If you know how to tabata, this is the app for you. If you are wanting to learn what all the fuss is about, click here. For workouts, click here and here.
So these are the 4 apps that I love for fitness. There are literally thousands out there these days. It took experimenting with the apps to find which ones worked best for me.
I’d love to know which apps you love!
*** I am not associated with the companies of these apps. All opinions expressed are my own ***