Fitness apps are trending, especially amongst those motivated to get fit by running, going to the gym or even home workouts. “You can monitor exactly what you’re doing, how many calories you burn and see how hard you’re working,” said 29-year-old Personal Trainer, Anna-Maria Williams from Hackney.
She has been using the NIKE Running app to monitor her fitness progression, which sets different challenges and fitness goals each week. “It makes you want to push harder,” said Williams.
Williams also uses Fitness Pal, famous for monitoring calorie consumption and suggesting recommended daily amounts of protein, fats and carbohydrates specific to each person and their end goal. “It is the best thing ever, I love it,” she said.
Here are some great free apps available on the Google store to help you get your fitness game on and also share your journey on any social media platforms.
- RUNNING APPS
Strava is used by more than 100,000 runners and cyclists. They use this app to make a record of their activity and compete with their community while they share photos and stories about their experience with friends. It tracks all your activity and it is connected with GPS.
Runtastic is one of the easiest apps to track your running, walking, cycling and key stats as distance, time, speed, calories burned, and heart rate – among others. This year they have a new setting where you can set up a yearly running goal.
- EXERCISE FROM HOME
Sworkit (Simply Work It) is an app with personalized video workouts from 5 to 60 minutes. Is like having a virtual personal trainer who gives you a variety of exercises. You can choose for strength, cardio, stretching and even yoga.
Seven Minute Workout is the number one app in 19 countries in healthy app. It helps you lose weight, improve your cardiovascular function and get that six pack. These workouts are based on high intensity circuit training – there are 12 exercises in 30 seconds and 10 seconds breaks between each exercise.
Home Workouts is about getting your body into shape with no need of weights or machines. The exercises are divided in four sections: abs, arms, buttocks and legs. It also includes warm up exercises and stretches at the end for improved training results.
- GYM APPS
JEFIT is your own personal trainer at gym and your workout tracker. It is very simple to plan your workout; you can choose which exercises you want to do for each session. It offers more than 1300 free exercises.
Total Fitness has more than 100 different exercises to do at the gym with explanations and information about which muscles are being used. However, this app also has guided home workouts; you can even create your own workouts.