What Fitness App Would You Choose To Use
In reality, the only things getting a workout are our thumbs. That's not to say your phone can't help you lead a healthier, happier life. You just need to know the right apps to download.
Think of this as Yelp for the outdoor enthusiast. Enter your location and find dozens of suggestions for hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing, with reviews and tips from fellow outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen.
Listening to music can be the perfect way to add extra oomph to your workout, but crafting the perfect playlist is tricky. That's where Motion Traxx comes in. The app combines coaching from world-class trainers with music designed to set the perfect intensity for every phase of your workout.
Fitnet is the workout app for people who can't carve out time to go to the gym. The app features an abundance of five- and seven-minute targeted workouts, so you don't have to sacrifice time with your friends and family to achieve your fitness goals. In addition, the app uses your phone's camera for a whole new kind of selfie - one that measures how closely you follow the moves shown on the screen.
Strava Running and Cycling
If you're a serious runner or cyclist, you need one place to keep track of your most recent runs and rides, and no other app comes close to the capabilities offered by Strava. Strava Running and Cycling can track distance, speed, elevation, calories burned, heart rate, power and cadence. Then it synthesizes all of this data into easy-to-understand graphics.
Tell Sworkit the type of workout you're looking for (strength, cardio, yoga or stretching) and the amount of time you've got (anywhere from five minutes to an hour), and the app delivers the moves to follow during your sweat session. If you opt for premium ($4.99 per month), the app lets you get even more personalized, by setting the number of reps and the areas of the body you want to focus on.
Part of the Spotify app (and let's be honest, you probably already have that on your phone), Spotify Running measures your pace and picks a song with the beats per minute to match it. It's about time your music matched your cadence instead of the other way around.