Putting down your mobile phone in order to get started with your workout routine is probably the third biggest struggle you face after deciding to work out-second and first being finally making up your mind to work out and then actuating getting getting ready to, or near ready in this case.
Thanks however to a whole range of fitness and wellbeing apps, you can finally make your mobile phone your number one workout gadget. From apps that track your run to those that encourage you to dance more and even to workout your mind there’s plenty to help get you active and this summer and all year long!
1. Nike Training Club App
Made even more popular after Kevin Hart and Serena Williams‘ partner workout collaboration, the Nike Training Club app lets you train on the go, whether you have five minutes or an hour you can chose a workout that suits your mood, ability and focus.
Designed by professional athletes,the Nike Training Club app is more of a personal trainer in your pocket which sets challenges for you and your friends. You can also get tips from pros and train according to your needs. Different options on the menu button lets you work on any specific area of your body you want to work on.
2. Myfitnesspal App
This app helps you manage how much you need to eat in order to be healthy. By inputing what you consume and how much you exercise, it automatically lets knows and lets you know how much walking you’ve done. Super quick to use, it’s very popular with fitness enthusiasts, and can in no time make you feel like one even if you’re not.
3. Sleep Cycle App
Aside being useful, this app is downright fascinating. The Sleep Cycle gives you information about what happens when you’re unconscious. You set the app just before you go to sleep, and it uses a microphone to measure your breathing, heart-rate and movements to judge when you’ve been in deep sleep or light sleep.
4. Headspace App
Like a personal trainer for your psyche, Headspace acts like your very own mindfulness coach, teaching you how to use meditation techniques to focus, relax and de-stress. If you suffer from an overcrowded mind, this is just the app for you.
It will help you become a master of meditation in no time and it requires as little as ten minutes of commitment a day. Great deal right?
5. Run Keeper App
Run Keeper is a must-try for both keen runners and novices. It tracks the usual information and gives you goals and targets, as well as tracking your route on a map using your phone’s GPS. When you finish it goes to a summary page that shows the map and the route you took along with all the important credentials.
If you are yet to be sold on it, Run Keeper happens to be the perfect size for screen grabbing and posting on Instagram letting you easily show off to all your followers! #fitnessgoals
6. Apple ios9 Health App
If you own an iPhone, you may not realise that your daily activity is already being tracked though Apple’s own Health app. On its most basic level, it will count your steps, walking and running distance and flights climbed, but you can also synch it with external apps and use it to chart everything from sleep to nutrition.
Best of all, it’s simple to use and easy to tailor to your own personal needs and interests. Now there’s another reason to love your iPhone!
7. iDance! App
Aside just bringing the fun to your fitness regime, iDance! also offers you the chance to learn a new skill-one that will prove useful on the dance floor.
From salsa and hip hop to Bollywood to swing, the app’s instructor guides you through routines that really gets you sweating it out in no time!
8. FitStar Yoga App
With internationally recognised yoga experts just a tap away from providing you with a completely individual session, the FitStar Yoga app puts you on your way to becoming a serious Yogi in the comfort of your own home!
Offering a gentler workout that can be tailored to meet your personal goals, FitStar Yoga! is updated regularly ensuring that things are kept fresh and, most importantly, fun!