By: Vince Kattoula
With Memorial Day weekend now behind us, summer is here. It’s likely that your fitness plans from this past January have been replaced with plans to hang out on the couch. Working out can be a struggle and sticking to an exercise plan after a busy day can be even more an uphill battle. Luckily, there are apps that will help you stick to your plan and see it through.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight, train for your first marathon, or just want to walk more steps in a day, mobile apps are awesome assistants for health and fitness because you can take them everywhere you go. But, before you lose your mind browsing through the thousands of health and fitness apps in the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, check out our list of fitness apps (in no particular order) that will help you keep track of your goals this summer.
5 Fitness Apps to Help You Stay on Track:
- MyFitness Pal
This app contains the largest food database of any calorie counter with over 6,000,000 foods to select from. Other than calories, MyFitness Pal tracks fat, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, fiber, cholesterol, and much more. It allows users to connect over 50 devices and apps, such as Fitbit and MapMyFitness. Once connected, the user can track their diet and exercise in less than 5 minutes per day. In total, MyFitness Pal members have lost nearly 200 million pounds.
- FIT Radio
FIT Radio Workout Music provides you with non-stop, high energy playlists of all genres designed to motivate your workout. The music never stops, not even for ads and the company uploads new mixes daily so you never have to listen to the same playlist twice. The app contains over 45 genres and stations, including your own customizable station. FIT Radio was nominated as one of the Top 7 Music Apps in the world by readers of Mashable.
- Water Drink Reminder
Let’s face it, most of us don’t drink as much water as we should be drinking throughout the day. This #1 health app in over 30 countries prompts users to enter their current weight then helps determine how much water they need every day. More importantly, it reminds the person to drink water every day and to develop good water drinking habits as well.
- Couch to 5K
This often imitated program helps thousands of new runners go from couch potato to crossing the finish line in just a matter of weeks. It allows users to log and share their workouts, sync with playlists, and track distance/pace with GPS. Human audio cues motivate and guide you through each workout. The goal is to train for just 20 to 30 minutes, 3 times a week for 9 weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K race!
Sworkit offers exercisers personalized workouts that fit their schedule and their goals. Users have the ability to choose from strength, cardio, yoga, and stretching exercises in order to create custom workouts using the exercise library provided. With no gym required, or no equipment needed, work outs can be accomplished using the app anytime, anywhere. Many fitness apps limit workouts until upgrading, but not Sworkit. You get to enjoy all the free workouts Sworkit has to offer and then choose to upgrade to Sworkit Premium at your leisure.
Side note: Sworkit was featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on February 19, 2016, where Mark Cuban decided to invest $1.5 million into the company.
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