Even when you have the best intentions, forming healthy habits and making quantifiable progress towards reaching your goals can feel impossible. Tracking your efforts can help you reach the finish line. Whether its calories, fitness, or hydration being accountable on the daily can add up to big gains, or losses, depending on your goals. A user-friendly fitness app can track your success as you build a better you. No sweat!
Whether running, hiking or walking you’ll want to get moving with this fitness app. Program your goals. Are you running a 5K? Want to drop a few pounds? You’ll stay motivated with these personal plans, challenges, and virtual races. Get set! Store your favorite playlists and running routes. And go! Listen for cues at the mile markers and get a push from a coach of your choice. This app will keep you motivated over the long haul, one mile at a time.
According to Muscle and Fitness “Part of the problem is that weightlifting can be hard to track without manually inputting the information in yourself. While your phone can accurately track your steps using the built-in accelerometer, the technology doesn’t exist yet that can estimate how much you’re lifting, for how long or correct bad form.” They go on to suggest Stronglifts 5×5. You’ll be training smarter with this app that lets you know when to add weight, when to deload and how long to rest.
There’s nothing like a good body shaming to get your lazy ass in gear. CARROT fit is the fitness app devoted to motivating the unmotivated. Download and get ready. Your new ‘fitness overlord’ will start you out with the ‘7 Minutes In Hell Workout’. You’ll be ridiculed, bribed, threatened and inspired into the fittest version of yourself. Puke bucket not included.
Think of Strava as Facebook for athletes. Sync it up with your phone or favorite wearable GPS device. Track your speed, location, and distance and share with your friends. When your sweat sesh is over, this fitness app offers tons of ways to analyze your workout helping you reach peak performance. Are you looking for a new running route or a tougher exercise challenge? Strava will help you find it. Our favorite feature is the safety beacon that tracks and shares your location in real time with your friend/emergency contact while you’re out on the road.
It’s time to go pro! Charity Miles is a free fitness app that connects you to sponsors ready to donate to a charity of your choosing for each mile you run or bike. There are over 30 organizations to choose from like Stand Up To Cancer, The Wounded Warrior Project, World Wildlife Fund, Feed America, ASPCA and Habitat For Humanity to name just a few. Run or bike, share your miles on social media and feel good, both inside and out.