We are already getting close to the middle of the year and probably many of us have failed to follow through some of the new year resolutions that we made, specially the ones that relate to getting fitter and healthier. However, there is still a chance to achieve the goals that we committed through and thanks to technology, there are easy ways to stay on track. Using some of the best fitness apps available, you can turn your smartphone into your personal motivator to stay in shape. Thanks to the large number of tools that can help you to keep track of your calorie intake, or monitor your workout, it will be easier to remain focused in your fitness targets. Here are some of the best apps to keep you in good condition.
If you want to have a coach that is with you wherever you are, Gorilla Workout is the app for you. It creates a personalized exercise routine to fit your goals and your skill level. Gorilla Workout offers a selection of activities designed to help you lose weight, get energy, build up your strength and tone your body. The app is also very convenient and does not require you to use expensive equipment or attend a gym. There is a large variety of exercise routines that can be completed at home. Get it for just $0.99 for Android or iOS.
Running in the park or the beach are not only great exercises but they also comforting as you get to enjoy the outdoors and get fresh air. The downside is that you do not get metrics about your performance as you would in a treadmill but thanks to apps like MapMyRun, this is not something you would need to worry about. It is the perfect complement for your outdoors exercise routine as it tracks and summarizes your activities. MapMyRun is not only for jogging but for any workout including push ups, cycling and more. The app uses a GPS to keep track of the distance and your progress. They offer additional features such as mobile coaching and live tracking though a Premium account that costs $29.99 per year or $5.99 per month.
As the name indicates, this app is ideal for running but it offers more than that. You can also use Runkeeper when you are hiking, cycling or walking. Simply choose the type of activity before you start your workout and Runkeeper will track your location and notify you when you complete an specified goal and also gives you detailed information about your workout such as calories burned, distance travelled and more. Get Runkeeper for free for Android and iOS.
Zombies, Run! 2
If you want to turn your workout into a thrilling experience, add Zombies to your routine. This app is the second version of the popular game that combines exercise and entertainment. You are one of the few survivors of the Zombie Apocalypse and you are given mission to complete in order to gather supplies and save yourself from the undead that are all around you. You can get Zombies, Run! 2 for your Android or Apple device for just $3.99.
Eating well is also an important part of being healthy and staying in shape. Lose It! helps you to keep track of your meals and it uses an extensive database of foods, healthy recipes and activities to ensure that your diet is balanced and that you combine effectively exercise and nutrition. Lose It! is free to download and it is available for Android and iOS.