Best Fitness Apps to Get Healthy in 2018
Once the clock strikes 12 on the night of December 31st, many of us make promises to ourselves about how we will be better in the New Year. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to drink less, eat more healthily, or exercise more – or all of the above – these 5 fitness apps will help you stay motivated to keep going well into 2018, and beyond.
Map My Fitness
Map My Fitness, created by American apparel company Under Armour, logs more than 600 different fitness activities, syncs this information with over 400 different devices, and is free to download for both Android and iOS. You’ll be able to search for close by running routes or share your favourite routes to assist other users. Thanks to Map My Fitness’ ability to save data on pace, distance, and calories burned for GPS-based workouts, you’ll be able to easily track your progress and set new personal goals. The latest version of Map My Fitness is compatible with Android wearables, as well as Apple Watch.
Workout Trainer, created by Skimble, offers thousands of free workouts with timed step-by-step audio and video instructions. No matter your level of fitness, there is a workout perfect for you. You’ll be able to access the app’s library of workouts to create your own custom routines and share them with other users, and try out routines created by the community. While the app is free to download for Android and iOS, a premium subscription unlocks features such as HD workout videos, even more workout routines, and removes adverts.
Nike+ Training Club
What if we told you that by using an app which features effective, pro workouts, you’ll be able to train for less time and have more time for leisure activities such as real money blackjack? If you’re looking for workouts focused on strength, endurance, or mobility, then the Nike+ Training Club is perfect for you and offers three levels of difficulty. Featuring workouts designed by pro athletes and celebrities, the app’s audio prompts allows you to focus on your training workout as opposed to the screen, and the app can also be streamed onto a television using Chromecast, Apple TV, or an HDMI cable. The app syncs with Nike+ Run Club to track your runs, and you’re able to manually enter other activities such as basketball, gym training, or tennis.
JEFIT.com’s app is a fantastic resource for those looking to do bodybuilding and strength training and the app’s database contains thousands of routines sorted by which body part you would like to target. With detailed instructions, a workout planner, exercise log, progress tracker, timers, and synchronisation with your JEFIT profile, the app is free to download for Android and iOS, while the pro version offers even more features and the removal of adverts.
Working out can be a fruitless exercise unless your nutrition is in check, an aspect of wellbeing recognised by the creators of 8fit. This free to download app for Android and iOS combines training with meal planning to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals. After using the fitness assessment to place your initial level, you will be matched with workout routines and meal plans customised to help you achieve your goals. Focused on high intensity interval training which uses your body weight as your main workout tool, the app’s meal plans are recommended based on your fitness goals and dietary preferences, and more complete meal plans can be unlocked with the premium subscription.