These days the mobile phone has become our constant companion. The smartphone can not only keep you connected to the world, but it can also make you fitter and healthier. There are a number of fitness apps available that can help you achieve your fitness targets, be it weight loss, or running that marathon. Most of the popular apps are free! We have put together a list of 10 fitness apps that you just can’t skip.
Nike+ Training Club
The Nike Training App has more than 60 workout plans. For example, it has one hour sweat-it-out sessions, and 15-minute muscle toning sessions that target different muscle groups in the body. It has workouts that range for various ability levels. The workouts are met to suit different needs and goals. To encourage you to exercise regularly, they give you points for each session. After you successfully accumulate enough points, you can unlock premium levels. This app is available for free with android and iOS platforms.
7 Minute Workout
This app is your ideal companion for having a good workout at home or in the office. This 7-minute workout session is adjudged by New York Times as “Maximum Results with Minimum Investment”. The workout is based on HICT( high-intensity circuit training). It has 12 exercises that are done for 30 seconds each with an interval of 10 seconds between each exercises. These exercises are safe and sound, quick to do and give great results. Depending on the time you have, you can repeat 2-3 circuits. It is available on Android and iOS platforms.
Calorie Counter by My Fitness Pal
The Calorie Counter App has a database of over 6,000,000 foods and growing daily. This is the largest food database on Android platform. You have to enter the food you ate and it will count the calories you consumed in that meal. With this app, you can track your diet in less than 5 minutes. What’s more, it can save entire meals and also remember your favorites. It’s free and is available on Android and iOS.
If you prefer cardio exercises like running, cycling etc to stay fit, download this fitness app. You can calculate the running speed, distance travelled, elevation and how many calories you burned using this app. Using the GPS, this app can track your running, cycling, walking, and other workouts. Not only can you map them, but also follow pre-planned routes. You can follow recorded training plans or create your own using the audio coaching. This app can be used by beginners and also by more advanced runners to get trained for 10k, Half and Full Marathon. You can get trained for weight loss too!
This app not only lets you track your cycling and running but also adds a competitive element to it. You can compete with other users of the app from across the globe. It can be paired with all kinds of GPS devices like running watches, cycling computers and activity trackers. You can use mobile navigation to discover new routes or also use your previous routes. It also has a heart rate monitor. Strava is available both on Android and iOS.
Daily Ab Workout
An app for your abs! Daily Ab workout has 5 to 10 minute abs-exercises to chisel your abdominal muscles and get rid of all the extra belly fat. The exercises that are designed by a certified trainer can be done in the comfort of your own house. What’s more, you don’t require the internet connection everyday to do the workouts! It also has a section on healthy foods to help you lose and maintain fat loss. It is available on both Android and iOS platforms.
This is an interactive fitness app. This app lets you watch and follow workout videos and it can also track you using your mobile’s camera! Using your camera it can detect whether you stopped in the middle, fell down etc and thus gauge your performance! Isn’t that cool? Additionally it also provides realtime responses and feedback. (Free, iOS and Android)
Dance your way to fitness! This app has motion tracking and it thus can provide you feedback and also motivation. The total number of dance workout sessions go up to 3 hours! You can follow your favorite Zumba stars dancing to the tune of chart-topping hits. So party hard! (Rs.126.40, Android, iOS)
This diet app helps you to maintain a food diary. It has an exhaustive food database and can tell how many calories are there in the junk food you consume. It then redirects you towards healthier food by suggesting changes in your diet. Through this app you can join ‘Noom groups’ which is a community of people who want to loose weight, and they share their struggles and inspire each other!( Free, Android, iOS)
Daily Cardio Workout
This app has workouts created by a certified fitness trainer, who demonstrates the same in the videos. It has different 5 to 10-minute routines that are ideal for both men and women. You don’t require an internet connection while doing the workouts! You are given on-screen instructions with a timer. So sculpt your body to shape in no time.
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