Let’s face it. We all struggle with motivation and consistently working on our fitness goals. It’s hard to eat healthy all the time, and sometimes we’re surprised by how many extra calories those couple glasses of white wine at happy hour added to our calorie count for the day. Fitness apps are an excellent way to set personal fitness goals, track your progress, and gain access to a wide variety of workouts and healthy lifestyle information.
A recent study shows that people who use fitness apps on a regular basis tend to be less sedentary than people who do not use fitness apps. Are you looking to kick-start a healthy lifestyle? One of these 6 top-rated fitness apps will help you take steps towards becoming and maintaining a healthier, happier you!
6 Top Rated Fitness Apps
My Fitness Pal App
The My Fitness Pal App is wildly popular and for good reason! I use this app every single day and I’ve been amazed by how easy it is to use. You can set exercise, calorie, and water consumption goals for every day. There’s an enormous database of pre-loaded food types, brands, and recipes to make calorie and nutrition tracking a flawless process. Many people struggle with making sure they are getting the proper amount of protein, sugars, and fats every day. This app breaks down the nutritional value of everything you enter so that you know exactly what you still need to achieve a balanced diet for the day. And the best part? The app is free to download!
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PEAR Personal Coach
Maybe you’re not concerned about calorie counting but instead really just need some serious motivation for the workouts you do every day! The PEAR app is a fantastic fitness app that provides motivating audio workouts to pump you up and help you build muscle and burn calories! Who wouldn’t want a pocket personal trainer?
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If you’re someone who easily gets bored with the same workout routine, this app is for you! With thousands of workout video tutorials available and it’s customizable by the type of workout, length, difficulty, etc. A specialized section of the app made just for kids so you can get the little ones in on the fun! There is a free version available for download or you can unlock more features with a $7.99/month subscription.
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If you own one of those “I Don’t Run” T-Shirts then this app is probably well suited for you! Absolutely zero running required, this app is chock-full of yoga workouts to help calm your mind, build muscle and improve your flexibility.
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Are you wanting to see what the crossfit hype is all about? Or maybe you’d love to take a barre class on a Saturday morning to kick-start your weekend. This app is an incredible resource to show the open classes nearby. Plug in your zip code and see what classes are offered, the times and locations, and how to register or just show up. This app is perfect for people who crave variety in their daily workouts and want to see what their city or town has to offer them.
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Do you love spin class but hate how it makes your bank account look? The CYCLECAST fitness app might be a better option for you if you have a stationary bike at home! This app allows you to design the workouts to your preferences, and includes an enormous music library to choose from during your workout. The app is free to download, so get spinning!
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Achieving our personal fitness goals and living a healthy style is something that takes daily planning, work and perseverance. It’s important to set attainable goals and give our bodies time to acclimate to lifestyle changes, while giving it the proper nutrition. These apps are excellent resources to help you achieve your goals no matter how small or large!Find Mobility Guardian on Google+