I use a lot of apps for working out since I always have my phone with me. I also like to track things when it comes to fitness and pretty much everything in my life. These are my top 5 apps.
Nike Training Club
This app is awesome when I don’t really want to plan out my workout or if I want some variety. The app has complete workouts with demonstrations on how to do each exercise. They are broken down by time then by strength, endurance, and mobility. You can also find workouts that don’t require any equipment. If you want to target a specific body part you can also find that. It’s free and it is worth the download.
So if you haven’t heard of Tabata, it’s a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that is 20 seconds work and 10 seconds rest. I use this timer because it goes through 8 cycles without stopping and I don’t have to keep track myself. The last thing you want to think about is what cycle you were on when you are in the middle of a rough workout.
Running is my love so you know I have an app for that. The Nike running app keeps track of when you run, how long and how fast. So you can go back and track your progress. It also asks you thinks like how was the weather and what kind of run (treadmill, hills, road, etc.)? You can join challenges to help you run a certain amount of miles or times a week. When you are done with your workout it will also give you the option to post it to Facebook. I love this when I run races.
If you read my blog you know I love my Fitbit. This is the only app that costs money because you have to have a Fitbit to use it. If you look at my review on the Fitbit here, you will see why I love it and how much they range from. I love that it tracks all your activity as well as your sleep, diet, water intake, and heart rate.
With every run you can earn money for different charities. Corporate sponsors donate a few cents for every mile you complete. It’s not a lot but every bit counts. I figure since I’m gonna run I may as well donate to a good cause along the way.
Download these apps and get moving. With the exception of the Fitbit all these apps are free so you can get some good workouts in even if you don’t have a clue where to begin. Are there any apps that you use regularly?