5 FREE Apps to Help You Dominate Your Fitness Goals in 2016
Are you intimidated by the thought of getting fit this year? You don’t have to go it alone. There are plenty of apps to help you get started and stay on track so you can actually see the results you crave.
Here are a few to get you started.
Whether you’re running to lose weight, train for a race, or simply to challenge yourself, RunKeeper will let you pick a run plan specific to you, send you reminders based on the running schedule you set, and track your progress every run you take. You’ll no longer have an excuse when it comes to lacing up your tennis shoes and stepping outside.
Do you know exactly how much food you’re consuming and how much you’re moving daily, on average? Without getting a grasp on these two key components, working on your health and fitness will feel like a shot in the dark. MyFitnessPal will allow you to track both the calories you’re consuming along with the types of exercising you are doing in order to maximize your progress.
Music and working out go together like peanut butter and jelly. So if you want to have a killer workout, the perfect playlist is essential – which is where Spring Moves comes in handy. This app can detect your cadence and adjust music based on how fast or slow you are moving. According to research, this can increase the length of your run by up to 18%!
If you want to take a holistic approach to getting healthy, the Fitbit app is the way to go. You’ll be able to track and log everything — all-day activity, food, sleep, water intake – monitor your progress, and make sure you’re on track to reach your goals. Even if you don’t have a Fitbit, you can still use some of the free features, like tracking your daily steps and distance (you just have to be carrying your phone).
Ok, this app isn’t exactly free – if you don’t follow through with your commitment to reach your health and fitness goals, that is. The idea is to put your money where your mouth is and commit to paying a certain amount if, for instance, you don’t make it to the gym the number of times you said you would this week. On the flip side, however, is the chance to collect money if you do follow through, paid for by the slackers who didn’t. How’s that for added motivation?
Why not pair these awesome apps with a mobile workout program that can tell you exactly what to do and when? Peak8Fitness has exactly that. Find out more information here.