Happy Monday. It’s time for Day 4 of our Healthy Living/Fitness blogging challenge. Today’s post is about my favorite fitness apps. There are so many great apps that it’s challenging to select my favorites. Here are my top 5.
My Fitness Pal – Free
This is a great app to track food intake and exercise. It has a ton of food and exercise preloaded into the app so it’s quite easy to track nearly anything you eat. There is also a scan function so you can scan food packaging with your smart phone. In addition, there is a social community in which everyone supports one another. I really like this! At the end of each day, My Fitness Pal says, “If you continue this for X days, you’ll be at X weight in X weeks.” I really like keeping an eye on my goals that way. I have a beach vacation in April so working toward my goal weight in 6 weeks is a great motivator.
Argus – Free
This is a really great activity tracker built right into your phone so you don’t need a separate gadget like a pedometer. As long as you carry your phone all day long, Argus will watch your movements. You can also log other workouts, keep an eye on how much water you drink, and take photos of your food to inspire yourself to stick to a healthy lifestyle.
Daily Workouts Free
There is also a pro version of this app, but the free version provides a nice variety of workout choices. Each exercise has a mini video of a trainer doing the moves, which is very helpful. You can also play your own music with this app. Not all apps allow this option.
Feel Free Apps
Search this developer in your app store. They make a ton of free apps to work all areas of the body and cardio. Each app has an upgrade to a pro version for .99 for even more workout choices. They have excellent photos and diagrams to help you achieve proper form.
Pear Sports – Free & Paid
This is a new system and app that I am in the process of reviewing. There are many free workout options that you can use without tracking your heart rate, but the true “system” tracks heart rate and calorie burn. I have never done much official heart rate training so this has been an interesting approach for me. I’ll be posting a full review on this app and system soon.
One more app I’m going to try:
Fitocracy – Free
I use the pedometer that came as a Samsung App on my phone. It scares me how little I walk.
MyFitnessPal is the best app EVER!! I love how I can scan an item and get the nutrition facts!
I’ll have to pass these along to the hubby. He just got a smart phone! He’s the exerciser in the family.
Pretty much everything I’m driven for in life is one big competition, so I think Fit-ocracy would really be great motivation for me to stay active. MY Fitness Pal also seems like a very well rounded approach to healthy living I could use in eating and activity monitoring.
I’ve never gotten into fitness apps but this is a nice list. I’ll have to try these!
I know a couple of these – gotta get back to using them though
I use My Fitness Pal. I’m also a huge fan of my Gold’s Gym app (helps me figure out which classes I want to take and when they are). I also always use the Map My Run app when I’m going for a long run or bike ride – it’s awesome because it tracks distance, speed, calories burnt, etc.. – Katy
Great list Jenn!