Who said smartphones are good for gaming and social networking only? There are thousands of apps out there and did you know, a lot of these apps can actually help you get fit AND save money?! This is so cool, right? What’s even more cool is that most of these apps are FREE! You never have to spend so much on gym memberships and personal trainers with these. Get fit, save money, and free – go get your triple treat from these apps now:
Gain Fitness – This app has customized workout plans done by personal trainers based on your fitness level, schedule and goals.
MyFitnessPal – Need to keep tabs on your calories? This app allows users to log meals and snacks to track what they are actually consuming. It can also serve as a meal planner and allows you to count calories burned through exercise.
Fooducate – With this app, you can scan barcodes of food at the grocery store to receive the item’s “letter grade” (A to D) based on information from dieticians and nutritionists to help users know what they are really eating.
Seven – Not enough time for exercise? Try to squeeze in 7 minutes of exercise, at 7 days a week for 7 months with the help of this app. Follow on-screen directions and work towards goals unlocking new workout routines every second month you keep up the challenge. You only need to wake up 7 minutes earlier every day for 7 months, and voila – be surprised with the result!
Couch to 5K – always dreamed of running the marathon but just couldn’t make that first step? Couch to 5K is a 9-week fitness plan for runners of all abilities. This app will make you get off your couch and gradually work you up to running 5km. The training starts easy and slowly gets more challenging, pushing you to reach new goals and set personal bests. Excited to reach the finish line?
RunKeeper – If you love running, walking, or cycling, love it with this phone app. It uses GPS to provide details of your route, average speeds, calories burned and more. It allows you to keep a live journal of your outdoor exercise and receive motivational feedback every time you’re out exercising.
GymPact – Staying committed to achieving fitness goals is really tough. But this app helps you establish a pact with your goals. If you remain consistent, you receive cash from a pool of other users who didn’t follow through with their exercise plan. But if you skip out, you’ll be the one who has to pay.
Sworkit – with this app, you can create workouts yourself. Try customizing yoga to strength training to cardio, from 5 minutes to an hour comprised of various exercises. You might find it hard to skip these workouts because you’ll hear your virtual boot camp drill sergeant telling you instructions. There are also video clips attached to each individual exercise to ensure you follow the moves properly to prevent injury.
Drinkaware – Finally decided to stay sober, or at least drink less? Drinkaware informs you of how many burgers’ worth of calories you’re drinking. If you want to keep track of your progress on cutting down your alcohol intake, you can use it to record your goals and unlock achievements to keep you motivated. It can even detect when you’re near your favorite pub and remind you to just have a Diet Coke instead, or just water.
Cessation Nation – When you’ve just had your last puff and decided to quit smoking, you could try this app to help you with your goal. Every time you open it, you’ll be reminded of how long it’s been since your last cigarette, the amount of money you’ve saved since quitting and how it’s improving your health. It can become a constant source of encouragement to keep you motivated when you’re fighting the urge to light a cigarette.
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