When it comes to fitness, few people will think of downloading an app to help them get in shape. Today’s technology however, can literally put some of the best trainers in the world right at your fingertips. With so many fitness apps being created every day, it can be difficult to keep up. In this article, we cover some of today’s newest fitness apps, their features, and how they’ve been rated so far.
Cody is a free fitness app for the iPhone that allows you to connect with friends in order to share and uncover new workouts. This app features text, photo, and video instructions for each workout, making it extra convenient. By connecting you with others, Cody offers built-in motivation to keep working toward your fitness goals. You can also keep track of your progress using the timeline feature.
Fitness Fast is a $0.99 fitness app for the iPhone that allows you to customize your workouts to target specific muscle groups. There are instructions for each of the exercises listed, and the app can keep track of a number of stats such as sleep, body weight and make-up, and your optimal repetitions of each exercise that you choose. You can take a photo and upload it in order to see your progress from week to week.
Gain Fitness is a free app for the iPhone that acts as a personal trainer. You input your fitness goals, and it will provide you with routines that will help you accomplish your goals. Exercises come with motion images, and voice commands that lead you step-by-step through each exercise, helping you avoid injury when you’re working out at home. You can also tell the app what equipment you currently have in your home gym, and it will adjust your workout routine to fit your equipment.
This fitness app for Android and iPhone was once named GymPact, and it is an excellent way to keep yourself motivated to work out. Every week, you log into the app and pledge how many days you plan on working out that week. You also pledge a certain amount of money. Every day that you miss working out, your money goes to the app’s other users. Talk about motivation! In this new version, a motion tracker has been added, as has the ability to also enter into diet pacts with other users.
If you view fitness as more than just working out, this is the app for you. Argus measures and tracks everything – your steps, food intake, sleep quality, weight gains and losses, exercise, and more. Argus constantly assesses your daily routine, and uses the information it gathers to provide you with biofeedback data that will help you increase your fitness levels, and overall sense of wellbeing. Even better, this app is currently free for the iPhone.
Human is a more casual fitness app centered on helping you achieve 30 minutes of exercise every day, at any time, in any way, and at any place you choose. It doesn’t matter if you choose to bike, walk, or jump rope, Human will track your activity and send you a notification when you’ve achieved your 30 minutes of daily activity. This app is free in the App Store.
Moves is a pedometer style application that figures out how many calories you’ve burned based on whether you’re biking, walking, or running. Moves is a perfect app for fitness enthusiasts who’d rather skip all the bells and whistles and get straight to the heart of the matter – how many calories you’ve burned. This app is free for iPhone.