Fitness Apps to Help you Reach Your Goals 2016-11-14T11:06:01+00:00

Fitness Apps to Help you Reach Your Goals

By Shain Rossi, Certified Personal Trainer

So what’s your fitness goal? Maybe it’s to lose weight and get ripped. Or are you training for a marathon or fitness competition? Regardless of what you’re striving for, technology may be able to help.

On your phone or computer, you probably have all types of apps from shopping to social media. There are also a wide variety of apps that may help you with your fitness goals. According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, participants who used a fitness app were more active than those that did not.

But what makes a good app? Remember everyone is different, so an app one person loves may not work for someone else. In fact, it may take a little trial and error to find an fitness app you love. Overall, a good fitness app should help you reach your goals, not be too complicated to use, and be affordable.

Consider some of these top-rated fitness apps:

fitness apps - fit radio app - san pedro fitness clubFit Radio

If you like exercising to music, Fit Radio might be a good app to try. This music streaming app specializes in creating mixes which maintain a steady beat. You can choose a mix by the type of workout you do, such as Zumba, or by music genre. Although the basic app is free, the premium membership is $3.99 a month and has more mix options. http://www.fitradio.com/

My Fitness Pal

My Fitness Pal has been around for over a decade, and continues to be one of the top-rated fitness apps. It’s a calorie-counting app and more. It allows users to track their nutritional intake as well as their fitness activities. Using the app is simple since you can scan the barcode of a lot of foods you eat. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Lose It!

Lose It! is a weight loss app, which allows you to log exercise and track calories, and also offers community support so you can get help from friends you meet online. It is compatible with other apps and fitness devices including Fitbit. Although the basic app is free, the premium app is $39.99 a year and offers added features such as access to fitness challenges, private groups, and more. https://www.loseit.com/

Diet Bet

Who wouldn’t want to earn a few dollars by losing weight? With Diet Bet you can. Here’s how it works; you choose a game from the app and put money in the pot. At the start of the game, you submit two pictures including one on the scale and also a full-length body shot. During the game, you’ll be given weight loss tips and suggestions. At the end of the game, you’ll weigh yourself and again submit pics. If you meet your goal, you’ll split the money with other winners. They have a photo review process and use an algorithm and auditing system to weed out cheaters. https://www.dietbet.com/

Couch to 5K

Is running a marathon or competing in a triathlon on your bucket list? If so, Couch to 5K is a great app to get you started. The app offers a training plan and tips on everything from running a 5K to full marathons and triathlons. Plus, you can find a list of races sorted by area. http://www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-app

Are you looking for tools, like fitness apps, to help you reach your health and fitness goals? The personal trainers at Elite Triangle Fitness are here to help you with a program designed to help you successfully cross the finish line. Call us for a free consultation today!

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