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Top 5 Mobile Fitness Apps

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 11-May-2015 13:40:00
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Following the release of the Apple Watch last month, we’ve rounded up 5 of the best fitness apps available on your smartphones. You’ll be as fit as a fiddle in no time. Enjoy!

 

5. Sevenseven

The number seven is very prominent in this fitness app. It sets you a challenge of seven minutes a day for seven months using no more than a chair, wall and your own body weight. You start with three lives but lose a life every time you miss a day’s work out. If you lose three lives in a single month then your progress will return to zero. There’s no letting up.

The app will let you set up daily reminders, guide you through workouts and track your progress, unlocking rewards along the way. 

Free, iOS and Android

 

4. Nike+ Training Clubnike-training-club-app

Featuring over 100 fitness workouts, Nike+ Training Club has been inspired by Nike Master Trainers and athletes to help you achieve your fitness goals. The app will integrate with the Nike+ Running App and allows you to track your progress including number of workouts, minutes and average calories in NikeFuel.

Four-week programmes are available to keep you motivated and help you achieve your training goal. In addition, you can stream workouts from your smartphone to a TV or Tablet using Airplay, Chromecast or a HDMI cable.

Free, iOS and Android 

 

3. Garmin Fitgarmin-fit

Garmin Fit turns your smartphone into a powerful fitness app. Using the GPS tracker on your phone, it tracks your speed, distance and elevation. It will also calculate how many calories you’ve burnt using your weight, height and age.

The app also allows you to listen to your own music while you run. When your workout is complete, your data is automatically updated to Garmin Connect, where you can view your route on a map and share your workouts with others.

£0.69, iOS and Android 

 

2. Fitocracyfitocracy-650x383

Fitocracy enables you to reach your fitness goals by working with trainers. Claiming to make exercise fun, the app allows you to track your workout and also earn points, unlock achievements and beat quests. This reward system is ideal for anyone struggling for motivation.

You can use the free workouts provided by the app or even create your own. The Fitocracy community is another useful feature, allowing users to follow other “Fitocrats” for daily support, routines and healthy competition.

Free, iOS and Android

 

1. Couch to 5kcouch

It does exactly that. Training you from sitting on the couch to running 5k distances, this app focuses on a nine week programme to get you into shape. The aim is to use the app for 20-30 minutes a day and through the help of your virtual personal coach, by the end of the nine week programme you’ll be able to run 5k.

GPS support is included so you can map out your route and the app will calculate your distance and pace. It will also allow you to listen to your favourite playlists thanks to its in-app music player and track your progress as you take on the nine week programme.

Free, iOS and Android

 

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