Believe it or not, your iPhone can help you get fit. Keeping fit is extremely important to many of us, but it can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. Like everybody else, you may need a little extra help to keep you on track. There is now an array of fitness apps that you can use on your iphone, whether it’s to keep you on track or informed about your fitness. Here are 4 cool fitness apps to make the journey a little less bumpy, all of which are compatible with ipods and ipads.
You don’t have to wait for a fitness trainer to show you exercises anymore! This app has a database full of animated exercises. It contains 280 exercises and 52 workout routines, with step-by-step instructions. For those who are interested, this iphone app has very clear anatomy charts and it also identifies what muscles you’re working out with each exercise. This allows you to achieve targeted results.
With GymGoal, you can also keep track of your progress of not only your cardio and strength workouts, but also body measurements over time. Speaking of time, many don’t keep to their fitness program because they can never “find the time.” This app allows you to schedule your workouts. This encourages you to make time for your workouts and stick to your program.
Unlike GymGoal, iFitness uses images of real people, rather than animations, to demonstrate exercises. It has over 300 exercises and over 175 video instructions. All of the exercises are categorized according to the body region or muscle group that you’ll be exercising. It allows you to track your progress. Does your significant other or roommate want to borrow your iphone to use this nifty app too? No problem at all. It allows you to track the progress of multiple users. This includes tracking your workouts and body measurements too.
This app has the largest database of exercises, video instructions and images. It’s a bit more interactive than GymGoal and iFitness, as it allows you to ask an exercise physiologist questions, should you have any. You can also share your workouts with friends and post your workout status on Twitter. You can track all your progress with workouts and body measurements. Additionally, you can also use photos and have a visual of your progress by storing before and after photos. This is a very comprehensive app, but it also comes with a steep price and an optional paid monthly upgrade. It’s comprehensive nature makes it an extremely useful one-stop shop and worth the extra dollars for those who are dedicated exercisers.
It goes without saying that a solid fitness program should always go hand in hand with a good dietary plan. This app has over 500 nutritional fun facts and tips on everyday foods. This app is also free of charge.