8 Apps You Need to Get Fit

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  1. Lose It!

This app is available on iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook, and Web. Made to calculate calories and logging exercise, this free app can help you lose weight. It can prevent you from eating name-brand American foods (oh no!). Anyway, this app has been around for years and even provides the ultimate complete nutrition and fitness program designed to make you the best and healthiest version of yourself. It’s also compatible with other fitness apps and devices such as Fitbit, FuelBand, Nike+, Jawbone UP, MapMyFitness, and Runkeeper to help you track your calorie intake and make you healthier. You can also upgrade to premium for $39.99 a year.

  1. The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout

If you’re a busy bee but still want to work out, then this app can be your best friend. It allows you to exercise at an intensity level that’s apt for you. User love its clear and attractive interface and the workouts it includes. All in all, you’ll be spending about 11 minutes including warm-up and cool down. And it will only require you a chair and seven minutes of your time. It even coaches you while you do each move as it appears in the workout. A medium-intensity workout can include pushups, jumping jacks, plank, side plank, high-knee running in place, crunches, wall chair, triceps dips using a chair, and others. This app is free and is available on iOS and Android.

  1. Fitbit

This app can count your calories, record your weight, and keep track of other health information—even your glucose and blood pressure levels! It’s one of the leading apps for tracking your activities, workouts, sleep, and so on. This free app will even teach you how to run smarter. It can also monitor your heart rate, record the food you eat, and measure your hydration. There is an optional Premium membership of $49 a year, but it’s all worth it considering the features of this app.

  1. RockMyRun

This app will require you to select a playlist from one of their music sets and the beat will much your tempo and heart rate as you run. There is even classical music in this app! It’s a fun way to encourage you to exercise. However, it costs $4.99 a month. But with the motivation it provides, you might as well spend that money. It’s for your own good anyway!

This app is available on iOS and Android.

  1. Digifit iCardio (iOS) or iCardio (Android)

If you want to get serious about your cardio workouts, this app is for you. this app can help you translate the information your heart rate monitor collects. You can pair it with any supported HR monitor (may cost between $50 to $100) to keep track of your workouts such as bicycle rides and runs. It also records time, pace, and distance. Everything you need to track your heart rate is here. It may just be expensive. I recommend you use the MIO Link wristband together with this.

  1. MyFitnessPal

This is a website and mobile app for those who want to keep track of the food that’s getting into their system as well as the number of calories they burn through activities. This free app is so easy to manage; you’ll probably get addicted to it. It also comes with a massive database of foods and drinks. With this app, you can track what you eat every single hour of every day.

This is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and on the Web.

  1. Charity Miles

This free app is available on Android and iOS. This one encourages you to participate in charities. With their long list of charities, you can find one you want to support then run for it. You can even earn money for the charity you choose every time you walk, run, or bicycle. This app is in cooperation with corporate sponsor who agree to donate a few cents for each mile you complete. It’s not only healthy for you, it will even help others!

  1. Couch to 5K (c25k)

Looking for an app to guide your running? This app is the one you should download next. It contains an eight-week program that provides users with three workouts a week. It’ll surely motivate you to run and get you going! This app was also featured in USA Today, Times, Fitness Channel, CNN, Fox, Best10Apps, Daily Motion and many others. You’ll certainly love this free app available on both iOS and Android.