Six Personal Trainer Apps to Help You Achieve Your Fitness GoalsPosted: Jun 13 in Activity Recommendations, Health And Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight loss by Staff
Can you afford to hire a personal trainer to design workout routines and track your progress? Do you have your own dietitian to plan your meals and keep you in line when your willpower falters? If you can answer yes to those questions, maybe you don’t need the apps listed below. For most, staying fit in the modern world is a challenge, and anything that makes that challenge a little easier to face is a welcome addition to their lives. Here are six apps that can help you achieve fitness goals from building strength to dropping those last few stubborn inches from around your middle.
Cardio Trainer is an app for your Android phone that uses gamification to turn your workouts in a fun challenge instead of a tedious chore. Compare your workout metrics to other people all over the world using the high score feature. Compete with friends to improve the fitness level of your personal Android avatar. View your exercise route on a map, and see exactly how many steps you took.
Cardio Trainer also includes voice prompts so you don’t have to stop and read the screen, music integration so you can listen to your favorite play lists while you exercise, and a premium feature to help you plan and achieve your weight loss goals.
FLOW Competitive Sports
This app is aimed at serious athletes and people who want to train like serious athletes. Available for both Android and iOS devices, FLOW Competitive Sports starts you off with a series of fitness tests and designs a training plan just for you based on the results. One of the coolest features of this app is that it includes high definition videos of every exercise in your training plan, so you can always be sure you’re doing them properly.
As its name implies, Cyclemeter for iOS is aimed at tracking your bike riding exercise. Despite its focus on cycling, you can use this application to track jogging, walking, and other activities. The most impressive thing about Cyclemeter is its ability to store and track massive amounts of data. You can record every bit of minutiae about every walk, ride, or run you take. This app is like a personal assistant with a talent for data mining.
On its own, the Fitbit app is great for helping you track everything from your sugar levels and blood pressure to heart rate and calorie consumption. Where Fitbit really shines, though, is its integration with the company’s wireless fitness-tracking devices. Wear a Fitbit tracker, and it will automatically record distances, calories burned, steps taken, and other fitness metrics and transfer that data to your Fitbit app via Bluetooth. Fitbit devices can even monitor the quality of sleep you’re getting. Fitbit is available for iOS and Android, as well as on the web.
This app is linked to a specific workout routine, the Stronglifts 5×5, which focuses purely on adding weight and building strength. The Stronglifts app helps you track your progress and offers encouragement as you work toward your goals. The Stronglifts app, like the Stronglifts workout, is all about simplicity and utility. Track your three-times-per-week Stronglifts workout on iOS or Android.
This iOS app has everything a Crossfit enthusiast could want. Built in timers (Tabata, interval, countdown, stopwatch), a movement library, instructional videos, cloud storage of your workout data, and an RSS reader to keep you up to date with news, recipes, and anything else you want to follow. This app is perfect for beginner, intermediate, and advanced training, and is a must-have for anyone serious about Crossfit.