The world has gone app crazy, but unlike those apps that are addictive or that lose you a lot of money, some of them are actually good for you… if you let them work their magic. Here we pick out our top seven fitness apps that you should consider giving a whirl in 2016, depending on your workout objectives.
1. Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout App
The seven minute workout was designed to help the fitness objectives of the desk bound generation that spends much of its time in the office. This app guides you through the best varieties of this bite size fitness regime that you can fit into the time it takes to make and drink a coffee.
If number crunching is vital for you to ensure you are sticking to your fitness plan – or catching yourself slacking – then UP from Jawbone could be suitable for you. As well as calories burned, steps taken and other measurements on your workout’s intensity, UP also allows you to input your own data relating to food and the amount of sleep you are getting, making it a solid integrated app for daily use.
3. Strava Running and Fitness
Should running and cycling take up a large part of your daily fitness drive, Strava Running and Fitness is an app you are likely to appreciate. A convenient place to record your best times, and then try and beat them, it also includes leaderboards and a set of challenges designed to appeal to your competitive spirit!
One for the weight pumpers, your workout will never go stale with the thousands of different training exercises detailed in the JEFIT app. It also includes a planner and work log for you to tap in your progress.
5. CARROT fit
Fitness should be fun, and this is certainly the ethos by which the CARROT fit app exists. Humorous and witty dialogue will come your way as daily fitness challenges are put in front of you. Similar to the Johnson & Johnson app, CARROT fit will likely appeal to those who want to cram an intense workout into a short space of time.
For many keen runners, the city is our oyster. Runtastic allows you to plot routes using a GPS map function, and allows you to keep a diary style entry log of all your movements – where you have been, how far you ran, and how long it took you. You can also share your progress over social media networks and lap up the approval or mocking from your friends.
7. Pocket Yoga
Anyone that has participated in yoga classes will confirm that far from being a series of light stretches and breathing exercises, yoga is a workout in itself. Pocket Yoga guides you through all the poses from downward facing dog to the lotus position, clearly illustrating on screen where your back leg, right arm, and everything in between should be for each movement.