In the age of technology, it’s no surprise that we’re using our smart phones to track our workouts, calorie burn and fitness levels. But with so many apps available for dowload, it’s difficult to decipher which is worth purchasing. After putting the most popular fitness apps to the test, we’re pleased to share with you our 5 picks for the best health and fitness apps.
1. Couch to 5K
For anyone that has been wanting to start running, but is unsure on how to do so properly, Couch to 5k should be your first stop. The app introduces you gently, starting off alternating between running and walking. After 8 weeks you¹ll be ready to run 5k non stop.
MyFitnessPal lets you count calories that you consume as well as tally up the calories you expend every day. It's compatible with a number of fitness trackers, which means MyFitnessPal can keep track of the calories you burn automatically by pulling them in from your tracker.
3. The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout -
Don't have a lot of time to spend working out in the morning? Johnson and Johnson¹s app has been developed to scientifically maximize your results through a quick but intense seven minute workout that will reap you maximum rewards with minimum time spent.
In 2015, music apps for runners were all the rage. Among the best is Runtastic, which will not only track workout, but offers a feature called Runtastic's Running Story ‹ music and an audio book in one. When you put on your headphones, you'll hear a story that's designed to get your heart pumping set to music that will get your feet moving. Each story is about 35 minutes long and downloads directly to your device, so you can listen without streaming, perfect for running on remote trails or treadmills in the basement.
Using GPS, Strava is a running and bicycling app that lets you compete against every other person who has signed up to use the app. You use Strava to track your runs and bicycle rides, and other Strava members do the same. The app collects everyone's routes and times, breaks them into segments, and then tells you who has the best time along different stretches of roads and trails. If you're the fastest on the road, everyone else using Strava near you will know it.