Best Exercise Apps For Summer
After a long and cold winter, it’s time to start thinking about summertime fun and fitness. Not long ago, if you wanted to get in shape for the summer you had few choices. You could join a gym, take some classes or even hire a personal trainer. Now, you have a powerful fitness and exercise resource right in your pocket!
There are tens of thousands of apps available for your smartphone all designed to help you get, fit and in-shape. Read on to find out how the best exercise apps get you fit for summer.
Maximize Your Time
If one of the biggest challenges you face is finding the time to exercise, the Swork-It App may be just what you need. With Swork-it on your phone, you have a full library of Yoga, Stretching, Cardio and Strength training routines you can do virtually anywhere no matter how limited you are on time. Select your category, tell Swork-it how much time you have and follow the on-screen video and audio instructions. When you don’t have much time, Swork-It is one of the best exercise apps available to get you ready for the beach.
The Swork-It App is available in a free and paid version in the iTunes App Store, Google play and on Amazon.
Set Goals and Develop A Plan
The great Yogi Berra once said “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there” difficult to wrap your head around but once you do, it’s a good point. If you want to get in shape for the summer you need a goal and a plan to get there. The Lose-It! app does just that. Start by entering your current weight, height, and other information. Set your goal and when you want to reach it and Lose-It! does the rest outlining a weight loss plan for you.
Track what you eat easily through Lose-It!’s comprehensive food database to keep track of calories and nutritional information. Add your workouts to get calorie credits!
The Lose-It! app is available in a free version for Android, iOS, Nook, Kindle, and on the Web.
Sometimes you just need a little inspiration to get up that next hill, to keep going and work a little harder. Music can energize you, remember the impact it had on Rocky? Fit Radio is your workout motivator. It’s simple, easy and effective. Simply select your favorite type of music and hit play. Fit Radio does the rest serving up a mix of tunes at the same beats per minute (BPM) to keep you rhythmically moving forward toward your goal.
Fit Radio is available for iOS, Andriod, Blackberry and on the Web.
Community Support and Encouragement
There is a phenomenon known as the Halo Effect. In the world of fitness, it means if you hangout with healthy people you’ll be healthier. I know, sounds too good to be true right? We’ll studies have shown that it actually does work that way. When you’re looking for a community of supportive, healthy and fit people who are ready to offer you encouragement look no further than My Fitness Pal.
My Fitness Pal is a free on-line community and much more. You can track your workouts, track your calories and nutrition, ask questions, get advice and the encouragement you need to achieve your goals. My Fitness Pal was rated highly by consumer reports in fact…
“…My Fitness Pal was rated the best free program (with 83 points) in overall satisfaction, “maintenance, calorie awareness, and food variety” – from Wikipedia
For more personal support, you can even share your progress with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social networks.
My Fitness Pal is available for free on iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows and on the Web.
Whether you need to find the time, develop a plan, stay motivated or feel the love there’s an app available waiting to help you get in great shape for your best summer ever! Try them out today and let us know what you think. Do you have a favorite health and fitness app you’d like to share? Leave a comment below.
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