Best Fitness Apps

By: LAUREN SALE

In a technology-crazed world, it comes as no surprise that there are hundreds of health and wellness apps for Smartphones. Staying active and healthy can now be as easy as turning on your cell phone. This list of apps will set you on the right track for a healthier life.


  • Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker from MyFitnessPal

This app boasts the largest food database for logging calories. Users can track progress on a graph by weight and measurements and also connect with friends over the network. All of these features are free! It is available for iPhones, Droids and Blackberrys.

  • Endomondo Sports Tracker

Track all your distance workouts with this nifty app! Workouts such as cycling and running can be logged and broken down by distance, speed and average rate. GPS can be used to log your route. Best features: the audio feedback and ability to join challenges with your friends.

  • Pocket Yoga

Keeping up with a yoga class schedule can be difficult. This app is available for 4.99 and it brings the yoga studio to you. Set up anywhere with a mat and start a session. The app features full length sessions up to an hour and spans through all levels of difficulty.

  • IMapMyRun

One of the most recommended fitness apps, IMapMyRun, was developed by the hit website. GPS lets you log the location and length of your run. The app also keeps a detailed training log. The log can be linked to any social networks or MapMyFitness websites to make sure you stick to your goals.

  • Lose It

This app boasts, “The average Lose It! user loses 12.3 lbs and 86 percent of our active users have lost weight.” With a user-friendly layout, it makes tracking intake a breeze. Best feature: You can scan the barcode of any packaged food you eat for all the nutrition information.

  • Simply Being Meditation Oasis

There is more to well-being than working out and eating right. Sometimes you just need a nice break and what better way to do that than with meditation. Simply Being offers voice-guided meditation sessions complete with ambient, nature noises. For intense relaxation, make this your next iTunes purchase.

  • Daily Workout Apps Series by Daniel Miller

This is actually several apps. The series formulated by certified personal trainer, Daniel Miller, includes abs, arms, butt, legs, cardio, yoga and a variety routine. The workouts last anywhere from five minutes to half an hour that you can do in the comfort of your living room.

  • Calorie Counter by Fat Secret

In addition to the usual features of a calorie intake monitoring application, this totally syncs to the Fat Secret Website so you can manage your weight on other platforms. The simple, easy to use format of Calorie Counter makes it appealing to all audiences.

  • Nike Training Club

With dozens of specially formulated workouts, you’ll never run out of a challenge. Celebrities such as Leryn Franco and Shawn Johnson and their personal trainers often make appearances in the sessions. The more you use this app, the closer you get to unlocking rewards and special workouts.

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