5 fun fitness apps to get you in shape!

Your smartphone’s your constant companion anyway, so why not use it to keep fit, eat healthy and track your exercise routines? There’s nothing as good for your body as a little exercise and if you’re looking for a little help to push you through that brutal workout, then these fitness apps can help. They can be your personalised fitness trainer, activity tracker, motivator, calorie counter, and so much more. Getting fit has never been this easy or fun.

Endomondo

Endomondo

This is a popular fitness app that is great for tracking performance and covers over 40 outdoor fitness activities—everything from cycling and running to skiing, kayaking and mountain biking. It has a simple interface that you can use to set goals or challenges and keep tabs on your workout history. You can even activate the audio feedback option, which pushes you to your target. There’s also a fun option to send and receive audio pep talks from friends on the app. The premium version steps things up a notch with personalised training and coaching plans, heart rate monitor and analysis, and a detailed view of the fitness stats.
Available on: iOs, Android, BlackBerry and Windows
Price: Free, with in app purchases

JEFIT Workout Tracker Gym Log

JEFIT Workout Tracker Gym Log

This one is a personal trainer and workout tracker rolled into one. It’s suitable for those just starting out at the gym and even those who are hard-core bodybuilders. There’s a database of 1300+ exercises with animations that explain the steps, giving you plethora of options so you never get bored of your routine. You can set goals, create custom fitness plans, and share progress and stats with friends and others in the JEFIT community to stay motivated. The app logs your workout sessions and provides personalised reports on your progress to keep you up-to-date.
Available on: iOs and Android
Price: Free, with in app purchases

FitStar Personal Trainer

FitStar Personal Trainer

If you’re looking for quick, easy-to-do custom workouts without much fuss, FitStar is the app for you. Getting fit at your convenience is easy as the routines vary from 7 to 50 minutes. The app uses your information to create a routine that matches your fitness goals, schedule and lifestyle. There are personalised videos that provide step-by-step guidance and tips. It asks for your feedback after exercises to know which ones worked for you and which didn’t, so that it can adapt and change the routine to suit your preferences yet also challenge you to do better. The idea is to up the pace as you get stronger and fitter.
Available on: iOs and Android
Price: Free, with a premium version available

Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter MyFitnessPal

A health diet is as important as exercise when it comes to getting fit. And there’s a world of temptation out there to throw you off track. Which is why MyFitnessPal is so popular. The app calculates the calories you’ve consumed and let’s you know how many you’ve burned thanks to all the physical activities you’ve done during the day. The calorie counter is really easy to manage and there is a large database of over six million foods and drinks to help you maintain your log. Use the app to watch what you eat and track your fitness goals all in one spot.
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

A great app for cyclists and runners, Strava helps you record your performance, compete with others in the community, and share your activity stories. The app helps with key stats like distance, speed, elevation, pace, and calories burned. There’s also a fun leaderboard that encourages healthy competition with yourself, your friends, or others in the community. There are also monthly challenges, which makes this a great app for those looking for a little competition to better their performance. The app has integrated social media pretty well so that it’s easy to share photos and stories of your activities.
Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free, with in app purchases

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