10 Of the Best Fitness Apps To Get Motivated

Posted by Rita Braby on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 03:12 PM


Trust us, we know it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise. With countless distractions (thanks Internet), it often seems like there’s something better to do, or you simply don’t have enough time.

But there’s a way to combine health and fitness with our smartphone addictions. Fitness apps are a convenient and entertaining way to work fitness into your busy day. Everything you need is at your fingertips.

There's literally an app for eveything, but here’s 10 of the best to get you motivated:

1. MapMyRun

fitness apps mapmyrun

Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

Hailing itself as the number 1 running app, MapMyRun uses GPS capabilities to track all of your activities. You can record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map. Pretty handy for people who like to crunch numbers and track their progress.

2. Nike+ Run Club

fitness apps nike+ run club

Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

Another one for runners, Nike’s visually appealing app allows you to track and store all your runs, it personalizes coaching plans to adapt to your needs, lets you share post-run stats with friends and also compare and compete with other runners on the app.

3. Pedometer

fitness apps pedometer
Price: Free
Available: Android only

Pedometer is exactly what it sounds like, but as well as recording your steps, it also displays them again along with the number of calories that you have burned, distance, walking time and speed per hour. There’s plenty of pedometer apps out there, but this one is very straightforward and simple to use. Downside is that it’s only available on Android.

4. Men’s Health Fitness Trainer

fitness apps mens healthPrice: Free
Available: iOS & Android

This is a really informative and motivational app for strength and toning exercises, with exercise tips and workout plans built exclusively for men. For lovers of the Men’s Health magazine, this is the perfect accompanying app.

5. Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

fitness apps calorie counter
Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

Calorie Counter is a great all-rounder. You can use it to track and record both your diet and exercise and it can also create a personalised program for you. It boasts a database of over 6 millions foods, so you can easily count the calories of everything you’re eating.

6. Human - Activity tracker

fitness apps human activity tracker
Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

Human is similar to Pedometer, it tracks your walks, runs, and bike rides as you move throughout the day. But instead of counting your steps, it tracks the minutes you’re moving, so you have a broader option of activities.

7. Zombies, Run!

fitness apps zombies run!
Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

If you’re terrified of zombies, this could be the best (or most traumatizing) motivation to pick up your running game. The app gives you missions to accomplish in a world gripped by a zombie epidemic. You’ll hear your mission through your headphones and be able to collect supplies along the way, but if you hear zombies behind you, you’ll have to really run!

8. Down Dog

fitness apps down dogPrice: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

Down Dog gives you a studio-quality experience, guiding you through a yoga sequence at the length of your choice. If you can’t get to a class, this a great option. The best feature is that every time you practice, it provides you with a new yoga sequence so you’ll never run out of content. It’s great motivation for those who get bored easily and like to mix things up.

9. FitStar Personal Trainer

fitness apps fitstar
Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

FitStar acts as a personal trainer on your mobile. It gives you has some really great features, like customising your workouts if you have no equipment, minimal space, or limited time. The free basic option of the app gives you two workout sessions per week, but if you want more you’ll have to upgrade to the premium option (US $7.99 per month).

10. Daily Yoga

fitness apps daily yoga
Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Available: iOS & Android

Daily Yoga is a great app for all levels of yogis. You can choose the intensity and choose from more than 50 complete yoga sessions with accompanying music. There is also over 500 poses with easy instructions if you want to learn more about each asana (pose).



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