Posts Tagged ‘fitness apps’
On January 1, 2013, I grabbed a notepad and (like most) began scribbling down goals for the New Year. Eat healthy, workout more, drink more water. My first two weeks were great. I hit the gym and cooked healthy meals. By week three, I began feeling burned out. Not wanting to quit, I turned to my trusty iPhone for some much needed motivation. There were so many fitness apps, that I didn’t know what to pick. I asked around the office and researched a few of the Unidev Favorites!
Favorite App: Fitocracy: The Fitness Social Network
Fitocracy is an application that helps you track your workouts and compete head-to head with users around the world. Need to find a new workout? Never fear. Fitocracy has them preloaded. If you are up to the challenge, you can master one of their many “quests,” to “level up,” and earn points. While friends keep you accountable, the countless workouts make sure you are always challenged. For a real calorie burner, try the Widowmakers under the “Quest” Function.
Livestrong.Com currently has a calorie tracker, that helps you track your fats, carbs, and protein intake with just a click. According to the iTunes stories, this app boasts over 1.3 million food and restaurant items. MyPlate comes with functions to track your weight and water intake, and also allows you to join support communities for extra motivation!
Favorite App: My RunKeeper
My Runkeeper is a GPS Personal trainer that tracks your runs, walks, bike rides, and hikes using the GPS on your phone. With a dual function, it allows you to still listen to your music while you are running. When you finish it allows you to post a map of your run Facebook as well as take notes for next time!
Why she loves it: My Fitness Pal is an application that allows you to track your meals and exercise. The function ensures you are eating the optimal amount of calories for a healthy lifestyle. With a “calories in versus calories out,” model, you can gain extra calories to use for eating out or after work happy hours. Accessing your meal plan is easy on-the-go and Chelsea finds it essential as she plans her upcoming wedding!