Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cool Fitness App Reviews

 Since we are still in January and hopefully most of us are still sticking with our fitness-related resolutions I thought I would share a couple of my favorite and most effective fitness apps for my phone.
In my last post I mentioned that I have been doing some running in addition to the P90X/Insanity workouts. I guess I really like (and need) structure when it comes to working out. I have never been one to have much interest in hopping on a treadmill and running endlessly to nowhere with no time limit to guide me. Ease into 5K has solved this problem for me with voice commands telling me when to walk, and when to run. In addition, you can create playlists from music on your phone of what songs you would like to listen to as your work out. There is also an "Ease into 10K" app too, but for now, baby steps...
Ease into 5K

The other app I am really loving is a calorie and workout tracking app called My Fitness Pal. After putting in some general information such as age, gender, and what your goal weight is it calculates how many calories you should eat in a day. You can type in any food and it's calorie content. Don't know how many calories that meal had? No worries! The My Fitness Pal database is HUGE and contains pretty much any food you'd ever eat. You can also invite friends and check out each other's progress. This has kept me accountable for what I am eating and I am definitely more likely not to snack knowing I have to track it. One of my favorite things about this app is that you can track everything online as well as your phone.
My Fitness Pal

1 comment:

  1. I love my fitness pal too! Awesome app and it keep me from cheating on my diet.