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​Health and Fitness Apps You Might Actually Use!

Posted by Gear Beast on February 16, 2017

Everyone has a “Top 10” or “Best” list these days - especially when it comes to fitness apps! While it is easy to download an app onto your phone, unless you’re going to use it – does it really matter? When evaluating an app, we felt the following were more important:

  • It is user-friendly?
  • Does it meet your basic needs and have enhanced features to grow with you?
  • Is it reliable and accurate?

With that as our criteria here is our list of 10 Health and Fitness apps you might just actually use!

My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal is the most popular health and fitness app in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The app’s database of more than 6 million foods makes it easy to track your diet, no matter what you eat. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or put on muscle, the app helps determine the best things to eat to meet your goals.

Sworkit

Tell Sworkit the type of workout you’re looking for (strength, cardio, yoga, or stretching) and the amount of time you’ve got (anywhere from five minutes to an hour), and the app delivers the moves to follow during your sweat session. If you opt for premium ($4.99 per month), the app lets you get even more personalized, by setting the number of reps and the areas of the body you want to focus on. 

ACTIVEx

ACTIVEx provides customized Tabata workouts, training plans, weekly relevant content and a community of active people to help us all reach our goals. With a little help from our friends... anything is possible. That's the power of the pack. Create or join a Pack, organize group training events and communicate and celebrate with Pack members. We'll create a Tabata-based interval workout based on your fitness level, the equipment you have access to and your availability. Weekly content is delivered to your phone with tips and motivations for living your best life.

Couch to 5K

If you’ve wanted to try running but never known where to start, Couch to 5K should be the next app you download. The free eight-week program gives users three workouts per week that get you ready for your local Turkey Trot or Fourth of July road race.

Fitnet

Fitnet is the workout app for people who can’t carve out time to go to the gym. The app features an abundance of five- and seven-minute targeted workouts, so you don’t have to sacrifice time with your friends and family to achieve your fitness goals. Plus, the app uses your phone’s camera for a whole new kind of selfie—this one measures how closely you follow the moves shown on the screen. 

Motion Traxx

Listening to music can be the perfect way to add extra oomph to your workout, but crafting the perfect playlist is tricky. That’s where Motion Traxx comes in. The app combines coaching from world-class trainers with music designed to set the perfect intensity for every phase of your workout. 

Strava

If you’re a serious runner or cyclist, you need one place to keep track of your most recent runs and rides, and no app comes close to the capabilities offered by Strava. The app can track distance, speed, elevation, calories burned, heart rate, power, and cadence. Then it synthesizes all of this data into easy-to-understand graphics. 

Pear

This app is like having a personal trainer right at your fingertips - but without the staggering prices!  PEARs "personal coach" provides hundreds of interactive audio workouts from a variety of coaches for all fitness levels.  

Daily Yoga

Never be bored by yoga again: More than 50 classes shot in HD video are just a few taps away. Each sequence has a specific focus, from increasing flexibility to strengthening your core. Plus, there’s a library with detailed videos of more than 500 poses.

Lose It!

Lose It! helps you set a daily calorie budget, track your food and exercise, and stay motivated to make smarter choices and achieve your goal. Lose It! is based on the proven principles of calorie tracking and peer support for healthy, sustainable weight loss. We seamlessly connect you to the people, devices, and food information you need to achieve your weight loss goals. We customize a weight loss plan that fits your life. Set your goals and achieve them on your terms.