Thursday, January 15, 2015

APP-tasticly Fit: 5 Fitness Related Apps to Keep You Motivated

Everyone has a smartphone these days that we often spend a significant amount of time on.  So why not put our phones to great use when it comes to meeting our health and fitness goals.  Here are 5 great (and fun) health and fitness related apps that I love and suggest to all of my clients.

This app tracks caloric intake and expenditure.  You will be asked to enter your current stats as well as goals, and the app will determine your recommended daily caloric intake, as well as the amount of protein, carbs, sugars, etc. you should be consuming.  You can also enter your exercise for the day to determine your net calories.  The barcode scanner function on this app makes entering in food easy as pie (pun kind of intended)!  Whether you want to lose weight, lean out or maintain, this is app will keep you aware of what you're putting in your body and help keep you accountable!

Both of these apps sync directly to your MyFitnessPal app.  These are great trackers to keep up with your caloric expenditure from your daily workouts and help you plan, track and analyze your fitness.  You will be able to set and meet goals with these helpful fitness apps and even connect with other uses to cheer each other on.  MapMyRun has a GPS function to determine your pace and distance during run.

Optimize your results on the AdvoCare’s 24-Day Challenge with their very own app!  With this app, you can log your workouts, as well as food and water intake.  You can also share your progress with other challengers, get product information, portion and nutrition suggestions and much more!

Save time, perform better, and have more fun with intelligent music and innovative technology that powers you forward.  Select the genere, tempo, time, etc., and RockMyRun will give you the prefect playlist to keep you motivated throughout your workout!  Not just for running, this app is great, especially if you've gotten a little bored with your iPod playlist.

For those of you who like to share your fitness journey with your friends and family through social media, the FitSnap app is a fun, creative way to do so!  FitSnap is an iPhone exclusive app that creates motivational pictures from your workouts & activities.  Add your workout information to your photos to create cool images to share with your friends on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.  Be sure to add #CWSCPerformance to your photos when you share so we can keep up with you too!