Fitness is on almost everyone's mind. But then, it's not on everyone's platter. I mean, it's hard! Keeping track of the cals, push-ups, hours of the gym… it's not exactly a passionate endeavor after the first week.
This is not yet another “there's an app for that” philosophy. That could work for many things, but it certainly doesn't work when it comes to tracking your fitness goals effectively. The way I see it, fitness goes way beyond the tracking thing and being conscious of what you eat, what you do and how you do. It's largely dependent on how good you stick to your efforts.
Tools can make things simpler, sometimes better and oftentimes, interesting. That's where fitness apps for the iPhone come in handy. These are – besides being technically great – motivating to a large extent. Again, there's a bunch of people out there who've used these very apps but in vain and then there's another bunch which has benefited a lot.
Okay, enough of beating around the bush (I hear you), so let's just dive right in:
Best Fitness Apps for iPhone:
As a fitness freak, I have found “Sworkit” spot on. The app provides an effective 6-week program to help you get leaner, fitter, and stronger. It has specific plans for beginners, intermediate, and even advanced.
You can view the guided video workouts to do your exercise correctly. The detailed explanation helps you understand the importance of each exercise and follow it perfectly.
Just in case you get stuck in your work or unable to spare much time for the workout, do a 5-minute stretch to get into the action. What's more, Sworkit also lets you make your own custom workout to suit your needs better.
2. iCardio Workout Tracker
iCardio Workout Tracker's repertoire is well-known, and iCardio is one of that do-all kind of apps that helps you keep track of a variety of workouts and activities. The app has been designed to provide you a very clear overview of how good your performance has been. It is kind of motivating and can track a lot of things: walk, run, bike, hike, etc.
3. JEFIT Workout Tracker Gym Log
JEFIT is a serious app for serious bodybuilders and the likes who take gym classes seriously. JEFIT is not for Chandlers (if you remember f.r.i.e.n.d.s) who have a joint account with Ross for the gym membership. JEFIT comes with a Pro version too but with 1300 exercises on the app.
4. Wahoo Fitness
Although the details aren't as green and lively, Wahoo gets the job done smartly, and the overall performance is good. Wahoo Fitness is a run-keeper and cycling app which can connect to a variety of your accounts to Runkeeper, mapmyfitness, Garminconnect and much more. There's even Dropbox support. You'll need those Wahoo sensors to get the best out of the gadget. I hear results are pretty accurate and well-drawn.
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Of course, we've not touched on the most popular ones: Runtastic Pro, RunKeeper, Fitness Buddy, FitnessFast, etc. At the time of the writing, Runtastic Pro is free via AppGratis.