Lee Cain

Lee Cain

Writer, Tutor and Experienced Fitness Professional

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry and has performed multiple roles, including physical training instructor, strength and conditioning coach, lecturer, writer, tutor, assessor and verifier for vocational qualifications. He has a passion for all things exercise, with his key specialisms being strength and performance-based training.

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Top 5 Fitness Apps to Boost Your Workouts

When it comes to finding good apps that you will use on a consistent basis, it might sometimes seem like a daunting task. There are literally thousands of fitness and health-related apps available and it’s impossible to go through them all and sort the good from the bad, but we’ve made this a bit easier for you. If you are looking for apps that will cover every aspect of your fitness regime, here are five great options.

When it comes to finding good apps that you will use on a consistent basis, it might sometimes seem like a daunting task. There are literally thousands of fitness and health-related apps available and it’s impossible to go through them all and sort the good from the bad, but we’ve made this a bit easier for you. If you are looking for apps that will cover every aspect of your fitness regime, here are five great options.

1.    Lift – Perfect for Setting Goals

Setting goals are part of any successful fitness routine and the Lift app does exactly that. It helps you to adopt healthier habits by offering you helpful guidance along the way to meeting your fitness goals. For example, if you want to drink more water and this is a goal for you, the app can remind you to do that every day and you can also have other users cheer you on, by making the goal public.

It’s a good idea to choose only two or three goals at a time, to get familiar with the system and to make sure you focus on one goal at a time. Get your friends involved and make it a team effort to reach your fitness goals. The Lift app is available for the iPhone and Android and should definitely be on your priority list.

2.    Yummly – A Great App for Nutrition

The Yummly app helps you to discover some of the world’s best recipes. This is a great idea for fitness enthusiasts, as we all know just how important it is to have a healthy diet. The problem is just that most people don’t always know where to start, making this app a great tool to have. Looking for Paleo, vegetarian or low-carb meal ideas? Yummly has you covered.

You can browse personalised recipe recommendations, get a list of all the ingredients necessary, and even see how many calories each meal has. You can even browse seasonal recipes and plan your grocery shopping ahead. This handy app is now available for your iPhone or iPad. Start creating your own delicious recipe ideas for the week ahead!

3.    C25K – Perfect for New Runners

The C25K app (Couch to 5K) is ideal for those who are new to the world of running or jogging. It gives you a nine-week program that requires training three times per week, 30 – 40 minutes per session, designed to improve your fitness and endurance. The app is very easy to use and perfect for first-time runners. It is also integrated with Facebook and Twitter so that you can meet other runners and share your story.

C25K was featured in Glamour Magazine, Popsugar Fitness, Apple’s “What’s Hot” and many more. It’s also community driven and you can read thousands of success stories. The app costs £1.49 for the iPhone and iPad and is free for Android users.

4.    Gain Fitness – Best App for Your Workouts

If you’ve ever wanted a personal trainer, Gain Fitness is your very own digital personal trainer. You will be set up with personalised workouts to help you reach your goals and also track your progress. It’s like having your personal trainer in your pocket. From Yoga and Pilates to strength training and intervals, Gain Fitness is ideal for fitness enthusiasts on all levels.

With workout placing and easy tracking abilities, this app is the perfect partner to help you with your fitness journey. The Gain Fitness app can be downloaded on the App Store and was also featured on ABC, TechCrunch and The New York Times.

5.    FitTag – A Great New App

This app is ideal for people who want to be surrounded by like-minded fitness enthusiasts. The mission of the FitTag app is to create a visual guide for everything healthy going on around the world. The app uses their #100FitDay Challenge to see whether users can capture a healthy moment every day for 100 days in a row. Users can share diets, workouts and recipes, while getting great tips along the way to reach their goat at day 100.

Working out will never have to be boring again. With apps helping you to set goals, create recipes, track your progress and share with a fitness community, you’ll find it refreshing and sometimes even challenging to enjoy your fitness regime. These apps will definitely help anyone – from beginner to professional – to enjoy fitness again.

References:
1.    Men’s Fitness, Best Fitness and Nutrition Apps for IPhone.

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