Yesterday, as I stood by the cross-trainer, I felt like a McDonalds addict habitually hitting the drive through on the way home. I knew there were better options, but reverted to the lame excuses of lacking knowledge and time to make that change.
Thankfully my circumstances weren’t quite this dire, but as I stood staring at the cross trainer, I wished I would do something different. I was sick of the same 20 minute routine I had on there. I thought about other methods of training but was too scared I would look stupid or wouldn’t have time. So the cross trainer and I had our 20 minute date, again.
I’ve decided its time for a routine change before I get so bored I give up all together. I work out on base so there aren’t really personal trainers but that is no excuse, these days, apps almost provide a personal trainer in your phone. So these are the best fitness apps I’ve used in the past and recommend you give them a try for some variety!
Best Fitness Apps
Nike Training Club
This is the best workout app, perfect for beginners or workout lovers who want some new routines. You simply choose your fitness goal (Get Lean, Get Toned, Get Strong, or Get Focused) and a level (Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced).
BAM! It will produce you with a workout (depending which you choose this can vary from 15-45 minutes) and you can pick your favourite tracks to play along with it. It will provide audible instructions along the way. If your unsure of an exercise there are example videos available during the workout.
If you run with you’re phone, this is my favourite running app. It gives you your time, average pace, maps your run, tells you how many calories you burned and compares your run results. You can also play your music through it and set audible memos for average pace updates when you pass a certain distance.
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I can’t tell you how much I love Cassey Ho’s pilates. I have been following her you tube account for years and find her videos great when I don’t feel like leaving the house to get toned. I was really happy when she released this app which has her videos nicely categorised and so easily accessible.
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This app has personal workout plans but I love it most for its categorised muscle group exercises -which come with video step-by-step how to instructions. Perfect for weight newbies or if you’re wanting to target a certain muscle. It counts the calories you burn and has interactive ‘battles’ you can set up with your friends.
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My Fitness Pal
Not a personal trainer, but great as a food diary! Allows you to scan/enter in your food and it provides you with all the nutritional value and calories in your meals.
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What are your favourite fitness apps? I’m always looking for new ideas so please share in the comments below! xx
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