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Apps We Love

 

No, we aren’t talking about food and appetizers, but here is a tasty crock pot recipe in case you were hoping for a blog dedicated to food! Now, on to the subject of apps….for your mobile devices.

It’s a new year. You’re working hard to stick to your health and wellness goals, but sometimes finding the right tools to help you through your journey can be difficult. So we have compiled a list of our coaches’ favorite apps they use to stay fit and healthy! Some you’ve probably heard of, others not. Try out some of these fun apps when you are traveling or just can’t make it into the studio.

 

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FITNESS

Sworkit (Free)
This app is designed with busy people in mind! You are guided through high-intensity body weight workouts, demonstrated by a professional personal trainer; as short as five minutes and as long as an hour.

 

Seconds – Interval Timer (Free)
Its name says it all. An interval timer to help you get through your workouts, hassle free.  It has templates for HIIT, tabata, circuit training and more. The custom timers help to create any intervals imaginable.

C25K – 5K Trainer (Free) – Beginner App
Easy program to get you from a couch potato to 5K distance runner in 8 weeks. The program was designed for inexperienced runners who are just starting an exercise routine. Start with a mix of running and walking and 8 weeks later you’ll be running a 5K!

Nike+ Running (Free)
Running or walking, this app is great to track your runs and help reach your goals. Compete with friends, stay motivated and reach your goals.

Nike+ Training Club (Free)
This app features visual workouts, hosted by celebrity athletes. Each lesson can be taken on its own, but also features month-long structured programs that will help you achieve even better results.

POPSUGAR Active (Free)
Workout when you see fit! Create your own video playlists from their constantly updated catalog of workouts or pick one of their pre-loaded workout routines to inspire you and get your sweat on!

Simply-Tabata (Free)
Efficiently get in shape, feel great and burn fat with 8 intervals of all-out effort for 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between intervals.

Moves (Free)
Map your daily activities and track calories you’ve burned – all by simply carrying your phone in your pocket or bag.

MYZONE (Free)
Note – you need a MYZONE account and MZ-3 Physical Activity Best (we sell them) in order to utilize this app. The wireless tracking is presented as an instant online logbook, with personal goals, food picture diary, before and after photos, progress charts, challenges and gamification to make exercise fun and engaging. Keep in mind, we also have MYZONE monitors in the studio; by purchasing the belt you will be able to see your heart rate and effort percentage during classes!

NUTRITION

My Fitness Pal (Free)
Easy to use calorie counter. With a large food database, and restaurant foods now being added into the mix, tracking is a breeze. You can also track exercise on the app (Map My Run and FitBit apps link with My Fitness Pal)

Nom Nom Paleo ($5.99)
From the award winning food blog and New York Times bestselling cookbook by Michelle and Henery Saveur, this app makes cooking even more fun and inspirational; and takes all the guesswork out of cooking! The app features over 140 simple recipes, all free of gluten, soy and refined sugar. The vast majority of which are approved for Whole30.

Fooducate (Free)
Lose weight and improve your health through a real-food diet with this advanced nutrition tracker. Track your food intake and exercise, track the quality of calories (not just quantity) scan over 250,000 product barcodes to see a personalized nutrition grade and get suggestions for healthy foods based on foods you scan. Fooducate teaches you to eat for health!

Waterlogged
Download this app and ensure you are drinking enough water! Charts and reminders (upgrade) keep you going. All you have to do is use photos of your cups to quickly record water .

MUSIC

FIT Radio (Free – many in-app purchases to get great upgrades)
Say goodbye to the extra time you take to create that perfect playlist for home or outdoor workouts! A fitness app that provides you with non-stop, high energy playlists of all genres designed to motivate your workout. Dubbed the “Pandora for gym rats” by Mashable.

Pandora (Free)
Great music discovery is effortless and free with this app! Type in the name of your favorite artist, song, genre or composer and Pandora does the rest!