This is a guest post from Louise Baker. When she’s not trying to get into better shape, Louise Baker is a freelance write and online journalist. She currently writes about getting an online degree for Zen College Life. She most recently wrote about becoming a driving instructor.
The iPhone is a wonderful tool for keeping track of your daily schedule, your appointments, personal information, and can be your portal into the information highway directly from your palm or pocket. But what if your iPhone could also function as a personal trainer? As a dietician? A motivator? Well, with these 5 popular fitness applications for iPhone, that dream could be a reality. Fitness is such an important part of our daily lives, but with our busy and hectic schedules, if it is not easily accessible and scheduled into our day, many times we forget to get moving! These apps can make fitness fun and easy by allowing you to track and monitor every workout right from your phone! Here are 5 popular apps for iPhone that can help improve your fitness:
1. Lose It!
This application can double as a food log and calorie counter. You can personalize your daily calorie budget based on how much weight you want to lose in a certain amount of time. Then, with this app, you can input the calories ingested and the calories burned to help you keep track of your calorie deficits. This app can help you achieve your weight loss goal.
2. Couch to 5K
These tiered workouts gently train you to become an athlete and a runner. Each day has its own workout, and this app keeps track of your progress and can even coach you during your workout! This is a great app for those who want to be active but do not have a set workout routine. This plan will have you running a 5k in no time, injury free!
3. Yoga Stretch
Yoga can be a great cross-training exercise, but if you don’t practice enough to have the pose progression memorized, sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do. This app coaches you through a series of poses and explains each pose with graphics. This app also provides ambient background music of your choosing to help you focus your practice each time. You can choose from preloaded routines or you can design your own.
This is a great app for those bikers out there. This app uses groundbreaking GPS technology to map rides and record each mile ridden. This app can help you keep track of your pace and speed, and after your ride, you can upload your progress onto an online profile so you and your friends can see your improvement.
This app functions as a pedometer and calorie burn counter. It is sensitive enough to wear in your pocket while you walk or run. It keeps record of your number of steps, distance traveled, pace, and approximate calories burned. This is a great app for anyone, from the workout novice to the seasoned runner.
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