There’s no denying it: technology is now a major part of most fitness junkies’ everyday life. Whether it’s our blood pressure, the calories burnt or the steps we’ve taken, we are now able to measure and track so much information about our health through health and fitness apps that it seems like a huge missed opportunity to not explore how they can help us optimise our health.
If a fitness tracker doesn’t sound appealing, you might like to take a look at the free or cheap apps that are available for download to boost your fitness to the next level. Here at ifeelgood, we’ve had fun testing lots of apps to find the holy grails to help you achieve your fitness goals. Let’s take a look at the best workout apps we’ve found so far.
Best Workout App – Nike+ Training Club
The Nike+ Training Club delivers one of the best all-round workout experiences you can get from a free app, boasting 100 plus different workouts at a variety of levels from beginner and intermediate to advanced.
Designed to help you master a workout that homes in on your fitness goals, whether that’s to ‘get lean, get toned, get strong, or get focussed’, the Nike+ Training Club app provides you with easy to follow workout plans as well as a ‘workout of the week’, boosting your motivation to conquer new challenges. Best of all, it’s free on iOS and Android.
Best Fitness Tracking App – Argus
If you’re on the lookout for fitness motivation apps to help you take control of your life, Argus is the app for you. With a broad approach to fitness and health management, Argus will track your steps, calories, meals, hours of sleep, heart rate and more, gathering all this data together so you can understand how fitness factors into your current lifestyle and how you can make better daily choices to optimise your fitness. Argus is free and available for download on iOS.
Best Nutrition App: MyFitnessPal
MyFitnessPal may just be the best free nutrition app out there. Instead of keeping a traditional food journal, why not use MyFitnessPal to help track your calorie intake and meet your health goals? MyFitnessPal constantly syncs with the web to keep your food diary up to date, allowing you to accurately keep score of your energy consumption. With over five million foods listed in its database, this app is great because of its ease of use and super convenience. MyFitnessPal is free and available on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows.
Feel free to comment and share your best health and fitness apps, as well as any tips to help our readers organise their workout routine and boost their motivation.