It’s a whole new year, which means it’s time for a whole new fitness app for your smart phone! Even if you’re happy with the progress you’re making (you’ve lost inches around your middle since January, you squat like a mad man, etc.) everyone could use a little help, and some extra motivation along the way. Here’s a short list of the top smart phone apps for your workout, 2016-style!
Do you get irritated every time you get to a song you don’t like while running on the treadmill, or cycling? Just one bad playlist can ruin the whole flow of your workout, which is why FIT Radio is such a great app for the cardio buff in you. Think of it as the ongoing perfect beat, thanks to its DJ-inspired playlist that goes on and on and on! It’s cheap (compared to most fitness apps) and keeps track of your favorites—with over 25 genres to pick and choose from. Burn more calories with an amazing range of stations to keep the beat going strong.
This iOS only fitness tracker does the work of a personal trainer—thanks to just the click of your phone. It starts off as a free app, while giving you the option to upgrade for $4.99, with features like “Get Lean,” or “Get Strong.” If you don’t want to pay a thing, no problem. It gives you plenty of awesome basic workouts to start from. If you’re a beginner, it’s the perfect fitness app. When starting out, it’ll track your fitness level so you never get in over your head while squatting and lifting.
Serious about working out and achieving major goals this year? If you’re an Android or iOS user, you’ll want to check out the free Jefit workout app. Jefit will eliminate any need you currently have to keep track of your reps and sets on a little piece of paper (and then, regrettably leave at your workout station.) Keep details of your hand crafted workout routines, and plan your rest and workout days on their handy calendar.
Johnson and Johnson 7 Minute Workout
This workout app is clear, simple, and to-the-point. You’ll need some basic knowledge about how to do the exercises, but if you’ve ever set foot in a weight room before, this app will give you just what you need—a killer tracking and motivational device for working out with success! The best part of all is, it won’t take more than ten minutes. Between lunges, jumping jacks, push-ups, and tricep dips, it keeps the workout easy to implement, but challenging enough for every level of fitness users may be.
Whether you’re currently working out like a superstar, or you’ve just begun on your health and fit journey, these apps can make the trek a whole lot easier. Pick an app—any app—and feel like you have a trainer built right in to your smartphone.