Scrolling down your phone is great for your thumbs, not so good for your body. But using your phone to download fitness apps gets a healthy thumbs up from us.
Here are 5 of the best worth checking out:
This free sports app currently offers 58 different cardio workouts. Ranging from weight training to scuba diving, aerobics to mountain biking, Endomondo tracks your speed, pace, calories and duration, all while listening to your own music playlist.
It’s great for using live connection to your friends to see how they’re doing (and cheer them on!) If you’re after an easy to use app that has most commonly wanted features, Endomondo is definitely worth a try.
It’s time to dig out those foam rollers, resistance bands and exercise balls. This mobility-focused app uses daily videos to optimise your range of motion and accelerate your recovery. Forget your PBs and calorie burns, this is about slowing down and rebuilding your body.
You can create your own goals or follow their own 20-minute programmes. Even better, it’s free to purchase and works offline. Why would we say no?
1.2 million downloads and consistently great reviews makes Strong worth checking out by both beginners and experienced lifters. It tracks all your strength and cardio workouts and logs details of your sets, reps and progression. Use their own detailed exercise instructions and videos or add your own routines.
It’s simple, intuitive and free to use. Worth a download before your next Hussle!
The classics are the best. Recommended by the medical profession, Couch to 5K is great for beginners or anyone wanting to rebuild their running after time out.
The free nine-week program guides you through three weekly podcast workouts that build your strength ready for entering that local 5K or muddy obstacle race. You can also choose from a range of coaches, including celebrities like Michael Johnson or Jo Wiley.
Time to stretch. 100 yoga and meditation classes at the touch of your fingertips, plus 500 detailed videos of poses will please all levels of Yogis. There’s a 2-week series of beginner tutorials and a worldwide community of people to share your yoga journey with.
Whether you want to strengthen your core or master the half-moon, this app will track your progress and challenge you to do more.
Is anyone else guilty of downloading lots of these tempting fitness apps but then failing to stick to them? The problem with so much choice is there;s always something new to try! In some ways, simply going to the gym is easier and more effective.
right. couch to 5k it is. No more excuses if there's an app to help!
Loving all these, good selection of apps, I tend to use the yoga one mostly.
Couch 2 5K is AMAZING and has changed people's lives that I know. It's the epitome of starting right from zero and working up slowly. If there were app awards I would say it should get one.