In this age of free access to the internet us humans have got it pretty easy. With handheld geniuses in our pockets any question in need of an answer can quickly be satisfied. Recipes, directions, and workout plans can easily be conjured up with a quick tap of a screen. To get the most out of the wealth of information out there on fitness, we need to take advantage of workout apps.
The biggest hurdle we face when hitting the gym is figuring out a beneficial routine. Even if you know you want a massive six-pack you may not know how to go about achieving this goal. Workout Trainer is full of videos from certified trainers that target certain areas of your body. Areas of focus include yoga, six-pack, running, weight-loss and more. While being a regular gym goer will help you get the most out of this app, many videos don’t require access to gym equipment – so great for topping up at home. Android Link | Apple Link
This iOS application is perfect for the lift junkie. The app is primarily concerned with heavy lifting. Pre-programmed lift exercises give you set plans that you can carry out and then record within the app. If you’re a diligent note-taker the app can even chart your progress and generate suggested workouts. Apple Link
This virtual yoga session allows you to become a wizened yogi in the comfort of the park, home or beach. The app currently has a library of over 70 meditation and yoga videos that can be filtered through duration, focus and ability. Users can also view pictures of poses in order to create their own routines. Videos and images can be saved and accessed offline. Apple Link| Android
As you can imagine, this application deals with weight loss. The first time you open the application you’ll be asked to come up with a target weight loss goal and will be presented with a plan of attack. This application asks users to log food and exercise. It also has a built-in calorie counter, recipe generator, and workout planner. To help motivate users the application calls upon peer support and challenges that are both gastronomic and fitness-based. In order to truly assist its user-base, developments have enabled the app to integrate other popular fitness apps that offer different features. Apple | Android
The workout trainer looks good, but would be nice to see a free one recommended too.
I have never thought of looking on apps for lifting. How did I not know this was out there?! Looks great!