In a world where there are hundreds of thousands of Apps, we took a leap of faith and picked 3 of our favorites. Heck, one of them is not even a fitness App, but it will hel you get through those long winter runs.
What are some of your favorite Apps and what do you like about them?
This app has over 2 million food items in its database, allowing you to easily keep track of the calories you consume on a daily basis.
It is extremely easy to use – simply open the app, pull the bar code scanner, scan your food item, and voila, you’ve databased the food you just ate! MyFitnessPal does all the math in the back, giving you calorie breakdowns and a lot more great information to make it extremely easy to keep a food log of everything you eat. Find out more here: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/mobile/iphone
2. MapMyRun / MapMyRide / MapMyFitness
This app uses your built-in GPS to track all aspects of your daily activity – whether you’re going for a walk, a bike ride, a run, skiing – you name it! It tracks your movements and gives you duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and even makes a map of the route you traveled. You can synch it with your music on your iPhone or Android, take photos of the places you go to… but more importantly it allows you to keep track of your activity and also challenge yourself to do similar workouts / routes faster, bringing a little “gamification” to the table. Find out more here: http://www.mapmyfitness.com/
That’s right, the music provider Spotify is also an incredible fitness tool that will help you stay motivated and perhaps even make a tedious workout just a little more exciting!
The great thing about Spotify is that your music is on the cloud. In other words, you don’t need to download songs to your phone so it hugs very little memory. Additionally, you can play ANY song you want and can choose from hundreds – if not thousands – of curated playlists by other users that allow you to find your style and choice. Want to find a Workout Music playlist? it’s there. Want some techno Workout music? You got it. Prefer some easy-listening Yoga Workout Music? Boom, you can find it there.
While it doesn’t track any stats for your workout, it will help you stay motivated on those long runs / rides. Give a try if you’re not using it today! Find out more here: https://www.spotify.com/us/