The 5 Best Health and Fitness Apps

March 14, 2016

By: Ali Adcock

It’s time to get up and get healthy! With the many apps that are available on smartphones and iPod’s, it’s easier to take your workouts with you wherever you go. Whether you’re looking to monitor your food intake, find a new workout or want map your run, there are numerous apps to choose from. We’ve compiled a list of our five favorite apps from food and nutrition to fitness and running.

Sworkit
Available on iOS and Android
This app is available for free or you can upgrade to the premium version for $2.99 a month. With this app you can customize and watch workout videos according to your fitness goals. Whether it’s to improve your flexibility, strength or learn a new a new cardio workout, Sworkit can find the workout to reach your goals. The best part is you don’t need any equipment to complete your workout, so it’s even better for those who are always on-the-go!

StrongLifts 5×5
Available on iOS and Android
It’s like a personal strength training coach. If you’re looking to build muscle and need a little training, you’ll find exactly what you need through this app. It will tell you which exercise to do, how much weight to use and how many sets and reps. Keeping track of your workouts has never been easier than this and the app is completely free!

MyFitnessPal
Available on iOS and Android
MyFitnessPal is a calorie counting app for those who want to lose weight or just monitor what they eat. You can easily log recipes and workouts. This app has a large food database that makes it quick and easy to enter meals, as well as a large list of any exercise you can think of. MyFitnessPal is also compatible with over 50 apps and devices. It is a free app, but you can choose to purchase the premium version for $9.99 a month that offers a personalized plan, nutrient tracking and no ads.

C25K
Available on iOS and Android
The Couch to 5k app is designed to get couch potatoes up and moving. By running for 30 mins just 3 times a week, beginners can reach a 5k in 8 weeks. It’s as simple as listening to the ques for when to run or walk, and you can even listen to your favorite tunes while running. C25K is compatible with music and other health tracking apps. The app is free or you can purchase the pro version for only $2.99.

Map My Run
Available on iOS and Android
If you enjoy going for a run outdoors, MapMyRun is the app you need to keep track of every mile. This app will not only map your routes, but you can also log your food and share your activity with friends. The app is free or you can upgrade to the MVP for just $5.99 a month. MapMyRun also connects with over 400 devices.

There’s no excuse to not live a healthier lifestyle with these awesome free apps that we have readily available at our fingertips. Now it’s time to download an app, set your goals, and get moving! Be on the lookout for more health and fitness tips by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as learn more about our club management software and billing services.