There’s an app for that!
Want to get rid of those extra winter layers? No matter what kind of exercise you’re after, there’s an app to help you get on the road to better fitness. With spring now here, check out these apps to get you fit, healthy and summer-ready
Couch to 5km (C25K)
THIS app is designed to get you running 5km by a long, steady system of improvement. Over nine weeks you will have a trainer in your ear, who tells you exactly what to do using interval walking and running. One of the most popular training apps on the net.
ONE of the most popular apps for joggers, this allows you to track your exercise, sweat, set goals and see how you’re going. It uses your phone’s GPS to track your speed and distance, with updates that cut into your music to keep you informed of your performance.
Push-Ups Workout EVERYONE loves push-ups, right? With this app, over time you will build up your strength by putting the phone under your head and as you do the push-up touching the screen with your nose. Sounds daft but it works. Do it every day and over 30 days you will be doing push-ups effortlessly. With each new level it re-evaluates your status to make sure the plan works.
IF YOU haven’t discovered the intensity of Tabata then give it a whirl. A Tabata workout consists of 20 seconds work, then 10 seconds rest, eight times. Choose from one to eight movements and go for it. This timer has a big clear display and records your efforts. Tabata is great for those who are time-poor but need an intense workout.
7 Minute Workout IF YOU want a trainer in your pocket and don’t have time to get to a gym, this app has 1001 ways to do a seven-minute workout with little or no equipment that will leave you breathless by the end. With 12 different movements for 30 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest, it will improve your overall core strength and won’t take up too much time.
IT’S a fact those who track and record their food intake have a better chance of losing weight. With Lose It you enter your information and goals. Enter your food in the diary and it allows you to follow your calorie intake required to lose weight, which acts as a good motivator. It also links to most popular fitness bands like Fitbit, Garmin etc.