HAVE AN APPY WORK­OUT FIT­NESS APPS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK

THE BEST OF THE NEW BREED OF APPS MAKE GET­TING FIT EASIER AND MORE RE­WARD­ING – HERE ARE OUR FAVOURITES…

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RACEFUL.LY AL­LOWS YOU TO RUN WITH FRIENDS OR GROUP UP WITH PEO­PLE YOU DON’T KNOW, EVEN IF THEY’RE ABROAD. YOU CAN RUN AT THE SAME TIME AND KNOW WHETHER THE REST OF YOUR GROUP ARE RUN­NING FASTER OR SLOWER, AND YOU CAN SET GOALS AND TRACK FIT­NESS PROGRESS. Free, App Store and Google Play com­ing soon; tribe up­grade £1.99

C25K IS AIMED AT THE FIRST-TIME RUN­NER, WITH AN EIGHT-WEEK PLAN THAT IN­VOLVES 30 MIN­UTES A DAY,

THREE DAYS A WEEK, AND CAN TRANS­FORM ANY­ONE FROM COUCH POTATO TO 5KM FINISHER. REC­OM­MENDED BY THE NHS. Free, pro £1.49, App Store and Google Play, c25k­free.com

SEVEN DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN: SQUEEZING YOUR DAILY WORK­OUT INTO JUST SEVEN MIN­UTES. EV­ERY EX­ER­CISE IS BODYWEIGHT-ONLY SO THERE’S NO SPE­CIAL KIT RE­QUIRED; A SES­SION A DAY FOR SEVEN MONTHS IS THE AIM, WITH RE­WARDS TO EN­COUR­AGE YOUR COM­MIT­MENT. Free, but you’ll swiftly want to up­grade to spe­cific work­outs – from £2.99 EARTHMILES RE­WARDS YOU FOR ADOPT­ING A MORE AC­TIVE LIFE­STYLE.

THE APP GETS YOUR MOVE­MENT FROM

YOUR PHONE OR AN APP YOU AL­READY USE. EV­ERY TIME YOU WALK, RUN OR CY­CLE, YOUR EARTHMILES GET SYNCHED. SPEND THEM ON EX­CLU­SIVE RE­WARDS SUCH AS DIS­COUNTS ON HEALTH FOOD, KIT AND ON­LINE CLASSES. Free, App store and Google Play YOGASSENTIAL CON­NECTS YOU WITH TRUSTED YOGA TEACH­ERS – IN JUST A FEW TAPS YOU CAN BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR OWN PER­SONAL TEACHER AND HAVE THEM COME TO YOU IN YOUR HOME, WHETHER YOU’RE AF­TER A ONE-ON-ONE SES­SION OR A GROUP CLASS TO SPREAD THE COST. Free, yogassential.com CYCLEMAPS WILL FIND YOU THE

ROUTE BEST SUITED TO CY­CLISTS, UN­LIKE REG­U­LAR MAP­PING APPS, WHICH WILL SEND YOU ALONG THE BUSIEST ROADS. COULD BE IN­VALU­ABLE IF YOU’RE CY­CLING IN BIG CITIES, WHERE BACK ROADS AND CY­CLE PATHS CAN MAKE EV­ERY RIDE A FAR MORE EN­JOY­ABLE. ALL WRIT­TEN BY CY­CLISTS. Free, pro

£3.99, App Store and Google Play

CHAR­ITY

MILES SIM­I­LAR TO EARTHMILES, BUT IT RE­WARDS CHAR­I­TIES RATHER THAN YOU. CHOOSE FROM NINE CAUSES, THEN RUN, WALK OR CY­CLE YOUR WAY TO EARN­ING THEM MONEY. SHARE YOUR PROGRESS ON SO­CIAL ME­DIA AND CHAR­ITY MILES WILL DO­NATE CASH TO YOUR CHO­SEN CAUSE. Free, App Store and Google Play

FIT RA­DIO MEANS YOU CAN SOUND­TRACK YOUR WORK­OUT WITH PLAYLISTS DE­SIGNED TO PRO­MOTE TOP EF­FORT EV­ERY TIME. THERE

ARE MIXES FOR EV­ERY AC­TIV­ITY AND THE APP WILL DE­TECT YOUR RUN­NING PACE AU­TO­MAT­I­CALLY TO MATCH UP WITH THE BEAT. Free, pro £2.99 monthly, App Store and Google Play, fi­tra­dio.com W&H TIP Not ex­actly a fit­ness app, but we love

TWI­LIGHT, which au­to­mat­i­cally cov­ers your screen with a warm red fil­ter once dusk falls so that you can take your phone to bed with no nasty blue light to in­ter­fere with sleep. A good one for teens who won’t down tools.

Free, pro £2.99, Google Play W&H

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