Fitness training, staying on track, and building a workout plan that gives you the best results can be tough. You’ve gotta find time to workout, figure out what to eat, find where to buy the best food and dietary supplements, and keep up on the latest fitness information so you know you’re getting the most from your training time.
That could be a full-time job one its own. Now, add in a hectic schedule that includes weird shifts, deployment, and moving around the country. It’s easy to just forget about it!
Ah, but don’t despair…there’s an app for that! And we’re going to cover a few of the most popular ones in this article. Keep reading!
Maximize your Fitness Training with Apps
Statistics show that people use their smart phones for more than just talking with their friends. They are using their smart phones as mini computers and hubs for lifestyle management. And when you workout, staying on top of the best fitness training tips IS part of your lifestyle. So, it’s no surprise that many nutrition and fitness concerns are covered through mobile apps.
Here’s a list of some of the most useful fitness apps for fitness training:
- Runkeeper: One of the easiest ways to stay on track physically when you’re traveling is to run. You don’t need a gym or fancy (and heavy) equipment. You just need your shoes and a trail. This app helps you find where to run and also allows you to track your progress and training.
- Lose It: This is a workout and food journal. Just like the MyFitnessPal app, this will help you track the food you’re eating, And, it can track your caloric output based on your fitness training. This operates on a calorie in / calorie out methodology. But you must understand that not all calories consumed are created equal. This app is agreat tool that keeps you aware of your eating habits and workouts.
- MyFitnessPal: This app helps you keep track of calories consumed. Why is that important? Studies have shown that people who keep a food journal are more likely to stay on track with their weight loss and training goals. It’s all about accountability. For example, most people think they eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every week; however, once they see it in writing – even if the writing is digital – the real story cannot be ignored. There is one drawback here. A calorie counter is only going to do the math. It’s up to you to determine the quality of those calories that pass your lips. So stacking up cake calories will have a much different result that stacking up sweet potato calories.
- Nike Training Club: This app is actually targeted for women. The biggest benefit is that it includes a lot of body weight exercises based on categorized by goals such as sculpting or strength. The exercises are all body weight exercises, so once again you don’t need a lot of equipment to get started. And…if you’re traveling this is great!
- GoodFoodNearYou: Here’s another great app for those that travel a lot! When you’re in unfamiliar territory, it’s hard to get the “lay of the land” for the best and healthiest food in town. Especially if you’re in a part of the country where everything in site is thrown into a vat of grease! This app tells you what’s around and even shows you healthy menu items from the local restaurants whose name you might not be familiar with.
- FitnessBuilder: This is a collection of over 200 workouts, and includes images and videos, fitness timers and tracking capabilities. It will pick a workout session for you. And as a bonus, you can even get advice from an exercise physiologist.
- FitRadio: It happens to the best of us. We get the perfect workout playlist and then after about 6–8 weeks we don’t ever want to hear those songs again! This app can help you with that! It includes a collection of songs from all genres of music so you might just find some new favorites that keep you motivated.
- Instant Heart Rate: Here’s one to test out! By taking a picture (yes, a picture) of your index finger, this app will monitor your heart rate. And, it can also keep track of those results so you can see improvements over time.
- Vitogo: Are you just starting out? If so, you may be a little confused and not very sure about where your fitness training should start. Tell this app where your current fitness training level is, and what your goals are, and it’ll give you out a workout routine to follow and track. Here’s a tip: This app can be linked with another app like RunKeeper so you get a great strength training and cardio combination.
- Simply Being Guided Meditation: Time to slow down? This app will help you focus and find your center. Some may pass this off as just hippie woowoo stuff, but guided meditation has a lot of benefits, especially for an active mind, body and lifestyle!
No matter which tools you choose, be sure your fitness training lifestyle includes the best quality food and the best nutritional supplements to compliment your workouts.