Utilizing your smartphone to assist with weight loss is a genius idea. Let’s be real, most of us never go anywhere without it. And taking advantage of the latest technological advances when it comes to designing an exercise program is a no-brainer. Check out three fantastic, FREE apps that can help motivate, educate, and inspire.
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Compatible with Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry
Do you like to get out enjoy the fresh air when you exercise? If so, this app is designed especially with you in mind! Whether you are running, jogging, walking or biking, this app can enhance your exercise routine.
This app utilizes GPS to track and display your routes on Google Maps. It also uses real-time tracking to determine time, distance, speed, and altitude. All this information is stored for a browsable workout history. If that isn’t enough enticement, consider this – Endomondo Sports Tracker offers audio notifications every time you break a mile and supplies motivational pep talks from your friends!
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Designed by highly sought-after trainers, M-TRAIN offers personal training for everyone; no matter what your fitness level, you are guaranteed a satisfying and results-oriented workout. Based on the PASE program (Power, Agility, Strength, Endurance), this app offers workouts that are Easy, Moderate, Hard, and Diabolical. Check out a preview of the workout before starting to get a better idea of the moves involved. A step-by-step video demonstration and the ability to “Build Your Own Workout” make this a must-have app.
Additionally, M-TRAIN has three big selling features:
- you don’t need to shell out thousands of dollars to hire a personal trainer.
- you can workout whenever you want and don’t need to worry about sticking to a trainer’s schedule.
- you can select your own music – choose what motivates YOU!
Compatible with iPad
Utilizing Fitness Class is a great way to lose weight without the added stress of a group workout. Who wants a bunch of perky, perfectly toned classmates watching you struggle to shed unwanted pounds? Instead, workout in the privacy of your own home under the tutelage of some of the worlds most respected instructors. Instructors like TRX, Kathy Smith, Cathe Friedrich, Michael Olajide Jr., Chris Freytag, Ellen Barrett, Ilaria Montagnani, Patrick Goudeau, and Patricia Moreno have conspired to create over 370 full-length workout videos.
Download FitnessClass for free. Then, check out the workout previews to decide if you would like to purchase a ClassPass. If you want to stick with the free option, there are always seven free classes to choose from (with a new free class swapped in each week). Other great features include the ability to calculate the number of calories burned per session and a visual difficult meter to judge the intensity of each class.