Everyone could use a little extra motivation to get more out of their workouts. Whether you starting a resolution to be healthier or you’ve been working out regularly for years, here are six of 2015’s hottest health and fitness apps for your Android or Apple device. Download as many as you like and take your exercise routine to the next level.
The goal of this app is accountability. Make a commitment to go to the gym a certain number of times, eat more winter veggies or track what you eat. Determine how much you will pay to the member pool if you don’t meet your goal. If you do meet your goal, you receive a set amount of cash from the member pool.
Even with access to a state-of-the-art onsite gym, there are days when you simply don’t have the time or energy to hit the gym for a full hour. The 7-Minute Workout Challenge is a great way to jumpstart your metabolism and stay in shape. No excuses.
Whether you run outdoors or indoors, this app allows you to track the distance and elevation of your run, as well as your pace, time and calories burned. It also features customized programs to help you train for races and gives real-time encouragement and feedback. An online community allows you to set goals and challenge friends.
This all-inclusive app allows you to track a variety of workouts, including yoga, gym classes, running, hiking—even walking your dog! It provides workout stats for calories burned, time, route, distance, etc. You can also tag the athletic shoes used for each workout and receive a notification when it’s time to replace them.
Choose your favorite charity from a list and earn money for that organization with every mile that you run, walk or bike. Some of the charities include:
- Stand Up to Cancer
- Feeding America
- The Michael J. Fox Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity
- Wounded Warrior Project
The sponsorship pool pays $0.10 per mile for biking, $0.25 per mile for walking and running. The app works while other apps are being used, so you can still benefit from the additional features of Nike+ or Map My Fitness.
6. Speedo Fit
Challenge yourself to swim an extra lap or improve your time with this app. It tracks details such as distance, duration and sets, and allows you to see your stats in real time. It also boasts a social feature that allows you to compete against others and compare swim stats. If you plan to use an app at the pool, be sure to invest in a waterproof case that allows you to use the app while keeping your device dry.