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A Review Of The Best Free Fitness Apps

The year 2017 is finally upon us and it is likely that most of us have set ourselves the resolution of getting healthy this year, finally letting go some of that weight and getting into shape. For all our best intentions, however, it is quite hard to actually stay motivated to do that. Fortunately, with technology being the way it is today, there are lots of motivation that you can have from your mobile device around the clock. But which ones are the best ones, particularly if you don’t want to pay for an app?

1. Map My Fitness

The first free app, which many consider to be the very best, is MapMyFitness.

MapMyFitness is a fitness tracking application that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map.

This particular fitness app allows you to track what you do, but you can also use it to set personal goals. That way, you can challenge yourself to do a little more every time, while at the same time seeing your progress.

2. Workout Trainer

Workout Trainer was developed by Skimble, and it is a fitness app with a difference. Essentially, it is filled with various different workouts that come with audio and video commentary, giving you a personal trainer in your pocket. It offers a wealth of different categories, and the vast majority of the workouts included do not require any specialized equipment. Investing in a kettle bell, however, could be a good idea.

3. Nike+ Training Club

The Nike+ Training Club app encourages you to “just do it”, Nike’s famous slogan.

Your ultimate personal trainer. Fully loaded with 100+ workouts, clear audio and visual guidance from experts for every move, plus plans to help you get fitter, faster and stronger than ever.

Each workout in the app has been expertly designed by recognized fitness experts, personal trainers, and athletes, all affiliated with Nike themselves. It also includes a variety of 15 minute options, perfect for those with a busy lifestyle.

4. Jefit

Jefit is one of the most popular Android and iOS free fitness apps on the market today and it’s easy to see why.

Utilizing JEFIT’s extensive exercise database with over 1300 exercises, create personalized workout routines of your own.

What sets Jefit apart is that it is a data driven app, that sets you, as the user, in its center. It allows you to track and record all of your activities, providing you with excellent analytical tools that can help you improve what you are already doing. You have hundreds of different workouts to choose from, to suit your particular needs and interests, thereby keeping yourself motivated as well.

5. Lose It!

Last but not least, there is Lose It!, which was created by FitNow. This fitness app aims to focus on a range of wellness goals, including nutrition and exercise. You start by logging everything you eat and all the workouts that you do, and the calorie counter then helps you to make sure you stay in your calorie budget. Plus, you can join a community of other users for further motivation.

These are just five of the free apps available for your smartphone, tablets, or other mobile devices. Best of all, they are available on both iOS and Android, so there is no more excuse for you not to get into shape this year. Have a play about with the apps, join the communities for support, and look forward to a healthier, happier, new you in 2017.

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Written by Ingrid Macher

Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Motivator - I have a passion for helping people change their lives. I started out helping my friends and now I give advice and tips to perfect strangers who have now become my friends. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change my life even if I could. This kind of happy is truly a gift and I’ll do whatever it takes to be able to give this gift to others.