5 best fitness apps to get you moving

Time to revisit your New Year resolution and lead a fitter lifestyle. Here’s some technology that will help you along the way. By Shweta Gandhi

#1 My Fitness Pal
This is an easy-to-use app that counts the calories you’re consuming while also monitoring your weight and eating habits. It has the largest database with over six million foods making your diet entries amazingly simple. It also tracks your fitness goals, so you know how many calories you burned in that 30-minute jog as compared to the ones you consumed all day.
Available on: iOS and Android Price: Free
Standout feature: Tracking your calorie count

#2 The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout
If you’re always putting off exercise for another day or find it difficult to take out time to hit the gym because of your busy schedule, then this app is for you. It gives you step-by-step instructions for high-intensity exercises that can be done in just seven minutes. The idea is to make the most of seven minutes, increase your metabolism and have zilch rest levels; all this gives you the equivalent of a one-hour workout.
Available on: iOS and Android Price: Free
Standout feature: Only seven minutes of exercise per day

#3 Strava
This app is designed specifically for bike enthusiasts. Track your rides, runs and cross training using compatible GPS devices that you have, upload your athletic activity and log all your workouts. You can also connect and compare your efforts against friends’ activities and engage with a wide community of cycling enthusiasts. The app also helps you record bike maintenance and keep track of the age and condition of your cycling equipment.
Available on: iOS and Android Price: Free with in-app purchases
Standout feature: Best for runners and cyclists

#4 Endomondo
Track over 40 sports including the usual activities like running, walking and cycling using GPS. Or, if you’re the adventurous kind you can also track mountain biking, skiing and kayaking. You can also analyse your performance by checking out the workout history option, set goals or take on challenges and use the audio coach feedback option to guide you to your target.
Available on: iOs, Android and Windows Price: Free
Standout feature: Tracks over 40 sports

#5 Nike+ Training Club
This app offers over 100 workouts from yoga to Pilates, complete with audio cues and video guides to act as your personal trainer. You can upload your pictures to the Sports feed, connect with friends, take on the workout of the week and also train with professionals. The best part? It lets you press pause.
Available on: iOS and Android Price: Free
Standout feature: Acts as a personal trainer 

Categories:   Lifestyle, Tech, Health & Fitness


  • Posted: March 25, 2016 18:29

    capt mgandhi

    Never knew there are Apps available to maintains ones weight ( fitness level ). The Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout is a must for the desk pushers.
  • Posted: March 30, 2016 09:44

    Bonne Vie

    Indeed! You must try it out.

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