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Best Fitness Apps

Posted by  ·  December 28, 2018  ·  Last Updated: March 19, 2019
Have you tried using fitness apps on your smartphone or computer? I love to set goals and New Years is a great time to hit reset.  Last year I got a fit bit  (which I love). I  have been trying out several fitness apps to help keep me on track and motivate me. Many of these apps work on Apple watch for even more flexibility.  Here are a few of my favorites. Let me know your favorite fitness apps in the comments!
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Best Fitness Apps

Weight bot
This app strictly tracks your weight but it’s a great way to keep track of progress and set goals.
This is one of my favorite tools! I’ve had it a long time.  It helps motivate you to keep moving, set goals and even compete with friends. You can get a fit bit here.
I recently completed the couch to 5k with this app. This offers great training plans.  I love listening to my music or my audio book while exercising and the coaching will play in the background and keep you on track.
fitness appMy fitness pal
This app is probably the most popular one because it’s one the best in the market.  You can count calories, track exercise and interact and motivate friends.  I love how many meals it has saved for easy meal planning! Not to mention the weight loss benefits.
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Freeletics: Workout & Fitness

If you own only one fitness app this should be it. The free version of this app includes 900 equipment-free workouts based on time rather than a set number of reps. Chose between high-intensity interval training and strength-building workouts, which last between five and 30 minutes. 

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Run Keeper
This app tracks distance, pace, and calorie burns for any athletic activity.  Plus it can sync to a heart rate monitor.
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Inspired by games like World of Warcraft, Fitocracy makes fitness fun. You gain experience points for each successful workout, and you can unlock achievements, raise your level and even complete quests–all while the app helps you with losing weight.

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Strava Running and Cycling

Strava is an exercise tracker, a fitness community, and an activity log all built into an app just for runners and cyclists. The “Segments” page compares your times on specific routes while the ongoing leaderboard displays how you stack up to others.

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Nike+ Training Club 

The Nike Training Club offers more than 100 free guided workout videos and workout plans for beginners all the way up to seasoned vets. The app also offers four-week training programs for getting lean, toned or stronger, and they’re available for all fitness levels.

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Don’t have a smartphone?   Most of these apps are available to use from any computer!
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  1. Monday, January 5th, 2015
    Great list! Definitely going to check these out! Does map my run/walk sync with a fitbit?