Must-Read: Personal Trainer Apps
Phones are no longer phones. Phones are pretty much everything you can ever want now. That means the usual, like cameras and video recorders and voice recorders and music players and video players and internet browsers and on and on and on. But it also means getting things that you wouldn’t necessarily think when you think of phones. Star maps, fart machines, fantasy baseball team managers, and so on and so forth. But one of the things that you can use them for that you wouldn’t necessarily think is for them to be your own personal trainer. Simply by downloading an app or two, possibly for a small fee, you can get a program that will whip you into shape in no time. The trick, then, is just figuring out the program that’s best for you.
So today we’re heading to Men’s Fitness where they have a list of a few fitness apps that you can download for your phone that will help with your personal fitness. Among the selections that they recommend in order to help you get into shape:
Yeah, you’ve been keeping up with your daily runs, but it sure would be nice to get some feedback (sorry, your screaming quads don’t count). This GPS tracking app provides you with voice feedback on your current speed, time, calories burned, and any other stats you program it to report. Looking for an extra challenge after your cardio session? Download a pushup, pullup, situp or squat supplement app from Runtastic’s Fitness App Collection. These add-ons count your reps for you using your smartphone’s sensors.
Available for: iOS, Windows, and Android phones
Cost: $4.99 ($.99 for Sit-ups PRO, Pull-ups PRO, Squats PRO; $1.99 for Push-ups PRO)
Head on over to check out the rest of their selections, and then get on over to your phone and start downloading that stuff folks.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.