It’s a struggle to workout every day. It isn’t because I don’t have the time. I do. It’s simply motivation and monotony that drive fitness to the bottom of my to do list.
I’m opening up the blog again today. This time we are talking to home business owners and fitness experts about their favorite fitness apps for Android. These will help you switch things up, stay motivated and get that body summer-ready.
Rachel Starr, an Associate with Inner Circle Labs, directed us to a cool app called Vint. “Vint is an on-demand personal trainer service via an iOS and Android app. Users have total power – they select what kind of workout, location and time works best for them and then they’re connected to fitness instructors and personal trainers that fit their needs (running coaching, yoga, boxing, endurance weight lifting and more).
As you probably know, hiring a trainer can cost big bucks, so this gives users a less expensive option but the workouts are still high quality. I’ve been working out with a kickboxing instructor through Vint and it is kicking my butt.”
Whitt Kelly from Turner PR also recommended a “local social” fitness app, “One of the new favorites around Denver is Gociety, a social media networking app for outdoor types. They have an accompanying app available that connects outdoors types with each other for planned activities (from skinning up the mountain before work to rock climbs in the Rockies).
We love it here in Denver, and the app is has expanded to cities all around he US and into the international world. This is not only a great way to meet new people, but to take advantage of the amazing natural resources that everyone here loves to utilize. Often times, users can learn something new by joining trips and learning from experienced adventurers (such as secret hikes or how to set up “skins” on skis).”
Yvonne M. Feltman recommends Sworkit, “I like the sworkit exercise app because the exercises have video and require no equipment. It is good for on-the-go users and travelers. Also has targeted exercises and a timer for added ease. I absolutely love it. Gets me sweating and I really feel like I get a solid & varied workout done in only 20 minutes (can go longer too!).”
Hope Alcocer is among the many HIIT fans, “I have been using 12 min athlete for over a year and it has been life changing. The founder/creator always emails back and tweets back if you have any questions as well, so it creates a level of “friendship” as well as you journey to a better, healthier you. These 12-16 minute HIIT workouts can burn anywhere between 12 and 20 calories PER MINUTE, so not only are the results wonderful, but it’s easy to do even in a time crunch.”
The ARC 360 research report on The 2015 State Of The U.S. Health & Fitness Apps Economy tells us among running apps, Strava Running & Cycling ranked the highest at 84, followed by MapMyRun, Runtastic Running & Fitness, and Nike+ Running.
Overall Fan Favorite
Kay Brown, President/Founder of Sweat N Swag Fitness, shares the same sentiments of many when it comes to the best fitness app:
My favorite app is MyFitnessPal because it link with my BodyBugg and I can track my meals. I also encourage my clients to use it and they find it easy and efficient to manage their meals and workouts!
I love yoga, and now you can get personalized programs on the go. You can even work with a live Yoga Therapist. The app also includes information about local studios, meet-ups and more.
Matchup (smartphone apps coming soon)
Matchup teams you up with friends, players and other coworkers to get fit together. From employees participating in corporate wellness programs to friends looking to workout alongside one another, users are able to compete head-to-head or on teams to bring an element of gamification to wellness. Users are able to earn a variety of different badges for their participation and move up the leader boards of the challenges they partake in. Matchup also allows users to do everything from track the number of successful challenges they’ve achieved by hitting their step goals to creating unique Journey challenges that take them anywhere around the world during their fitness activities.
What are your favorite Android fitness apps?