Most folks looking to download apps that help them maintain health and fitness are of two types. The first type comprises those who are completely clueless about how to begin and the second type consist of fitness obsessed geeks who want to keep track of every single morsel of food they eat or the calories they burnt.
Whichever of the two you are, check out some great iPhone and Android based apps that will help you get deep into your fitness routine, the professional way. Who needs to spend for a personal trainer anymore?
Beer Gut Fitness
Now this is one app that the men might need more than the ladies, considering they are bigger beer guzzlers. If you’re conscious about how much you’ll need to walk the next day if you’ve gulped 4 bottles of beer, this paid Android app will be your perfect guide.
Depending on the intensity and amount of beer you’ve had, the app will tell how exactly how much you need to work off and it will give you options as to how you can do so. By the way, if you’ve been a good boy/girl and have asked your app how much you need to exercise PRIOR to drinking, you’ll earn credit points. You can also punch in those margaritas and wines in this app. Dunk that beer belly now! Click here to download the app.
Fast Food Calorie Counter
There are thousands of fast food calorie counter apps out there but it’s almost impossible to keep eating whole wheat foods and organic supplies all the time. That’s why the Android based Fast Food Calorie Counter let’s you eat your once-in-a-while cheeseburger while maintaining your diet plan. And how does that happen?
By tracking the nutritional components of more than 70 fast food restaurants, it will plan your diet in such a way that you can offset your extra calories with other wholesome nutritional items for the rest of the week. Even if the exact fast food item you’re eating is not covered in this app, you can always use a similar item to get an indicative calorie count and plan accordingly. Click here to download the app.
If you are a fitness addict who loves to burn love handles with jogging, running or brisk walking, this is one free iPhone app you must get. You can pay a little more to avail of extra features if RunKeeper really catches your fancy. Do you run off to different trail routes each time you jog? Do you combine indoor and outdoor jogging? Do you run the first half of your track a lot faster only to follow it up with a slower walk for the second half?
Whatever your style may be, RunKeeper will use your iPhone’s GPS and will record details of every track you take and calculate every run you make. Not only that, RunKeeper will consider your treadmill counts and provide music suggestions depending on the pace of your run/jog. Click here to download the app.
Nike Training Club
Why do you think personal trainers are so effective? Because they sit on your head, give you deadlines, teach you proper positions and methods of exercising and work out a personalized diet chart for you which is constantly updated according to your weight loss/gain.
Now allow your personal trainer to be replaced by the awesome Nike Training Club for Women app, which will perform the same functions as a real trainer. Mind you, men too can use this app without any restrictions. We think it’s a great thing to be spoon fed with videos and interactive tools as far as something like fitness is concerned. Click here to download the app.
Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
This cool iPhone app is last in the list with a reason. Monitoring your sleep cycles with your exercise routine is the core function of the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app. It will not only record the hours of sleep you’ve had according to the exercises you’ve done for the day, but also recommend sleep times to you. And to wake you up on your set alarm time, the app will calculate your lightest sleep period and ring the alarm at the perfect time so that you wake up fresh and relaxed without droopy eyes. Click here to download the app.