Get these nifty fitness apps on your wrist now!
Two native apps on your Apple iWatch are essential if you are serious about your fitness goals. The Activity and the Workout apps. These are solid starters but there is a whole range of apps out there that offer features to enhance your fitness experience.
1. Runtastic Six Pack Abs
As mommy, wife and businesswoman you don’t always have the luxury of going to the gym to work out. Well, this iPhone app has clever videos of avatars guiding you on how to perform abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, crunches and core twists whenever and where ever you have the time. Vibrations on your wrist can even show you when to start and end your set, leaving you at a loss of finding another excuse not to work your way to a stronger and more sexier core.
2. Fitstar Yoga
If you are into stretching and moving Fitstar Yoga provides high quality video with instructions to improve your yoga experience. You are able to start and pause yoga sessions while referring to your the next yoga pose. You can also inform the app if the last exercise was too difficult or too easy. Fitstar Yoga integrates with Apple’s Health app and calories you burn off are noted in the app.
MyFitnessPal is an excellent, convenient and helpful way to keep track of your calories and monitor your diet. The app works out a daily calorie allowance based on how much weight you want to shed.If you cheat with a pizza or cheeseburger your allowance is spent and if you hit the gym you earn credit. It gives you a running total of remaining calories and how that breaks down in protein, carbohydrates and more. It can integrate with your steps total, saving you precious time to go and add those manually.
WaterMinder gives you an effective way to keep a running tab on how much water you are consuming and will nudge you to increase your daily water consumption, which is essential to healthy living, if you fall short of your target.
Equinox is a daily organiser and ideal for squeezing in a workout class to improve your fitness. The app sends an alert when a class you’d like to attend becomes available giving you the option to reserve a spot by selecting the prompt.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Co-Publisher at Maverick Media and until recently, Fitness Magazine editor. Tanja now manages multiple digital platforms, consults and create exciting campaigns and opportunities in the fitness industry. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.