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5 Mobile Fitness Apps to Help You Stay In Shape

Maintaining a balanced diet and regular exercise is really the key to fit and healthy lifestyle, but sometimes we need a little smartphone motivation to help make the process more fun! Here are 5 Fitness Apps to that will give you your own personal trainer, nutritionist and motivational helper to help you stay (or get) in shape!

1. Pocket Yoga

This app is probably my favorite simply because you do not need network connectivity to use it, so there is really no excuse for missing your workout! Roll out your mat, make your selections and you are ready to go! Pocket Yoga recreates the experience of being in an actual yoga studio. A soothing voice will guide you step-by-step through your entire practice while music plays in the background. You will even get directions on when to inhale and exhale. Choose between different practices, different durations and different difficulty levels. Whatever your skill level and time availability there’s something for you. Pocket Yoga adjusts to your needs.


2. Fit Radio

It’s been proven that people workout harder when listening to the music they like to hear. FIT Radio’s mission is to increase motivation, stimulate endorphins, and amp workouts of its listeners by providing high-energy music of all genres that never ceases, even for ads! The music played in nightclubs and lounges throughout the world is specifically designed to intensify listeners’ enthusiasm, boost their workout performances, and make people move in general.  Unlike generic Internet DJ mixes, FIT Radio brings the same high quality energetic music played in these environments to the palm of your hand.


3. Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club is an easy way to get your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere. Get lean, toned and strong with more than 100 custom-built workouts and take your goal further with all-new NikeFuel and calorie data. Detailed instructions and audio support are on hand to help you perfect each of Nike Training Club’s dynamic drills. Choose a workout that fits your goal, set it to your music, share your progress, earn your reward  and just see the results.The app also includes exclusive celeb workouts from Rihanna’s personal trainer  Ary Nunez as well as professional athletes Hope Solo, Serena Williams and Paula Radcliffe.


4. Runkeeper

Activity tracking is just scratching the surface of the phone’s potential to guide and improve your health, and Runkeeper provides coaching, data visualization, and other functionality that will help keep you accountable and motivated. You can also integrate RunKeeper with a variety of adjacent health apps and devices, as well as services such as corporate wellness programs, fitness games and more. Whether you’re a seasoned runner looking to beat your personal record or a beginner looking to get off the couch, RunKeeper can help you work towards achieving your health and fitness goals more effectively.


5. MyFitnessPal

Study after study has confirmed the benefits of keeping track of the food you eat and the activity you do. It’s simple – the more consistently you track your food intake, the more likely you are to lose weight. Every successful weight management program suggests that you keep a food diary and/or an activity log. But recording everything you eat without the right tools can be tedious at best, or simply impossible at worst!

MyFitnessPal focuses on making sure you can log your meals as quickly and easily as possible. This app remembers your previous entries so you never have to re-enter them. The more you know about what you are eating, the more likely you are to stay on track, and the more likely you are to succeed in your weight loss goals.

Any awesome fitness apps I may have missed? Which app is your favorite? Fire away :-)

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Nicky Dawkins

Nicky is crunchy, DIY mama and established entrepreneur based in sunny Miami, FL. She is the founder of HypeGirls and Werk it Moms LLC. Nicky also launched PERIOD.org's Miami Chapter - PERIOD Miami. She has a love for feminine health and is currently a Doula (DT) under Mama Glow. Nicky holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Florida International University and a Master's of Science Degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. To contact Nicky email her directly via [email protected]

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