Getting fit has always been a challenge, from tracking calories to keeping up with your workout regime. Luckily, technology is here to help us out in the form of fitness apps. With a variety to choose from, here are some of the top picks to help you achieve your 2021 fitness goals.
My Fitness Pal has been a top gunner in the world of fitness apps and there are plenty of reasons for that. This app is an overall overachiever, with multiple functionalities. It allows you to log your exercise stats, record calorie intake, change habits, and several options to customize your workouts. It even has a restaurant menu logger to ensure your calorie tracking even when you eat out. The app has over 350 workouts too. However, for these capabilities, one will have to pay a fee.
With fitness comes nutrition. With proper nutrition, you will be able to reach your goals faster. This app helps you track more than just calories. With a barcode scanner, nutrition data input is easy and you get a complete nutrition breakdown of the food scanned. The macronutrient ratios are shown in simple charts and the food-grade system is easy to understand. Besides, it also offers recipes and diet tips. The only downside is that there is a fee-based upgrade for specialized diet tracking and ad-free-service.
Sworkit is a flexible app that lets you select between strength, cardio, yoga, or stretching. The app adjusts to your personal goals, factoring in the amount of time you have to work out. The app has a scalable approach that makes this app suitable for beginners with no access to a gym or equipment. There is also the option of having personal trainers for one on one coaching, who can be privately messaged over the app. Available on iOS and Android.
8fit lets you create personalized workouts and meal preps. The app’s features are designed for a constant reminder and giving suggestions and instructions, making it great for those of us who have a hard time staying on track. The app lets you choose a goal and based on the assessment the information requested curates a fitness plan for you. The app comes with a free plan and a pro plan.
This app has made a name for itself, for being one of the best short workout apps around. The app gives circuit training workouts that can be done in between daily activities at a level you are comfortable with. The equipment for these workouts is minimal and includes simple exercises. If seven minutes are too short for you there are other options in the app. To keep you going, there are audio and visual cues for starts and stops. The app is free on Android, iOS, and Amazon.
When choosing a fitness app, you should consider your costs (paid apps) and the features of the app such as customizable workouts, that will aid you in the pursuit of your fitness goals.