Women are busier than ever with increasing demands and responsibilities from work and family. Finding the time to hit the gym or keeping track of calorie intake seems like luxury rather than necessity and is turning into a pure struggle for many. Yet, us, women today are more aspired, ambitious, and goal oriented, and achieving health and fitness is still a large part of our personal success. So what’s a woman to do? Well, there are modern solutions for every modern problem, so it seems.
Today's smart phones are now our best guides to a healthy, fit living.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, shape up, or maintain good health, there are apps that help us do just that and more.
Here are top 7 apps that ranked high on our list.
1. Fitbit - Take a look into your daily fit life.
Starting point of any journey is assessing where you are. Fitbit is a wrist band that tells you the levels of your fit activities, sleeping, calorie burning and blood pressure mood. It’s a great way to monitor your current state of health. The wrist band is $99 and app is free to download.
2. Fitocracy - Get community support to keep your motivation going.
Fitocrary is a fitness social network that turns exercises and trips to the gym into a game. You get rewarded by points and gadgets for your hard work and there is community involvement to keep you motivated. You can also get further involved in more niche communities within Fitocracy to access Q & As. If you lack a support system around you, join Fitocracy and be surrounded by people who’ll cheer you on.
3. Lose it - Set and stay in your calorie budget with Lose it!
There is truth to the famous saying "You can never out train your bad diet". A large part of weight loss is eating and the rest is exercising. This Lose it app helps you set your calorie intake budget and stay within it by offering easy food tracking. The app is loaded with thousands of restaurants, grocery store brand items, and brand name foods, making it a snap for you to record and track your calorie intake. My favorite feature is their barcode scanning. Just use your camera feature to scan your food to add it to your log.
4. Health Tap - Medical professionals at your fingertip.
There comes a time that you need medical tips from a medical professional yet visiting their office seems like overdoing it. For all your little questions to some concerns you want answers to right away, Health Tap get you connected with right medical professionals who can answer your questions. The best part of it all is, you get second, third, fourth opinions all for free. Their doctor’s daily tips are just icing on the cake for all the benefits and conveniences this app offers. It’s a must have app in your phone.
5. Nike Training Club by Nike - Get your inner athlete in you and train like a pro with Nike Training Club
Ready to put hard work in and train like an athlete? Nike Training Club offers timer and voice guided workout plans based on your goal of getting tones, lean or strong. It features workouts from world class athletes like Maria Sharapova’s that you wouldn’t have access to anywhere else. Since all their workouts are bodyweight workouts, you can do anywhere and anytime. I’d recommend trying them out on a off gym day to maximize your workouts at home.
6. Instant Heart Rate-Heart Rate Monitor by Azumino
Do you need to monitor your heart rate during exercising? This Instant Heart Rate Monitor lets you instantly monitor your heart rate by pressing your finger on your phone’s camera lens. With a simple to use HR monitor, you can always stay within the safe zone when working out and pushing yourself. Now your safety is literary at your fingertip.
7. Run Keeper - Your fitness motivator, tracker, and health graph.
If you’ve been around fitness apps, you’ve probably have heard of them or even tested out already. Run keeper is a great fitness app that tracks your walks, runs, exercise bike rides, hikes, etc using your phone and analyzes your activities to compare against your short and long term goals. It also integrates with other apps such as Fitbit, Fitocracy, Lose it!, etc.
8. Fitwirr App - Last but not least, our Ab and butt workout app for women.
If your goal is to shape up your abs and butt and ready to put in work, Fitwirr App has workouts right for you. We took hustle and guesswork out of workouts and designed highly effective and targeted workouts that give you results. Each workout is voice and timer guided and comes with 5 exercises that blast fat off your target area and tone it up. Each exercise is visually instructed so even beginner can get started in seconds. Download it for free.