Now that January is almost over, sticking with that New Year’s resolution to get fit is becoming increasingly more difficult by the day. Luckily, we have the best workout apps of 2017 available to help you get whipped into shape and meet your fitness goal while maintaining your sanity.
Customization is key, especially in 2017, and FitStar puts your specific needs front and center when creating your workout plan. As you start working through the app, it gathers information and indicates whether the workouts you’ve selected are right for you and makes recommendations based on its findings. Free at the iTunes store, FitStar is currently available on iOS and Android with both free and paid versions.
You need fuel to burn if you want to get the most out of your workout, and MyFitnessPal is a great app to help you keep track of what you’re eating. Counting calories has never been easier or more convenient, and with one of largest databases of your favorite foods and drinks, you’re sure to find just about anything you’d normally eat. You can find MyFitnessPal free for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Web, and Windows Phone.
Another great example of workout customization, RockMyRun actually adjusts the tempo of the music based on your heartrate or footfalls. You can also use RockMyRun to set the pace of your workout so you can push yourself or rest as you see fit. The app offers a very wide selection of music and a little something for everyone. RockMyRun is currently available for free on Android and iOS.
Pear Personal Coach
With so much technology, even the slightest human interaction can go along away (even if it IS pre-recorded). But a real human voice can often motivate us in ways we’ll never really understand. This is why Pear Personal Coach is a great choice for those of us who can use an extra little kick in the pants to get moving.
Lastly, this is one of our favorite workout apps for one simple reason … it gives you the chance to do good for others while you’re doing good for yourself. Charity Miles allows you to earn money for your favorite cause every time you bike, run, or walk. Just pick an organization from the list provided and get started.