Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fitness Magazine - Apps to Keep You Motivated!

Here is my latest article in Fitness Magazine on the best apps to keep you motivated in your workouts and personal life in 2011! 8-)

If you want to lose five pounds:
MyFitnessPal (Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; free)
This tracker, which charts calories, workouts and pounds lost, is easy to use, and the extensive food database even included my go-to Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar.

If you want to save money:
Mint (Android, iPhone; free)
I had no idea I was spending $60 more than the average joe on coffee every month until Mint showed me where every dollar went in a graph. Now I order an espresso and add milk myself—a latte for half the price!

If you want to sign up for a race:
Couch to 5K (Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; $3)
As a lifelong runner, I didn’t think I needed this one, which provides workouts that become more rigorous as you build strength and endurance. But I loved that it challenged me.

If you want to improve your zzz’s:
Sleep Cycle (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch; $1)
Sleeping with a phone in the bed seemed weird, even for a techie like me. But this app analyzed my sleep patterns and then woke me in my lightest stage of sleep, so I felt energetic.

1 comment:

  1. Just need a tablet app that cycles through pictures of hamburgers to motivate me on the treadmill...



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