There are about a billion excuses to choose from if you’re trying to avoid the gym.
Lucky for you, there’s an app out there to help make your personal fitness struggle more manageable and more fun. Whether you’re an overeater, late night drinker, or just need help staying motivated, there’s no better time to get in shape, thanks to these useful fitness apps.
For the Overeater
Who has time to keep a food journal or attend weekly meetings with a support group? The Rise app, available for iOS, is the easiest way to manage eating behavior and gain professional guidance from a registered dietician from your smart device. For about $20 a month, you can snap pictures of all your meals and send them to your personal dietician. He or she will review your meals and make healthy suggestions that align with your discussed fitness goals.
Also for the overeater, Amount is a nifty app that lets you convert serving sizes on all your favorite recipes so you’re able to stick to portions that will keep you on track. The app is 99 cents and available for iOS.
For the Unmotivated
A lot of people complain that working out isn’t fun. More fun means better workouts, and what’s more fun than running from zombies? Zombies, Run! 3 is a popular app that mixes fun gamification features with an easy-to-use interface. Every step and every mile awards you points, supplies, and tools to defend against the Zombie attack. With more than one million runners already playing, this is a way to join a community committed to fun and fitness. Get Zombies, Run! 3 on Android and iOS for $3.99.
Feeling a bit philanthropic? Motivate your workout routine with Charity Miles, an app that donates money to nonprofits with every mile you run, walk, or bike. Pick your charity and get moving—these small contributions add up to big change for participating charities. Get Charity Miles for free on iOS and Android.
For the Busy-Body
Between working a 9-to-5 job and spending time with family and friends, just finding the time to go to the gym can be extremely difficult. Busybodies need help organizing their schedule and staying on track. Sunrise is an app that connects all your calendars from social media and email into one convenient app. Manage your gym time around your schedule and never miss picking up the kids from soccer practice again.
Vida is another great option for people on the go. Pick a personal trainer that fits your lifestyle. Then, discuss your fitness goals—from managing serious weight loss to improving chronic conditions like diabetes. You can chat or Face Time with your trainer when it’s convenient for you and keep track of your progress using Apple’s Heath Kit. For $15 a week, Vida is a great bargain for busy men and women.
Everyone’s got an excuse. This year, you can overcome yours with these useful fitness apps.