Fitness app Workout for all tastes and levels: This is how the smartphone help us to improve physical fitness
Can the smartphone with fitness app replace the personal trainer?
Yes, the smartphone can. But how??? With workout or with running or when we want to train at home. A bit ‘of those endorphins that are obtained by setting the body in motion.
In recent years, app developers have made tremendous progress with the combination of fitness and wellness. This thanks to the compatibility of phones with fit tracker, smartwatch and other devices that can monitor our vital parameters.
Furthemore, here are some useful fitness app to get back in shape.
Couch to 5K (3.50 euros for Android and iOs)
It is appreciated by beginner runners who want to cross the finish line of their first 5K race (5km). To get there you need a 30 minute workout a day, 3 days a week for 9 weeks.
In practice: it offers us a daily running program, accompanied by an interactive and motivating coach.
Once in the fitness app, you have two separate graphs showing both distance and rhythm. Giving us the opportunity to analyze our performance “live”. There is also the evolved version to go from 5k to 10k. So, prepare yourself and “Go!”.
MyFitness Pal (free for Android and iOs)
The Under Armor app is actually 3 app in 1: diet, calorie counters and coaches.
The ultimate goal is to help us dispose of too many calories, with suggestions that take into account our physical state.
In practice: A database of 5 million foods, to be clicked meal after meal to compose our food diary and determine how many calories we are actually assimilating. A barcode scanner helps us to recognize packaged foods. So, follow “sports” tips on how to get rid of excess calories based on our goal.
Fitness app Sworkit (freemium for Android and iOs)
It literally means: In other words, simply do it! Offering videos of exercises explained by real personal trainers. With 13 million users, over 200 types of database exercises and even a children’s version, it is one of the most complete apps in its category.
Therefore, in practice: we can choose a standard workout or customize it to decide also session duration (from 5 to 60 minutes) and areas to train. The method is that of interval training with randomized exercises to maximize the effectiveness of each workout and to prevent our body from becoming accustomed to a routine. 3 workouts are free, then you need the premium subscription (30 euros for 3 months).
or customize it to decide also session duration (from 5 to 60 minutes) and areas to train. The method is that of interval training with randomized exercises to maximize the effectiveness of each workout and to prevent our body from becoming accustomed to a routine. 3 workouts are free, then you need the premium subscription (30 euros for 3 months).
Sworkit Stretching (free for iOs)
Same method but applied to stretching, is the fundamental lengthening after any training. Therefore, this is to increase the flexibility of the muscles and improve the movements. Consequently for posture, circulation and … many other things.
In practice: We can choose between total or partial stretching or for pilates exercises. In conclusion, the app offers us a total of stretching exercises depending on the time we have available (with a timer).
Seconds (freemium for Android and iOs)
First of all, one of the great little secrets of training is in recovery times. Seconds provides us with good timers for all sports activities. From hiit (high intensity interval training) to beginner aerobics, to boxing. Above all, the body needs to regain its strength from one exercise to another, so as not to overpower and achieve the desired results.
In practice: we choose the timer based on the physical activity that commits us and activate it with a click. In the case of the high the app keeps the account for us of the “low intensity” and “high intensity” phases. Saving ourselves to keep our eyes on the stopwatch.
Nike Training Club (free for Android and iOs)
An essential app. It offers workouts made by professionals for all tastes and needs, with video guides and the help (voice) of a virtual trainer. And the beauty is that it’s free.
In practice: we decide the most suitable training for us and once. Downloaded, the voice of a trainer guides us step by step. While some videos show us the movements to be performed in detail. Asa result, you can choose from a wide range of training programs. So, depending on the time we have available. Of the equipment and the muscle group we want to train.