Last year around half of New Year’s resolutions were to exercise more often but over 80% of people don’t keep to their New Year’s resolutions. So, we’ve put together a list of our favourite fitness apps to help you achieve your goals.
The health & fitness sections of app stores are bursting with great apps. And, they all have amazing features too. These range from monitoring your weight and calorie intake, to recording your heart rate and analysing your body composition.
Apps have become a part of our daily lives, which makes app development an important consideration for businesses. As a result, we’ve decided to help you trim down the numbers and picked out some of our favourite fitness apps for 2021.
Zombies, Run! definitely has a creative approach to motivation. While most fitness apps will go for distance updates or music to keep you motivated, Zombies, Run! opts to play sounds of Zombies chasing after you.
The app plays an audio drama as you complete your run which further increases the immersion and the motivation to keep moving. During missions you also collect supplies which you can use to build up your community and share the results with your friends.
Seven is a fitness app with one simple goal. To get you fitter with just 7 minutes of exercise each day, this makes it perfect if you’re tight on time. The equipment-free workouts are tailored to match your goal and you can choose from 12 instructors to find the best match for you.
The daily challenges remind you to work out each day and the app awards you achievements as you progress. This helps you stay motivated and make steady, consistent progress as the exercises become a habit.
Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K provides a gradual introduction to running for beginners. Produced by Public Health England, this app aims to have you running 5km in as little as 9 weeks. The app is easy to use and to help you stay motivated, it awards you achievements as you progress.
The duration of the fitness programme can be adjusted, so you can go at your own pace. You also have your own choice of trainer from people such as comedian Sarah Millican and former Olympian Michael Johnson.
Nike Training Club
Nike Training club is another popular fitness app from a well-known sports brand. The app helps you to develop a fitness programme, which is tailored to your goals. This is based on your current fitness level, the progress you would like to make and the equipment you have available for your workouts.
The app also complements your fitness programme with advice on sleep, nutrition and recovery. This helps ensure you have the energy and motivation you need to stick with the workouts.
MyFitnessPal from Under Armour is a top choice for people looking to track their progress. You can log your weight, water intake, food (usually this is as simple as scanning the barcode) and exercise. This makes it perfect for people who want to watch their calorie intake and expenditure.
The handy charts make it easy to see changes over time and make sure you stay on course for your goal.
Sticking to New Year’s resolutions always difficult but we hope one of the fitness apps above can help you stick to your goals! If you have a favourite fitness app which you would like to share with us, get in touch!