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December 11, 2017

Fitness Apps to Make 2018 Your Most Active Year Yet


Whether you’re intimidated by the thought of starting a fitness practice, or you’re just interested in tracking your progress for one you’ve already started, there are plenty of apps to help. Here are a few I think are worth checking out.

iOS, Android

Do you know exactly how much food you’re consuming and how much you’re moving daily, on average? Without getting a grasp on these two key components, working on your health and fitness will feel like a shot in the dark. MyFitnessPal will allow you to track both the calories you’re consuming along with the types of exercising you are doing in order to maximize your progress.

iOS, Android

Whether you’re running to lose weight, train for a race, or simply to challenge yourself, RunKeeper will let you pick a run plan specific to you, send reminders based on the running schedule you set, and track your progress every run you take. You’ll no longer have an excuse when it comes to lacing up your tennis shoes and stepping outside.

Fitbit App
iOS, Android

If you want to take a holistic approach to getting healthy, the Fitbit app is the way to go. You’ll be able to track and log everything — all-day activity, food, sleep, water intake – monitor your progress, and make sure you’re on track to reach your goals. Even if you don’t have a Fitbit, you can still use some of the free features, like tracking your daily steps and distance (you just have to be carrying your phone).

J&J Official 7-Minute Workout

I am a huge proponent of finding a way to work out even when you have a small window of time and no workout equipment. That is precisely what this app will help you do — squeeze in your workout even when you’re on the go and can’t hit the gym. You can pick from workouts ranging from 7-32 minutes and receive additional instruction on form when necessary.

What are your favorite fitness and nutrition apps? Share in the comments!

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November 11, 2016

Upper Body Blaster

Whether you’re working out in the gym or in your living room, this workout will pack a big punch for your upper body. Try it out!

Complete 4 sets, 12 reps each

  • Dumbbell lateral raises
  • Box push-ups
  • Dumbbell curl to push press
  • Box dips
  • Split stance dumbbell row
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November 11, 2016

On-the-Go Full Body Workout

Need to get a full-body workout in but don’t have a lot of time to spend at the gym? Try this.

Complete 8 sets, 4 reps each

  • Burpee with push ups
  • Dumbbell lunges
  • Dumbbell squat to curl to push press
  • Kick out dips
  • Plate pull over
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November 11, 2016

Non-Machine Cardio Workout

No need for fancy equipment to complete this workout. But don’t let that fool you — this is some serious cardio.

Complete 8 sets, 10 reps each

  • Speed skaters
  • Battle rope jumping jacks
  • Plank jacks
  • High knees
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November 11, 2016

Maximum Calorie Burn Workout

Ready to maximize your calorie burn in minimum time? Try this!

Complete 4 sets, 10-12 reps each

  • Kettlebell chest press to sit up
  • Single leg kettlebell deadlift
  • Kettlebell squat
  • Kettlebell quarter squat to push press
  • Kettlebell swing
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