Health In Your Pocket — Drive Yourself To Peak Fitness With 5 Android Apps

With the world, more and more inclined towards technology, it is easy to get lazy and become a couch potato. But, there is another side to this coin. Technology can also help you to get a fitter body. Yes! That’s right, it’s your cell phone and it’s the apps that are the driving force behind the revolution. So, grab your cell phones and start searching for the names listed below on your Android App store.

1. RunKeeper

The first and foremost thing that any sane person does while starting a fitness routine is to start jogging. And it is only right, that they have a watchful companion, so that they don’t lose track of what they have set out to achieve.

One such companion is the RunKeeper app that calculates running pace, distance covered etc. But that’s not all, it has a unique audio coaching feature which enables you to follow a training plan and get the latest updates regarding your heart rate, mileage and calorie count. Think you have had enough yet? No. It also consists of an additional feature which enables it to sync with some of the top fitness apps you might already have, an example being MyFitnessPal.

2. JEFIT Workout Exercise Trainer

The JEFIT is the one app you should be opting for, if strength training is your goal. With a database consisting of 1300+ weight training exercises, it is by far the most comprehensive collection of workouts.

The easy interface allows for quick tracking of sets, reps and weights for the exercises. The routine planner feature allows for creation of customized routines specific to one’s goals. But, the best part of this app is that you can keep track of your friend’s progress and also compete with the online community. Now, that should be motivation enough. And the best part is yet to come. Yes! That’s right, the app is available for free.

3. Aerobic Dance Workout

It might have gone a little out of fashion, but aerobic exercises are still a great way to release the tension and lose weight. This app is perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time on their hands and want a simpler solution to their fitness issues.

The app consists of a simple interface for ease of access and has divided its routines into categories like Aerobic dance for beginners, Aerobic dance for warm-up, Aerobic dance for losing weight and so on.

4. Pilates

Pilates as a training method has been a rage in recent times with many high profile celebrities making it part of their routine. Lean muscle mass, increased flexibility and improved sports performance are few of the many benefits that this form of training provides.

The makers of this app have done a great job of cashing in on the craze by developing an app by the same name. The app does a great job of coaching, with its short and effective video tutorials explaining each exercise in detail.

5. 3D Tai Chi Chuan 42 Forms

Tai chi is an ancient form of soft martial art practiced for both self-defence and health benefits. The physical aspect of fitness has been taken care off in the above apps, now it’s time to focus on the mental aspect. And, Tai Chi training is just the right foil to attain peace in the midst of a harried lifestyle.

The developers have included a combination of the 4 major forms of Tai Chi. They have gone to great lengths by ensuring that the motion data software was captured by a trained Tai Chi Master. Since the app is in 3D there is essentially no limitation to the viewpoint, allowing people learn the forms seamlessly.

Other features include quick search and play, watching animation in lower speed, Animation mirror mode for virtual teachers.

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Krupesh Padave (KP) has a flair for writing and his favorite hobbies include reading and listening to music. An adventure junkie, he wants to go globe trotting after gaining sufficiently deep pockets.

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