Last week we shared some of our favourite apps, so you can use technology to help keep you fit and healthy. There were simply too many to put in one article though, so we’ve shared some more this week to keep you motivated, or to give you options when you head over to the app store.
Without further ado…
Best for yoga – Yoga Studio
There are countless yoga apps out there, with several deserving of a mention. However, we love Yoga Studio as you can tailor your practice exactly as you wish. Choose from over 80 yoga and meditation sessions with intensities and lengths ranging from short and sharp, to long, relaxed and blissed-out. Create your own custom class including your own music selections, and stream classes on your iPad, iPhone or Apple TV. Get a free trial, then choose from different subscription options.
Best for circuits – Sworkit
When it comes to creating custom, circuit-training sessions, Sworkit is our app of choice. Beginners can try one of the many pre-set workouts focusing on strength training for legs, arms and core, whilst experienced gym-goers can build their own session from scratch, choosing faves from the extensive exercise bank.
To shake things up, you can even try one of the cardio or yoga sessions. What’s more, there are handy, animated guides to each exercise, so you can be confident you’re getting the most from your workout. Free, with optional in-app purchases.
Best for HIIT – Seven
New to high-intensity interval training, or HIIT? Start with the Seven app. Most featured exercises use your own body-weight for resistance so you won’t need to fork out for expensive equipment. The illustrations will help you get the hang of unfamiliar exercises, and once you’ve built up your confidence, you can even design your own HIIT workout. The basic app is free, but you can pay to unlock more exercises.
Best for tracking diet and nutrition – MyFitnessPal
For many of us, working out regularly goes hand in hand with eating well. It’s all part of developing good habits and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If you want to monitor your diet or calorie intake, MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular apps out there.
It tracks your weight and recommends a daily calorie intake based on your personal goals. The food diary is comprehensive and easy to use and the app also features a handy exercise log. In fact, MyFitnessPal syncs with most of the major fitness tracking tools, giving you a complete picture of your daily diet and exercise. There is a free version, or you can upgrade to Premium to unlock more features.
Best for mindfulness – Headspace
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as maintaining physical fitness. Most of us at some stage need a little help to manage stress, but with so many competing demands on our time, it often ends up at the bottom of the pile. The Headspace app promises to teach you how to meditate via short 10 minute daily sessions; helping you to carve out a little quiet time to reflect, relax and rejuvenate. Get a free trial and then upgrade to a full membership.
So there you go. No more wasting your free time watching cat videos on YouTube. Now you can put that smartphone to much better use and get active.
And don’t forget to keep yourself well fuelled whatever exercise or fitness regime you decide to embark on. Our High Protein Bars are the perfect partner for post-workout fulfilment!
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All views are our own, and we don’t act as affiliates for any of the products featured in this article. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Fitness information provided by The Primal Pantry is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, product, or course of action.