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The top 5 apps for fitness fanatics

When it comes to exercise, you’re more inclined to develop a routine if you can track your progress. Whether you’re embarking on a lifestyle change as a New Year’s resolution or just feel like improving your fitness, apps can give you the motivation you need to get healthy and give you insights on how you’re improving. Whether you’re a novice or an athlete, there is an exercise app for every smartphone; here are the 5 fitness apps you need in your life.

1. Couch to 5k

Never tried jogging before? This app lets you start from scratch and gradually builds up your stamina so you can run your first three miles in record time. A key highlight of the Couch to 5k app is the motivational words of inspiration that you receive from your chosen celebrity. It’s been developed by the NHS in conjunction with the BBC. This is the ideal starter app for runners hoping to join a race in the coming months.

2. Nike Training Club

For a more intensive workout that will really test your limits, Nike has developed the ultimate fitness app. With more than 150 workouts taught by celebrity trainers, your muscles will be toned and sculpted before you know it. It can sync with your health apps like Google Fit and adapts workout time and intensity to suit your needs. The app lets you play music as it operates, which is great news for people who need an upbeat playlist to keep them motivated.

3. Freeletics Bodyweight 

You don’t need a gym membership or fancy equipment to get a body that looks like it was sculpted by the Gods. With over 900 equipment free workouts, the Freeletics app can build your muscle tone and strength using only stretches and your own body weight.

4. Daily Yoga

Looking for a more subdued exercise that won’t leave you aching afterwards? Yoga is a great way to achieve mindfulness and enhance your flexibility. This app lets you set goals, from toning up to nailing that difficult pose, and you get to do it all from to comfort of your own home.

5. 30-day Squat Challenge

For a behind like Kim Kardashian, take on the squat challenge. The app lets you work up from beginner to advanced, gradually increasing the frequency and duration of your squat as you improve. The app will send you daily reminders that you need to get toning, increasing the likelihood of you passing the challenge and getting firmer glutes.

It doesn’t matter if you have iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, fitness apps can be used on all smartphones to help you on your road to a healthier lifestyle.

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