Okay. Nerds are not commonly known for their six-pack abs or bulging biceps. But that is about to change. Getting in shape is merely an app away. We’re going to list our top five favorite fitness apps for the iPhone or iPad.
Cardio is key to running away from bullies. These fitness apps will help you build endurance and convert you into a Geek Adonis. So put down Call Of Duty, log-off of Facebook, and prepare to sweat.
Top Five Fitness Apps
Biking App – Our biking app pick is iMapMyRide. This app has both a free and paid version. Use the GPS to track your speed, distance, and elevation. Put in your height and weight and it will also track how many calories you’ve burned. You can Tweet the results and challenge your friends to beat you. In addition, the stats are logged and uploaded to their website so you can access your workout and track your progress via a computer.
Running App – Our pick for a great running app is Couch To 5K. This app helps you gradually build your endurance over several weeks using the walk-run method. You can quickly ramp-up your endurance quickly using this fitness app. The goal is to be able to run 5k without stopping. This is our pick over other popular choices because it is easy to hear the trainer–even over your music.
Push-Up App – Our pick for strength building is the iPushups app. It slowly builds up your strength by taking a baseline of how many pushups you can do, they tailoring a workout to help you achieve your goal of 100 consecutive pushups. You will immediately feel the difference in your arms and shoulders.
Workout App – Our pick for the best whole-body workout app is Inflict. If you’re looking to shred those girly arms, abs and legs, then this app is for you. It has both gym and home workouts, and these are separated into three levels of pain: “The Resolution,” True Grit,” and “Tenacity.” If you survive a few weeks of this app, you’ll be ripped.
Diet App – Our final pick is the Fooducate app. This app helps you make better dietary decisions. Use the app on your iPhone while at the grocery store. The app launches directly into a bar code scanner. The app quickly reports the product’s calories, foodpoints value and Fooducate grade (A, B, C, D, F, etc). You might be surprise at some of the results this app reports. The key, of course, is to stay away from trans-fats and other high-calorie food that has no nutritional value.
Summer is quickly approaching, so download these apps and get to work. If you have favorite workout apps of your own, please let us know.