Happy fit and healthy 2017!
Now that the holiday season is behind us it’s that time of year to set some goals and make some changes for the better. I don’t know about you but 2017 is looking fresh! So fresh that this year’s first post is all about getting you ready for a good healthy life. As you’ve learnt I have a serious relationship with food and now I’ll share my passion for fitness and well-being. All at the convenience of your smart phone because ways of keeping fit just got a whole lot easier.
I’ve used these three apps on the regular to workout, track my fitness journey and track my strengths & weaknesses. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or fitness buff there’s certainly something for everyone. So to get you started on your fitness journey here are my top 3 fitness apps you need to know.
1. Nike Training Club
When Nike does something it’s always going to be epic.
With over 100+ Workouts, crisp clear audio and visuals. It’s hard not to get motivated. Heck you can even workout with Serena Williams and Kevin Hart (virtually of course) and get fitter, faster, stronger anywhere. Three cool things about NTC ;
i) You get to measure your movements/NTCworkouts and other sports in the form of Nike Fuel. ii) It really is for everyone. intermediate to advance, men and women iii) Share progress and Inspiration with friends and make working out more fun.
Compatible with (IOS) and (Android)
Just like having a personal trainer in your pocket. Bodyspace is a popular social fitness platform designed to help build the best version of you. With numerous workout plans and nutrition guides from pro athletes and trainers like Jamie Eason, Ashley Conrad and Lee Labrada. It brings a world of fitness knowledge to you in a simple and accessible way. All you do is choose a program based on your goal, experience level, gender, age and a duration of workouts per week. Then sync your bodyspace program calendar with your phone calendar and get reminders/tips a long the way.
My favourite feature has to be the workout tracker. As your working out you can record (sets/reps/weight/mood), watch exercise demonstrations and track your progress. After completing training hit finish then check how much weight you’ve lifted and get motivated to go harder next time.
Compatible with (IOS) and (Andriod)
3. MyFitness Pal
When it comes to health and fitness 70% of your efforts come from balanced nutrition. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, maintain or put on muscle, MyFitnessPal helps determine the best things to eat to meet your goals. Probably the most popular fitness app and my favourite food diary app. Use it to track caloric intake in detail; calories, fats, protein, carbohydrates, sugars, fibre, cholesterol, vitamins and more.
There’s a cool scanning feature that allows you to scan and track a food using it’s barcode. Note this may not work with all the food barcodes in Kenya but you can still enter the nutritional info manually to create your own food database. Then simply add the food info any time you’re tracking your meals. At the end of the day you’ll get a nutrition summary with all your major nutrients, calories used plus water intake to see how things are going. Simple and very useful!
Compatible with (IOS) and (Android) with in app purchases
Get the My FitnessPal App
So now with fitness at our fingertips let’s get out there and be the healthiest versions of ourselves!