Lets face it, carrying a sheet of paper to the gym is history.
If you want to track your workout, plan your workouts and review them here is a list of apps that you can use to get some inspiration or just switch up your routine ones in a while.
The following 5 apps are fitness apps that are using different concepts. Since you are reading this, I assume you know the most common ones such as Fitbit and MyFitnessPal. My first fitness app was Fitbit. Soon after Fitbit entered the market, tons of competitors jumped in.
From 2014-2017 there was a 330% increase in usage of health and fitness apps according to Flurry Analytics. Ironically, the use of Nutrition apps decreased by 29%. What do you think is the reason for this? (Let me know in the comments)
Fitness wearables are hot on the fitness market right now, about 42 million users in Europe and 22% (56.7 million) of the US population is using wearable devices.
There is no doubt that we will see more and more fitness related apps in the future. So, here are some of the apps that I believe have great potential for the future and offer great value right now.
Number 1: Sweatcoin
A few years ago, I did not care about cryptocurrency, but then, life happened and “boom” you find yourself hooked on the idea.
Sweatcoin combines the idea of crypto and fitness which is something that immediately caught my eye. They are now the fastest growing health app EVER.
You sweat and collect their virtual currency which you can redeem for different services online such as Amazon vouchers, Audible or Tidal Headphones. At this moment, Sweatcoin has converted 6 billion steps into digital currency and counting.
According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, just 20 months after launching, Sweatcoin has had more than 20 million users installing the app globally. Next to that this, Sweatcoin managed to increase the activity level of its user by 20% over a time period of 6 months.
Number 2: Aaptiv
Aaptiv has been featured in Cosmopolitan and offers a threshold of thousands of workouts. The difference? A real human running coach will be with you.
If you love listening to some podcasts or music during your workout, this is a dream for you! Having the right music during workout can make a huge difference in the quality of your workout and also give you that extra motivation when it is one of those days.
Aaptiv offers this opportunity to personalize your music taste with the workouts that they offer. Even offline the podcasts and music are available accessible for you.
Aaptiv is also very personal and has perfectly tailored programs for your fitness goals and a community full of inspiration for you to tank.
There is a 7-day free trial but after that you will start paying for it. However, the quality is fantastic.
Number 3: Strava
Voted as the best app for runners in 2019 Strava is not only for running. It includes tracking your performance at swimming, cross fit, gym workouts and many other sports too.
It has the worlds largest trail network in it. If you are an outdoor person, you will want to check out the trails that Strava has put together.
Based on competition, Strava enables you to see the performance of other members to. The company calls itself “the social network for athletes”. You can share your live location with your fellow athletes who can come and hunt you down on your run 😉
Number 4: Fitocracy
Receive personal coaching from 1$ a day.
Fitocracy makes it possible to access quality personal coaching for way less then you would usual spend which would be about 40 $ for an hour for a professional personal coach.
The personal coach you get will do everything that will take you closer to your fitness goals. It includes a fitness assessment, a nutrition plan, workouts and you will have someone to hold you accountable.
Next to being a great way to get fit for cheap, it is also an opportunity for any fitness trainers starting their career to get some exposure and build a reputation. In the future this might be the only way your clients want to engage with you.
Number 5: Skulpt
Are you really trying to optimise yourself ? If the answer is yes, Skulpt is the answer.
Skulpt is based on a body fat scanner that measures localised body-fat percentage in 24 different areas. With this tool you can take your fitness tracking to the next level. The devicce also analysis the strength and the quality of these 24 muscle groups. With that you can see where you have to optimise and where you are doing good.
Even though it sounds like magic, Skulpt is backed up by real science, measuring your body-fat % with multiple electrode configurations in a matter of seconds.
So which one is your favorite? Or maybe you are already using one of the? Let me know in the comments.
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