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Three Top Fitness Training Apps

By Yvonne Ejiofor 15 September 2017   |   1:19 pm

Staying fit could be a tad expensive especially if you have to patronise a standard gym or personal trainer. But some mobile apps can help with your fitfam goals without drilling holes in your pocket

And the good thing is that there are a lot of apps that could fit into the different exercise regimes. Whether you’re scrolling the app store for the quickest way to get abs or the best glute exercises, there’s an app for it.

With information provided by GO-Globe, 52 percent of the time you spend on digital media is on mobile apps, with the minutes spent looking for new ways to improve our bodies using the best fitness apps is steadily on the rise .

However, before downloading any shabby workout program that markets itself as a contender in the best fitness app category, it’s worth doing your homework. Some of these workouts can be viewed for free, here are a few great ones to check out.

Nike+ Training Club
Fully loaded with 100+ workouts, clear audio and visual guidance from experts for every move, the Nike app has beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and specific workouts that fit in each category.  With each workout that you do, you’re given specific exercises that may last between 10 to 60 seconds, with audio cues to let you know when to move to the next step.  All you need to get started is a yoga mat, dumbbells, a resistance band, and if you have them, an exercise ball, stability ball, and jump rope!

Freeletics
This app provides dozens of workouts, each of them named after Greek gods, which is appropriate since they promise to transform you into an Adonis. The workouts use bodyweight moves such as burpees, sprawls, jump squats, pull-ups, mountain climbers and sprints that you have to complete as fast as possible. Freeletics applies the protocols of High inntensity interval training (HIIT), which cause an oxygen debt – called the after burn effect – to encourage your body to burn more calories even after training and improves your endurance.

MyFitnessPal
Medical studies prove  that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to simply keep track of the foods you eat. This app is perfect for calorie counting as it provides a vast database of food which helps you track the amount of calories needed in the day according to your specific training needs. The recipe counter makes it easy to track the nutrition in homemade meals and the exercise tracker allows you see the amount of calories you have worked off for the day.



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