10 Of The Best Fitness App Reviews

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The holidays are over, the kids are back to school and you are raring to go as you’ve vowed that this year you WILL get fitter. We’ve selected 10 of the best fitness app reviews which just might help you stay on track with your goal further than the end of the week!!

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#1. Nike+ Running App

NikeMap your runs, track your progress, and get the motivation you need to keep going. The Nike+ Running app tracks distance, pace, time and calories burned with GPS, giving you audio feedback as you run.

Automatically upload to nikeplus.com to see your runs, including your route and elevation.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.).

Cost: Free

#2. RunKeeper App

Run_Keeper_AppRunKeeper describes itself as “The Personal Trainer In Your Pocket”.

Track your runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and more using the GPS in your iPhone and links up with their website.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later).

Cost: Free

Ruth G and Susan B both agree that “Runkeeper is great.”

#3. Endomondo App

Endomondo_appWith Endomondo on your phone, you can track your running, cycling and other sports. Track your workouts, challenge your friends and analyze your training.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone.

Cost: Free

“The fitness app ENDOMONDO is very good. 5/5 . I have it on an android phone. It is free or pay a small fee for an upgrade. maps run and you can set goals etc. good website for tracking connected to phone. : )” – Audrey E from Roscommon

#4. Couch-to-5k App

Couch_to_5KGet off the couch with the OFFICIAL Couch-to-5K® training app. This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners move from the couch to the finish line.

Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be ready to finish your first 5K (3.1-mile) race!  WINNER of the 2012 Appy Award for best Healthcare & Fitness App.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone

Cost: Apple €2.99 and Android €3.36

“I was doing couch to 5k and found the chubby jones podcast EXCELLENT !!her music is great and she talks you through the whole thing so you don’t need to be clock watching and the time flies by without you realising.” – Judith M

“This app aims to have you jogging 5k within 9 weeks with a gradual plan that increases your stamina each session. I’m nowhere near my correct weight and was a walker, not a jogger but following the plan does exactly what it sets out to do! You can have your own music playlist on in conjunction with it and simply follow the audio – jog when they tell you, walk when they tell you. The jogging gradually increases so you end up with no walking at the end of the plan. It is timed starting off at approx 45 mins and reducing to jogging 5k in approx 30 mins. It’s tough at times but it definitely works and is very rewarding.” – Mary T

#5. MyFitness Pal App

MyFitnessPal_AppLose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter.

With the largest food database of any calorie counter (over 2 million foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, they promise to “help you take those extra pounds off”.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.).

Cost: Free

“With my fitness pal I’ve lost 17 lbs so far 5/5. It’s easy to track and it’s a very positive encouraging online community. I like how it saves what you already put in just click and add. Very accurate as well” – Crystal McG

#6. MapMyRun App

Map_My_Run_appMapMyRun tracks the route, distance, pace, and more in real-time using GPS.

The results are synced with www.mapmyrun.com.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.).

Cost: Free

“It’s good for short runs but uses too much power for long 10k runs – so my phone goes dead!” – Etain W from Galway

#7. Gym Ball Workouts App

Gym_Ball_workoutsThis app has a collection of Gym Ball workouts from Swiss Ball, Pilates and Yoga and many more.

In all there are some 93 lessons.

The first ten are included with purchase and you can add the others as and when you wish to progress.

This app is available on iPhone (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.)

Cost: €1.99

#8. Nike Training Club App

Nike+Training_ClubNike Training Club “gives you your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere”.

Get lean, toned and strong with more than 114 custom-built workouts.

Unlock exclusive workouts from Rihanna’s personal trainer Ary Nuñez and professional athletes like Paula Radcliffe, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo.

This app is available on both Android and iPhone (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.).

Cost: Free

#9. Pocket Yoga App

Pocket_yoga“Your personal yoga instructor, everywhere you go.”  With Pocket Yoga you can keep up with your practice at your own pace and schedule in the comforts of your own home.

Simply set your device in front of your mat, start a practice, and Pocket Yoga will guide you through your entire session.

Choose between 3 different practices, 3 different difficulty levels and 3 different durations. A total of 27 different sessions.

Available for both Android and iPhone (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.).

Cost: Apple €2.99 and Android €2.26

#10. Workout Trainer App

Workout_TrainerGet in the best shape of your life with thousands of free workouts and premium workout programs that help you achieve your fitness goals.

Workout Trainer is ideal for people who want to get in shape without using any exercise equipment.

Available for both Android and iPhone

(Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.).

Cost: Free

10 of Best Fitness App Reviews

Do you have a favourite app you use to help you keep fit? Share it with us in the comments below.