The holiday season has more or less started… well, at least for some. During the next month or so you'll probably see a ton of family, be present at a lot of family lunches, dinners and what not, not to mention that you'll probably grab plenty of sweets along the way. Gaining weight during the holidays is nothing new, but if you're not fit, to begin with, well, that could be a problem. That's where these apps come in, down below, you will be able to find nine fitness-oriented applications that will not only help you lose some weight, but get into shape as well, at least to some degree. No matter if you're aiming to lose weight or simply get in shape, there are all sorts of fitness apps included down below, and most of them don't require you to have any additional equipment other than clothes you'll train in. Having said that, these apps are not listed in a specific order, so keep that in mind, just because an app is first in line doesn't mean it's the best.
Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal
Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal is an Android application that will help you with reaching your goal by keeping track of your calorie intake, amongst other things. This app comes with an enormous food database, it has over six million foods in the database, and it also comes with a barcode scanner, so you can basically just scan whatever you eat (from the packaging) and it will recognize it. This app will also teach you how to make healthier choices about foods you eat, and it will also keep track of your water intake, as that is extremely important.
30 Day Fitness Challenge – Workout at Home
This app's name is quite revealing, actually… but in case you're looking for a training plan, a home workout training plan, that is, this app may be just right for you. The app has great reviews, and for a good reason, training plans that are included in the app are quite useful, and the design of the app is also spot on, it's a joy to use. In case you hate going to the gym, and don't really have a lot of time to train, well, this may be the app for you, as these exercises will not take too much of your time, and all workouts are designed by a professional fitness coach, says the company.
Google Fit is Google's very own fitness-oriented application. Google actually claims it worked with both WHO and AHA in order to bring new activity goals to the table, and better adapt everything to consumers. This app allows you to track your workouts from your smartphone or your watch, and you can see your daily progress within the app. A ton of third-party applications actually syncs with Google Fit, so that you're able to see all of your progress in one place. This app is completely free to use.
Strava Training: Track Running, Cycling & Swimming
Strava is basically an activity tracking application. This app can map your cycling, running, or swimming activity without a problem. Detailed analysis of your workout are also available in this application, while strava will provide you with monthly challenges that will also allow you to compete with other Strava users. You can also interact with Strava Communities, this app allows you to join clubs of brands, teams, and friends, so that you can basically motivate each other to exercise.
Home Workout – No Equipment
In addition to the 30 Day Fitness Challenge app, the Home Workout – No Equipment app is also a great solution for home workouts, and it's also extremely high rated in the Play Store. There are a ton features inside this app, this app offers warm-up and stretching routines, while it will also automatically record training progress. You will have access to a weight chart, which will keep track of your weight, while you can also customize your workout reminders if you want. Detailed video and animation guides are available, while you'll also have access to a personal trainer.
Map My Fitness Workout Trainer
May My Fitness Workout Trainer is a great app if you'd like to improve your workouts. This app will map your every workout, and will give you feedback on how to improve. The app allows you to log over 600+ different activities, ranging from running and cycling, all the way to cross training and yoga. You can get audio feedback on every GPS-tracked workout, while you can use the app's "Routines" feature to find nearby places to workout. This app also allows you to save your favorite workout paths.
7 Minute Workout
A 7 Minute Workout app is great if you're pressed for time. This application supports Google Fit, and it allows you to do your daily workouts really quick, at home, at your office, or wherever you are at the moment. This app offers workouts based on HICT (High-Intensity Circuit Training), and it consists out of only 12 exercises each of which can be done in 30 seconds, with a 10-second break between each of them. You will need a chair and a wall in order to complete these, but that's basically it.
Female Fitness – Women Workout
Female Fitness – Women Workout is an app which caters to women. This app will basically get you to workout 7 minutes a day in order to achieve some results. This app is filled with workouts that maximize fat burning, and you don't need any equipment in order to use it. All of these workouts cater to women, hence the name of the app. This app also allows you to track your weight loss and calories burned, while it is suitable for both beginners and professionals, says the company.
Runtastic Running App & Mile Tracker
Runtastic is a great app for those of you who use running as your primary way of exercise. This app will map your running workouts, while it will also offer you in-depth analysis afterwards. You can get audio feedback while running from the Voice Coach, while you can also set your Yearly Running Goal using this application. You can create or join groups, in order to communicate with other people who like running, and the app is optimized for Wear OS, while it also supports Google Fit, MyFitnessPal, Garmin Connect, and Runtastic Wearable Connect.