There have been many times where I have picked and even paid for an app based on its initial description and once I “unwrap” it, I realize it is not for me – too cumbersome, too complicated, too many features, not enough features and the list goes on. So, application selection is a very personal thing, but I think it is worthwhile sharing the ones I use regularly and the general reason why:
Pandora – music stations are dictated by keeping songs/artists I like and removing my dislikes
FITRadio – DJ created playlists great for parties, individual and group exercise
7min Workout – great for the “plus up” quick workout at the end of the day or you can build a decent workout by doing more than one 7min workout
PopSugar – great options for workouts if you don’t know where to start
TabataTimer - used for intervals during my personal workout and for group classes I teach
BigDay – calendar that counts down to big events – races, fitness competition, etc.
PolarBeat – tracks calories, easy to use and it works with my $60 heart rate monitor
Runkeeper – great for tracking cardio AND progress. It is integrated with Withings wi-fi scale
Withings – wi-fi scale keeps my family’s weight, sends weekly emails… how is that for accountability? Been tracking everyone's weight since Dec ’11 – integrated with Runkeeper and can “analyze” and ties weight to exercise
Myfitnesspal – track calories, but also nutritional make up of food (fat, carbs, protein and major RDA vitamins), can scan food labels, integrated with Withings scale AND Runkeeper.
There you go… Two options for great tunes to keep you motivated and other apps to keep you ON TRACK and IMPROVING with exercise, nutrition and weight