There’s good news for social media junkies looking to get in better shape. More than ever before, apps designed to help you get fit and trim can be downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or computer. Here’s a look at some of the most tech-savvy ways to feel the burn. Just click, install, and get ready to hit the gym or court:
Men’s Health Pushup Challenge ($2.99)
Designed for the modern dude, the latest app from the popular Men’s Health magazine walks you through 30 variations of the classic push-up. Proven to be a great upper body workout, pushups will help you burn fat and build muscle. Get more out of your time on the floor with a training guide that works for novices and push pros.
For a free app, Runkeeper is surprisingly versatile. Keep track of the distance you’ve run, calories burned, speed, and more. It also comes with GPS tracking and automatically archives your workouts. Upload the information to the Runkeeper website to track your progress or share new routes with friends.
Anyone who’s serious about getting their fitness on knows the importance of keeping track of your heartbeat. Beatmeeter helps you keep track of your beats per minute in a surprisingly easy to use way – simply locate your pulse, and tap the screen every time you feel it.
Music Interval Training ($0.99)
Nothing is more essential to a great workout than the right music. This app actually helps synch your tunes with your routine. Just create a high and low intensity playlist, them set the number of minutes you want to exercise at each intensity. The app does the rest, switching back and forth and keeping your music on track with your sweat.
Authentic Yoga ($1.99)
There’s nothing like yoga to help build flexibility, increase balance, develop strength, and center your mind. Developed by yoga master Tara Stiles with input from none other than Deepak Chopra, the Authentic Yoga app lets you choose from instructional lessons, posses, or complete routines. Suitable for both beginners and yoga pros, the app boasts amazing visuals and great step by step directions.