Posted Nov 28, 2012 by Gym Source in Fitness Industry News and tagged Fitness Apps, Gym Source.

The 10 Best Holiday Fitness Apps

Thinking trim this holiday season? Tap into your mobile device! With hundreds of health and fitness apps available, there’s something right for you. Here’s a list of our top-10 favorite fitness apps right here:

iOS Apps

  1. Nike Training Club (Free)—Get workouts tailored to your specific goals (including videos showing how to do the exercises), plus point-based incentives to make exercising more fun.
  2. Imagine™ (Free)—While compatible only with iPad and Bodyguard machines, this app takes fitness integration to a whole new level. Imagine™ enables your iPad to completely replace the console of any compatible machine—and lets you utilize the entertainment value of your iPad PLUS track/share/compare workout performance across multiple pieces of equipment.
  3. Run Keeper (Free)—Track your run via GPS on a map, and monitor mileage, calories burned, time, and other stats. Plus, a robotic ‘friend’ will announce how far you’ve come and have left to go.
  4. Lose It! (Free)—Enter everything you eat and estimate calories with data built into the app. Plus, enter your goals and Lose It! shows your progress—and accounts for added calorie burn from exercise.
  5. Scosche RHYTHM (Free)—The RHYTHM Fitness App works exclusively with Scosche’s top-rated armband pulse monitor and other RHYTHM accessories to help you manage pulse rate, calories burned, distance, speed, pace, music and much more—across multiple machines—via your mobile device.

Android Apps

  1. CardioTrainer (Free)—Now, track your outdoor exercise AND indoor workouts. Replete with motivational tools, CardioTrainer is most-noted for its slick New Year’s Resolution feature that holds a donation amount in escrow. (Stick to your plan and keep the money. Miss your goal? It goes to a charity of your choice.)
  2. MyTracks (Free)—Workout or go walking, and My Tracks runs in the background and sends your stats to a custom Google Map, which links up with Twitter and other networks to help you share noteworthy fitness achievements.
  3. Scosche RHYTHM (Free)—The RHYTHM Fitness App works exclusively with Scosche’s top-rated armband pulse monitor and other RHYTHM accessories to help you manage pulse rate, calories burned, distance, speed, pace, music and much more—across multiple machines—via your mobile device.
  4. RunKeeper (Free)—Track your run via GPS on a map, and monitor mileage, calories burned, time, and other stats. Plus, a robotic ‘friend’ will announce how far you’ve come and have left to go.
  5. FatSecret Calorie Counter (Free)—Enter your food intake into an ongoing Food Diary to easily see your day’s total in calories, fat, carbohydrates, or other metrics. There’s also an exercise diary, a weight tracker and a personal journal.

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