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Four Fitness Tracking and Analytics Mobile Apps to Get Your Heart Pumping

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These apps offer a tangible way for the body conscious to track calories, monitor steps, and link with friends to stay fit and motivated.  

 

MyFitnessPal

FitnessPalLogoWhat It Is: MyFitnessPal is one of the fastest and easiest to use calorie counter fitness apps for the iPhone and iPad. With the largest food database (containing over three million food items), the platform is great for keeping track of calories, tracking cardio and strength training and nutrient intake. 

Great Features: You can enter your own recipes and calculate each’s nutritional contents, connect with friends to easily track and motivate each other, and customize weight loss goals based on your specific diet.

Awards: PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Selection and Wired Magazine’s Editor’s Pick for Lifestyle Apps
Cost: Free. Available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.

 

Fitocracy

FitocracyLogoWhat It Is: As the fitness word becomes increasingly social, Fitocracy enables you to join a community of “Fitocrats” who will keep you motivated on your weight loss or get buff journey. This app enables you to track your workouts, earn points, unlock achievements, and if you’re competitive, there’s plenty of that too. 

Great Features:  Fitocracy offers a newsfeed to track friend’s progress and allows you to rearrange workouts, add supersets, circuits, and save routines

Awards: App of the Year by Men’s Journal and Mashable’s Top Innovation in Health and Fitness Winner
Cost: Free. Available for iOS and Android.

 

Nike Training Club

NikeTrainingClubLogoWhat It Is:  The Nike Fitness app features a collection of visual workouts hosted by celebrity athletes like Serena Williams.  Choose your fitness level and goal, and Nike Training Club picks from more than 100 workouts to get you on the fast track to fit.

Great Features: Nike Training Club features month-long structured programs that’ll help you achieve better results along with 15, 30 and 45-minute workouts featuring audio guidance and video demos from top Nike trainers and athletes.
Cost: Free. Available for iOS and Android.

 

Moves

MovesLogoWhat It Is: Moves is a smart pedometer that records everything from steps taken in a day to miles cycled.  Just carry your phone in your pocket or bag and Moves automatically tracks your everyday exercise.

Great Features: The app’s daily maps and “storylines” give users a new way to easily record and analyze their movement throughout the day, plotting your route on a map and showing calories burned for each activity.
Cost: Free. Available for iOS.

Category: Nutrition, Personal Fitness, Weight loss

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