It’s a new year, people. With the new year comes a fresh start; a new opportunity to work on yourself and become a better you. That’s why we have resolutions. Often times, however, we find ourselves unable to achieve these resolutions; sometimes because of sheer laziness, other times because we’re not chanced. One of the resolutions which regularly become overlooked and end up unachieved is getting fitter. The major reasons why people fail to achieve this aim are either due to busy schedules or lack of appropriate tools. If you fall into the latter category, you’re quite in luck. We have compiled a list of apps that’ll help you stay healthy and get that body you always wished for but were always too busy to attain. Other apps might work too, but we can recommend these (in no particular order).
Well the major reasons why people fail to achieve this aim are either due to busy schedules or lack of appropriate tools. If you fall into the latter category, you’re quite in luck. We have compiled a list of apps that’ll help you stay healthy and get that body you always wished for but were always too busy to attain. Other apps might work too, but we can recommend these (in no particular order).
For those who love to listen to music while out on a jog or during a workout session, this app is extremely nifty and is by far the best audio-fitness app I’ve seen. This app compiles a list of DJ mixed that consistently maintain a certain beat. You can also sort mixes by genre, specific DJ or a certain workout type; like yoga, cardio, etc. FIT Radio is available for Android and iOS devices and is completely free. However, with the free version, you only get one genre and a couple of DJ mixes, meaning you might not enjoy using the app as much. The premium version grants you access to over 25 genres, more DJ mixes, no ads and also allows you to save your favorites. The premium membership costs $3.99 per month, $27.99 a year and $79.99 for a lifetime, depending on your preference.
Alright Sparky, go download Fit Radio for Android or iOS.
Nike+ Run Club
Nike+ is a complete sports kit consisting of different devices that greatly help you in your quest to attain fitness. Developed by Nike.Inc (of course), it helps you record the speed and distance of steps you take and runs you embark on. It has a Nike+ iPod which contains a transmitter that’s fitted in your shoe or any other footwear. The transmitter communicates with either the custom Nike+ sportsband or a receiver in any of your devices (iPod, iPhone or Android). Nike+ provides you with access to all the most recent products and reserved events and also advice and quotes from the greatest athletes in the game today so you can hone your sports skills. You also get your personal shop, where you can purchase the best apparels, gear and sportswear. It’s available for free on Android and iOS platforms.
Our very own Truppr!
In official words, “Truppr is a social tool that enables sports lovers to organize and find fitness events and team mates for their favorite sports in cities around the world.” This is quite different from Nike+ and many other fitness apps as it only connects you with people and events that are meant to spice up your fitness journey. Whether you moved to a new location or on a business trip, and you need someone to do all your ‘get fit’ stunt together with; Truppr has got you covered! A simple search will connect you in 5 minutes.
Truppr allows each member to create public workout events which people who are nearby can opt-in whenever it pleases their majesty. This goes well for finding a jogging partner every morning. Apart from individual-crafted events, Truppr also organizes general fitness events and hangouts where all members are entitled to connect and join the fitness gang. Should you be in need of excellent sporting gear? Truppr store takes care of that!
Truppr is also available for download on Android and iOS.
There you go ladies and fit-tu-men! Awesome apps everyone should check out, most especially Nigerians. Do you have an app that does fantastic for fitness, please share with us in the comments box. Next pizza is on us 😉