4 Unique Fitness Apps to Take You Into the New Year
If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably already promised yourself that you’ll get back on track starting in January, that 2017 is going to be your year! For all of us, the start of each new year is an opportunity to reset and refocus our life goals. And for many us, those goals involve fitness, nutrition and overall improved health and wellness.
We have scoured the mobile app stores to share with you the most motivating fitness apps that are easy to use and will definitely kick your fitness routine up a notch.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more social and improve your fitness, then you need to download Bvddy. Forbes described Bvddy as “Tinder for athletes.” Connecting with like-minded people and discovering fitness and sporting events has never been easier. You can search for existing activities and users based on skill and interest – and nothing’s too obscure. New friends and more workouts; what more can a fitness junkie in the making want?! Available for Android and iPhone users.
Sworkit is a fitness app that takes you through 5 to 60 minute strength, yoga, pilates and stretching workouts that require no equipment! All you need is yourself, a mat and maybe a sweat towel for a crazy, fun workout! The Sworkit app has digestible snippets of video workouts that are easily accessible and show you exactly what your body should be doing throughout each workout to avoid injury. So what are you waiting for? Go “sworkit out” on your Android or Apple device.
If logging more miles or signing up for that 10K is something you have wanted to do but just haven’t actually commit to yet, then Charity Miles is the gateway drug to your soon-to-be long distance running addiction! The Charity Miles app allows you to pick a charity that is close to your heart and raise money for them with every step you take. If you want to run 3 miles to protect animals one day and the next day you want to push yourself to provide drinking water for those in need, then go for it! Before you know it, you will be signing up for race day and feeling like a champion knowing you helped improved the lives of others. It’s a beautiful yet powerful thing. Get it now – available on Android and iTunes.
Your body is a temple. Waking your muscles up gently with gratitude and a sense of restoration from your dreamland is what you deserve. Yoga Wake Up honors your body’s temple by substituting the alarm clock with a light yoga flow. There are different “wakeups” that range from meditations focusing on specific body parts to yoga flows that guide you through full body stretches to prepare you for the day. It is as if your favorite yoga instructor transcended from the studio into your home. So instead of saying to yourself “namaste in bed,” get ready for the day with some yoga flow from Yoga Wake UP. Available for free via iTunes.
There’s no time like now! Visit your go-to app store, grab a bottle of OXiGEN water and get ready for your best year yet!