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Check Out Some of the Best Fitness Apps Available

As we enter a new month, it’s time for updates on your resolutions! Many of us vowed to do, or refrain, from many things. From cutting out bad habits, to developing good ones, our resolutions probably run the gamut of behaviors we want to develop.

A popular resolution that many of us make is to begin following a consistent workout or dietary regiment. Regardless if you’re pumping iron, or running laps, a surefire way to keep track of your progress is by making use of a smartphone app, many devices even come with some applications pre-installed. But with so many fitness apps available to users on their phones and tablets, how do we determine which ones are best suited to our needs? We’re here to help you sort through the many fitness apps on the market and bring you closer to making a decision when downloading.

Calorie Counter by MyFitnessPal, Inc.Best Skins Ever Calorie Counter

This calorie counting app for Android boasts the largest food database of any Android calorie counter. Over 3-million foods are listed in the database, and the MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter offers a syncing feature so that data is always available and updatable. Additionally, you may add friends in order to easily track and support each other’s progress. You may set goals, record nutritional information, and much more, making it clear why this calorie counter app is one you’ll want to consider.

Fitbit by FITBIT, INC.

Fitbit is an app designed to work with smart scales, and help you manage your weight loss goals. Like the previous app, Fitbit let’s you track the progress of friends, and compete with their stats. Additionally, Fitbit serves as a pedometer to count your steps, distances, and calories burned. For those of us who run, Fitbit is a great way to gauge the strides you’re making (pun intended!).

RunKeeper by FitnessKeeper, Inc.

An iPhone exclusive app (sorry Android users), RunKeeper acts as a personal trainer in your pocket! Use RunKeeper while on your runs, hikes, bike rides and more, and the app will verbally coach you along via speakers or headphones. Multiple languages are supported, and you can even allow others to watch you activity in real time. If you’re an iPhone user, your search for an awesome running assistant app might be over.


Best Skins Ever Fitocracy Fitness AppA highly competitive app, Fitocracy uses game-like stats to spur competition (friendly, of course) between you and others to encourage your dedication to your workout regiment. Post updates about your gym experience, or how you’ll vow not to miss another arrangement; this app is all about social interaction. Best of all, there are a multitude of resources for fitness fanatics of all kinds, from runners, to swimmers, to weightlifters.

Zombies, Run! by Six to Start

Definitely one of the more creative apps out there, Six to Start has redefined the interactive running application market with this gem. Zombies, Run! is an audio adventure co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. As you run, you receive instruction to follow orders from voice recordings and dodge zombies. While evading these undead obstructions, you’re burning calories and working toward your weight loss goals.

These are only a few of the useful and creative apps available to assist you with your fitness goals in 2014. Are there any that we missed that you enjoy? Share them with us in the comments section. Otherwise, best of luck with working toward your New Year’s fitness resolution!