You know how you get bored if you do the same thing every single day? Well, that’s how your muscles feel when you do the same exact workouts every day. To maximize your workouts, you should be switching up your exercises and what muscles you focus on.
There are plenty of resources that are available for you to use and they’re all at your fingertips—literally. The app store is filled with apps to help you get the most out of your workouts. Don’t believe us? Take a look at some of the ones we’ve found.
Map My Run+
Ranked one of the ten best lifestyle iPhone apps of all time by Mashable and voted Best Running App Reader’s Choice on About.com, Map My Run+ is a great app for those looking to start or continue running. With this app, you have plenty of featured routes to choose from and have the ability to save your favorites. What makes this app unique is that you can track and map every run you do, all while receiving feedback after each mile completed.
Pacer – Interval Fitness Timer
This app provides various settings to help you change your workout. You can set the setting for intervals (generic workout that changes the intensity), Tabata (an interval based workout), a countdown (great for a one time exercise), and as a simple stopwatch. Not to mention, the timer is easy to read when working out and integrates with your music.
Men’s Fitness Magazine featured this app as “Top 5 Personal Trainer Apps Worth the Download” and is great for those interested in CrossFit. The app provides you with various workout videos and challenges, timers, and the ability to keep track of your workout data.
Nike+ Training Club – Workouts & Fitness Plans
This app contains 150+ free workouts that allow you to focus on areas such as strength, endurance and mobility. With features like “Picks For You,” flexible training plans, and various intensity levels you can adjust the workout to your own body. It also doesn’t hurt to have access to your favorite athletes as they motivate you on your slowest days.
Daily Yoga – Yoga for Weight Loss & Fitness Plan
Voted “Best Yoga App” of the year for three years straight by Healthline and featured by Apple in “New and Noteworthy”, “Get in Shape”, “For Yogis”, and “What’s Hot”, this app is great for anyone looking to get involved with yoga. It offers more than 100 yoga and meditation classes along with scheduled plans to help individuals get fit. The classes vary from beginner to advance and come with step-by-step instructions.
When you’re working out with these apps, make sure to pay attention and listen to your body. If at anytime something feels off, stop the work out, and come visit us.