Real Life: 5 Fitness Apps for the Perfect Beach Body
The warm weather seems to finally be settling in for the long haul and many of you are ready to begin showing a little skin.However, if you're like me, you may have used the winter months as an excuse to eat some of your favorite comfort foods.
So when you try on those sundresses and bikinis that have been hibernating during the chilly season, you may notice that they fit much more snug than you remember.
Before you begin using the old "they must have shrunk in the clothes dryer" excuse (is that just me?), we have some must-have apps that will get you beach-body ready for the upcoming Spring and Summer months.
From running to biking...to even counting calories, we've got you covered. But the icing on the cake (sorry...probably not the best analogy to use when we're talking about shedding pounds), pretty much every app is free on your smartphone!
5 Fitness Apps to Get You Beach-Ready
1.MapMyRun - For all the runners out there, MapMyRun allows you to record your workout details including the time span, distance, pace, speed, elevation and calories burned. It uses the GPS in your mobile to see the exact route you’ve traveled on the map and lets you view your workout history.
2. My Fitness Pal - As the weather gets hotter, our lives get busier with a flurry of outdoor activities and adventures taking over our schedule. My Fitness Pal allows you to count calories on-the-go. It also creates a personalized diet regime, saving you time and hassle--allowing you to get on a regime in no time!
3. Nudge - This all-in-one dashboard syncs with the most popular wearables to create an overall health score, The Nudge Factor. This number not only gives you an overall snapshot of your health so you know what areas need improvement (fitness, diet, sleep,etc.) but it also allows you to compare your progress with your friends and co-workers, no matter what wearables they use.
4. MapMyRide - For those who prefer biking, this app is similar to MapMyRun as it incorporates all it's features, allowing you to track your cycles. You can also use the app to find groups, routes and events that suit your biking needs.
5. 7 Minute Workout - For those of us who want maximum results but don't have a lot of time, 7 Minute Workout will generate a workout based around the science of high intensity circuit training to help increase results and decrease time commitment. With this app anyone with 7 minutes of free time daily can get in shape.