6 Fitness Apps That Are Worth the Download

6 Fitness Apps That Are Worth the Download

Now that your New Year's work-out motivation might be wearing off, it can be easy to let exercise slip off your to-do list. That's where tools like fitness apps can come in handy. But you don't want just any app taking up your precious phone storage. Below, we've collected six apps that are actually worth the download.

1. 7 Minute Workout

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This one is great for busy professionals or moms on the go. Maybe you don't have a block of time to drive all the way to the gym or hit a running trail, but this app lets you take advantage of small, 7-minute breaks in your day. Whenever you have a few minutes, this app is here with a great workout, so you don't have to waste any time planning a routine. This is a tool to truly maximize your time and fitness.

2. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal

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It can be hard to hold yourself accountable for all of your food and nutrition choices when you barely have time to go to the grocery store, let alone meal plan. This tracker lets you input meals from all kinds of restaurants to know exactly what kind of nutrients you're consuming in a day. Even just tracking what you're eating can be a great first step to achieving a lot of bigger health and fitness goals.

3. Fitocracy

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Do you thrive on healthy competition with yourself? Do you love the feeling of leveling up in a game? If you're goal-oriented, this is the perfect app for you. This app catalogs your achievements through levels and special awards. You can share with your friends and the Fitocracy community for added motivation.

4. MapMyRun

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This app is the runner's best friend. You can accurately track your distance and pace, and it even lets you save your favorite routes for later. You'll receive detailed workout summaries, including calories burned and your elevation throughout your run. It's a great way to track your progress if you're training for a difficult race.

5. Daily Yoga

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If you dream of becoming an accomplished yogi but don't quite have the time to take a class or breakout a DVD, this is the app for you. Enjoy efficient, easy-to-understand routines that will still improve your strength and flexibility. You'll be an expert in no time.

6. Zombies, Run!

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Have you ever claimed that you'll only run if someone is chasing you? You're in luck. This app feeds a zombie story right into your earbuds, and directs you to run in order to complete missions and escape the zombies! Your workouts will fly by when you're so engrossed in the story that you don't even notice the miles adding up.

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