Phoenix Sports Medicine: Top 5 Fitness Apps

Jun 5, 2014

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

by Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

You may not always find the time to make it down to our Phoenix sports medicine facility so track your progress on your phone and make the most of a workout at home. Our lives today often revolve around our cellular devices so why not use them to improve our fitness. Here are 5 user-friendly fitness apps you should try.

  1. Hot5

The Hot5 Fitness app is great if you enjoy fitness tutorials! With pages and pages of easy to follow 5-minute workout videos you are sure to find something for you. The app includes videos for abs and core, yoga and flexibility, and everything in between.
The app is perfect for pre exercise warm ups or even great for after your workout. You can also compose your entire workout of these video clips.
Compatibility: iPhone; Cost: Free

  1. GymPact

Your dreams of being paid to work out have finally come true! We all need a little motivation when it comes to working out, and GymPact is one way to get inspired!
First you make a commitment to work out a certain number of times a week. Choose the amount of money you are willing to risk if you don’t reach that goal. If you don’t achieve your goal, your credit card gets charged. Achieve your goal and you get paid courtesy of the members that don’t!
Compatibility: iPhone and Android; Cost: Free

  1. Noom Coach

A comprehensive diet and exercise tracker, Noom allows you to log all of your meals, counts your steps throughout the day while your phone is on your person, and calculates calories burned with each exercise and number of repetitions. Noom assesses your current weight and weight loss goals to calculate a calorie budget to keep an eye on.
Compatibility: iPhone; Cost: Free

  1. Strava

For the cyclist there is Strava, a GPS tracking app that allows you to compete with yourself and those on the same trail. See your best time or try to make it to the top of the leaderboard for that route, either way Strava is great for the most competitive riders in the saddle.
Compatibility: iPhone and Android; Cost: Free; Premium for $6 a month or $59 per year

  1. Zombies, Run!

This is not your typical fitness app! Lace up your running shoes, put in your head phones, and step out your door. You can hear them coming and the only way to stop them is to run. Finally an app that allows you to use you to combine your love of running and The Walking Dead!
Compatibility: iPhone and Android; Cost: $3.99
You can use all these apps anytime and anywhere, but combining them with our Phoenix sports medicine facilities and you are sure to find success. For more information on what Foothills can do for you, make an appointment today!
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