5 of my Favorite Fitness Apps!

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Hey friends! Today I wanted to share my favorite fitness apps with you. I’m a huge believer in getting fit the healthy way, and not the fad way. Exercise, whole foods and lots of water are the best way to stay fit in my opinion.

But it can be hard to find the motivation to keep track of what you are eating, or what workouts to do. I’ve been there, and I even like to create my own workouts!

So here are 5 of my favorite fitness apps I have been using for a while now that I really enjoy to keep me fit.

My 5 Favorite Fitness Apps:

1). Sweat by Kayla Itsines

I have been using this app for about a year, and really love it! What drew me to the app initially was not all the amazing before and after photos you see all over social media, but actually the program structure because it was so similar to the ones I create at home.

You workouts are all laid out for you, and you can chose which 12 week program to try depending on your goals. I love that the BBG 1.0 program mixes cardio with strength HIIT (high intensity interval training) type workouts. I’ve done BBG 1.0, BBG 2.0 and PWR with Kelsey Wells. 

It is $19.99 a month, which is a little steep. The way I look at it though is that if it motivates me to exercise, my health is worth more than $19.99 a month. Period! Also, you are essentially getting a personal trainer that lays out your workouts for you every day. To me that’s a great deal!

I saw a lot of really great progress while using this app. I felt stronger, had a killer core, and felt motivated because it was all laid out for me. 

 

2). Lose It!

I got to a point in my fitness journey where I was feeling really strong and fit, but could not lose that last 5 pounds for the life of me! Do you know what I mean? The old adage “abs are made in the kitchen” is true, and I realized (with the help of my dad) that I needed to work on my nutrition next. 

I love this app because I can track the food I eat relatively easily (it’s always going to be a little work), and then it not only tells me my calorie levels but also my macro nutrient levels! It’s also free, though you can upgrade to track your nutrition more closely. I just use the free version. 🙂

I found that I was eating way too little protein, too many carbs, and overeating daily. This app has helped me get a handle on what I am eating and how much. Even though I love it, I don’t intend to use it long term, just to help me establish healthy habits in the kitchen. 

***Tip: get a digital kitchen scale

 

3). Beachbody on Demand

This is also a subscription app with different plans depending on if you would like to pay monthly, quarterly, or annually.

I have always loved beachbody programs. They have a lot of great material and workouts that can help you achieve your fitness goals. I’ve been thinking about starting the 80 day obsession program for strength training. Probably will soon! 

 

4) Seconds Pro- Interval Timer

My fitness-loving-dad actually also introduced this app to me recently. (Man, my dad is the best. Thanks dad!!!)

If you are into creating your own HIIT or circuit type workouts, this app is great! It takes a little time to create your timer, but once you’ve got it, it’s all smooth sailing.

I use this app this app for my daily stretching routine that I’m supposed to do!

 

5). Intermittent fasting apps

I tried intermittent fasting a couple of months ago, but had to stop because I got sick with a nasty bug and felt weak all the time. I liked it, and definitely think there is something to it within reason. Because life has been crazy since Thanksgiving (yeah, that long ago), I haven’t picked it back up to experiment more with it yet! 

The app I used when I was doing intermittent fasting was BodyFast. I liked the app, but do remember wishing that the fasting/eating periods were more customizable. 

It looks like Zero- Fasting Tracker has really great reviews too! Maybe I will try that one next time….

And that’s it! I hope you like these fitness apps as much as I do. 

Do you have a favorite fitness app? Please share in the comments below! I’m always up for trying new things. 🙂

*** If you are needing fitness hair inspiration, check this workout hairstyle tutorial out!

xo, adri

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