We can all use a little extra help when it comes to losing weight and staying on track. And these apps below just may make our smartphones smarter and help us reach our goals!
This app keeps you accountable or you will pay the price in calories and dollars! You make a pact by choosing the number of days you will exercise and the amount of money you will pay if you don’t go. There is a 5 dollar minimum. If you don’t check in you will lose your cash to the other players. If you keep your pact, you will earn between 50 to 75 cents per workout, thanks to the gym no-shows. Reach 10 bucks and cash in your reward via PayPal. My thought, loosing money may even be more motivating than loosing weight!
Lose It! helps you create a daily calorie budget, log your food and any exercise you do. It also helps to keep you motivated and to make smarter choices. It seems to focus on solid back to basics weight loss and exercise while offering support.
Noom Weight Loss Coach is like having your own personalized coach who helps you create healthy habits through daily tasks, meal logging, and exercise tracking. The program claims their users lose an average of 10 lbs. in 2 months partially due to the “coaching” aspect of their program. Focus is also on providing encouragement and support.
This app is backed by DailyBurn, an online fitness community. The app helps to manage your nutrition and diet. Your data is automatically synced to their website allowing you to track and review from your own computer. Many people like having their work backed up onto their computer so they can have easy access and follow their results.
Nike Training Club gives you your own personal trainer, anytime, anywhere. The app offers more than 100 custom-built workouts. The app has some fun aspects such as exclusive extra workouts from Rihanna’s personal trainer Ary Nuñez and professional athletes like Hope Solo, Serena Williams and Paula Radcliffe.
Through detailed instructions and audio support Nike Training Club’s will help you with various drills. You can choose a workout, set it to your music, share progress and earn rewards.
Apps are only as good as the person using them, so make sure to stay on-top of your input. If you are trying to reach your goal by working out or following a weight loss plan with a buddy, make sure they use the app to. This way you can compare progress and keep each other motivated.