Summer Is Coming!
This current spell of beautifully warm weather has sent our country into blind panic. No longer can we hide under a chunky knit or drape an ‘oversized’ parka around our post winter podge. In an age where our mobiles can already turn on the house alarm, start the car and pay the bills, one would hope they could help kick start a healthier lifestyle as well. And thankfully, after a little rummage around, it seems that they can - so I’ve compiled a list of the most popular, fun, and of course inspiring apps for you to survey.
With the London Marathon just behind us, we shouldn’t need any more inspiration to get off the sofa and start running. Sadly, if you are anything like me, the thought of even walking the 26 miles is daunting enough. Charity Miles lets you earn corporate sponsorship for every mile that you walk, run or cycle. You simply chose one of their many charities and hit start. Personally I feel this is a far more realistic way of not only doing your bit for charity, but getting you moving at your own pace as well.
Here’s one for those that are guaranteed to succumb to that final round of drinks on a Sunday night. Behavioural studies show that you are far more likely to stick at something if your friends are watching you. Peer Pressure kindly posts your successes and failures onto your chosen social network for all the world to see. GREAT! Its not just aimed at fitness, but can be used for any of your goals in life.
Everyone Needs A Good Playlist
I’m sure I’m not the only one to admit that their gym playlist is a far cry away from their usual taste in music. Why is shuffle never on my side when someone picks up my phone! A great upbeat track can really give you that extra boost of much needed energy, but the wrong one can also throw you off your rhythm just as quickly. The Tempo Run app cleverly works out the pace of all the music in your library and categorises it based running speed.
The Beautiful People Club
A quick browse of #niketrainingclub on instagram will bombard you with images of beautiful bodies in beautiful gym gear, looking just so damn…well, you get the point. So why not join in and let the app design you a specific exercise plan that can be integrated into a personal workout? For those with little to no coordination, fear not! There are detailed images and how to videos to help. You can also earn rewards by completing your goals. (Glamorous post-workout selfies are optional).