10 Apps for a Better, Healthier You
These diet and fitness apps will whip you into shape
Having trouble sticking to a fitness routine and healthy diet? Well, we have a solution. Here are 10 of our favorite fitness and diet apps from BlackBerry App World™. These winners go beyond calorie counters and workout trackers. You can track your mileage with AllSport GPS. Or watch exercise demonstrations with Pocket Trainer. And even exercise at your desk with Office Workouts, to name just a few.
Download these apps to your BlackBerry® smartphone and you will be on the road to a better, healthier you.
1. Pocket Trainer
Why pay $60 per hour for a personal trainer when you can have Pocket Trainer? Tell the app how much time you have and what equipment, and it will personalize a workout from more than 300 exercises. All exercises include video demonstrations and written descriptions. The aim is balanced fitness, so the app will shift your workout routine as you progress.
2. AllSport GPS
For outdoor sports like biking or running get AllSport GPS. Simply start your app on your BlackBerry smartphone, do your workout, and hit stop. Then see your results online or directly on your smartphone. View time, speed, elevation, distance, and calories burned. See weekly workout logs. You can even download route maps wirelessly to your smartphone.
3. FitDeck Bodyweight
Get 50 exercises that you can do anywhere you carry your BlackBerry smartphone—no equipment or weights are necessary. Each exercise includes clear, simple instructions and photographs. Complete workouts include exercises for strength, flexibility, and aerobic fitness.
4. Gym Technik NextGen
This app aims to be your workout partner featuring an extensive workout library. You can build your own routine, or choose premade workouts for men and women. A unique feature lets you track progress by taking before and after photographs of yourself with your smartphone camera.
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5. Ascendo Fitness Diet and Exercise
Weight loss means exercising more and eating healthy, so why not track both in one app? Set fitness objectives and track exercises. Look up nutritional information and track your eating from virtually any location. The app includes a Windows-based desktop companion with 7,293 nutrition items from the USDA.
6. Calorie Tracker
Calorie Tracker puts more than 525,000 food and restaurant items at your fingertips. Track your daily caloric, fat, carbs, protein, cholesterol, and sodium intake. Create meal plans, customize daily calorie intake, and track your weight loss program with a bi-directional synch from your smartphone to the web.
7. Anywhere Abs
A strong core and washboard abs—these are the goals of Anywhere Abs. This little gem features six exercises for your midriff that can be performed anywhere, including the office, home, or hotel room. Instructions help ensure you get the most from each rep.
8. Healthy Recipes
Want to loose weight? Start by cooking at home. The free Healthy Recipes app features nearly 200,000 healthy recipes. Each includes instructions, ratings, and nutritional information such as calories, carbs, and more. Save your favorites for quick access.
9. Fast Food Calorie Counter
Can fast food ever be healthy? Or maybe just a little less unhealthy? Find out next time you hit the drive-through with this handy app. It lists nutritional information for more than 5,900 items from 55 popular fast food chains. Now you can know if the grilled chicken is really better than the cheeseburger.
10. Office Workouts
If you sit behind a desk all day this app is for you. Now you can stretch your body while working. Based on gentle yoga poses and ergonomics, a few quick stretching exercises will help you stay loose, supple, and tension free. May help you avoid repetitive stress injuries.