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7 mobile apps to help you get in shape

Winter is over, a sweater isn’t going to cut it any longer.

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Getting and staying in shape is definitely not easy, but technology can give a definitive helping hand with that. From cool gadgets to apps for our smartphones, the options are endless. With this in mind, here is a list of Android and iOS apps that can be true companions in order to reach your exercise and physique goals.

Couch to 5K

This app is a hit in the United States and promises a radical transformation: to get you off the couch and get you ready to run five miles.

The workouts involve light walks and jogging, and last for up to 30 minutes, with repetitions three times a week. Everything so you do not have to dedicate yourself fully and gradually become a fan of fitness activities.

Available for: Android and iOS

Runtastic Results

Runtastic Results is an app that is especially helpful for those who want to get in shape with exercises without leaving home and without specialized equipment.

Push-ups, stretches, abs, and other activities are indicated in specialized training exercises, in both the free and premium versions of the app. Videos and countdowns accompany each move.

Available for: Android and iOS

Your gym’s official app

Several gyms offer their very own mobile app, which is a great tool to have for all their clients.

Fitstop Australia, for example, offers one for Android and iOS app that makes it easy for people to see which classes they hold, at what times, and to easily book those classes.

This is a good example of how useful gym-related apps are for their clients.


Another very complete app, with exercises that are focused on strength, cardio, yoga and stretching, with video explanations and accompaniment.

The personalized workouts can go from 5 to 60 minutes in duration, depending on the intensity and your free time. This app even has a “Kids” version so children will not be left out of lighter physical activity.

Available for: Android and iOS

Daily Ab Workout

This app specializes in abdominals, for you to improve your breathing in the exercises and to cultivate a desired pectoral. In the free version, there are ten very instructive videos with activities for all regions of the abdomen and exercises ranging from five to ten minutes.

Available for: Android and iOS

Fitness Buddy

The Fitness Buddy app features hundreds of different exercises and illustrated with pictures and videos. The user can schedule workout routines, and the entire history is tracked for follow-up. It is also possible to choose an existing plan, devised by experts.

Available for: Android and iOS


A veteran in the area, the JEFIT Workout Exercise Trainer app is another practical and free “pocket trainer”.

There are more than 1,300 exercises with descriptions and animations, and a history of training and routines full of statistics so you do not neglect your form. You can download other community-made drills or just choose sequences for a particular focus or part of the body.

Available for: Android and iOS

What are your go-to apps? Do you have any? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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24 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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