Make Sure You Have At least ONE of These Fitness Apps on Your Phone!

Getting out and to the gym isn’t always easy or fun to do in Alaska. With technology constantly evolving, we find that our mobile devices can help us with much more than telecommunications. Personalized fitness apps are designed to help motivate you to achieve your fitness goals whether it be at home in your living room or out on a family outing.

  • Record by Under Armour. By tracking sleep, nutrition, activity and fitness, this 24/7 app is helping with your fitness goals non-stop. With the ability to sync with other devices, share with and challenge friends or other athletes across the world, this app has it all. Set goals and navigate this app easily with its vibrant and easy-to-use layout. In addition to the Record app, Under Armour has a few other fitness apps that sync with your Record profile to enhance your personal fitness experience.
  • MyFitnessPal. Whether you are trying to gain, lose or maintain your weight this app helps you track your calories easily based on your weight, height and age. Enter your goal weight and this app will help motivate you to get there. Enter each food you eat manually or by scanning the product barcode.
  • MapMyWalk or MapMyRun. Keeping track of where you go, or where to go for a good run or walk is really convenient. Challenge yourself to faster, longer or more difficult runs or walks with these apps that connect with your Record and MyFitnessPal apps. MapMyWalk and MapyMyRun gives suggested routes based on your location if you are looking for a new trail to conquer.
  • Fitbit. Track your fitness with this app, and the Fitbit activity tracking devices. Connect with your friends, family, and coworkers across the world and compete with them completing a certrain amount of steps in a day or reaching various fitness goals. Track your pace, time and distance to help you improve your running and activity. Log your food, track your sleep, and monitor your heart rate all in one place.. My Grandma uses fitbit and competes with her friends and children around the country. The Fitbit devices and fitness app is great for anyone of any physical ability at any age.
  • 7 Minute Workout by Johnson & Johnson. While there are several 5, 7, and 10-minute workout apps, the 7-minute Workout app by Johnson and Johnson is my favorite. With a lot of free workouts and easy-to-follow demonstrations this was the best free guided workout app I could find that best suited my needs. While there aren’t a lot of personalization options, the basic options plus a lot of workout variations makes this easy to use app a great find that is worth a try, especially because it’s free!
  • Charity Miles. If you love to help out charities, and love to workout or go for walks this app is perfect for you! The app is free to you, and enables you to turn your activity into donations to charity. Simply download the (free) app, sign up, pick a charity and start the workout. For each workout, depending on time and distance you will accumulate money to be donated to a charity that you pick from their list.

by Chugach Chiropractic & Massage Center