One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Resolutions are easy to make, but difficult to maintain. Most people give up on losing weight after a month or two because they are not motivated to stick with their new routine. Apps have made it possible for health conscious individuals to stay on track. The growing health and fitness category in the App Store helps iOS users maintain healthier lifestyles, but browsing through all these apps can become stressful.
Fortunately, AppTudes has compiled a list of the Top 5 Free and Paid Apps For A Thinner Healthier You in 2012! Stick with your resolutions this year with the best health and fitness apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Download GAIN Fitness Here
by GAIN Fitness
iPhone and iPod touch only — Free
Finding a trainer takes time out of the day and researching workout routines usually results in a headache. That’s where GAIN Fitness steps in and lifts the weight off user’s shoulders. GAIN Fitness is essentially a personal trainer that fits in your pocket. The app tracks progress at home or at the gym, and it gives users the ability to add or remove exercises whenever equipment isn’t available. With over 700 exercises that focus on everything from strength to yoga, the app is able to create custom workouts that are tailored specifically to the user’s needs. The best aspect about GAIN Fitness is its ability to track exercises and burned calories. GAIN Fitness has an easy to use interface and keeps routines fresh with new workout routines each time the app is loaded.
Fitness for iPad
Buy Fitness for iPad Here
by Arawella Corporation
iPad only — $0.99
Fitness for iPad is an app devoted to iOS users who are dedicated to fitness. This goal of the app is to teach users how to accomplish fitness goals, and it provides the proper tools and training tips to get them there. What users will like the most about Fitness for iPad is that it contains over 700 video clips that show the proper form for all exercises. The built in body tracker logs parameters and body mass index, while the fitness magazine pushes exercise articles, recipes and workouts to the iPad each month. Fitness for iPad also has its own built in calorie counter so users can stay on top of losing weight. There isn’t a reason not to love this app, and it is a perfect addition to anyone’s fitness collection.
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
Download Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker Here
Universal — Free
Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker keeps up with the calories that users consume and burn. The foods database currently contains over 1.1 million foods, which surpasses other calorie counting apps. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker makes entering foods a simple process. The app remembers previous entries, allows users to add more than one food at a time and it has a free barcode scanner that can quickly find foods. The app breaks consumed foods down by nutrients so users can keep track of protein, fat and sugar. Best of all, Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker allows users to enter goals and track their weight and measurements. Since this app is free and contains a ton of great features, it is definitely a must-have.
Buy Fooducate Plus Here
by Fooducate, Ltd.
iPhone and iPod touch only — $3.99
Fooducate Plus is an app developed by dietitians to help shoppers make healthier supermarket choices and it also helps prevent impulsive buys. While food at the grocery store is often advertised as “healthy” and “nutritious” it often contains a lot of ingredients that shoppers don’t know exist. The app lets users scan the barcode so that they can quickly read the product details like calories per serving, fiber content, sugar and trans fat. Fooducate Plus also gives products a food grade. When users notice that their food choice has a bad grade, Fooducate Plus offers a lift of five alternatives. If users aren’t sure if this is the right app for them, they can download the free version: Fooducate.
Nike Training Club
Download Nike Training Club Here
by Nike, Inc.
iPhone and iPod touch only — Free
Nike Training Club is a fitness app geared toward women. The app contains workouts for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and it pushes users to work hard toward their goals. Users can complete a full-body workout or work on short 15 minute drills. Users will stay motivated with customized personal music playlists, and a trainer that offers audio feedback. One of the coolest features is the ability to workout with celebrities and professional athletes. Whether users want to get lean, get toned, get strong or get focused, Nike Training Club is the app that can do it all.
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