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If you’re looking for an app or two to push you that extra mile, here are three killer apps to help you smash your spring fitness goals.
If you’re tired of the same old workout routine, the same old running playlist, or maybe you just need a nudge to get up off the couch and get moving, Aaptiv is what you need. It’s the top audio-based workout app on Apple’s App Store. With over 3,000 workouts—and 40 more added each week—there’s a plan that’s just right for you.
With Aaptiv, you get unlimited access to thousands of workouts and programs, created and guided by a diverse group of world-class athletes, health educators, and physical therapists certified by organizations such as ISSA, NASM, and ACE. As a member, you get unlimited access to thousands of classes in 12 categories, including running, strength training, elliptical, cycling, rowing, even yoga and meditation.
You’ll also find race training programs for 5k, 10k, half and full marathons; HIIT workouts to help you more effectively burn calories and lose weight; and monthly challenges with targeted goals to challenge and motivate you. Aaptiv meshes with your current and favorite fitness trackers, too, so you’ll always have all the information you need at your fingertips (or on your wrist).
Ready to try Aaptiv? After a short fitness quiz, all you do is register via the app, set your fitness goals, and Aaptiv suggests dozens, if not hundreds, of goal-appropriate workouts for you to choose from. Select a workout based on duration, trainer, music, or whatever feature is most important to you, then put on your headphones and get to work. That’s it.
With a combination of scientifically effective programming, empathetic trainers, and uplifting music, Aaptiv delivers the most convenient, personalized, and fun way to work out. So get off the screen and get focused on your workout, and crush your fitness goals no matter what they are.
Get It: Try Aaptiv with a 7-day Free Trial.
Suggestic is a diet app that helps you achieve your fitness goals by letting you make smart choices in food. Without the right food nothing you do will have much effect on your body. You’ve gotta eat right. That’s where Suggestic comes in.
Suggestic helps you find a program for weight loss, health optimization, or chronic disease reversal. It then helps you follow that plan whether at home, the grocery store or a restaurant by suggesting what to order, buy, and/or cook. Suggestic gives you diet-compliant options at more than 500,000 restaurants, access to over one million recipes, and even automatically creates custom shopping lists that stick to your nutrition regimen.
But this app is not just about fitness. Food is more than just a fuel source; it’s an information source which modulates our biology, programming our genes and our metabolism. According to Suggestic, poor eating is responsible for twice as much disease and death worldwide than alcohol, smoking, and physical inactivity combined. Many chronic diseases such as diabetes are mainly nutritional—they’re caused by what we eat.
Suggestic’s healthy eating plans include metabolic resets, detox, inflammation and healing solutions, and more. There are also simpler, more commonplace diets to easily follow, such as low-carb, paleo, vegan, pescatarian, Mediterranean, and more. No matter your fitness goal or nutritional needs, Suggestic can help you find a food plan and stick to it.
If you’re ready to turn your food into medicine, and give your body the proper nutrition it craves, you need Suggestic.
Get It: Try Suggestic today.
3. Vi Trainer
Like having a personal trainer inside your head, Vi Trainer is a truly effective workout tool that provides guidance, inspiration, and motivation to meet your fitness goals.
The key to Vi trainer is the Vi-Sense headphones—which you can get right now for free if you sign up today. Vi-Sense are basically a pair of earbuds with an attached collar. But these earbuds house aerospace-grade heart rate sensors that monitor your temperature and heart rate, track environmental data like weather, location, and altitude, and provide training progress markers like workout frequency, running cadence, and speed. (They even pack Harman Kardon speakers, which sound crisp, clear, and up to par with a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds.)
Once you set up the app, Vi asks you to select your goal: lose weight, run faster, run farther, etc. After about two hours of “running” with you, Vi figures out your patterns, and begins to create a tailor-made fitness plan for you. Then it encourages and motivates you to go farther, faster, and harder than you would on your own. It will tell you when you’re slacking off, when you need to rest, when you’ve reached your goal. Vi will even let you know when to stop. Really, it’s just like having a personal trainer. In your head.
Vi Trainer can also play your music, take calls from your phone, and sync to your current fitness trackers, so if it weren’t for the eight-hour battery life, you’d never have to take the headphones off.