Get Your Daily Workout With Sworkit

Total Score:  30

Sworkit_LogoSworkit – Workout App for Daily Exercise and Fitness Workouts is the perfect app for a person who is looking to kick-start an exercise plan or a seasoned fitness fanatic who wants an app that offers great workouts any time of the day – on demand.  This is definitely one that I will be recommending to my fitness buddies.

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Start Your Fitness Program With the Waterbalance App

Total Score:  27.5
Waterbalance logoAs you kick off your fitness program, whether at the start of the new year, or anytime, ensuring that you get enough liquids is a critical step.  Keeping hydrated allows you to exercise more and more effectively.  If you think you can just keep track of it in your head, you are likely overestimating your intake.  Waterbalance not only keeps track of your water, but reminds you of when you need a little extra.
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PumpUp – Training, Social Sharing, Motivation – A fitness trifecta

Total Score:  29.5

PumpUp logoPumpUp – Health & Fitness Community is the social networking equivalent of Instagram.  But that’s not all it does, you can build workouts as well!  You share your fitness photos and successes with your friends and get the opportunity to brag a little, along with being inspired by others.   I usually share the photos I created in FitSnap.

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ARGUS – Motion and Fitness Tracker by Azumio

Total Score:  29

Azumio has brought themselves to the forefront of fitness apps with their latest version of the Argus – Motion and Fitness Tracker.  Working with the new M7 motion sensor, it captures a significant amount of data.  Whether you have the latest iPhone or not, you’ll find a lot to like with this app.


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“I Like to Move it, Move it” With the Moves App

Total Score:  29

  Are you looking for an easy pedometer app?  One that keeps running in the background, doesn’t require a lot of settings adjustments?  If you are, Moves, is the app for you. And if an app ever deserved a theme song, Moves does.  I declare “I like to move it” by as their official song. Continue reading ““I Like to Move it, Move it” With the Moves App”

Start Training With Zombies, Run! 5K

Total Score:  28

There are a number of 5K training apps on the market and many of them are very well planned and can provide you with the instruction you need.  But, after trying Zombies, Run! 5K, I can tell you this is the first one that is so interesting that I can’t wait to go out and train again.  It is a combination of training and edge-of-your-seat story telling – with you as part of the story. Continue reading “Start Training With Zombies, Run! 5K”

Shine™ – Track Your Fitness Activities

Total Score: 27

Shine App iconShine is an app that lets you set goals for weekly activity and track your progress. There was an indiegogo project for a wearable device that will be the companion product to this app. The device, when available. will be the size of a quarter and introduce a new way to sync with your iPhone. Until that product becomes available, the Shine app can still help you plan and provide motivation.

Update 8/3/13 – at long last my Shine has arrived.  I’ll begin testing and providing additional feedback as to ease of use.  You’ll find that content at the end of this review.

Upcoming:  Comparison of UP and Shine.

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Get Fit With Nike Training Club

Total Score:  26

It is important to balance cardio and strength workouts and Nike’s Training Club helps support your goals.  It is not always possible to have a personal trainer, but with this app, you have training tips at your fingertips.  The app allows you to be in charge of the time you spend, the level of expertise and which goal you want to reach.  While the app is targeted to women and all the videos are of women doing the exercises, there were comments from men who used the app saying it was valuable. Continue reading “Get Fit With Nike Training Club”

Train with IMuscle 2 for the iPad

Total Score:  29

I am a huge Nova fan and frankly anything with that name on it sounds good to me.  So, I was predisposed to like the iMuscle 2 (Nova Series) app.  I expected dazzling graphics – and got them.  I expected great information and I got it.  IMuscle 2 for iPad or iPhone is a must-have addition to any strength training program. You can target specific muscles, find out how to improve those muscles and track your progress.

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Apps I Just Didn’t Warm Up To – Am I Wrong?

I sort through a lot of apps to find ones that I find useful and that I can recommend to others.  I can’t possibly get to all of them, but there are ones I research, find interesting and still decide not to review.  Here’s just a few of those and a little explanation on why I passed on them.    Your favorite app could be on this list.  All of these have good to great customer ratings.  Let me know what I am missing. Continue reading “Apps I Just Didn’t Warm Up To – Am I Wrong?”

Couch-to-5K — It’s Time to Get Off the Couch

Total Score:  28.5

Good news, you got in shape in the first quarter of the year and now you are looking for new and different ideas to spice up your exercise routines.  Consider one of the Couch-to-5K apps.   You get a structured routine, your own personal coach, an opportunity to interact with our community and improve your health.  That sounds like a win-win to me.  There are a number of these apps.  I chose the one that seemed to fit me the best and had a bright colorful display.  Continue reading “Couch-to-5K — It’s Time to Get Off the Couch”

Touch Your Toes In Ten Days – Flexibility Training Yoga

Total Score:  29

    I will go ahead and admit it.  I cannot touch my toes.  During various parts of my life, I have been very active and fit and I have never been able to do it.  Right now, I am active and it is more important than ever that I do flexibility exercises.   Imagine my delight when I found Touch Your Toes in 10 Days for iPad.  There is also an iPhone app.  I have been doing the exercises for about six days now and I am making progress. I don’t always manage to find time to do them twice a day – so any lack of progress can be chalked up to my commitment.  Having said that, I am confident the stretches will help me reach this elusive goal.  Honestly, even I didn’t, I feel really good after I do these stretches and I can imagine keeping them up for the long haul.  Continue reading “Touch Your Toes In Ten Days – Flexibility Training Yoga”

MapMyWalk +GPS – for Walks and Runs

Total Score:  28.5

  There are a lot of good fitness-related apps out on the market and ones that track your food as well.  MapMyWalk is the first one I have come across that logs your walks, complete with maps, and offers you the opportunity to add other activities and nutritional information. Continue reading “MapMyWalk +GPS – for Walks and Runs”

My Medical App – A Critical Tool for Maintaining Your Health

Total Score:  29

You could organize all of your health care information in one easy-to-use app, or you could fall back on the tried and true health care memory-testing marathon.  Here’s the usual scenario.  You sit down in the doctor’s office to fill out multiple forms.  With all the things on your mind, including the reason you are in the doctor’s office, you need to remember the dosage of every prescription you currently take, what other doctor’s you have seen recently and the health history of your father who died 26 years ago.  That’s just the first hurdle.  Then you go in to see the doctor and start facing some of the same questions, plus new ones.  Plus, you want to share with the doctor some questions of your own, but you can’t remember what you wanted to ask.   Which scenario sounds good to you?  Planning ahead and organizing all of your key data into one app or running the medical records marathon?  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for this change and My Medical and My Medical for iPad fit the bill. Continue reading “My Medical App – A Critical Tool for Maintaining Your Health”