16 Fitness Apps That Will Turn Your Apple Watch into a Personal Trainer
Working out and tracking your fitness just got easier than ever, thanks to the Apple Watch. Whether you’re a casual runner or a yoga fiend, this trendy wearable delivers a ton of healthy info with a few taps of your finger. To make the most of all your fitness accomplishments, we’ve got 16 apps that you’ll want to download asap.
1. Argus (Free): Here’s a great app for some good ol’ healthy competition. Add your friends and see who takes more steps in a day. Argus also tracks your calorie and water intake. Sounds like an all-in-one package to us!
2. Endomondo (Free): Aside from the fact that it’s a fun word to say, Endomondo does it all. You can check your stats right from your wrist to make sure you’re hitting your daily goals. You can also stop or start any given workout with the touch of your finger.
3. FitStar Yoga (Free): Yoga lovers, you’ll love this. If you’re rolling the yoga mat out at home, you can skip looking at a computer screen or phone to see if you’re doing it right. Now all you need is a quick glance at your wrist.
4. Map My Run (Free): We all know how annoying it can be to constantly hold your phone while you’re running. We’ll pass on that, and you can too. Choose your activity right from your watch and monitor your distance too.
5. Nike Plus (Free): This will have you looking forward to your next run — seriously. You can share your runs with friends, helping create some friendly competition. Lace up your sneaks and get out there!
8. Runtastic Six Pack (Free): Sometimes all you really want to work on is engaging that core. With Runtastic Six Pack, you can create custom ab workouts or use the app’s own exercises to get it done quick.
9. Cyclemeter (Free): With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to take your bike out for a spin. DL this to track your speed, laps and location. Thanks to Cyclemeter, you won’t have to juggle your phone while you’re biking, which makes life a whole lot easier.
10. Lose It! (Free): This app will motivate you to lose weight the healthy way. It’ll come up with a weight loss plan that works with your lifestyle. You’ll be able to set goals and even connect with friends.
11. My Fitness Pal (Free): On top of tracking your fitness, this nifty program also lets you add the meals you’ve had throughout the day to your diary. Since you’re toting your watch everywhere, adding deets is a cinch.
12. My Plate (Free): This app is brought to you by Livestrong, so you know it’s for real. My Plate is all about eating healthy, which is a huge part of staying fit. It’ll also show you your progress throughout an entire year.
13. Record by Under Armour (Free): This app is one of the first fitness social networks. Use it to chat and compare stats with friends and fitness experts. Make sure to connect a heart rate monitor to really get the most out of it.
14. Rock My Run (Free): Okay, forget the personal trainer. Rock My Run will push you a little harder by adjusting the tempo of your tune to match your pace. They have some incredible high-energy mixes, and you definitely won’t want to hear those slow down.
15. Strava (Free): If you need an extra push to work out, Strava was made for you. Strava’s community lets you join challenges and even snap photos from your various fitness activities, so you can show off your workouts.
16. Fitnet (Free): We already dig Fitnet’s awesome iPhone app that provides over 200 (free!) workouts. Lucky for us, their new Apple Watch app helps you track each of those workouts and monitor your heart rate.
Which fitness app is your absolute favorite? Share below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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