Trying iPhone Fitness Apps: We’ve Gone App-sh@t!
Yep, I’m one of those people. I’m an iPhone junkie and proud of it. I named my iPhone “Poppins” because she magically organizes me. I say good morning and goodnight to my iPhone. Basically, Poppins is glued to my hand. So it was only a matter of time before my Fit Bottomed Girl-ness found its way into my phone’s heart. Like all health and fitness iPhone apps, there are some good ones and some really pointless ones. (Does anyone really need a “mustache me” app? I think not.) So to help alleviate the mindless searching (and loss of phone space), I tried out a couple.
Testing 6 iPhone Fitness Apps
1. Nike + GPS: This is my favorite iPhone fitness app, hands down! I first learned of the Nike app when I was at a Nike Chicago event. The Nike Team was nice enough to loan the group iPhones so that we could see just how snazzy the new app really was. I ran a couple of miles that day and fell in love. Not only does it track your miles, calories burned and pace, but it also allows you to virtually connect with other runners. Want a challenge? Feel like picking up the pace? Want to push yourself an extra half mile this week? Need some encouragement? This iPhone fitness app allows you to designate a power song that you can summon whenever you need it. My current motivational song is “Sugarfoot“ by Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears.
This app even syncs to your Facebook page and allows your friends to cheer you on. Every time someone “likes” your status update, you, the runner, will hear cheering and hurrays via your earbuds. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. The first time I heard the cheers, I squealed out loud and scared the gal running next to me. Whoops…