Fitness Goals & Apps to Help Get You There
Coming off of a great race, I’m in full on recovery mode, but that doesn’t mean new goals aren’t formulating in my head. Honestly, that’s step ONE. Where do you want to be, what goals do you have, what motivates you? Write this ALL down (and keep coming back to it and adjusting). THEN explore different ways to get there. Whether it’s in the realm of fitness, nutrition, or both don’t feel like you don’t have to do this alone.
Your goal may be something like this: walk for 15 minutes 3 days a week, or this: better toned arms, or it may look like this: Run a sub-3:00 marathon. Either way the following can be there for all of you, and at least one of these will be a great way to push START and have a great community to be in the journey with you.
So before we dive in, I want to hear from you : WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS? WHAT AREAS DO YOU NEED HELP IN MOVING TOWARDS THEM? WHAT DO YOU DREAM ABOUT 5-10 YEARS FROM NOW?
I’ve had several people say YES to getting some workouts as well as fitness apps to help them stay on track with their fitness & nutrition goals so here is a little all inclusive:
Nike Training – Full Body. This app is FREE and has SO many workouts to choose from, whether upper arms, stretch, or short cardio. I love doing these workouts to mix up my training, plus you can take it anywhere!
Strava – Running + Cycling. This app is great for staying in community with other runners. You can find routes, community to cheer you on, and keeps all of your stats in one app.
MyFitnessPal – Nutrition. Log your food intake, activity level daily, and weight goal, and watch it adjust to your specific needs including a general understanding of your individual nutrition values. Be careful with this one because it can become a little obsessive, but if you want a better view of nutrition and fitness for you it’s a great place to start.
Nike+ Run Club – Running. I love this app for its guided runs and training plans. If you have a specific distance you are reaching to go this one adapts to your schedule and your training needs. The guided runs are great to stay motivated during the harder days!
FitBit – Activity Tracking + Nutrition. You don’t have to have a FitBit to use their app and it’s a great way to join in with others and come up with one common goal for the week! It’s relatively basic, but if you are just wanting to push START with a few people this will do!
All Trails – Trails Runners & Hikers. Really just anyone who likes to explore outdoors will LOVE this one. This app shows locations near you, maps, and the level of intensity. Great for beginners looking to stick close to home and those wanting to go big in a brand new place!
Sweat – Full Body. This one is a subscription, but I used the free trial and it is a GREAT way to start building full body workout discipline. There are challenges and area specific workouts to choose from, and the community is HUGE so you will have so much support.
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If you have any questions or additions let me know, or leave me a comment from the questions above!