It is Time to Get iFit

Tired of missing appointments with the fitness experts? EXEC has just the solution for you. Here are 10 of the best fitness apps available in the markets.

For all those who shudder at the thought of a nutritionist or a personal trainer, there is no reason to lose will and stop burning those calories. With just a swipe of your finger, you can access your very own personal trainer any time you want to, minus the long talk about popping that extra éclair.

01.  Vitogo

Your very own world-class personal trainer available anywhere and at any given point of time, this app is that one thing you’d swear by is fitness is your mantra. Easily accessible workout programs guide users through exercises with tips and videos. Whether the goal is losing weight, building muscle, or increasing endurance, Vitogo’s got it covered. Available on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad this is worth downloading if fitness is a serious business for you. By taking the guesswork out of fitness, this app not only offers you advice and guidelines, but motivates you enough to progress towards a fitter you.

02.  JEFIT

Designed especially for those who get easily unnerved every time they lose track of their work-out, this app is also perfect for those who are taking those baby steps towards embracing a routine that defines healthier and fitter. Complete with timers, detailed exercise databases, workout planner and a progress tracking system, there are very few ways in which this app can go wrong.

03.  NPT Boom 

Powered by Nike, this app is all about pepping up the routine. By allowing you to sync your music with the app and injecting audio motivation, fun is guaranteed with this little work-out aid. What’s more, users can choose to help raise money for cancer research through Livestrong, publicizing their progress to social media connections.

04.  miCoach

This Adidas training app complete with a real time audio coach allows you to create customized work out plans for each day. So thorough this app is, it also lets you know when it is time to change your footwear.

05.  Pocket Yoga

For those who swear by yoga, this is the perfect app to have. With 27 different yoga session videos, the illustrations accompanying every routine make it possible for you to learn how to execute the poses perfectly.

06.  Fooducate

Chosen as a 2011 best iPhone Health & Fitness app, Fooducate turns smartphones into scanners. Superman’s got nothing on this technology: Pick a food product and scan the bar code to get all the details on the nutrients inside. Users can even compare different items to find the healthiest, tastiest, most affordable choice.

07.  MealSnap

With the help of this app, users can take a photo of their meal and this DailyBurn app gives a rough idea of the nutritional info and the calories. It’s also possible to share meals on social networks so friends can drool when they see the nutritious Nicoise salad you ate for lunch.

08.  MyQuitCoach 

A pack (or ten) a day is one way not to keep the doctor away. This app helps smokers quit, with options to stop the habit gradually or right away. Users get inspirational photos and tips and see their progress on personal charts. And a community of supporters is always available on and social media.

09.  GreenKitchen

Make friends turn green with envy when they see this fancy new cooking app. From the bloggers at GreenKitchenStories comes this extensive collection of organic, vegetarian recipes, complete with mouthwatering photos. To make life easier, upload ingredients right to a shopping list and get easy-to-follow cooking instructions.

10.  StressCheck

Stop stress in its tracks with this app from Azumio. The technology uses physiological signals to measure stress levels. And by tracking this data over time, the app helps users figure out what situations (overflowing Gmail inbox?) are causing them the most grief. Azumio also offers stress-reduction apps for biofeedback training and monitoring heart rate.

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