If you ask my husband he would tell you that I spend a hell-of-a lot of time on my iPhone. From working to updating my workout apps to writing and posting my blogs. Thankfully there is a variety of available apps to get me where I need and want to be with my workouts and workout routines.
Since there is such an abundance, I figured this would be a good time to share a couple of my favorites. Here they are, in no particular order:
Nike+ GPS – For all my races and weekly training sessions, I love my Nike+ GPS app and watch. It tracks your pace, splits, race routes, calories burned and much more. It’s a free app available on the iTunes store and you can also visit their website at Nikeplus.com
Tabata Timer – Can’t make it to your favorite bootcamp but love the “Tabata drills” you’ve learned along the way? Download the Tabata Timer and use your knowledge to get your workout on until you can make the next class. It’s a great motivator to not waste too much time between sets!
Charity Miles – Run for a cause is often one of my favorite added benefits of the running world. You can sign up for a race to support a specific organization. But what if it’s the dead of summer and you just aren’t up for racing? Check out the app available from Charity Miles. They sponsor your miles that you walk/run/bike and give to the organization you choose at the beginning of your workout. They have recently added some new one’s so if you have not checked in with them in a while, this is a great time to give them another look.
My Asics – Another favorite running app of mine is the My Asics app. I use this app to route weekly group runs for my local Chapter of Moms RUN This Town and post them for the members to see ahead of time. You can save routes and also route runs for places you may be traveling to. This app also allows you to create training plans for race distances. I just started my training plan for my first Full Marathon in 2014.
Pandora Radio – Love to listen to music, but hate getting 99-cented to death? Pandora Radio has been around for quite a few years. You have the option to pay for a non-commercial subscription or opt for the free edition, which I currently use. You choose your favorite artist or genre of music and Pandora creates a station for you. I love my “old school” station that sometimes I have to make sure my ear buds are tightly secured so not to offend others around me during my use of this app.
All of these apps are currently available on the iTunes store free of charge. Check ’em out and get out there and MOVE!