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App Your Way into Shape

Our phones have not only become a main source of verbal and visual communication they have also become the main source of daily information.

Help yourself and get motivated by downloading a few apps that will assist in creating a more conducive mind space for exercise. Whether you are into music, books, games or goals here are a few that may help move you toward fitness success.

The 7-Minute Workout

If you say you have no time to exercise, YOU definitely need this app! I mean really! It consists of a workout in seven minutes with intervals of 30 seconds on and 10 seconds off. At the very least it will get your blood pumping and give you a burst of energy. I like to do it during the mid-afternoon lull when what I really want to do is nap.

Fit Radio

Over forty-five stations sorted by genre, workout type, and BPM (pulse rate). I love that there are play lists on this app that aren’t just high intensity tracks. There are playlists called girl power, Crossfit, yoga, cool down, and many more. Everyone in every level can find something they like to listen to on this app. If you’re like me, mixing it up with variety works best to energize me and improve my workout.

Map My Run

Whether you want to run, walk, hike or do pushups, this app will not only track your progress, but also offer many motivating options. It gives you a progress report at every mile, how long it took to go that mile and the overall workout time. At the end, you can save you workout information and compare as you improve. This app also offers music and bluetooth options to hook up to all of your gadgets.

My Fitness Pal

Tracking what we eat is an important lesson.  It is very time consuming, but if you do it consistently for even just a full week, it will shed some light on your calorie intake and eating patterns. This app is easy to use and is a great tool for this kind of tracking.

Overdrive

By far my all-time favorite motivation app. This allows you to connect with your local library using your library card to borrow audio books, e-books, and videos. Just download an audio book, for FREE, to your device and listen to it during your workouts. Super easy and fun!

Sonja Blackham :