5 Highly Rated Fitness Apps for Android and iOS

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  1. dgstorm

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    We've noticed a cool trend amongst many of our forums. Our members are getting focused on staying fit and healthy. Our modern culture is evolving to emphasize the importance of exercise and activity in our daily lives, and that's a good thing!

    Luckily, our modern technology helps us take better advantage of this shift in cultural norms. Our smart devices have a number of features and functions to help us stay focused and maximize our exercising efforts. Besides the obvious advantage of the specialized sensors inside our smart-devices, there are a large number of apps which are geared specifically toward helping us organize and track our exercise routines. Some of them even help us with diet and more.

    We thought now would be a great time to highlight some of the best fitness apps you can find on both Android and iOS. Here's our top 5 list of excellent health and fitness apps that you can find on either system (most are free, but some have a small fee):
    Of course, there are certainly quite a few more apps just like these that you folks might have tried. Be sure to comment below and let us know what you think of any of these, and which ones are your favorites.
     
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    Phil Heath is coming out with or has come out with..not sure...an app for Android and ios..for any fans out there...

    Jay Cutler is starting "train with Jay" as well...

    And I believe Ben Pakulski is starting an mi40 app to go with his mi40 nation..
     
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    How do these stack up against the S health app? Anyone have any thoughts?

    Note 4tified
     
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    I use Google fit to log my walking/running/biking miles/time/calories.
     
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    Runkeeper and MyFitnesspal for my food is all I use.
     
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    The last one mentioned (Workout Trainer....formerly Skimble) is great. It can be as simple or advanced as you want it to be. The amount of features it has is amazing.
     
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    I haven't tried Workout Trainer - looked to me like all pre-programmed body weight exercises with no customization. Which is fine, but a lot of times you have to already be somewhat fit to have the strength and endurance for that to work. IMO, join a gym, compound exercises and in-and-out, ESPECIALLY for beginners.

    Another vote for runkeeper....simple and reliable.

    I use JEFIT. Free cloud storage if you register, and has extensive daily logs for body stats. It's great for tracking weightlifting too, but really not a cardio/running app.
     
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    5 stars for myfitnesspal. Pretty much allows you to track any activity, and has the calorie counts for thousands of foods.

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    It actually has a ton of customization options. While it does have a lot of preprogrammed exercises for the extreme beginner to super advanced, but you also build and share your own workouts. It really does have everything.
     
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    I lost 60 pounds with Lose it! last year. Great diet and fitness app. Only thing missing is a built in pedometer like S Health has. Never had good luck with S health. I can sit at my desk and lightly tap the screen and it counts steps so I doubt that it is even close to accurate.
     
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