A digital guidance can easily become a powerful help to keep up in shape. Consider the early morning workout, or the late afternoon training after a long day spent working or studying (and maybe commuting). When time runs out so quickly, having a personal trainer available at your own convenience would really be a boon. That’s where the digital world steps in with apps that can guide, monitor and improve your training.
Self digital training: technology at the service of fitness
Growingly detailed in content and valued by their users, app stores offer a plethora of options to move to more active lifestyles. Ranging from counting the steps taken during the day (and reporting burnt calories) to offering a personalized training programme that meets your individual needs, we are easily left spoilt for choices. Then what are the best apps for training?
Digital trainers, a selection of app
- Runtastic: among the most popular fitness apps, Runtastic is a good choice when it comes to tracking running, jogging, walking and cycling. It uses GPS technology and a number of parameters - distance, time, speed, elevation, calories. The app is compatible with Apple Watch (in the iOS version). Runtastic Fitness Tracker & Running App - offering free training plans as well as advanced statistics – now has a large community of fitness enthusiasts.
- Runkeeper: Share your achievements on your social profiles, comment them with friends and - why not? - convince them to join your workout. These are some of Runkeeper's strengths, one of the most popular fitness apps both for sports enthusiasts and people who just want to stay in shape: in fact, its community is among the largest. Using your smartphone's position, Runkeeper collects useful information about your daily running. Turn your phone into a personal trainer in your pocket, that’s what the app plans to do, and it doesn’t just limit itself to races, but also walks, bike rides and hiking trips.
- Sworkit: This is the message that invites everybody to use this subscription service, which can combine different training modes to get the most out of each session. To train all parts of the body - upper and lower body, trunk and abdominal, back, buttocks and legs - Sworkit Personal Trainer allows you to follow personalised video workouts and create your own in just a few steps.
- Google Fit: To easily monitor each activity, measure your fitness status, receive information in real time and check personal data from any device, Google Fit happens to be an excellent solution (to get the most out of the service you should use the Android Wear smartwatch, receiving constant updates directly on the wrist). Featuring a simple and linear interface – which is also true for the previously mentioned apps - Google Fit for Android allows you to enter your weight, choose your favourite activity and set daily targets to achieve.