Getting in shape is a life changing choice that a lot of people make multiple times a year, and yet fail in doing so. Staying motivated is now easier than ever thanks to new software on the market that targets the different types of personalities interested in getting in shape. And once in shape, keeping in shape becomes part of the daily routine.
Cody can be considered the Facebook of fitness apps, in that it understands the impact social media can have on a person’s ability to stay in shape and reach goals. By stressing the ‘community’ of fitness, users are introduced to such features as a public timeline that encourages likes and comments. With the shame that can come from missing your public goals, it is increasingly unlikely that a user of Cody will slack off. This is a really good free app for people that often don’t finish their exercise goals.
If social shame doesn’t work, then there is always verbal abuse from Carrot Fit. In one of the more amusing apps on the market, Carrot Fit is a blunt app that literally talks you into shape. Whether through sarcasm, smack talk, or pictures of overweight cartoons doing mating dance this app is made to get anyone in the best shape of their life. For 2.99 it is a good deal, and syncs workouts with a number of other fitness apps. There are numerous workout tips and routines that are as useful as they are humorous.
This can be considered the first traditional fitness app on the list, and it does a great job of managing the individual user it is catered to. It is multiplatform and can be synced across multiple devices, and with multiple fitness programs. The custom weight plan that it sets is based on the stats you give it about you, and with those numbers it creates a specific help plan to help you reach your goal. The calorie tracker is one of the best I any app, and the barcode scanner works really well in those situations where a user isn’t sure of a product. This also works well with ketosis routines, and the entire package is surprisingly free for all users.
This is another free fitness app with more of a kind motivational tone than say Carrot Fit. Meals and workouts are easily logged and goes well with the included step counter. Where Noom separates itself from others like it is the virtual coach that sends wellness articles and safe recipes to try. With the constant motivation and watchful logging of the app, it really is an all in one solution for those looking to get into shape.
One of the reasons users can’t stay on track with their goals is cost. Zipongo makes that a lot easier by introducing digital coupons and weekly alerts of on sale items in stores. The included database of safe foods would’ve been worth the download itself, but by going the extra mile with value Zipongo introduces a varied diet list to users. This is a pretty easy app to get into, especially if you’re on a budget.