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Readers Respond: What's Your Favorite Fitness App?

Responses: 45


Updated May 06, 2009

Tabata interval cardio app just out

There's a great new cardio app just out, for the iPhone: http://radiantcanopy.com/guerrillacardio/ Speed and distance tracking, best pace, maps, voice feedback and all. Check it out.
—Guest Aleksandar

iBelly Workout

It's really fun - you acutually lay your iPhone on your stomach. They have some games you play and some workout programs and exercies. A clever idea.
—Guest bnet

iPod Workouts & Lose it!

I like the Lose it app as a nutrition log. I use workouts on my ipod from fitnessmakeover.com. My faves are cardio intervals and the gym workouts!
—Guest Veronica


GetFitMap.com has the best workout app hands down.
—Guest craig donen


Intelitrainer makes a new, balanced workout for me every time I use it. Plus it remembers how I did last time in each area, and based upon that, it adjusts my next workout so that it keeps is interesting, and challenging, but not overly difficult.
—Guest cdcmacdaddy

Strands for iPhone

If you are looking for the perfect training app for runners and cyclists, try Strands. Strands lets you record workouts and routes using your iPhone. You can share your workouts and people can track you in real-time while you work out. Strands collects a ton of data for each run or workout and logs it in a training log which is accessible through both the iPhone and Strands.com. You can add gear to workouts and Strands will track of mileage on shoes. Also included are audio clues for time, distance and pace. Strands is 100% free and available at iTunes and the Appstore, try it out!
—Guest Eddie

Digifit iSpinner and iRunner

The GPS apps and Nike+ are ok but are missing a key fitness metric: heart rate. (Nike+ Polar heart rate doesn't work with my iPod.) Since I've been working out with iSpinner and iRunner by Digifit, my training on my iPod touch has achieved a new level of efficiency. Digifit has helped and inspired me to understand more about proper heart rate training and for the first time, I understand the purpose for working out in each of the zones. And to think I spent the last decade working out so much harder than I needed to. Tracking heart rate with cadence and pace is like eating chips with salsa. Why bother if you don’t have both? Check out www.digifit.com. Works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and I can use indoors and outdoors.
—Guest Spinnergirl


This app is the best value on the market in my opinion. It has videos to highlight the correct way to do the exercise/pose and is just really simple and effective. Thumbs up!
—Guest workout king


There are so many fitness apps out there. For sure the TOP 5 fitness Apps are not necessarily the best. They just got there first. As for the rest of the fitness Apps, if you sift through most of them (let's be honest) you might say... "Terrible"? Most iPhone fitness Apps are made by development teams that don't know much about training and are just looking to make a quick buck. If Rapid Weight loss, six pack abs, and firm toned Glutes sound like the right combination. Does using the best iPhone Fitness App to do it sound good to you? Then look no further than WWW.GETFITMAP.COM. It's a new internet workout design company that sells workouts on your iPhone. I've been a trainer for 12 years in Santa Barbara, and believe me when I say, it's by no accident that their iPhone workout app after years of development, is rising quickly in the sea of junk fitness Apps.
—Guest Craig


the first step class for iphone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eG7Up0FGZw
—Guest ary marques


Get the Lose It application for your iTouch or iPhone. It is wonderful. I lost 60 pounds with it and there are many other success stories. And best of all its FREE!!!!
—Guest Martz

Love this app for running with music

Check out http://www.cadenceapp.com Matches music to the speed you are running.
—Guest Stagen


I like "Repetitions" because it is a very simple, barebones app for doing repetitive exercises. I just enter the number of sets, number of repetitions, length of each repetition, and off I go. I can also organise my exercises into groups, which is especially useful for the exercises I like the least and have a tendency to "forget". It might be too simple for some exercises, but there is a link on the support page to a site where users can suggest and vote on new features, so if it doesn't quite meet your needs you can at least tell the developer about it.
—Guest kareman

Favorite Apps

I use the actual fit deck. 55 ways to get it done. I just randomly pick a card. After 10 or so I am baked !
—Guest Ted

Nike +

I love the free Nike+ workout that came factory installed on my iTouch. I also bought the Nike+ shoes with the sensor. Although the program was originally designed for running, it works great for walking and is extremely motivating. The first time I used it, I was hooked. I was only walking 8 houses to my daughters' house and ended up walking over a mile around the neighborhood. Without music, exercise is a huge bore for me, but with Nike+ I hear the music I like and I'm motivated by the female voice that breaks in every now and then with motivating tips. The shoes have also turned out to be the best I've worn in many years because the Achilles tendon problem that has caused pain daily for several years has significantly subsided. IMO it's definitely worth spending the money on getting the shoes, or at least the sensor you can wear without the shoes.
—Guest Tracee

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