Innovative Fitness Apps And
Its Technological Influence
In today’s day and age, we are constantly surrounded by,
and offered, new information through emerging technologies. Therefore, keeping
track of what works in our favour and what doesn’t is not the easiest of tasks.
Although these technologies have disconnected
many from the natural world and increased sedentary lifestyles, they can also work
as a great guide on our path towards a healthy lifestyle.
We have researched and investigated our way through an
extensive list of health and fitness related phone apps in order to create a list
of only the most essential apps you will need on your journey towards a healthier
and happier life.
Best Food Tracking App –
MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular calorie
counters out there for good reason. Firstly, it offers a huge database of food with over
11 million listings, meaning it won’t take you longer than a couple of minutes
a day to get a clear overview of your daily calorie intake, as well as
recommendations on how much you need to consume in order to reach your goals.
Each day will be presented in the form of a pie-chart
where you can follow your intake broken down into carbs, protein and fat. The
app also shows you the number of calories you burn throughout the day based on
your activities, which can be logged manually or automatically through the apps
diary feature. Another aspect of the app that we were fond of is the option to
both download recipes from the internet and to save your favourite meals for convenient
MyFitnessPal is a free app. There is also a premium
version for $49.99 a year including timestamps, ad-removal, file export, and
Best Stretching App –
As stretching and flexibility are essential
elements of staying healthy and reducing the risk of injuries, we decided to add our
favourite stretching app to the list.
As you start your stretching routine with Sworkit, you’re greeted with the
option of three different styles including: full body stretch, head-to-toe
stretch, and Pilates. You’re able to personally set up your own routine
according to your own needs and focus areas. Sworkit has a great library of
over 100 different exercises, each with its own guide to ensure movements are
Stretching Sworkit is free to download and use on both
Android and iOS, but it does offer in-app purchases as well as the option to
subscribe for access to additional content.
Best Online Personal
Trainer App – Caliber Fitness
As prices for personal trainers continue to rise, having
someone help you on your fitness journey is becoming increasing inaccessible
and unaffordable. That’s why we believe this might be one of the most crucial focus
areas when it comes to reaching your fitness goals and improving your
There are a great number of online fitness coaching apps
out there today, so finding the best one wasn’t easy. However, after extensive
landed on the Caliber Fitness App.
Providing its members with customized workouts and
nutrition plans that suit your personal schedule, as well as customised one-on-one
coaching from a certified trainer (we found a lot of apps that couldn’t provide
any certifications), this was an all-round winner. Once you sign up and becomes
a member, the program starts with a detailed consultation to learn about your
specific needs and fitness goals.
Caliber Fitness offers free online
personal training through a 14 day trial and is thereafter priced at $99 per
month, which members can pay as a monthly subscription. There is no contract,
meaning members can easily cancel their subscription at any time. The monthly
subscription enables users to access their workout and nutrition
plans, progress check-ins, one-on-one trainer support, and more.
Best Mindfulness App –
Mindfulness is an area gaining a
great deal of popularity over recent years, and has exposed its benefits to
people all over the world. Therefore, a mindfulness app is a certainty when it
comes to improving overall well-being and achieving holistic health.
Although mindfulness apps have been popping up all
over the place during the last year, our uncontested favourite is the Headspace
It provides easy-to-follow personalized coaching that trains the mind to
practice daily meditation. Headspace techniques include breathing exercises,
body scans, focused attention, visualization and sitting meditation.
Headspace introduces the basics of mindfulness and
meditation with the ‘Take 10 Free Trial,’ a guided foundation course featuring
10 sessions of 10 minutes each with six accompanying video infographics to
illustrate concepts. This helps users grasp what can first seem like a rather
complex aspect of our well-being.