New Year, New You: Fitness Apps

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on January 16th, 2012

Whether your New Year's resolution is to lose weight, have more energy, or just take better care of yourself, the iOS App Store has lots of fitness and health apps to help. We've taken a closer look at the best from Apple's own New Year, New You list to help you pick the ones right for you.

P90X - By Beachbody, LLC
The P90X can be a punishing workout. Use this app to keep on track and keep the muscles burning with a schedule, track and sync progression with the P90X website, and purchase P90X workout bundles with video and audio guides.

P90X

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-11-08 :: Category: Game

$2.99

Gorilla Workout : Athletic Fitness Training on a Budget - By Heckr LLC
Working out is great, but unless a substantial in-home gym is available, it usually requires a trip to the gym. However, this app will instruct users on tons of different workouts at 4 different levels that require no equipment at all. A great way to get fit on a budget.

Gorilla Workout: Fitness Aerobic Strength and Exercise Trainer Program on a Budget

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-25 :: Category: Game

$0.99

Pocket Yoga - By Rainfrog, LLC
Yoga is a great way to workout out at home, but unless a trained yoga instructor is handy it can be hard to do it right. This app will guide users through various yoga workouts with voice instructions and illustrated instructions. Airplay can also be used to play on a larger screen.

Pocket Yoga

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-03-20 :: Category: Game

$2.99

There are even more fitness apps, after the break.

3D Tai Chi 42 Forms - By JiinFeng
Tai Chi is a relaxing, strength building exercise from the far east based on focused movement and balance. This app will teach users to do combination of many Tai Chi styles at home through precise 3D animations.

3D Tai Chi 42 Forms

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-09-17 :: Category: Game

$1.99

Fitbit Activity and Calorie Tracker - By Fitbit, Inc.
Sometimes the hardest part of living a more healthy lifestyle is keeping track of progress from day to day. This app helps users track calorie intake and burn so they can stay on top of their new lifestyle.

Fitbit

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-10-18 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Run Watch - GPS Running Watch for tracking, mapping and memorizing routes - By BHI Technologies, Inc.
This app allows users to track running routes, times, and paces their device's GPS. This app also offers tons of stat tracking and comparison for users with an eye towards consistent improvement.

Run Watch - GPS Running Watch for tracking, mapping and memorizing routes

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-08-03 :: Category: Game

$1.99

Fooducate - By Fooducate, Ltd.
By using this app to scan the barcodes on the foods they eat, users gain access to loads of nutrition info. Each item also gets a grade based on how healthy it is. Users can also save their favs for later reference.

Fooducate - Healthy Weight Loss, Food Scanner & Diet Tracker - Count Calories & their Quality to Lose Weight & Keep it Off

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-11-04 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Nike Training Club - By Nike, Inc.
This app includes 85 custom-built workouts and 130 different drills with instructions and social sharing. Pro athletes, stars, and celebrity trainers add their personal touches to their own included workouts. So easy to use with step-by-step video instructions for every drill.

Nike+ Training Club

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2009-01-15 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Strava Cycling - By Strava, Inc.
Not only can users track their cycling stats with this app, they can compare their states with other users, and even compete with them directly or in virtual events for bragging right and achievements. A robust app with some great community features.

Strava Running and Cycling - GPS Run and Ride Tracker

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-03-24 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Couch-to-5K - By The Active Network, Inc.
Training to get users from couch potato to 5K runner through an interval training schedule of running three times a week for nine weeks. The app will start users slow and gradually build them up to 5K.

Couch to 5K® - Running App, Training Coach and GPS Tracker

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-08-10 :: Category: Game

$1.99

All-in Pedometer - By ARAWELLA CORPORATION
No set up necessary. This pedometer will work as soon as you fire it up. No need to wait for a GPS signal because this app doesn't use GPS at all to track distance. It also tracks and logs tons of stats to help users improve.

All-in Pedometer

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-05-19 :: Category: Game

$0.99

Cook This, Not That! 350 Calorie Meals - By Rodale, Inc.
Good food doesn't have to be bad for the waistline. This app gives users healthy, cook-at-home alternatives to popular restaurant gut bombs. It tells users what dishes to steer clear of and what alternatives will keep them fit and trim.

Cook This, Not That! 350 Calorie Meals

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Game

$1.99

FitFu 2 - improve your fitness and tone up with courses, motion tracking and friends - By FitFu.com
Using their device's accelerometer, users can get real time instruction and feedback on a dozen simple exercises like crunches, push-ups, and lunges. Tracks and logs progress, and even has Game Center integration so users can compete to see who can do the most reps.

Home fitness workouts. Motion-based exercise tracking - train and reach goals with friends

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-12-16 :: Category: Game

$9.99

Nike+ GPS - By Nike, Inc.
No special Nike+ hardware is required for this app. It tracks user's runs via GPS or pedometer and logs them into the Nike+ system. Users can set time, pace, or distance goals and get audio feedback on how their doing on their run. Users can also post their run on Facebook and hear encouraging cheers play in real time through their headphones as their friends "like" their run post.

Nike+ Running

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-09-06 :: Category: Game

FREE!

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