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Five popular free apps to help you slim down for the summer

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 24th, 2016

Thanks to retail and advertising, we're used to thinking one season ahead. Here we are just a week into the summer and we're conditioned to start thinking about the fall.

Forget that. There's plenty of summer left, and that means you'll likely be hitting the pool, the beach, or some other place where you'll be more scantily clad than during other parts of the year. Is there still time to drop a few pounds before you don a swimsuit?

The best workout app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 15th, 2016

Want to lose the Christmas pounds? Fortunately, your iPhone and iPad can save you from those, courtesy of a plentiful supply of great workout apps.

We’ve taken a look and rounded up some of the best to help you get motivated.

The best running app for mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 4th, 2015

Running is one of the cheapest forms of exercise out there, as all it requires is the great outdoors and a pair of running shoes.

Oh, and some enthusiasm.

While no iOS app can force you outdoors, they can provide some encouragement. We take a look at the best app to get you running.

Oh My - Fit Entertainment is Putting George Takei into their Fitness Apps

Posted by Rob Rich on August 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I imagine everyone knows George Takei from either Star Trek, his infinite puns on social media, or a combination of both. I also imagine his interest in fitness isn't a surprise to some, but it's certainly a bit of a surprise to me - as is the news that Fit Entertainment is planning on putting him in their apps.

FitStadium Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 1st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EFFECTIVE TRAINING
FitStadium is a tough but effective fitness training app.
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Wokamon Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Rob Rich on June 3rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: WOKITOFF
Wokamon is a nice approach to combining fitness and virtual pets, but it’s a bit fiddly.
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Jog on Over and Check Out the New Runtastic Leg Trainer

Posted by Rob Rich on May 29th, 2015
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Runtastic has put out a fair number of apps to help you sleep, track excercise, and train various parts of your body. Now it's time for your legs to have their own time in the spotlight with Runtastic Leg Trainer.

Meet the New Spotify Music

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Spotify Music has a lot going on. They're introducing 3 new modes to serve all your musical needs, with the "Now" start page gives you curated playlists based on your particular tastes. As you listen the app will learn more about your tastes and adapt to choose better music for you.

Kiqplan Expands its Interactive Coaching Kingdom

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 26th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The makers of Fitbug have been hard at work on their Kiqplan lineup, and have added four new summer themed plans to help you get the most out of your workout.

Vima Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 26th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HELPFUL TRACKING
Vima is a simple yet concise GPS running tracker, that works well on both iPhone and Apple Watch.
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The Apple Watch isn't Great as a Fitness Tracker, but it has Potential

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 21st, 2015

As someone keen on wearable technology encouraging me to get fit, it felt a little too easy to be cynical about the Apple Watch before getting my hands on one. The battery life sounded poor, it looked kind of bulky, and the lack of built-in GPS made me wonder why I’d want one to go alongside my iPhone. Those issues aren’t miraculously solved, but it turns out the Apple Watch has grown on me a lot already in my short time with it. There are a few good reasons for that, partly due to stock apps and partly due to some of my old favorites.

The Misfit Shine is Getting a New Limited Edition Accessory - the EKOCYCLE

Posted by Rob Rich on May 19th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: :: Read Review »

The Misfit Shine Activity Tracker is a cute little fitness tracker that can be worn in a number of ways thanks the the assortment of accessories you can attach it to. And now a new limited edition option is available, called the EKOCYCLE Field Band.

Here Are Our Top 5 App Picks to Make the Gym More Fun and Productive

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 6th, 2015

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The gym can be an intimidating place at times. I’m now at a point where I’m pretty comfortable with my gym and my fitness levels (although they could always be improved!), but it’s taken a little while to get there. While I’ve had one personal training session with an expert who set me up with a good plan, much of it has come down to me figuring out what works best for me. That’s where a selection of iOS apps have really helped, both by providing me with useful advice and somewhere to store my workouts, and by giving me something to distract myself with between exercises. Here’s a look at a few of my recommendations.

The All-New Misfit 2.0 App is Available Right Now

Posted by Jessica Fisher on April 16th, 2015
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: :: Read Review »

Misfit has just given their app a complete overhaul. Misfit 2.0now has a brand new interface with a sleek design and is easier to navigate. You'll be able to sync your Misfit device and look up health and fitness information faster than ever before. Just open the app and the home screen will display your daily activity and sleep in a story view.

It now also offers you a monthly progress view, in addition to daily and weekly, and provides more detailed information including total distance traveled and average sleep. You can use the social button to connect to your social media and share your progress with freinds and family.

There is a lot to explore in the new Misfit app, which you can download now for free.

Apple Watch Fitness - Why Apple's New Smartwatch May Not Live Up to Expectations

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2015

The end of this month will see the release of the Apple Watch, a product that was officially announced late last year that has many people speculating about how having an extension to your phone that you actually wear will change how we operate. As someone that tries to withhold judgement about products until we know what they are - rather than what they promise to be - I have held off on figuring out how the Apple Watch could or should fit into my lifestyle.

Recently though, early reviews of the watch have come out and - upon reading them - I've been pretty disappointed. As a runner that enjoys the outdoors, I was hoping the Apple Watch would incorporate all of the things I would need to abandon all of my current running tech (namely an iPod and Garmin GPS watch) but the Apple Watch's current form just doesn't seem up to the task. Here's why.