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Nerdy Workout Review

Nerdy Workout Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Help a nerd bulk up his biceps all while avoiding the flying monsters that want to eat his beefy arms.

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CardioSurprise! Review

CardioSurprise! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
In need of livening up the Cardio workout? CardioSurprise! will surprise users in the best way possible.

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PUMATRAC Review

PUMATRAC Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
PUMATRAC not only provides runners with stats, it also motivates them with insights about conditions and behaviors that effect performance.

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Pocket Yoga Review

Pocket Yoga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Find a few moments of peace and calm while learning to be more flexible, courtesy of Pocket Yoga.

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Adrian Peterson Driven Review

Adrian Peterson Driven Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Driven is the right word for this tough fitness app, ideal for those who have already attained a certain level of strength and speed.

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Performance Stretching Review

Performance Stretching Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Warming up and down correctly is as important as the exercise itself, Performance Stretching teaches users how to stretch properly.

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Ninja Fitness 3D Review

Ninja Fitness 3D Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering a new way to be motivated to get fit, Ninja Fitness 3D is pretty cool.

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FitStar: Tony Gonzalez Review

FitStar: Tony Gonzalez Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
FitStar: Tony Gonzalez offers a pretty great video-based workout for novices, at a price.

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Zumba Dance Review

Zumba Dance Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Zumba Dance is a motion-based game for the iPad that features music from chart topping artists and intense calorie-burning classes that will make users break a sweat.

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Scientific 7-Minute Workout Review

Scientific 7-Minute Workout Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Finding time to exercise can be tough, surely 7 minutes isn't much to ask though, right?

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Workout (7 Minute Body Fitness Exercise) Review

Workout (7 Minute Body Fitness Exercise) Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Break a sweat in 7 minutes with this simple and elegant exercise app that doesn’t require any expensive equipment or sophisticated techniques.

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TempoRun Review

TempoRun Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
TempoRun syncs music’s tempo to a user’s running pace to help them achieve an invigorating run.

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Touchfit: GSP Review

Touchfit: GSP Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Offering a personalized video based workout, Touchfit: GSP is a great source of ideas for exercise routines, even if it is reliant on an internet connection.

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Many of us live in increasingly busy times that mean we don’t always have as much free time as we’d like, especially when it comes to finding that spare hour in the day to exercise. Dog owners also need to find the time to take care of their beloved pooch and ensure they’re well cared for and well trained. Why am I reminding you of all these responsibilities? Because, fortunately, there’s an app that combines the two!

It’s called Thank Dog! and it comes from the people behind Thank Dog! Bootcamp, an exercise bootcamp that also ensures your dog is well trained.

The bootcamp routine is the brainchild of Jill and Jamie Bowers. Jill Bowers explained it better than us when we asked her how it all came about: “I’ve been a dog trainer for 11 years and during that time, I became 40 pounds overweight. I have a Doberman who loves to exercise and when I decided to finally lose the weight, I joined a bootcamp. I got so into the bootcamp style workout, got trained for a fitness dvd due to my success story of losing 40 pounds. My poor pup didn’t get the exercise she needed (she got a little hefty after a while too, ha!) because my dedication to my own fitness regime made me too tired. So, long story short, I needed to change that and created the nation’s first obedience and fitness bootcamp for dogs and owners.”

The bootcamp has been a great success with Jill taking personal training certification and working with a bootcamp instructor to ensure the class was perfect for both dog and owner alike. As Jill knows, “dogs learn faster with repetition and consistency” as well as while having fun so classes were “made up of 10 min intervals and it’s a total of 30 minutes of cardio and 30 min of strength training”. Jill’s own dog, Quinn, is now “the most exercised dog on the planet”, thanks to this, as you can see from the photo.

The next logical step after setting up the bootcamp was to create an app in the form of Thank Dog! Mobile.

Currently available for free, with additional content unlockable for $2.99, the app combines cardio training, strength training and the all important dog training. It’s all exactly how things would be if you attended the Thank Dog! urban bootcamp.

Users are taught through 20 1 hour routines to exercise at the same time as training their dog important obedience commands, while still having fun, of course. A resistance band is required alongside the app but that’s all that’s needed to get fitter. Exercises include things such as doing shoulder presses while commanding your dog to stay or jogging while ensuring your lovably mutt is staying near your heel.

It all sounds like a fantastic idea to me and Dog Whisperer himself Cesar Milan has also backed the program. Why not give it a go for yourself? Let us know how you – and your doggie – get on!

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-08-07 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

New Balance has just released a sort of workout-based social game. Make Your Move allows friends to compete with each other to complete physical challenges while earning points and medals.

Make Your Move tracks users’ performance for their challenges with the phones sensors like the GPS and accelerometer. Friends challenge other Facebook friends and can make new friends to challenge as well. Players will choose their physical challenges and complete them for points. The harder the task, the more points the player will earn. The app also encourages friends working together to complete challenges – team challenges are worth more points than solo ones. The players will be expected to complete the challenges in a certain time frame. And players will be able to play multiple challenges with multiple friends at a time.

The game is free. So head on over to the App Store, pick it up, and start challenging your Facebook friends to some heated physical challenges.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-06-21 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

Exercise workout videos have been around since the days of VHS and, more recently, DVDs. It makes perfect sense that the next evolutionary step is workout videos through an iOS device. Even better, an app that offers AirPlay support so you can see the videos via your AppleTV. That app is FitPlay.

FitPlay isn’t the cheapest of apps, with in-app purchases priced from $14.99, but it does provide some high quality advice from some of the world’s best coaches. Plenty of different activities are covered here from Kettlebell training to Yoga, Tennis and Soccer. Professional trainers, sportspeople and even Gold Medallists offer advice with tips on how to avoid injury and boost nutrition, as well as their chosen talent.

For those in need of some video based motivation and advice, FitPlay should be an ideal place for help. The ability to stream the content makes it all the more useful for the home set up.

FitPlay is out now as an Universal app.

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Pushing Weight Review

Pushing Weight Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Track workouts simply and cleanly.

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Was your New Year’s resolution to get back in shape? The iPad and iPhone can be great workout companions, especially with apps like iMuscle from 3D4Medical.com.

iMuscle is a workout aid that can be used to find exercises that coincide with specific muscles in the body. The muscles are displayed in a visually appealing 3-D view that the user can rotate 360 degrees. Users can create custom workouts and receive hints and tips for specific exercises. The exercises are even performed by a 3-D model.

iMuscle has added some features in its 2.4 update. Users can now share workouts between the iPhone and iPad apps. The overall experience of the app has been improved with larger buttons, the workout creation process made easier, the ability to edit an exercise within a workout, and more flexibility in moving between exercises within a workout.

iMuscle won Apple’s best iPad app in the Medical category in 2011 and was listed as one of TechCrunch’s top 20 apps of 2011. iMuscle is available as both an iPad and iPhone app.


$4.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-09 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

$8.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-04-15 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

DailyBurn Tracker Review

DailyBurn Tracker Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A comprehensive one stop app for tracking nutrition, fitness levels and weight, but one that encourages in-app purchases quite readily.

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App developer, Abvio, has a robust offering of workout apps tailored specifically for the iPhone user. These apps, including Runmeter, Cyclemeter and Walkmeter which respectively track running, cycling, and walking workouts. Each of these apps track and store workout data on the iPhone itself so there is no need for users to connect to any online database to upload or download their data. This can save precious KB for the more data conscious users out there. Users can also post their workout activity to Facebook, Twitter, or dailymile.com and when friends reply to these posts, the apps will report those responses to the user in real time using text-to-speech technology. One voice is included free and other voices are available via in-app purchase for $0.99 each.

As an added bonus, Abvio has recently announced that their apps now support many of the Wahoo Fitness products. Using these monitoring device with their devices, users can track detailed stats on their heart rate and calories burned during their workouts.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-09-18 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-09-18 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2009-10-09 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

New Year, New You: Fitness Apps

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.

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-11-08 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

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.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-06-25 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

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.

$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2010-03-20 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

There are even more fitness apps, after the break.

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Gym Genie Review

Gym Genie Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A solid workout tool for beginners especially.

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We all need some motivation when it comes to exercising. While I love the gym, there are still those days where I’d really rather not bother. While Fleetly won’t drag me to the gym, it will give me some much needed motivation.

Kind of like website Fitocracy, Fleetly makes a game out of exercising. Users enter how many repetitions they’ve performed or how far they’ve walked, run or swam and then Fleetly gives it a numerical value in terms of experience points to level up. Users can then compare with other users of the app or their friends via Facebook connectivity. There’s even challenge groups to join to encourage friendly competition.

It doesn’t stop there however. Fleetly also instructs users how to perform relevant exercises from squats to more complex manoevres. It all ensures that the user learns how best to perform an exercise without overexerting themselves. Plus it makes for a very neat package.

Even better, Fleetly costs precisely nothing which means those in need of that extra nudge might as well give it a shot.

It’s out now.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-11-19 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

Boot Camp Challenge Review

Boot Camp Challenge Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The ideal kick of motivation needed to exercise more frequently and more effectively.

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The folks behind iMapMyFITNESS seem intent on offering the full package when it comes to fitness based apps. While they’ve got a little work to conquer the behemoth RunKeeper in terms of market share, they’ve got some neat tricks up their sleeves.

One of the latest features is the ability to track the amount of calories burnt off during exercise. It’s a feature that many an exercising app promises but there’s a difference. iMapMyFITNESS tracks the exact workout data rather than sticking to a generic average total that many other similar apps use instead. It means that no corners are cut and users always know exactly what they’ve achieved.

As well as the calorie checking facility, iMapMyFITNESS is also offering live tracking functionality. This means that friends or family can always keep track of where the user is, potentially a very useful security feature for the concerned jogger or runner. Everything is protected also so that the user can define who can and can’t see such information.

While this might sound familiar to RunKeeper users, it’s the interface that makes iMapMyFITNESS stand out more so. The website also offers a fairly different experience which may well appeal to those users looking for a change of exercise tracking app.

With new updates, this is an ideal time to give iMapMyFITNESS a shot.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-12-09 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

Gorilla Workout Review

Gorilla Workout Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gorilla Workout offers a great way of starting to workout but could do with a few more features to be essential.

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iMuscle Review

iMuscle Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
iMuscle allows everyone from fitness junkies to work-out novices to create and maintain a personalized exercise program tailored to their specific needs.

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Nike Training Club Review

Nike Training Club Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
As expected, the Nike Training Club app is as smooth as a babies bottom. This is as pretty as workout apps get.

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Tempo Magic Review

Tempo Magic Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tempo Magic attempts to create an ideal workout/dance environment by unifying the tempo of multiple songs. Unfortunately the app's limited abilities coupled with poor response make it all but useless to most people.

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Gym Buddy

Gym Buddy

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Gym Buddy is an excellent gym tracker for those of you trying to enter the 21st century. Nobody likes carrying around a spiral notebook and a pen to the gym, and most of us already use our iPhones to drown out the gym music (if I hear Lady GaGa more than once a day, a piece of my soul dies), so this app fills a very logical need. Gone are the days of pen and paper gym tracking, just turn on Gym Buddy.

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