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Iron Republic’s Top 5 Mobile Fitness Apps

By Iron CC 0

Here are the top 5 apps that Iron Republic owner and coach Seth Munsey recommends for his students to use. Every now and then you’ll hear us reference these apps during our training sessions. If you have a smartphone, we really recommend downloading a couple of them to see what works best for you and your goals.

1. MyFitnessPal

myfitnesspal

What It Is:

A meal tracking app that allows you to set and track nutrition goals. You can enter your height, weight, and activity level, and the app does the rest in helping you achieve your ideal caloric intake for the day. Also tracks macro-nutrient ratios Protein/Carbs/Fat. The app has an incredibly large food database as well as a barcode scanner for faster food entry.

More Details:

Available online, on iPhone, and on Android. Add friends for support.


 

2. SleepCycle

sleepcycle

What It Is:

Besides tracking your sleep patterns, you can also log what you did, what you ate, and what you drank before bed in order to help better identify any sleep disturbers.

More Details:

Wakes you up when you are in most ideal cycle.


 

3. MapMyWalk /Run/ Fitness/ Bike/ DogWalk

MapMyFitness

What It Is:

“MapMy” apps are fitness trackers that enables you to use the built-in GPS of your mobile device to track all of your fitness activities. Record your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and route traveled on an interactive map.

More Details:

Pairs with heart rate monitor and other devices. Add and challenge friends to weekly or daily goals.


 

4. Breathe2Relax

breathe2relax

 What It Is:

A portable stress management tool that teaches and re-enforces proper breathing patters. A user can record their stress level on a ‘visual analogue scale’ by simply swiping a small bar to the left or to the right. It also helps to lower stress hormones.

More Details:

iPhone and Android supported.


 5. FitBit

fitbit

What It Is:

Well, it’s not an app per se, but there is an app included.  FitBits are a small device you can wear that tracks your activity, (steps, sleep, etc.). You can then download the app to check in on your activity and see just how many calories you’ve burned. The device also pairs with MyFitnessPal

More Details:

Device is $99. The clip model has better accuracy than the wrist model. App is iPhone and Android supported.

author: Iron CC

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