Like every other New Year, resolution posts are most likely clogging up your Facebook homepage or Twitter feeds. And at the top of practically everyone’s 2013 resolution list is a proclamation to lose weight and get fit. As gyms across the globe are jam-packed with New Year fitness enthusiasts, health store shelves are wiped clean and all your friends are out buying workout equipment, we thought we’d save you some time (and even money) by compiling a list of cool iPhone fitness apps to aide in your New Year’s workout regime (that is if you keep it up past January).
20. Hundred PushUps
For those who are serious about getting in shape, Hundred PushUps is a six-week training program that will help you complete 100 consecutive push ups! The app provides a detailed plan, while all you have to provide is plenty of discipline and about 30 minutes a week to achieve this goal. Get the training app for $0.99.
Endomondo is a feature-loaded app for outdoor exercise that tracks what you’re doing – whether it’s running and cycling to swimming and windsurfing You can find popular routes near you, challenge your friends, or join their teams. It can also connect to heart rate monitors or cycling cadence devices, and it can import stats from the RunKeeper app, among many others. Another great thing is that it’s free with the option to upgrade to the pro version for a fee.
The free app was designed for bodybuilders and has some pre-designed routines you can follow and edit, or you can make your own from the list of more than 500 exercises. Each exercise in Jetfit as an animation and some procedure tips, and they’re searchable by what specific muscle you want to work and what equipment you have access to. You can log what you did, rest between sets and sync your data with JEFIT.com. The pro version costs about $5.
17. Workout Trainer
Get hundreds of workouts that are guided by dynamic audio and visuals aimed at giving health nuts an easy way to exercise, regardless of how much time they have, or what equipment they have with the Workout Trainer. The free app looks great, and if you upgrade to its premium service (there’s several packages that are about $9), bland voice-overs are replaced by actual coaches and instructional videos. Users can create their own workouts, adding it to the startup’s sizable multimedia exercise library, get reminders on your phone, via email, Facebook and Twitter, and share progress with friends.
iFitness offers more than 230 exercises sorted by body regions or muscle group plus 100 instructional videos. Users can add and edit custom exercises of their own. It also features 12 routines created by fitness experts, workout and weight logs, graphing technology, the ability to e-mail said workout logs to yourself, stop-watch timers and more for $0.99.
15. Zombies, Run!
This app provides a fun way to exercise. Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. The app delivers the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings – and when you get back home, you use the supplies you’ve collected while running to build and grow your base. Get it for $3.99.
14. GymGoal 2
GymGoal 2 is a premium workout helper. From an extensive animated exercise database, workout scheduling, progress tracking, tracking measurements – this app has it all. This is the most powerful, expandable and adjustable fitness/bodybuilding app. Despite the long list of features, it is easy to use and intuitive and costs $4.99.
With the iTreadmill app, you can track your steps, distance and average speed. one is. You can even set the Pacer Dial, which ticks off beats to keep you marching up to speed. The counter automatically pauses when you stop and restarts when you move again. Get it for $1.99.
Fleetly puts a bit of competition into your workout regime. Earn points, join virtual teams and compete in challenges, all while tracking your progress.It’s one of the best apps for social workouts and now features better data trackers. Download it for free.
11. Remix Workouts
With Remix Workouts, you get more than 0,000 different exercise combinations featuring real-time video and audio instructions. It’s like an ever-changing exercise DVD. Maximize your workout time, while you also increase your endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Unlock new moves as you progress to provide even more variety in your workouts (up to 25,200 combinations). The app also includes exercise modifications to adapt to your fitness level. The 3 circuit workouts are complete, always different, intense, short, portable, ideal for small spaces, and do not require a gym or specialized equipment. You get 2 free workouts to try out this app, then will have to pay $9.99 to keep it.
10. Gym Ball Workouts!
Most gym-goers know how to do a basic crunch on a Swiss ball, but Gym Ball Workouts! allows you to get more ideas of what you could do with your ball, like yoga, Pilates, sports conditioning and more for only $2.99.
Input your fitness level and goals and Vitogo will generate a series of workouts for you to try. You get to track of your goals on their native program, or sync it up with another app, like RunKeeper.
fitID is like the virtual version of your Crossfit gym or Zumba class. The free app doesn’t just track your progress, but also compares your workouts to what you should be doing, according to the workout system you’ve selected.
Cardiio provides your heart beat numbers without having to be wired up. It can interpret your heart rate simply from the way light is refracted on your face in photos taken on your iPhone 4S camera. Just hold your phone and look straight into the camera to get your reading, then check out the dashboard to see how it changes over time. Get it now for $2.99.
6. Pocket Yoga
For $2.99, the Pocket Yoga guide features an extensive dictionary of yoga poses and terms and exceptional yoga instructors that lead you through three different variations of yoga, three difficulty levels and three durations.
5. Couch to 5K
Couch To 5K pledges to help even the most devoted potato coach to get moving with enough consistency to run a 5K race in just nine weeks. Those who already run 5Ks can bump up their racing to 10K in the same time frame. The app features virtual coaches, recorded mantras, a native music player and graphs to not only record workouts, but track progress.
For those who just can’t stand the gym, tracking your workouts is easy with RunKeeper since it uses your phone’s GPS system to help track anything you can do outside — walk, run, bike or hike. The free app allows you to see detailed stats around your pace, distance and time, as well as listen and control music while you work out. It also has in-app purchases for those wanting more from the app.
3. Nike Training Club
Professional athletes and Nike’s top trainers have created hundreds of workouts for women, all in a well-designed database with the Nike Training Club app. Plug in your current fitness level info and get moving. Get lean, toned and strong with more than 114 custom-built workouts. Unlock exclusive workouts from Rihanna’s personal trainer Ary Nuñez and professional athletes like Paula Radcliffe and Hope Solo.
2. All-in Fitness Pro
Get the All-in Fitness Pro for $9.99, which combines all the tools you may need for working out and tracking your progress – at home, in a gym or wherever you want. You can log your body shape measurements and track changes on graphs; plan workouts in advance with the help of the calendar and read up on fitness articles. It also has in-app purchases that range from $2.99 to $49.99.
1. Fitness Builder
The app is free to download for now (you get a month free trail), but FitnessBuilder has in-app purchases that range from $9.99 all the way to $299.99. The price may seem steep but this is the mother of all fitness apps with more than 200 workouts (that an be picked automatically by the app’s technology to create the best session for you), 2,0000 images and videos, five fitness timers, complete tracking capabilities, an arsenal of calculators and the ability to ask their exercise physiologist a personal question.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.