Best Health and Fitness Apps

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As we head into the new year, lots of us have the same thing on our minds. “I need to get more fit!!” If you have a goal of living a healthier and more active lifestyle, there are many apps that can help you stay on track and motivate you. You can track your nutritional intake, steps, miles run, and more…all in the palm of your hand! Here are a few apps to get you started in 2015:

  • MyFitnessPal
    – This app helps you log your nutrition. By tracking your calories, you may find that you actually eat too little, or too much, which can both affect your weight loss goals and fitness performance. You can search foods within the app or simply scan the barcode on a food item.

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  • Fitocracy – Are you a competitive person? Then this app might be for you. You rack up points depending on your workout that day, and can also take various workout and nutritional challenges. Stay motivated by competing against others with the same goals.
  • Pact – Pact’s catch phrase is “Earn cash for living healthy, paid by members who don’t.” This app provides motivation in the form of cash. Go to the gym, make money. Skip a workout, lose money. You have to have the app open to track your workout while you’re at the gym. Nothing like monetary loss to give you motivation to hit the gym!

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  • RunKeeper
    – If you plan on running in 2015, then RunKeeper is a great app for you. Before spending hundreds on a fancy GPS watch, try this app to track your miles as you run. You can set it up to give you mile splits (or whatever distance you choose), running cues and
    much more. You can also use training plans created by RunKeeper if you will be training for a specific race distance. Other similar running apps are
    MapMyRun, Strava, Runtastic and the Nike+ app.
  • CouchTo5K
    – Want to run a 5K? This app and training plan will help you
    get there. It combines walking and running intervals to help you
    complete a 5K race within 9 weeks (depending on what level you start at).
  • Nike Training Club
    – This app gives you workouts you can do at the gym or at home. It
    gives you workouts based on your goals, and instructions for performing
    exercises. You’ll be able to find more than 100 workouts from various trainers and athletes. You can also find workout programs to follow for various weeks. This is perfect if you want to start strength training more often.

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Whether you need motivation to workout, or simply want to start tracking your activities, use technology to your advantage to help motivate you and hold you accountable. These apps are a great starting point.

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. I need this App, I have been working out for the last few months and this sounds like a very useful app. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks like I’ll be downloading some new apps for the new year. I hate to be so cliche but yes, I am starting a new workout routine for 2015!

  3. I have been thinking of doing the couch to 5K and the app will make it much easier to start it.

  4. Great apps! I am actually starting the Couch to 5K in January, but did not know about any of the other apps, so thank you!

  5. These are some great apps! I know my new years resolution will be to lose some weight, so I will be looking into theses…


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