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Gear Up For a Technically Savvy Workout

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If you have an appetite for fitness, then chances are there’s an app for that. Gear up with the latest trackers for going towards your goal. Whether you like to run, bike, swim or lift there is something to keep you technically tuned in and on the track to success.

Keep tabs on your runs, intensity and progress with Runkeeper.

According to Digitaltrends.com, “Runkeeper makes use of your phone’s GPS transceiver to map your running routes and provide detailed info about your speed and distance along the way. Users can set a goal pace and the app will coach your through your headphones to help keep you get your tempo right and stay on track.”

Your personal hit list will keep you moving without interrupting the app’s detailed tracking as you play your favorite tune or skip the next track.

Cycle with a purpose, a guide and in-depth analysis with Cyclemeter.

According to BikeRadar.com, “Cyclemeter turns your iPhone into a great cycling computer – if you’re down for putting your iPhone on your handlebars, with the data stays on your iPhone.”

Features include Google Maps to guide you along your route. Beat your own time as it speaks to you through your headphones to keep you on course, or monitor your heart rate.

Dive into excellence with Swim Coach Plus, an app to help fine-tune your technique.

According to Active.com, Swim Coach Plus “allows coaches to record HD video, then provide swimmers with technique analysis of their stroke in real-time or slow motion. Those clips can be compared to reference videos in the app.”

Lift and lunge your way with Jefit, the ultimate “pump you up” app.

DigitalTrends.com said, “In addition to keeping track of your reps, sets, and the weight you’re lifting, Jefit offers a number of different workout routines designed to target specific muscle groups.”

If you like to author your own workout routine, Jefit is enhanced with an editing feature, as well as equipped with a menu of hundreds of exercises.

Whatever your fitness motivation or destination, there’s an innovation that can help you up your game. From novice to weekend warrior, elite athlete and more, user friendly apps keep track of your stats so you can play in the big leagues.


“Best Fitness Apps for Adroid – DigitalTrends.com.” Digital Trends. Web 30 June 30 2014.

“5 iPhone Apps for Swimmers – Active.com.” Active Magazine. Web 30 June 30 2014.

“Best iPhone and Android Apps for Cycling – BikeRadar.com.” Bike Radar. Web 30 June 30 2014.

Joanne Sgro-Killworth is a Television Fitness Expert, Certified Personal Trainer and Sport Nutritionist and Publicist. She is Certified in Pilates, Pre-natal/Post-Partum, Yoga and Senior Fitness. She specializes in Weight Loss, Post-Rehab and Post Cancer Training.

Joanne's fitness plans, recipes and lifestyle advice are available globally on her website http://www.happiwoman.com/. She resides in the Phoenix, AZ area with her husband and son, where she runs her fitness and publicity business, JSK PR, http://www.jskpr.com/

Reviewed July 1, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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