Being a casual exerciser, I’m ready to try any workout or any fitness app. I’ve got three on my phone now: MyFitnessPal to help me keep track of my exercises and meals, PerFit as a mini personal trainer and MapMyFitness for recording my distance when I run.
I love MyFitnessPal because it helped me better understand food portions and how much I’m eating against how much I’m exercising. I may not use it much lately, but I use what I learned from it daily.
I have the free version of PerFit, an iPhone app that works like a personal trainer. I loved the idea that you can choose an exercise based on the amount of equipment you have available, and I like that it shows how-to videos for certain moves. It has a more involved paid version, which I opted not to get since I am more casual with my workouts, but I like a few of the exercise options. I wish it had how-tos for every exercise, though, and I wish there was a search function for certain exercises (maybe it’s part of the paid option).
My favorite part about MapMyFitness is that it speaks to me when I reach a mile. When I’m running, especially when I’m outside on a path and not on a treadmill, it’s better to hear the progress rather than look down and risk tripping. Like MyFitnessPal, it is available on multiple platforms.