1.04.2011

Android apps for the fitness buff or for just about anyone who wants to loose some pounds after the holiday eating splurge

The Christmas holiday is over. The dilemma on late Christmas shopping, what-gifts-to-buy, and party hopping is finally over. And now for the first quarter of the year, fitness centers are on a boom! I sure bet that many swore again to loose the extra pounds they've acquired due to excessive partying, reunions and not to mention the abundant Noche Buena (Christmas eve dinner) and Media Noche (New Year's eve meal). Diet and exercise is again on top of the list of our ever famous New Year's Resolution.


Well, since we've recently acquired a cool phone that allows us to download lots of free stuff over the net, I'd better start trying out this cool fitness android apps. Here are some of them (in no particular order since I haven't tried anyone of these just yet...)




For exercise, weight training and just about any fitness routine:
1.  JEFIT  - Workout Planner with hundreds of workout exercise. Smart workout logs. Sync your progress with PC. Charts for tracking workout and body stats. Workout 1RM, BMI. Super-set workout. Bodybuilding/weight training/fitness App.


2. HIIT interval training timer - Stopwatch for interval cardio training. A great way to burn fat in a short & intense workout.


3. Endomodo - Track your workouts, Challenge your friends, Analyze your training. With Endomondo on your phone, you can track your running, cycling and other sports. It's fun, it's social and it's motivating.


4. KeepTrack - KeepTrack allows you to track any value over time, watch its trend as a graph and get reminded when new values need to be added. For example you might track weight (for diets), sport & training, blood sugar (for diabetes), pills consumption or game scores.


5. My Tracks - My Tracks is an application for your AndroidTM phone that enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics – such as time, speed, distance, and elevation – while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks, upload them to Google Spreadsheets and visualize them on Google My Maps.


6. Cardio Trainer - next-generation mobile fitness application that can be your virtual training partner for running, biking, hiking, skiing or just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. CardioTrainer also features Facebook integration, so if you are a Facebook user, simply select "Install Facebook App" from the homepage, and your uploaded tracks will be automatically shown to your friends on Facebook. (I'M SO EXCITED TO USE THIS APP!)


7. RunKeeper - RunKeeper is now available for Android-based mobile devices! Now Android device owners can track the time, distance, speed, pace, calories, and path on a map for their fitness activities using their GPS enabled mobile device.


8. iFitness - Fitness provides 300 exercises, text and video instruction, over 20 routines, logging and graphing abilities - all within the palm of your hand. Track your weight, import your iPhone data, and more!


To keep track of some calorie intake, here are some:
 1. Calorie Counter - is a must-have tool for finding and documenting the Nutrition Facts for the foods that you eat.  If you’re looking to lose weight or want to maintain your current body-type, Calorie Counter will help you achieve your goals.  This app is extremely functional with many useful features that make it very easy to use.


2. WWDiary - Food tracker, Weight tracker, Supports new PointsPlus & old system, Food point calculators, Point allowance calculators, Favorites, Widgets.


3. MyFitnessPal -  Gives you full mobile access to your MyFitnessPal.com account — including our entire food and exercise database — so you can log your food and exercise from anywhere, at any time! All changes made on your phone will be synchronized with our website and vice versa. Best of all, it's 100% FREE!


4. Food Nutrition - Find Nutrition and Calorie information for thousands of foods.  Search or browse through your favorite restaurant and store brands, while looking up nutrition on the go.


And my New Year's Resolution is to "Walk my Talk" so I better grab one of this cool apps and test which of these would bring some miracle to my big fat belly. Happy new year, happy fitness buffing everyone!

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