This week, we’re all about health and wellness, and since a lot of you take your phones to the gym (we know who you are!), a list of health apps would be just what the instructor ordered. Here are some of 2015’s best health apps
Boss kept you at work too long? Didn’t have time to hit the gym in the morning? Sworkit is for you! With high-intensity bodyweight workouts that you can do in as little as five minutes, Sworkit lets you choose the style of exercise you’re looking for (strength, cardio, yoga, or stretching). You can also create a custom workout. Every workout set is easy to follow with high-quality videos and a countdown clock of the number of reps you have left.
Personal trainers are great because they give us some much needed tough love that keeps us going. That’s exactly what CARROTfit is. This weight-tracking app gets downright down and dirty trying to get you motivated through its brutal seven-minute workouts, but it’s so worth it! Trust us. Just head to CARROTfit’s site and watch the trailer. You’ll want to download it.
Runtastic Six Pack Abs
Proper diet and exercise will give you Thor-like six-pack abs, and with Runtastic’s Six Pack Abs, you’ll be on your way to a solid core in no time! Choose Daniel or Angie as your avatar trainer, and then train with them for anywhere between 10 days to a month — learning the exercises correctly and avoiding injuries. Runtastic also has a host of other apps as part of a suite, also available on WP8.1.
It’s time to put your phone camera to better use than selfies. Fitnet taps into your camera and uses it to help you follow workout videos from personal trainers and measure how well you’re keeping up with the workout. The better you keep up and don’t lag or fall out of step, the better your workout results. Fitnet also provides realtime feedback, so you can continuously improve your performance.
FitStar Personal Trainer
We all know how expensive personal trainers are, but with FitStar — created by former NFL star Tony Gonzalez — you don’t have to worry about shelling out thousands of dirhams every month. The app assesses your needs and fitness level by asking you a simple set of questions at the end of every workout, ensuring you have a challenging workout every time, whether you’re a beginner or a fitness fanatic.
Compiled by Rohit Nair