Updated: Best Apps to Help You Get Fit [New Year’s Resolutions]



Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on this article and recommended other great iOS applications which help us to get fit. We’ve taken a look at all of the suggestions we’ve received and updated the article below to include a few of the great applications we missed first time round.

Did you promise yourself that 2011 would be the year that you would get fit? Are you having trouble sticking to your new year’s resolution? Well maybe there’s an iOS app that will make things a little easier for you. Here’s our list of the best iOS apps that may help you succeed on your quest to get fit.

So that you don’t just forget about your resolution by the end of January, we’ve compiled a great list of iOS apps that will help you stick to your targets and achieve your goals. We’ve divided them up in to the most popular resolutions, and in this post we’ll look at the best iOS apps to help you get fit. We’ve chosen apps that will suggest great workouts and exercises, that will help track your runs, and those that will motivate you to get moving.

Check them out after the break and get help to get fit this year!

Are Apple and Nike Falling Out?


Data from Nike+GPS App goes loopy
Loopy results from Nike+GPS iPhone app

Nike released another major update to their Nike+ GPS iPhone app last week. The app uses technology from MotionX, rather than the shoe sensor that Nike jointly developed with Apple. At CES, Nike launched the Nike+ SportWatch GPS in partnership with TomTom. Apple is notably absent from these recent announcements, and it seems the elegant simplicity of Nike+ is suffering as a result.

Here’s why…

Nike+ GPS Now In App Store: Track Your Runs Without $19 Shoe Sensor



Nike has released its Nike+ GPS app in to the App Store this morning, and it allows users with a GPS enabled device to track their runs without the $19 Nike+ shoe sensor accessory. Record your pace, distance and the route you ran using just your device’s built-in GPS and accelerometer.

It’s a $1.99 app and it does a whole lot of impressive stuff: motivational messages from Nike’s top athletes aim to push you further to improve your workout and reach your goals, while your personalized ‘PowerSong’ is designed to give you that extra boost.

Voice feedback as you run to tells you how you’re doing and when you’ve finished, you can upload your stats to your Nikeplus.com account (free) to compete with friends, join challenges, set goals and connect with the rest of the Nike+ community.

At just $1.99, the athletes among you will save themselves a small fortune by not having to fork out for the shoe sensor running accessory.

Nike+ GPS is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch (2nd generation and above), running iOS 4.0. Get it in the App Store here.