Find What Motivates You
If you’re searching for the perfect app to get you motivated, check out this list of top fitness apps and how they target different personality types!
If you’re the competitive type, Strava offers a unique social component to your running or cycling workout. Post pictures or comments about your workout, analyze your results, share your location, or discover new paths shared by others. You can also compete with other users in your area – work your way up the leader board of a particularly popular course, road, trail, or climb, or workout and watch others’ progress.
Do you respond best to rewards? There are multiple apps that offer everything from Bitcoins to real-life cash. Achievement is one of the latter. Simply sync Achievement to one of your existing fitness tracking apps, such as Fitbit, My Fitness Pal, etc. and earn points by tracking anything from your water intake, to weight lost, to miles walked, and so on. 50,000 points equals 50 bucks!
Maybe you’re more interested in strength training? The majority of fitness apps used to focus on cardio, but with apps like iMuscle 2, users can rely on a highly detailed anatomical model of the human body to select muscles and muscle groups they want to target while the app generates appropriate workouts.
Maybe you need help focusing to get you motivated. Meditation is how to keep a fit mind after all. This app leads you through guided meditations which can be focused on specific areas you wish to improve (anxiety, self-esteem, etc.) and they can be as long or as short as you like.
If your heart is led to service, this is the app to get you moving. It allows you to select from a list of charity sponsors before you begin each run, and you earn money for your charity of choice for each mile you complete.
If you’re someone who constantly feels pressed for time and can’t break away for real gym time, this app guides you through seven solid minutes of exercise for a quick jolt with over 1,000 possible exercise variations.