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National Women’s Health and Fitness Day- Apps that Will Get You Back into Working Out

posted: 09/28/16
by: Amanda Mushro
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Today women across the country are focusing on improving their physical fitness and their health in honor of National Women's Health and Fitness Day. Often as women, we put the health and wellbeing of everyone around us first, and we forget to take care of ourselves. So today is all about us. If you've been saying you need to start working out and you aren't sure where to start, here's five apps that will help get you on the road to working out and healthy living.

Couch to 5K- If you've wanted to start running or you're looking to dust off your old running shoes, this app is a great place to start. Couch to 5K creates a free eight week program that will give you three workouts per week that gets you off the couch and ready for your first 5K. It's like having your own personal running coach.

Fitnet- We know you are super busy and fitting in a workout at the gym isn't always an option. That's why Fitnet can help you with tons of short workouts--some are five and seven minutes long. So even if you don't have time for the gym, you can still get a few short workouts in. The app even uses the camera in your phone to measures how closely you are following the moves shown on the screen.

Zenrez- Joining a gym or a fitness studio can be an expensive commitment, especially if you have an unpredictable schedule. Zenrez will give you daily updates of exercise classes that are in your area and being offered at a reduced price. So you'll be able to find fitness classes like yoga, cycling, barre, and boot camp, and take the classes without a membership. If you find that you really love the class, you can consider a membership or just use the app to try out a variety of fitness classes at a discount.

Yoga Wake Up- Start your day off with a yoga session right in your bedroom. You'll feel more balanced, flexible and ready to take on your day. Yoga Wake Up delivers a 10 minute yoga sequence to your phone at the designated wake-up time you set. Every sequence is a little different so you can learn and advance your movements. Plus some of the yoga sequences focus more on meditation, and others will help you to hone in on holding poses and setting daily intentions. Namaste.

ShopWell- When it comes to food, nutrition, and shopping, you'll find tons of apps but ShopWell is great for giving you personalized information about the food you should be eating. You start by entering your height, weight, age, and any food allergies. Then it scores food on how healthy it is for you--you want food close to 100 as possible. You'll even get individual recommendations for similar and healthier products to eat instead of your usual choices.