You may not think your cell phone could tone your abs or firm your thighs, but with the right applications, it sure can help. If you listen to music on your iPhone, Blackberry or Android at the gym, it's easy to open up one of the following three fitness apps and give your workout the boost it needs.
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The lowdown: Forget walking around the gym with a sheet of paper in order to keep track of bicep curl reps. This app, which features 85 custom workouts – specifically for women – is like having your own personal trainer in your pocket. Two- to four-week training schedules are established and gym-goers can stay organized by logging their accomplishments on their cell each day. Those who are somewhat new to working out may be best-served by this app.
The reviews: "This is indisputably the coolest personal training app out there," Darren Capik, founder and president of Watch it Now Entertainment, a celebrity workout video company, told TheNextWeb.com. "The production value is so high, polished and cool."
The cost: Free
The lowdown: Whether you're a bona fide yogi or want to try out some of the most exhilarating stretches for the first time, this app is a treasure trove of poses. The moves are also typically easy to follow and narrated by Tara Stiles, personal yoga instructor to none other than Deepak Chopra.
The reviews: "Its functionality is simple and very easy to use, so you don't need to be tech savvy to handle your workout setup," reports Gadget Review.
The cost: $1.99
The lowdown: Know a thing or two about working out but looking to explore new and exciting exercises? Meet Fitness Builder. Easy-to-use and navigate, the app also allows you follow one of 750 workouts or custom-build your own. Videos of moves and stretches also allow users to get the most out of their time at the gym and ensure a workout is being executed correctly.
The reviews: "This app frees you up so you can concentrate on what's important: burning fat, building muscle and getting the most out of your workout in the most efficient way possible," according to FitWatch.com.
The cost: Free