Personal Training Apps for Runners, Lifters

September 26, 2018

It is a big truth that our smartphones are responsible for the limited amount of exercise we do. We can also benefit from these devices and turn our habits around.  These same devices provide us with access to thousands of fitness apps with a quick tap and swipe. And for those seeking to get off the couch and get physical, we have rounded up Personal Training Apps.

There are the apps that don’t know how to use the machines, the apps that don’t follow proper fitness etiquette. But the apps we rounded up offer expert videos, easy-to-read exercise walkthroughs, deep portals of fitness tech, and more.  In fact, in our opinion, they represent the best combos of ease and effectiveness you can use to tap and swipe your way into shape. Take a look.

The Best Personal Training Apps

JEFIT

No matter your fitness style (strength training, cardio) or goal (get stronger; be less doughy)  JEFIT, which has access to 1,300 exercises, routines, and expert tips, has you covered. Ease of use is the big seller here, and JEFIT makes everything from maxing your bench to losing lbs easy and accessible, thanks to its smart logging system that tracks body statistics in easy-to-read, customizable progress bars. The app automatically gives you basic feedback on your BMI and body stats, and also syncs your profile with its website to provide a more robust fitness assessment. In addition, you can create as many routines and customized exercises as you want, and access thousands of others designed by users just like you.

App for Weight Lifters: StrongLifts 5 x 5

StrongLifts 5 x 5 does everything except re-rack and wipe down the bench. With more than two million downloads, 50K 5-star reviews, and an average rating of 4.8, StrongLifts 5 x 5 is beloved. The app allows you to enter some basic will, after you provide some personal metrics, tells you such info as for when to add weight (and how much), what to do if you fail, when to rest. You can manually adjust your settings, or let the automatic progression take over alternating workouts for maximum benefits and swap exercises to keep your muscles guessing. Video tutorials and expert tips also help you through tough exercises and all your data are backed up to the cloud, so you can sync it to all your devices, and keep track of your entire workout calendar from just about anywhere.

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club app is a perfect companion for those looking to train in different customizable workouts. With sessions designed by pro athletes including Cristiano Ronaldo, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rory McIlroy, and Isaiah Thomas. Nike Training Club emphasizes the balance between workouts and valuable rest and recovery time to maximize your cross-functional training benefits. The interface is simple and you can browse the catalog of exercises by target area. Such as strength, endurance, mobility, etc. Or just type (yoga, boxing, super-athlete, no equipment and start exercising.

All these apps are available for Android and iOS platforms and almost all of them are free to download.

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