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5 Fitness Apps to Take Your Workout to the Next Level

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Everyone needs a little boost to help reach those fitness goals, so why not condense all that information down to a few apps on your phone? These five apps have been tested (and personally approved) to help you stay fit and active, no gym needed.

Gaiam Yoga Studio – Gaiam created Yoga Studio with the average yogi in mind. This app has earned raves from the Wall Street Journal, Popsugar Fitness, the Guardian and many more with its HD videos, easy-to-follow instructions and universal compatibility with the iPhone, iPad and iPad Mini. Create your own schedule with class scheduling, pose blocks, smart links and video stitching. Your yoga—your way—is waiting.

Fitbit App – What is there that the Fitbit app lacks? Almost nothing. The simple interface routinely syncs with your tracker to monitor your daily activity, sleep cycles, weight and nutrition, and even sets you up for friendly challenges with other users. Users can even access information and more interactive features conveniently from their laptops.

BodySpace – Join more than 2.7 million BodyBuilding.com members on the road to lifestyle change. With access to tutorials, custom workout routines and step-by-step exercises, users can help keep each other accountable, motivated and, most importantly, on-track.

Calm ­– With great health comes great responsibility, and that’s where Calm comes in. As the No. 1 app for mindfulness and meditation on the App Store, Calm helps you in four key areas: meditation, breathing, sleep and relaxation. The Daily Calm feature gives users unique and inspirational meditations for each day. Above all, it’s scientifically proven that meditation helps manage stress, and thus the practice is recommended by top professionals. So breathe in; your mind will thank you.

Apple Health – The addition of the Health app for iPhone, and the unveiling of the new Apple Watch, allows for health at your fingertips. Apple’s Health app focuses on activity, mindfulness, sleep and nutritional data among other important tidbits of info. Apple lets users create a medical ID card in the event of an emergency and redefines what it means to be in control of your health.

 

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