Fit Finds: There's an App for That

By AFM – August 1, 2013

As the commercial says, “There’s an app for that.” Here are a few of the fitness and health-related apps that have come across the AFM desk recently. Seeing as Austin is not only the fittest city in the country but one of the tech capitals of the nation, we figured you might be interested.
 

C25KFREE

C25kfree.com
Workout—Running
Provides beginning running training with the Coach to 5K trainer; eight-week program for those just starting to run
Free
Platform: iOS, Android app on Google Play
 

FitStar: Tony Gonzalez

Fitstar.com
Workout—Fitness
Video-based, starring NFL star Tony Gonzalez; gives a trainer-type, interactive, and adaptive workout that you can stream through your TV, too
Free
Platform: iPad only
 

Favor

Askfavor.com
Food
Local food delivery service within Central Austin area—will deliver anything and can provide curated restaurant list as well
Free
Platform: iOS only
 

Spark Motion

Sparkmotion.com
Workout
Provides motion-analysis training to give visual feedback to athletes at a variety of levels (app abilities vary according to the level chosen)
$9.99 for Lite and Basic; $5.99 per month for Pro
Platform: iOS only
 

Zombies, Run!

Zombiesrungame.com
Workout—Running
Action-packed game and story that you mix with your own music; there are 33 free “missions,” a beginner (5K Training) program, and Zombies, Run!2 for more advanced runners
$1.99-$3.99
Platform: iOS, Android
 

Charity Miles

Charitymiles.org
Workout—Fundraising
Tracks distance (walking, running, or biking); donates 10 cents for each mile biked and 25 cents for those walked or run to user’s charity of choice
Free
Platform: iOS, Android app on Google Play
 

Swim Guide

Theswimguide.org
Travel—Swimming
Helps locate safe, clean beaches for swimming and provides directions and photos
Free
Platform: iOS, Android app on Google Play
 

MapMyRun iPhone 4.6.3

Mapmyfitness.com
Workout—Running
Updated version of the classic that allows live comments/voice feedback
Free
Platform: iOS
 

Nevus

Nevusapp.com
Health
Provides GPS-based UV index for when and how often to apply sunscreen; has skin record to take photos of suspicious areas
Free
Platform: iOS, Android
 

My Calorie Counter

Everydayhealth.com
Food
Count calories (upload photos, has option to scan barcodes); track fat, cholesterol, carbs, and protein
Free
Platform: iPhone, Android
 

The Snack App

Everydayhealth.com
Food
Search snacks by calorie counts (50, 100, 200) and by type of craving; also shows simple ways to burn the same amount of calories
Free
Platform: iOS only
 

FORCE Injury Packs

Forcetheraputics.com
Health
Medical professionals give injury-specific rehab exercise videos and gear recommendations; provides ability to track, share, and set rehab goals
Free
Platform: iOS only
 

Bodbot

Bodbot.com
Workout—Fitness
Acts as personal trainer/strength coach/performance specialist with customized workouts
Free
Platform: iOS, Android on Google Play
 


Some other services of mention:
Kindrunner.com (global shoe donation ecommerce site)
Powhow.com (webcam instruction for trainers on how to set up an online fitness studio)
MillionMileRun.org (Raise money through running in September to promote awareness of childhood cancers; part of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation)
Blissology.com (podcasts—some with downloadable pdfs—give instructional yoga information and sequences)

 
 

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