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Top 5 exercise apps for the Android

1.    Endomondo

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Description:

Endomondo is a perfect app for all the fitness freaks who love outdoor activities. Being one of the top rated and among the most popular, this app is capable of keeping track of all your distance based activities including swimming, running, walking, cycling and other aerobic exercises. The user can also enter the details of their workout manually while exercising on a treadmill or while weight training. With the feature of an audio coach in the app, one can keep themselves motivated and also compete against the time set by friends as well as strangers. The Route Map feature of Endomondo makes any exercise activity even more inviting as it helps to locate popular and new places nearby.

Additional App Features

Below is a list of other enhancing features of Endomondo:

 Enjoy live pep talks from your buddies where a short text written by them is read out loud to you.
 Track your heart rate
 Study your workout history
 Share your workouts on your Facebook Timeline.
 Sync your workouts across multiple platforms.
 Store a log of your music playlist for individual workouts
 Integrate with a Sony Ericsson SmartWatch
 Automatically sets the app in a pause mode when you are not moving
 Customize the main screen with your most useful and relevant information
 Follow workouts of your friends

Free or Paid:

The free version of the app comes with a wide array of options, and you can even upgrade the version by paying a nominal amount to obtain additional features such as calorie goals, interval programs, personal best challenges, training plans, weather conditions, heart rate analysis, and other useful goodies.
While using the Endomondo app, all your data will be automatically sent to your profile at endomondo.com where you can keep track of your training schedule, have competitions with your friends, and even communicate with other people who are active on the app.
If you are an exercise buff or even trying to motivate yourself to exercise again, download Endomondo app to make your fitness regime entertaining, challenging, and social.

Link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.endomondo.android&hl=en

2. RunKeeper

Description:

With a user rating of 4.5, RunKeeper is among the most popular fitness app on Android and is used by over 25 million people. This is an apt app for all those people who look forward to a long term fitness regime, but find it hard to continue and lack motivation. The RunKeeper app is capable of keeping a track of your activities including biking, running, hiking and many others with the help of the GPS on your Android device. Not only does it keep a record of your activities, it also allows you to make daily comparisons so that you can track your progress.
To keep you motivated, voice cues regarding your distance and pace are read back to you in intervals of 5 minutes. The interface of the app is intuitive and its universal integration makes it perfect for a beginner as well as a veteran runner.

Additional App Features

The list of additional features offered by the app includes the following:

 Utilizes headphones with built in audio cues provide complete stats and coaching
 Measures heart rate through available sensors
 Enables the user to listen as well as control their music while working out.
 Takes pictures on the go and shares and saves them.
 Measures progress against set targets and goals.
 Receives notification after achieving a milestone or personal best.
 Details a plan for achieving a specific goal or objective
 Transforms an activity into a route to allow you to perform it again.
 Shares the details of your plans and achievements with your friends and family on social networking through Facebook and Twitter.
 Provides a subscription service on RunKeeper Elite so you can allow your supporters to view the LIVE maps of your races and workouts.
On RunKeeper.com, you can create an account that will enable you to have a detailed report of your activities and even allow you to integrate your activity data with other apps.

Free or Paid:

The RunKeeper app is free to download from the Google Play Store for all Android users.

Link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitnesskeeper.runkeeper.pro&hl=en

3. JEFIT Workout – Exercise Log

Description:

For all the bodybuilders and gym lovers out there, JEFIT app is just perfect for you because it acts as a personal trainer. The app has over 1300 exercises that are categorized and targeted for specific body parts to give the best results. Each exercise comes with an impressive animation and a detailed description so that the user can create their workout plans according to their body’s exercise requirements. The app will keep a track of your various measurements including chest, arms, shoulders, thighs, weight, height, body fat, arms so that you can see the progress of the specific muscles you wish to challenge.

Additional App Features

 Two way syncing along with free online profile
 Database of various workout routines and fitness plans
 Customizable and personalized plans
 View the progress of your body and lifting for further improvements
 Exercise plans for a majority of available lifting equipment
 Allows connectivity with friends for motivating, challenging, and sharing information with each other
 Connectivity with other app users
 Auto calculation of BMI
 Saves the best lifting record for each exercise
 Allows user input of reps and weight during strength exercise
The users can create a free profile and account on jefit.com and can utilize the sync feature that enables you to keep records and stats of your workout on the site and also share the workout information with your friends.

Free or Paid:

JEFIT Workout – Exercise Log can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store.

Link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=je.fit&hl=en

4. Workout Trainer

Description:

Workout Trainer from Skimble Inc. is among the top rated fitness apps on the Google Play store and is downloaded by millions of users. This app proves to be a good choice for all the fitness freaks who do not want to be dependent only on machines for their workout plans. The app allows you to keep yourself in shape in the gym as well as at home.
The list of exercises available on this app is extensive and can be filtered by the user for a particular area of focus such as the muscle groups you want to work on, the exercise intensity level, the time you have to spent on a particular exercise, access to the equipment, weight loss, yoga, building a six pack, running, and many others. The app provides photos, video instructions, and step by step audio instruction as well.

Additional App Features

 Customized experience through free virtual fitness consultation
 View new workouts daily by setting up a home screen widget
 Share your work out details with friends through Twitter, Facebook, and Email
 Enjoy your favourite music while working out
 Discover a community of people with similar exercise interests and regimes

Additional App Features with Premium Pro+

If the free version of Workout Trainer is not feature rich enough for you, you can purchase the Premium Pro+ version which is available through a monthly subscription model. The additional features that come along with the Pro+ version include the following:

 Videos of exercise in HD with PRO audio
 Access to specialized workouts and week challenges
 Access to all the custom training programs
 Creation of unlimited workouts including Shakercizer
 An Ad free experience
 Access to the community of PRO including trainers
 Web workouts on the Skimble website

Users can keep track of their workout sessions, check their progress, and communicate with other members on the Skimble.com site.

Free or Paid:

The basic version of Workout Trainer is available for free which can be updated to the PRO+ version for $6.99 for one month, $20.97 for 3 months and $41.94 for a 6 month subscription.

Link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skimble.workouts&hl=en

5. Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal

Description:

With a rating of 4.7 in the Google Play Store, Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal is among the top rated fitness apps for Android devices. In addition to helping you with fitness, Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal helps you to keep track of your calorie intake. As the application suggests, exercise alone cannot help one achieve their fitness plan. Limiting one’s calorie intake is equally important and here Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal app proves to be a great dieting companion.
The app has a database of more than 3 million global food items along with their details regarding calorie content, nutrients, carbs, fat, fiber, proteins, cholesterol, and other nutritional information. To help you in your strength training and cardio regime, more than 350 exercises are also provided with the app. Thus Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal may prove to be a perfect synergy of healthy diet combined with rigorous exercise.

Additional App Features

 Barcode scanner allows the user to scan the barcode of the food item and match it with the database of the app.
 Keep record of your favourite food items and allows for the addition of entire meals.
 Creation of custom exercise and food items
 Creation of customized goals on the basis of your diet profile
 Recipe calculator
 Creation of unlimited customized exercise programs
 Allows sharing of your exercise and diet plan with your friends to motivate each other.
 Creation of a progress chart.

The users can record their diet and exercise details on the myfitnesspal.com website and then the entries are synced automatically. You can post your progress on Facebook as well as twitter and also get support from other members in the community.

Free or Paid:

Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal is a free app available on the Google Play Store.

Link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android&hl=en

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