September 22, 2012
(I do not condone riding your bicycle while using your phone or exercising at the gym while talking on your phone. Do not be that person…)
In today's post, I'm releasing an audio interview with “Fitness For Geeks” author Bruce Perry. Bruce and I geek out on how you can use technology to get a better workout and a better body.
One of the things we talk quite a bit about are smartphone apps.
So I figured I'd give you a sneak peek into exactly what I personally have on my iPhone, and how I use these apps to enhance my life…
…these are the fitness apps I have on my phone right now:
Men's Health Workout for when I'm bored and want to outsource my workout to an app. I just pick a goal, like “Crowded Gym Workout” and follow the instructions.
PZizz iPhone app for brain training when I need to get a quick nap in (I don't like this app for long sleep sessions, though).
White Noise app for when I need to sleep in loud settings (dogs, kids, airports, etc.) or for when I need to sleep on an airplane. I like the “rain” setting.
Stress Doctor by Azumio for quick relaxation, breathing and breath control training.
Stress Check by Azumio for tracking your HRV instantly (at 0.99, affordable compared to emWave2).
I'd love to hear which apps YOU use in the comments section below this post, but first…
…let's move on to today's audio interview with Bruce Perry (pictured right), in which we discuss which fitness apps that Bruce thinks are the best, and how to find a good balance between “geekiness” and actually enjoying your workout.
You already know about the apps I personally have on my phone. During our interview, here are the apps that Bruce recommends or personally uses:
EndoMondo Sports Tracker – Using the built-in GPS, Endomondo Sports Tracker tracks running, cycling, walking and any other distance based sport. On top, you get audio feedback on your performance during your workout and your friends can follow you live and send you peptalks in real-time.
Runtastic GPS Fitness Tracker – Track your runs and activities, improve your performance and receive live cheering during your workouts to stay motivated.
Restwise is the first system that lets athletes simply and accurately quantify their state of recovery from exercise. Track 12 easily measured inputs each day, and Restwise calculates your recovery score.
Withings – The Withings Health Companion is the simple way to take care of yourself and stay healthy. It’s free to download and is designed for anyone who wants to lose a few pounds, exercise more, keep an eye on their blood pressure, or sleep better.
Nike+ is the most popular running app on iTunes. Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to reach your goals. No sensor or additional products needed, just grab your phone and go.
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