Monica's Workout Apps

Jan 17, 2013 -- 8:21am

Consumer Reports/ ShopSmart:  Three Great Workout Apps

1.       CrossFit Travel is designed to help users stay on course while on the road.  All workouts, aside from running) are designed for small spaces, such as a hotel room or bedroom.  The app includes more than 120 Workouts of the Day that can be tailored to users’ preferences. Works on Android, $2.

2.     Pocket Yogaoffers 27 yoga sessions for busy people who want to stretch and de-stress.  Voice and video instructions guide users through every pose as if in a class.  This app also contains 145 illustrated poses so users can check form and track progress. Works on Apple and Android, $3.

3.     C25K stands for couch to 5 kilometers, and its aim is to help novices get ready for a race in eight weeks.  The easy-to-follow training plan has voice alerts that tell users when to warm up, walk, run, and cool down, and tells when to give it the final push.  Works on Apple and Android, free (pay $2 for more exercises and no ads).

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