Whilst we may not agree with certain apps, such as specific training programmes if an individual does not have the correct level of fitness – there are some apps which we think are fantastic and valuable tools to have which our clients can use also. (Note: we aren’t affiliated with these apps at all – we just know they work amazingly for our clients and may work great for you too!)
One such application is MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal is an online nutrition tracking database, which has thousands upon thousands of different foods to choose from. MyFitnessPal allows us track our caloric intakes, as well as finding out the nutritional value of the foods that we eat on a daily basis. MyFitnessPal also has the option tracking our weight, which can sometimes be a good tool to use to check how our progress is going, alongside other options of measurements. We can also record ‘meals’ on MyFitnessPal, so if for instance we tend to have the same breakfast each morning, we can simply add in that specific meal and the nutritional value is already calculated for us! Many of our clients find it very helpful to know how many calories they are eating across the day, particularly if fat loss is their goal.
Another application that is great to use is something like fit notes. Fit notes is a weight training logbook which allows you to record your workouts away from the workout. This is crucial as similarly to MyFitnessPal in that knowing your numbers and how much work you have completed gives you a great starting point to ensure you are able to sufficiently add slightly more than previously done (overloading) and thus slowly progressing over time. Fit notes have many variations of exercises including ones you can add in yourself, and you are also able to create exercise routines on the app which you can simply add a list of exercises to, saving you time and improving your health and fitness!